The first book to look at innovation/entrepreneurship from an international perspective, this new text provides a step-by-step process for managing innovation and entrepreneurship in an organization in both turbulent and stable economic times. Authors Robert D. Hisrich and Claudine Kearney demonstrate how to manage innovation on a day-to-day basis—using a wide range of real world scenarios, theories, principles, best practices, case studies, and modern examples. The book provides detailed coverage of each aspect of the process of innovation required to achieve success, including what it takes to build an innovative and entrepreneurial organization, how to develop innovation and entrepreneurship in both individuals and teams, how to manage and operationalize innovation and entrepreneurship, how to develop a global business plan, and more.

Design Thinking and Innovation

Design thinking and innovation

What is design thinking? How can it be used to create significant innovation? Are there steps that can be followed to implement design thinking on an individual or company basis? Are there good examples of the successful use of design thinking in an organization?

Scenario: IKEA

Ingvar Kamprad was born in southern Sweden on March 30, 1926, and was raised on a farm called Elmtaryd near the small village of Agunnaryd. Even as a young boy, Kamprad had an entrepreneurial spirit. At the age of 5, he discovered a good profit could be made by buying matches cheaply in bulk in Stockholm and then individually reselling the matches to his neighbors in the country. He started by selling matches ...

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