Description

Starting from the increasing difficulties firms face to create new value for customers and achieve competitive advantage, this book proposes an innovative strategy to sustain innovation at the product level, based on the notion of tradition. Specifically, the authors argue that firms may successfully innovate, exploiting the whole set of competencies, knowledge, values and culture that characterize a specific firm, territory, and/or age. Analyzing several international case studies, this book clearly shows how tradition may be effectively used, allowing companies to create successful new products and how to profit from them. The book tackles the main issues and problems of a tradition-based innovation approach, tracing the patterns of how old and new knowledge can be combined.

Key Features

  • Proposes a new strategic model for promoting and sustaining innovation at product level
  • Merges a theoretical perspective with actual cases
  • Develops a set of implications that allows managers and practitioners to implement an alternative approach to innovation

Readership

R&D Departments, NPD Departments, Managers, practitioners and academics dealing with innovation and new product development issues

Table of Contents

Re-thinking innovation approach; The meaning of tradition; A tradition-based innovation strategy; Case studies; Towards a new perspective of innovation.

Details

No. of pages:
152
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Chandos Publishing
Print ISBN:
9781843346647
Electronic ISBN:
9781782424901