Navigating Innovation

How to Identify, Prioritize and Capture Opportunities for Strategic Success

Authors: Gailly, Benoit

  • ​Develop capabilities to identify, select and implement new opportunities in line with your objectives
  • Reveals the common misconceptions of what innovation is , beyond new product development
  • Learn how to convince multiple stakeholders to buy in to your strategy
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About this book

Every firm must maintain an entrepreneurial ecosystem and a coherent innovation strategy in order to stay ahead of the competition. For managers this means being able to build a vision of what innovation looks like in the context of their organization, fostering entrepreneurial behaviour, spotting opportunities and making the right decisions. Based on years of practical experience and unique insight, this handy guide identifies fundamental challenges and is rooted in concrete examples. Accompanied by a brand new app for iPhone and Android as well as a companion website (www.NavigatingInnovation.org), this is an easy dip in, dip out guide with a focus on successful execution. Navigating Innovation is a one-stop-shop, giving you a deeper understanding of the core concepts and tools to capture the right opportunities for your business.

 

About the authors

Benoit Gailly is Professor of Innovation Management and Strategy in the Center for Research in Entrepreneurial Change and Innovative Strategies (CRECIS) at the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium. He held the Puilaetco Chair in Management and Financing of Technology Innovation at the Louvain School of Management (LSM) from 2001 to 2006, and is Program Director of the Executive Master’s Degree in Innovation Management. Benoit is also the former LSM Vice-Dean for Corporate Relations and former Chair of the committee regarding the transfer and valorization of research results for the Academic Council. Before his time at the Université Catholique de Louvain, Benoit also studied at Roskilde University in Denmark and INSEAD. His research focuses on innovation-based strategies and innovation support systems. He is the author of numerous scientific publications on innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as Developing Innovative Organizations published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2011. A former manager at McKinsey and an entrepreneur and advisor for several innovation networks and companies (both large firms and start-ups), Benoit is also a member of the Essenscia Innovation Circle and the Secretary General of the GRD Network.

Reviews

“We have to use our two brains. The left one likes logic and rigor, the right one prefers analogies and examples. This great book is good food for – both – thoughts!” (Luc de Brabandere, President of CartoonBase.com and author of Thinking in New Boxes)

“After 15 years in an executive position managing innovation, I am very much interested in reinventing myself as often and as much as possible. I was excited to read this book, as it helps me to structure my thoughts on innovation and moreover, reminds me to integrate new key strategies into my own projects.” (Marc van den Neste, CTO Building & Industrial, AGC Asahi Glass)

“There is no science of innovation! But there are building blocks: people, ideas, market changes, capital, partners, gut feeling, technology, experience… Each of us can assemble those blocks into a figure that makes sense to his or her reality, and to his or her success. Navigating Innovation provides great insights regarding how to initiate and how to improve such a winning innovation journey.” (Pierre Tossut, Group R&D Director and Channels Director, Puratos)

“Having worked for many years with Professor Gailly as one of my innovation management coaches, I had very high expectations regarding his new book. It indeed provided me and my organization with an excellent "one-stop" place to review the key innovation management issues, to identify concrete managerial implications and to implement the solutions our company needs to strive.” (Jean-Yves Tilquin, Group R&D Director, Carmeuse Group)

“Navigating Innovation is a very useful book for managers. Its key insights pave the way to successful innovation management and to recognizing and managing entrepreneurial opportunities.” (Alain Fayolle, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Director of the Entrepreneurship Research Centre, EM Lyon Business School) 

“Leveraging both state-of-the-art research and extensive frontline experience, this one-stop innovation management guide provides current and future managers with a systematic and concrete approach to tackle the challenges of innovation management.” (Eric Cornuel, Director General & CEO, European Foundation for Management Development)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Make Sense of Innovation

    Gailly, Benoit

    Pages 1-2

  • Build a Shared Strategic Vision of Innovation

    Gailly, Benoit

    Pages 3-55

  • Manage Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

    Gailly, Benoit

    Pages 57-104

  • Identify Attractive Innovation Opportunities

    Gailly, Benoit

    Pages 105-146

  • Develop a Balanced Portfolio of Business Models

    Gailly, Benoit

    Pages 147-194

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-77191-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $29.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-77190-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Navigating Innovation
Book Subtitle
How to Identify, Prioritize and Capture Opportunities for Strategic Success
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-77191-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-77191-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-77190-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 238
Number of Illustrations and Tables
29 illustrations in colour
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