Entries are contributed by scholars from around the world who are leading experts in their respective topics. This volume is appropriate for scholars who are new to this particular field, as well as industry practitioners interested in understanding the state of knowledge in these specific areas. Entries may also serve as useful instructional materials, given their span of coverage as well as their currency.
About the Editors.
List of Contributors.
Part One Technology–specific Concepts.
1 Technology: Discourse and Possibility (J. C. Spender).
2 Technology Evolution (Joshua L. Rosenbloom).
3 Technology Transition (Ashish Sood and Gerard J. Tellis).
4 Technology Intelligence (Thomas Durand).
5 Technology Forecasting (Steve Russell).
6 Disruptive Technology (Erwin Danneels).
7 Intellectual Property (Clyde D. Stoltenberg).
8 Options and the Analysis of Technology Projects (Edward Nelling).
9 Technology and Innovation Management: Financing Technology (Patricia Robak).
Part Two Industry Level.
10 Innovation–driven Industry Life Cycles (Susan K. Cohen).
11 Technological Characteristics of Industries (Donna Marie De Carolis).
12 Competitive Dynamics in High–technology Industries (Ram Mudambi and Tim Swift).
Part Three Innovation.
13 Types of Innovation (Rosanna Garcia).
14 Sources of Innovation (Jenny Darroch and Morgan P. Miles).
15 Innovation Models (Allan N. Afuah and Kwaku O. Prakah Asante).
16 Diffusion of Innovation (C. Anthony Di Benedetto).
17 Consumer Adoption of Technological Innovations (Paschalina (Lilia) Ziamou).
Part Four Firm Level.
18 Open Innovation (Mariann Jelinek).
19 Technology Strategy (Steven W. Floyd and Carola Wolf).
20 Absorptive Capacity and Technological Innovation (Shaker A. Zahra, Barbara Larraneta, and J. Luis Galan).
21 The Generations of R&D and Innovation Management (William L. Miller).
22 Dual Career Ladders in Organizations (Christy H. Weer and Jeffrey H. Greenhaus).
23 Human Resources in R&D (George F. Farris and Yi–Yu Chen).
24 The Stage–Gate® Product Innovation System: From Idea to Launch (Robert G. Cooper).
25 Learning and Experience (Paul Olk and Robert McGowan).
26 New–product Development Innovation and Commercialization Processes (Abbie Griffin).
27 Service Innovation (John E. Ettlie, Iliana Payano Mejia, and Jessica M. Walker).
28 Process Innovation in Operations (John E. Ettlie and Shalini Khazanchi).
29 Organizing for Innovation (Mariann Jelinek).
30 The Concept of Corporate Entrepreneurship (Jeffrey G. Covin and Donald F. Kuratko).
31 Intellectual Property Strategy at the Firm Level (Mariann Jelinek).
Part Five Project Level Concepts.
32 Innovation Teams (Gloria Barczak).
33 Understanding Customer Needs (Abbie Griffin).
34 The Front End of Innovation in Large Established Firms (Peter A. Koen and Heidi M. J. Bertels).
35 Project Management under High Uncertainty (Svenja C. Sommer and Christoph H. Loch).
36 Evaluating Innovation Projects (Mark P. Rice and Frederic C. Hamilton).
37 Managing Project Organization Coupling in Breakthrough Innovation (Trudy Heller).
38 Promotors and Champions of Innovation: Barriers to Innovation and Innovator Roles (Søren Salomo and Hans Georg Gemunden).
Part Six National Innovation Systems.
39 Innovation at the National Level (V. K. Narayanan, Gina C. O Connor, Lois Peters, and Mark Tribbitt).
40 Australia′s National Innovation System (Don Scott–Kemmis and Judy Matthews).
41 Evolution of China′s National Innovation System and Its Challenges in Technological Development (Mei–Chih Hu and John A. Mathews).
42 The National Innovation System in Taiwan (Ta–Jung Lu and Jong–Wen Wann).
43 The National Innovation System in Singapore (Winston Koh and Phillip Phan).
44 The Indian Innovation System (Rishikesha Krishnan).
45 Japan′s National Innovation System (Chihiro Watanabe and Kayano Fukuda).
46 The National Innovation System of the Russian Federation (Julian Cooper).
47 The National Innovation System in Germany (MatthewM. C. Allen).
48 The National Innovation System in Finland (Raimo Lovio and Liisa Välikangas).
49 The Dutch Innovation System: Raising the Lowland? (Patrick van der Duin).
50 The National Innovation System of Italy (Daniele Virgillito).
51 The National Innovation System of Ireland (James A. Cunningham and William Golden).
52 The U.S. National Innovation System (Kenneth L. Simons and Judith Walls).
53 Cooperative R&D Agreements (CRADAs) (Paul Olk).
54 University Licensing (Paul Olk).
Part Seven Emerging Technologies.
55 What Are Emerging Technologies? (V. K. Narayanan and Gina C. O Connor).
56 Biotechnology: The Technology of the 21st Century (Shreefal Mehta).
57 The Continuing Economic Potential of Nanotechnology (Lois Peters).
58 Emerging Web Technologies (Murugan Anandarajan, Bay Arinze, Chittibabu Govindarajulu, and Maliha Zaman).
Dr. Gina Colarelli O Connor is Associate Professor of Marketing in the Lally School of Management and Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA. Her research focuses on radical innovation in large mature firms, corporate entrepreneurship, dynamic capabilities, new market creation and technology commercialization.