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Understanding Innovation

Putting Design Thinking to Work

How Large Organizations Can Embrace Messy Institutions to Tackle Wicked Problems

Authors: Ney, Steven, Meinel, Christoph

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  • Shows how design thinking enables manager and innovators to pave the way for breakthrough innovations
  • Provides practical guidance on initiating and managing cultural transformations for effective innovation
  • Outlines lessons learnt from case studies in the private and public sectors 
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This book discusses how the methods and mindsets of design thinking empower large organizations to create groundbreaking innovations. Arguing that innovations must effectively tackle so-called “wicked problems,” it shows how design thinking enables managers and innovators to create the organizational spaces and practices needed for breakthrough innovations. Design thinking equips actors with the tools and methods for harnessing the creative tensions inherent in pluralist, often conflicting disciplinary approaches. This, however, requires the transformation of contemporary organizational cultures away from monolithic, integrated models (or identities) toward more pluralist, dynamic and flexible institutional identities. Based on real-world cases from a wide range of organizations around the globe, the book offers managers and innovators practical guidance on initiating and managing the cultural transformations required for effective innovation.

About the authors

Steven Ney completed his doctorate in the policy sciences at the Department of Comparative Politics in the University of Bergen, Norway. Trained as a policy analyst at the University of London, Steven Ney has worked on a wide range of policy issues in a number of research institutes including the LOS Center in Bergen, ICCR in Vienna and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg. After spending four years from 2005 as an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Singapore Management University, Steven Ney took up the Chair of Social Entrepreneurship at Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany, in August 2009. Starting as a researcher of environmental issues, particularly climate change, Steven Ney has developed an interest in analyzing the way societies deal with complex and uncertain policy changes. Recently he has concentrated on social innovation and social entrepreneurship as a means of bringing about institutional change. From 2014 to 2018 Steven Ney designed, implemented and managed professional and executive education formats at the HPI Academy and HPI School of Design Thinking in Potsdam. In particular, he was responsible for managing the Certification Programme for Design-Thinking coaches. Since November 2018, Steven Ney develops co-creation and co-innovation workshops for T-Systems International.

Prof. Dr. sc. nat. Dr.rer.nat. Christoph Meinel (1954) is President and CEO of the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering gGmbH (HPI) and Dean of the Digital Engineering Faculty of the University of Potsdam. He is C4-professor for computer science and heads the department for Internet Technologies and Systems. Beside others Meinel is member of acatech, the National German Academy of Science and Engineering, and visiting professor in various national and international universities. He developed the first European MOOC-platform openHPI, heads the Schul-Cloud project of the Federal German Ministry of Education and Sciences, and is program director of the HPI-Stanford Design Thinking Research Program.


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-19609-7
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-19608-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Putting Design Thinking to Work
Book Subtitle
How Large Organizations Can Embrace Messy Institutions to Tackle Wicked Problems
Authors
Series Title
Understanding Innovation
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-19609-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-19609-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-19608-0
Series ISSN
2197-5752
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 192
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations
Topics