The International Handbook on Innovation

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The International Handbook on Innovation

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"The International Handbook on Innovation" is the most comprehensive and authoritative account available of what innovation is, how it is measured, how it is developed, how it is managed, and how it affects individuals, companies, societies, and the world as a whole. Leading specialists from around the world, responsible for much of the current research in the field, analyze the multidisciplinary and multifaceted nature of innovation, its types and levels, its criteria, its development, its management, its specificity in various domains and contexts, and societal demands on it. They consider innovation from the viewpoints of psychology, management science, business, technology, sociology, philosophy, economics, history, education, art, and public policy. With contributions from over 90 distinguished authors covering 17 nations, readers will obtain expert insight into the latest research and future developments in the field of innovation. The Handbook will present many facets of innovation including its nature, its development, its measurement, its management, and its social, cultural, and historical context. The breadth of this work will allow the reader to acquire a comprehensive and panoramic picture of the nature of innovation within a single handbook. The reader will develop an accurate sense of what spurs potentially creative and innovative people and companies toward their extraordinary achievements and exceptional performances. The handbook can be used as a reference source for those who would like information about a particular topic, or from cover to cover either as a sourcebook or as a textbook in a course dealing with innovation. Anyone interested in knowing the wide range of issues regarding innovation will want to read this handbook. It has contributions from over 90 distinguished authors covering 17 nations. It is international in scope, reflecting global perspectives. It is essential reading for researchers and practitioners in the fields of psychology, management science, business, technology, sociology, philosophy, economics, history, education art, and public policy.

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"..a timely and monumental tome on innovation research" -- International Journal of Information Management, June 2004

...should be the defining work for decades. -- Joseph Renzulli, University of Connecticut

The International Handbook on Innovation has been sorely needed; it will remain a comprehensive and essential resource for years. -- David Perkins, Harvard Graduate School of Innovation, USA

This is really a comprehensive and innovative undertaking. -- Larry R. Vandervert, American Nonlinear Systems

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