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In Managing Organizations Stewart Clegg, Cynthia Hardy and Walter Nord explore the major issues and debates in management and organization. The textbook addresses key topics such as leadership, decision-making and innovation in organizations alongside such themes as diversity, globalization and ecology. Students and teachers of management will find this a comprehensive and wide-ranging resource on the core issues for contemporary managers and organizations.
Chapter 9: Organizing for Innovation
Organizing for Innovation
The ability to develop viable new products and services is important to many organizations. Product innovation enables organizations to improve the quality of their output, revitalize mature businesses, enter new markets, react to competitive encroachment, try out new technologies, leverage investment in technologies that are so expensive that no single product can recoup them, and develop alternative applications for existing product categories, to name just a few outcomes. For organizations which must adapt to changing competition, markets, and technologies, product innovation is not simply a fad. It is a necessity (Hage 1988; Jelinek and Schoonhoven 1990; Zahra and Covin 1995).
Not surprisingly, the literature relevant to innovation includes thousands of books and articles. Just within the fields of management, many review ...