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The Challenges of Technology and Economic Catch-up in Emerging Economies

The Challenges of Technology and Economic Catch-up in Emerging Economies

Innovation is a pivotal driving force behind economic growth. Technological capability deepens and diversifies industrial activity, which fundamentally enhances growth potential. Consequently, failure to build effective technological capability can lead to slow long-term economic growth. This book synthesizes and interprets existing knowledge on technology upgrading failures in order to better understand the challenges of technology upgrading in emerging economies. The objective is to bring together diverse evidence on three major dimensions of technology upgrading: paths of technology upgrading, structural changes in the nature of technology upgrading, and the issues of technology transfer and technology upgrading. Knowledge on these three dimensions is synthesized at the firm, sector, and macro levels across different countries and world macroregions. Compared to the challenges and uncertainties facing emerging economies, our understanding of technology upgrading is sparse, unsystematic, and scattered. The recent growth slowdown in many emerging economies, often known as the middle-income trap, has reinforced the importance of understanding the technology upgrading challenges they experience. While our understanding of these issues from the 1980s and 1990s is relatively more systematised, the more recent changes that took place during the globalization and proliferation of global value chains, and the effects of the 2008 financial crisis, have not been explored and compared synthetically. The current effects of COVID-19, geopolitical struggles, and the growing concern around environmental sustainability add significant complexity to an already problematic situation. The time is ripe to take stock of our existing knowledge on processes of technology upgrading in emerging economies and make further inroads in research on this crucial issue.

Communities Of Innovation: How Organizations Harness Collective Creativity And Build Resilience

Communities Of Innovation: How Organizations Harness Collective Creativity And Build Resilience

Author: Patrick (Hec Montreal, Canada) Cohendet Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/06/2021

This book describes the important role played by communities in innovation processes and how organizations can benefit from it. A community brings together individuals who share a common passion for a given area of knowledge and can contribute to innovation at different levels: capitalization of good practices, problem solving, sharing of expertise, or development of new and creative ideas. The literature has progressively identified many variants of communities such as communities of practice, epistemic communities, communities of interest, virtual communities, etc. These forms of communities differ regarding the type of the specialized activities of knowledge on which they focus. As practitioners and academics increasingly emphasized the needs of collaborative approaches in innovation, they progressively challenged the traditional idea that innovation is mainly generated by hierarchical corporate departments and highlighted the active role that communities play in innovation processes. The aim of this book is to shed light, using multiple examples, on the proactive and fundamental role of communities in the new innovation practices of organizations.

Digital Transformation Management for Agile Organizations

Digital Transformation Management for Agile Organizations

Author: Stefano Bresciani, Alberto Ferraris, Marco Romano, Gabriele Santoro Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/06/2021

Digital Transformation Management for Agile Organizations highlights and explores new dynamics regarding current digital developments globally scale, by examining the threats, as well as the opportunities these innovations offer to organizations of all kinds. Digital transformation is addressed from an organizational standpoint and is examined in relation to differing management theories in the work. This ground-breaking study discusses how digital transformation can and is being embraced by a range of companies, as well as demonstrating how digital expansion is resulting in specific economic and social consequences. The authors present chapters providing wide-ranging coverage of digital transformation, with exploration of digital transformation as a process for business model innovation, digital marketing, leadership and establishing new business ecosystems. Digital Transformation Management for Agile Organizations is essential reading for all academic researchers with a focus on innovation management, technology management, human resource management, and strategy and leadership.

Productivity Growth in the Manufacturing Sector

Productivity Growth in the Manufacturing Sector

Author: Mihir Kumar Pal Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/06/2021

The growth of manufacturing industries can be a key factor in helping to mitigate global recession. Productivity Growth in the Manufacturing Sector highlights key issues and possible remedies facing the manufacturing sector in range of international contexts. Focusing on specific manufacturing sectors in emerging and developing economies, chapters examine themes including developing economies amidst changing world trade dynamics, and the role of smart, circular and competitive manufacturing practices in enhancing economic resilience, as well as presenting sector specific analysis, including the metal manufacturing industry, food & beverage industry, and the small-scale manufacturing sector. Showcasing different demonstrative methods that can be adopted to grow manufacturing sectors in different contexts, Productivity Growth in the Manufacturing Sector is an important tool for economists and policy makers to understand the complexity and realities of these economies, using recent data and methodology.

The Gig Mindset Advantage

The Gig Mindset Advantage

Author: Jane McConnell Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/05/2021

The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Change and Innovation

The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Change and Innovation

Organizational change and innovation are central and enduring issues in management theory and practice. Dramatic changes in population demographics, technology, competitive survival, and social, economic, and environmental health and sustainability concerns means the need to understand how organizations repond to these shifts through change and innovation has never been greater. Why and what organizations change is generally well known; how organizations change is therefore the central focus of this Handbook. It focuses on processes of change - or the sequence of events in which organizational characteristics and activities change and develop over time - and the factors that influence these processes, with the organization as the central unit of analysis. Across the diverse and wide-ranging contributions, three central questions evolve: what is the nature of change and process?; what are the key concepts and models for understanding organization change and innovation?; and how should we study change and innovation? This Handbook presents critical evolving scholarship from leading experts across a range of disciplines, and explores its implications for future research and practice.

New Developments in Evolutionary Innovation

New Developments in Evolutionary Innovation

The growth of evolutionary thinking has had a profound impact on economic theory and related fields such as strategy and technological innovation. An important paradigm that underlies the evolutionary theory of innovation is neo-Darwinian evolution. According to this paradigm, evolution is gradualist and based on the mechanisms of variation, selection, and retention. Since the 1970s, theoretical advancements in evolutionary biology have recognised the central role of punctuated equilibrium, speciation, and exaptation. However, despite their significant influence in evolutionary biology, these advancements have been reflected only partially in evolutionary approaches to economics, strategy, and innovation. The aim of this book is to review these advancements and explore their implications, with a particular emphasis on the role of serendipity and unprestateability in innovation and novelty creation.

Digital Body Language

Digital Body Language

Author: Erica Dhawan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/05/2021

Email replies that show up a week later. Video chats full of 'oops sorry no you go' and 'can you hear me?!' Ambiguous text-messages. Weird punctuation you can't make heads or tails of. Is it any wonder communication takes us so much time and effort to figure out? How did we lose our innate capacity to understand each other? Humans rely on body language to connect and build trust, but with most of our communication happening from behind a screen, traditional body language signals are no longer visible - or are they? In Digital Body Language, Erica Dhawan, a go-to thought leader on collaboration and a passionate communication junkie, combines cutting edge research with engaging storytelling to decode the new signals and cues that have replaced traditional body language across genders, generations, and culture. In real life, we lean in, uncross our arms, smile, nod and make eye contact to show we listen and care. Online, reading carefully is the new listening. Writing clearly is the new empathy. And a phone or video call is worth a thousand emails. Digital Body Language will turn your daily misunderstandings into a set of collectively understood laws that foster connection, no matter the distance. Dhawan investigates a wide array of exchanges-from large conferences and video meetings to daily emails, texts, IMs, and conference calls-and offers insights and solutions to build trust and clarity to anyone in our ever changing world. We need Erica Dhawan's book more than ever. Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and founder of Lean In An indispensable guide to a business world turned upside down by video calls, group texts, and remote work. Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of Drive This book is a breakthrough that will be read for years to come Seth Godin, author of The Practice

Digital Body Language

Digital Body Language

Author: Erica Dhawan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/05/2021

Email replies that show up a week later. Video chats full of 'oops sorry no you go' and 'can you hear me?!' Ambiguous text-messages. Weird punctuation you can't make heads or tails of. Is it any wonder communication takes us so much time and effort to figure out? How did we lose our innate capacity to understand each other? Humans rely on body language to connect and build trust, but with most of our communication happening from behind a screen, traditional body language signals are no longer visible - or are they? In Digital Body Language, Erica Dhawan, a go-to thought leader on collaboration and a passionate communication junkie, combines cutting edge research with engaging storytelling to decode the new signals and cues that have replaced traditional body language across genders, generations, and culture. In real life, we lean in, uncross our arms, smile, nod and make eye contact to show we listen and care. Online, reading carefully is the new listening. Writing clearly is the new empathy. And a phone or video call is worth a thousand emails. Digital Body Language will turn your daily misunderstandings into a set of collectively understood laws that foster connection, no matter the distance. Dhawan investigates a wide array of exchanges-from large conferences and video meetings to daily emails, texts, IMs, and conference calls-and offers insights and solutions to build trust and clarity to anyone in our ever changing world. We need Erica Dhawan's book more than ever. Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and founder of Lean In An indispensable guide to a business world turned upside down by video calls, group texts, and remote work. Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of Drive This book is a breakthrough that will be read for years to come Seth Godin, author of The Practice

Autopoiesis and Self-Sustaining Processes for Organizational Success

Autopoiesis and Self-Sustaining Processes for Organizational Success

Author: Magorzata Pakowska Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2021

Autopoietic systems show a remarkable property in the way they interact with their environment: on the one hand building blocks and energy (including information) are exchanged with the environment, which characterizes them as open systems; on the other hand, any functional mechanisms-the way the system processes, incorporates building blocks, and responds to information-are totally self-determined and cannot be controlled by interventions from the environment. Information systems in an organization seem to accept the autopoietic system way of development and can help managers to understand the operations of their organizations better. Autopoiesis and Self-Sustaining Processes for Organizational Success is an innovative reference book that presents the meaning of autopoietic organizations for social and information science, examines how autopoietic organizations are information self-producing and self-controlled, and provides a framework for its development in modern organizations. The book focuses on analyzing autopoiesis features such as self-managing, self-sustaining, self-producing, self-regulating, etc. Moreover, as the aforementioned characteristics receive a new interpretation in IT environments, the book also includes an exploration of IT solutions that enable the development of these characteristics. This book is ideal for professionals, academicians, researchers, and students working in the field of information economics and management in various disciplines such as information and communication sciences, administrative sciences and management, education, computer science, and information technology.

The Business of Innovating Online

The Business of Innovating Online

Author: Kathryn E. Linder Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/04/2021

The Business of Innovating Online responds to a critical need for concrete narratives of innovation success that can serve as a foundation for administrators and leaders who are in need of practical guidance as they scale and grow their online learning organizations. Through specific examples and practical suggestions from experienced e-learning leaders, readers will be introduced to concrete strategies for how to create a climate of creativity and innovation that can lead to more successful and scalable online programs and initiatives. The Business of Innovating Online demystifies the relationship between business, creativity, and innovation by describing the logistics required to create an agile online education enterprise. Topics discussed will include: Defining innovation and creativity for online education and e-learning Knowing when and how to innovate Creating a culture of innovation Effectively leading innovation Collaborative innovation Making innovation stick and transitioning innovative strategies into day-to-day practice Assuring quality in the midst of innovation Staffing structures/administrative stability to support creativity and innovation The Business of Innovating Online provides both novice and experienced online education administrators with a comprehensive overview of a range of online innovations, how they came to be created, the components that led to their success, and concrete steps that they can take to create a more innovative culture for their own e-learning organization.

Research to Revenue

Research to Revenue

Author: Don Rose, Cam Patterson, Herbert W. Boyer Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/04/2021

University startups are unique in the world of business and entrepreneurship, translating research conducted at and owned by universities into market-ready products - a complex process that requires a combination of scientific, technical, legal, business, and financial skills to be successful. Startups have the potential to generate revenue for universities, enhance faculty recruitment and retention, create jobs, and create investment opportunities for venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. Research to Revenue presents the first-ever comprehensive guide to understanding, starting, and managing university startups. By systematically describing the process of translating academic research into commercial enterprises, Don Rose and Cam Patterson give a thorough, process-oriented, and practical set of guidelines that cover not only best practices but also common - and avoidable - mistakes. They detail the key factors and components that contribute to a successful startup, explain what makes university startups unique, delineate the steps of building and managing them, and describe how to foster and maintain startups at a university. Written for faculty and staff working on campus, tech-transfer officers, university administrators, and venture capitalists unfamiliar with university structures, Research to Revenue ensures that any reader unfamiliar with technology commercialization and entrepreneurship will understand the fundamentals of the process, including intellectual property rights, fund-raising, and business models. This work is an invaluable resource for the successful formation and well-managed operation of university startups.