Innovation Explosion: Using Intellect and Software to Revolutionize Growth Strategies

by James Brian Quinn, Jordan J. Baruch, Karen A. Zien (Contributor)


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Availability: This title usually ships within 2-3 days. Hardcover - 448 pages (November 1997); Free Pr; ISBN: 0684833948; Dimensions (in inches): 1.42 x 9.56 x 6.50; Sales Rank: 17,466; Avg. Customer Review: *****; Number of Reviews: 4


      Book Description
      Now from James Brian Quinn, internationally renowned author of the award-winning Intelligent Enterprise (Free Press), comes a trailblazing work on how both entrepreneurs and nations can develop, harness, and utilize intellect, science, and technology to maximize innovation and growth. With coauthors Jordan J. Baruch and Karen Anne Zien, Quinn reveals in practical terms how successful firms can intertwine intellectual capital and modern software capabilities to cut innovation cycle times by 90%, costs by 75%, and risks by 60% or more, and thereby revolutionize all aspects of innovation management, corporate strategy, national policy, and even economics.

      Innovation Explosion speaks directly to managers, entrepreneurs, government policymakers, and academics. The authors introduce and develop truly novel concepts that go well beyond earlier books on how to manage innovation. Its most notable concepts include: the "software paradigm" for shortening innovation cycles, improving payoffs, leveraging resources, and decreasing risks well beyond any other approach available at this time; dynamic innovation organizations that move beyond teams toward independent collaborations of much greater power; uniquely structured knowledge systems able to create "autocatalytic" or "negative entropy" effects, yielding massive "technological multiplier" benefits for corporations and economies; "core-competency-with-strategic-outsourcing" strategies that allow greater concentration, leveraging, and flexibility than any other strategies presented to date; critical methodologies for executives to use in measuring intellectual assets and innovation, and developing them farther than previously thought possible; practical changes in national policies, which are needed to support        private innovation and which, if implemented, will greatly expand marketing growth and national wealth; international implications of the software revolution, now enabling worldwide economic development on a scale never before seen.

      Innovation Explosion breaks entirely new ground in both theory and management practice.

      Drawing concrete examples from a range of geographic and industrial sectors, the internationally renowned author of Intelligent Enterprise joins forces with other innovation experts to show how the enormous potential of knowledge can be utilized as an engine of corporate and economic growth. Charts & illustrations.


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