Innovation and Social Process - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080263038, 9781483149820

Innovation and Social Process

1st Edition

A National Experiment in Implementing Social Technology

Authors: Louis G. Tornatzky Esther O. Fergus Joseph W. Avellar
eBook ISBN: 9781483149820
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1980
Page Count: 238
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Innovation and Social Process: A National Experiment in Implementing Social Technology discusses concerns, design, and methodologies of an experiment that deals with society's perception of innovation. Comprised of 11 chapters, the book first provides an overview of innovation, change, and problems of implementation; social process; and social innovation. The third chapter covers the methods of designing an experiment in organizational innovation, while the fourth chapter tackles participative decision making and innovation, and the fifth chapter tackles organization development and the implementation of an innovation. Chapter 6 deals with indigenous introduction and innovation; Chapter 7 on the other hand discusses promoting innovation communication through print. Chapter 8 talks about a case study of bureaucratic entrepreneurship, while Chapter 9 tackles site visits and innovation processes. The tenth chapter discusses perils of change agent training, and the last chapter provides an overview of the previous chapters. The book will be of great interest to researchers in the fields of psychology and sociology, since it provides a behavioral overview of society's reaction to innovation.

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgments Part I: An Introductory Overview Chapter 1 Innovation, Change, and the Problems of Implementation Social Innovation: Image and Reality Creating Social Innovations That Work On the Utilization of Scientific Knowledge Summary Chapter 2 Social Process and Social Innovation Bureaucracies and Innovation Social Process and Social Change Theory: A Literature Review The Current Study Part II: A National Experiment in the Implementation of Innovation Chapter 3 Designing an Experiment in Organizational Innovation Getting Past the Gatekeepers: The Phase I Experiment Implementing the Innovation: The Phase II Experiment Chapter 4 Participative Decision Making and Innovation Introduction Process Results Experimental Conditions and Innovation Organizational Characteristics and Innovation Decisions Summary and Conclusions: Phase I Experiment Chapter 5 Organization Development and the Implementation of an Innovation On Changing Organizational Systems Experimental Design and Hypotheses Results - Process and Implementation Organizational Characteristics and Implementation Discussion Part III: Studies in Peer Processes Chapter 6 Indigenous Interaction and Innovation Introduction Does a Network of Indigenous Dissemination Exist: An Exploratory Study Summary Chapter 7 Promoting Innovation Communication through Print Media: An Experiment Introduction Experimental Design Summary and Implications Chapter 8 El Dorado: A Case Study of Bureaucratic Entrepreneurship The Bureaucratic Entrepreneur Routinization of the Innovation The Relationship between Bureaucratic Entrepreneurship and Routinization: The Case of El Dor


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Louis G. Tornatzky

Esther O. Fergus

Joseph W. Avellar

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