This updated, second edition of Management of Technology and Innovation: Competing Through Technological Excellence offers an understanding of the management of technology and innovation, not in isolation, but as a dynamic integrated system connected to organizational culture, knowledge management and value creation.This book will be an invaluable resource for management students and teachers studying the theory and practice of technology management.

The Organization as a Laboratory for Learning

The organization as a laboratory for learning

Flexible organization structure, a culture of productivity and excellence, and creative human resources are complementary facets of the basic organizational capability of an industrial enterprise. The organizational capability of a company is the necessary condition for supporting and sustaining the development of its technological capabilities (Rastogi, 1993). The common conceptual denominator of both organizational and technological capabilities is, however, the process of organizational learning and continuous improvement. Learning and improvement are, in turn, closely interrelated.

Learning and Improvement

Continuous improvement requires and engenders learning. Without learning new and better ways of doing, working, and organizing, how can a company improve anything? Developing a product, inventing a process, evolving a technique, enhancing the efficiency of ...

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