Management of the Fuzzy Front End of Innovation

Editors: Gassmann, Oliver, Schweitzer, Fiona (Eds.)

  • Examines the fuzzy front end of the innovation process both through a conceptual and a practical perspective
  • Shows the best practice of successful companies in the early stages of the innovation process
  • Guides the reader to manage the fuzzy front end of innovation successfully​
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This book shows the patterns of the fuzzy front end of innovation and how it can be managed successfully. Topics in this book cover traditional instruments and processes such as technology monitoring, market-oriented research management, lead-user developments, but also modern approaches such as frontloading, user community-driven innovation, crowdsourcing, anthropological expeditions, technological listening posts in global R&D settings, cross-industry innovation processes, open innovation, and IP cycle management. Contributions are based on latest research and cases studies on this new paradigm. The authors investigate this phenomenon, linking the practice of the early innovation phase to the established body of innovation research. Conceptional articles complement case studies to provide the reader with insight on managing the fuzzy front end of innovation. Lessons learned with success factors and checklists complement each chapter.​

Table of contents (31 chapters)

  • Managing the Unmanageable: The Fuzzy Front End of Innovation

    Gassmann, Oliver (et al.)

    Pages 3-14

  • Structuring the Front End of Innovation

    Gaubinger, Kurt (et al.)

    Pages 15-30

  • Integrating Customers at the Front End of Innovation

    Schweitzer, Fiona

    Pages 31-48

  • Out of Bounds: Cross-Industry Innovation Based on Analogies

    Zeschky, Marco (et al.)

    Pages 49-58

  • Trend Scanning, Scouting and Foresight Techniques

    Rohrbeck, René

    Pages 59-73

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eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-01056-4
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-01055-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34741-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Management of the Fuzzy Front End of Innovation
Editors
  • Oliver Gassmann
  • Fiona Schweitzer
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01056-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01056-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-01055-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34741-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 339
Number of Illustrations and Tables
79 b/w illustrations
Topics