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Taxonomy of Marketing Core Competencies for Innovation

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Eric Viardot EADA Business School, Spain ABSTRACT This chapter argues there is a lack of taxonomy of the various marketing capabilities that are necessary to achieve the market success of innovation. It tries to fill this gap by proposing a model that subsumes two classes of Marketing Core Competencies (MCC) for successful innovative companies. The […]

Choosing Locations for Technology and Innovation Support Centers: Methodological Proposal and Brazilian Studies

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Mario Otavio Batalha Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil Daniela Tatiane dos Santos Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil Nelson Guedes de Alcantara Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil Sergio Ronaldo Granemann University of Brasilia, Brazil ABSTRACT This chapter discusses the structuring of problems of location of Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISC) through multicriteria […]

Institutional Innovation Practices in Technopoles: An Example in France

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Anne Berthinier-Poncet Universite de Savoie, France Rachel Bocquet Universite de Savoie, France Sebastien Brion Universite de Savoie, France Caroline Mothe Universite de Savoie, France ABSTRACT This chapter aims atfilling a void in the literature on the question as to whether organizational proximity can be fostered within clusters. We address a dimension that has received little […]

Determinants and Consequences of R&D Strategy Selection

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Diana A. Filipescu Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain Claudio Cruz Cazares Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain ABSTRACT Nowadays firms are not able to achieve all innovation in-house due to the specific set of technologies required by most products and processes, obliging firms to access external knowledge. In this context, the aim of this chapter is […]

Research Profiles: Prolegomena to a New Perspective on Innovation Management

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Gretchen Jordan Sandia National Laboratories, USA Jonathon Mote Southern Illinois University, USA Jerald Hage University of Maryland, USA ABSTRACT Despite the increasing importance of the management of research for innovation, the range of differ­ences among types of research, as well as projects and programs, is not adequately captured in current theories of either project or […]

Dynamic Capabilities and Innovation Radicalness: Review and Analysis

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Jorge Cruz-Gonzalez Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain Jose Emilio Navas-Lopez Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain Pedro Lopez-Saez Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain Miriam Delgado-Verde Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain ABSTRACT The aim of the present chapter is to theoretically analyze the determinants offirm’s innovation radical­ness (the degree of novelty incorporated in an innovation) from a […]

Innovation and Knowledge Management for Sustainability: Theoretical Perspectives

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Rene J. Jorna Frisian Academy (KNAW), The Netherlands & University of Groningen, The Netherlands Niels R. Faber Frisian Academy (KNAW), The Netherlands & University of Groningen, The Netherlands ABSTRACT This chapter supports the argument that innovation is a special case of knowledge management; it is about knowledge creation. With economic profit as its driving force, […]

Knowledge and the Politics of Innovation: Insights from a R&D Company

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Theodora Asimakou London Metropolitan University, UK ABSTRACT The chapter discusses the relationship between knowledge management and innovation; specifically, it examines how knowledge in organizations affects the creation ofnew knowledge and what the implica­tions are for innovation management. The core argument is that in a knowledge-based company, where competition is assessed at the edge of rare […]

Toward a More Pragmatic Knowledge Management: Toyota’s Experiences in Advancing Innovation

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Steven Cavaleri Central Connecticut State University, USA ABSTRACT Managers often conceive knowledge management processes in ways that unduly limit its potential. Toyota has avoided falling into this narrow paradigm trap by creating its own version of knowledge management that is well suited to its culture. They have woven their knowledge management strategy together with process […]

Innovation in Scenario Building: Methodological Advancements and a Foresight Study of the Automotive Industry in Brazil

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Ariane Hin^a Schneider Industry Federation of Parana, Brazil Laila Del Bem Seleme Industry Federation of Parana, Brazil Felipe Fontes Rodrigues Federal University of Parana, Brazil Marilia de Souza Industry Federation of Parana, Brazil Helio Gomes de Carvalho Federal Technological University of Parana, Brazil ABSTRACT Situated in Parana state in southern Brazil, the Metropolitan Region of […]