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.

Prosperity of Companies and Countries—Is Social Capital the Missing Resource?

Prosperity of companies and countries—Is social capital the missing resource?

Business enterprises are the wealth-creating social systems of a country. As social systems, their functioning and performance are inevitably shaped by the nature and dynamics of social relationships among their members. What the enterprises do, achieve, or can accomplish, depends logically on the vitality of their internal and external collaborative relationships. Creativity, intelligence, innovation, effectiveness of decisions and actions, exploration and exploitation of knowledge, and the interplay of information and ideas for developing new revenue streams—all depend on collaborative relationships to produce outcomes beyond the limited possibility of individual action. They depend on the people's collective striving in pursuit of shared vision and values. Relationships create ...

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