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Author Leonard-Barton, Dorothy.

Title Managing knowledge assets, creativity and innovation / Dorthy A. Leonard
Published Singapore ; Hackensack : World Scientific, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 570 pages) : illustrations
Contents pt. 1. 1. Managing technology and new product development -- 2. Core capabilities and core rigidities : a paradox in managing new product development / Dorothy A. Leonard -- 3. How to integrate work and deepen expertise / Dorothy A. Leonard [and others] -- 4. Importing and absorbing technological knowledge from outside of the firm / Dorothy A. Leonard -- 5. Alliance clusters in multimedia: safety net or entanglement? / Benjamin Gomes-Cassares and Dorothy A. Leonard -- 6. Using mentoring and storytelling to transfer knowledge in the workplace / Walter C. Swap [and others] -- 7. Deep smarts / Dorothy A. Leonard and Walter Swap -- 8. Building deep smarts through experience / Dorothy A. Leonard and Walter Swap -- 9. Expertise / Dorothy A. Leonard and Walter Swap -- 10. Experts as negative opinion leaders in the diffusion of a technological innovation / Dorothy A. Leonard -- 11. Creative abrasion / Dorothy A. Leonard and Walter Swap -- 12. Putting your company' whole brain to work / Dorothy A. Leonard and Susaan Straus
13. The role of tacit knowledge in group innovation / Dorothy A. Leonard and Sylvia Sensiper -- 14. Virtual teams : using communications technology to manage geographically dispersed development groups / Dorothy A. Leonard [and others] -- 15. Market research in product development / Dorothy A. Leonard -- 16. Spark innovation through empathic design / Dorothy A. Leonard and Jeffrey Rayport -- 17. Designing the psychological environment / Dorothy A. Leonard and Walter Swap -- pt. 2. 18. The diffusion and implementation of innovations -- 19. Implementation as mutual adaptation of technology and organization / Dorothy A. Leonard -- 20. Implementing new production technologies : exercises in corporate learning / Dorothy A. Leonard -- 21. Managerial influence in the implementation of a new technology / Dorothy A. Leonard and Isabelle Deschamps -- 22. Developer-user interaction and user satisfaction in internal technology transfer / Dorothy A. Leonard, and Deepak K Sinha -- 23. Diffusing innovations when the users are not the choosers : the case of dentists / Dorothy A. Leonard -- 24. Innovation as a knowledge generation and transfer process / Dorothy A. Leonard
Summary "This book pulls together for the first time, works on knowledge and innovation, including the implementation of new processes and products, written by Dorothy A Leonard over more than two decades. It consists of articles from journals in diverse fields (e.g. the award-winning article on Core Capabilities and Core Rigidities) and book chapters that cover the innovation process, from its inception in peoples' heads to its implementation. An underlying theme running throughout the book is managing the flow of knowledge that propels innovation - especially tacit knowledge. Such knowledge is difficult to transfer or embody in a new product, process or service. However, it is not only essential but often comprises the most valuable component in the innovation. The opening chapter, written expressly for this volume, probes the connections between tacit knowledge, creativity and innovation"--Back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Knowledge management.
Technological innovations -- Management.
Technology transfer.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789814295505 (electronic bk.)
9814295507 (electronic bk.)