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Management for Professionals

Bridging the Innovation Gap

Blueprint for the Innovative Enterprise

Authors: Huber, Daniel, Kaufmann, Heiner, Steinmann, Martin

  • Presents a completed and seamless end-to-end innovation process, ready for implementation
  • Establishes a model that allows companies to organize innovative activities and prepare for new challenges
  • Lays out the rules on how to bridge the innovation gap to enable systematic innovation in practice
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About this book

This book offers fresh insights into innovation management and its prerequisites. Based on these insights, the authors present a new and proven innovation system, which is being used in practice and has the potential to significantly increase the ability of enterprises to innovate. Starting with the innovation dilemma that enterprises face, the book analyses the concept of innovation as it is (mis)understood in practice, and identifies the missing element in current innovation theories - the innovation gap. Further, it asks whether today's enterprises are well suited for innovation and then describes a solution to the problems identified. The book also introduces a new and important element of the revised innovation process called “Exploration”. From leadership issues to building a strong innovation model, it offers state-of-the-art knowledge, which can significantly boost the chances of innovation succeeding in enterprises.


About the authors

Daniel Huber is the Director of the Management Center at Bern University of Applied Sciences, Professor of Innovation Management and of the University’s Executive MBA program in Innovation Management. Prof. Huber has directed the development of the program in innovation since 2008. He graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich with an advanced degree in Engineering and completed an advanced degree in Management at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne. During his work spanning 20 years at Swisscom’s innovation division, he gained an in-depth understanding of innovation as it is practiced in large enterprises. He has many years of experience in various areas of innovation management. Working together with two other managers, he was responsible for setting up Swisscom Innovations, an innovation unit with around 180 employees. Prof. Huber is a member of the Board of Directors of swissfuture, a Swiss association of futurologists.
Heiner Kaufmann is a Professor of Business Creation at the Management Center of Bern University of Applied Sciences and Director of the University’s Executive MBA program in Innovative Business Creation. He completed academic programs at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Lausanne and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, USA. Prof. Kaufmann worked for almost twenty years as a manager and project manager in a number of high-tech companies, particularly in the areas of innovation and research & development. He is the founder of a startup enterprise and an innovation consulting company that was later acquired by the innovation factory Creaholic SA in 2012. In recent years, Heiner Kaufmann succeeded in developing a new learning and teaching concept for business conception.
Martin Steinmann has been a successful Business Enabler in the area of information and communications technology (ICT) for more than 25 years. He has positioned himself as a skilled interpreter at the interface between technology and business. Steinmann has also been an independent enterprise consultant in the area of strategy and innovation management since 2002. His clients include prominent major corporations and numerous ambitious medium-sized enterprises. Prior to his current work, he was employed in various management-level positions at a number of international companies. Martin Steinmann has a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Fribourg (International Institute of Management in Telecommunication). With his extensive experience, he has gained an excellent reputation as a solution designer and coach, especially in start-up situations. In addition to this, he works as an expert and thesis adviser for Master’s theses in EMBA in Innovation Management at the Management Center of Bern University of Applied Sciences.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • The Origins

    Huber, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Innovation: An Abiding Enigma

    Huber, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 11-19

  • The Missing Link: The Innovation Gap

    Huber, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 21-41

  • “Good Management” in Enterprises Today May Be Blocking Innovation

    Huber, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 43-49

  • The Organizational Structure: The Innovative Enterprise

    Huber, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 53-91

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-55498-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-55497-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bridging the Innovation Gap
Book Subtitle
Blueprint for the Innovative Enterprise
Authors
Series Title
Management for Professionals
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55498-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55498-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55497-6
Series ISSN
2192-8096
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 182
Number of Illustrations and Tables
77 b/w illustrations
Topics