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Innovation Communities

Teamworking of Key Persons - A Success Factor in Radical Innovation

Editors: Fichter, Klaus, Beucker, Severin (Eds.)

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  • The concept of "innovation communities" as networks of champions is completely new
  • Findings from surveys proof that networks of champions are a success factor in radical innovation
  • Case studies illustrate why the collaboration of champions makes innovation projects successful
  • The book presents hands-on methods and includes tips on how to develop innovation communities
  • Innovation managers can learn from best practice cases
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Self-organising networks have become the dominant innovators of complex technologies and radical innovation. The growing need for co-operation to ensure innovation success calls for a broader understanding of what makes innovation projects successful and requires new concepts. The book introduces the new concept of “innovation communities”, defining them as informal networks of like-minded individuals who act as innovation promotors or champions. These key figures come from various companies and organisations and will team up in a project-related fashion, jointly promoting a certain innovation, product or idea either on one or across different levels of an innovation system.

The publication presents findings from surveys that demonstrate that networks of champions are a success factor in radical innovation. Five case studies of noteworthy innovation projects illustrate why the collaboration of champions can make innovation projects more successful. Furthermore, the book presents hands-on methods and includes best-practice cases and guidelines on how to develop innovation communities.

This publication comprises empirical findings and practical experiences that are valuable for the following groups in particular: Entrepreneurs; Innovation, R&D, and network managers; Innovation and strategy consultants; Innovation and start-up intermediaries; Innovation researchers; Government officials and politicians responsible for R&D and innovation programmes and funding

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Innovation Communities: A New Concept for New Challenges

    Pages 1-15

    Fichter, Klaus

  • Networks of Promotors as Success Factor for Radical Innovations: Theoretical Considerations and Empirical Findings

    Pages 17-56

    Rese, Alexandra (et al.)

  • The Evolution of Innovation Communities: Case Studies

    Pages 57-226

    Fichter, Klaus (et al.)

  • Managing Innovation Communities: Best Practice Reports

    Pages 227-267

    Fichter, Klaus (et al.)

  • Hands-On Methods for Developing Innovation Communities

    Pages 269-326

    Fichter, Klaus (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-22128-6
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Hardcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
Softcover $199.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Innovation Communities
Book Subtitle
Teamworking of Key Persons - A Success Factor in Radical Innovation
Editors
  • Klaus Fichter
  • Severin Beucker
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-22128-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-22128-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-22127-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44868-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 340
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