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Innovation Strategy for the Knowledge Economy: The Ken Awakening (Business Briefcase) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 17. April 1997


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  • Taschenbuch: 192 Seiten
  • Verlag: Routledge (17. April 1997)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 0750698411
  • ISBN-13: 978-0750698412
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 15,2 x 1,1 x 22,9 cm
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|If you have reached a point where you believe that it is essential to tap into the full potential of knowledge in your organization, very few can offer better advice than Debra Amidon. Based on more than a decade of experience in applying insights on knowledge-driven innovation to the reality of business, she offers practical, impactful, and systematic ways to partner with your customers in order to create whole new pathways of value creation.||Hubert Saint-Onge, V.P., People, Knowledge, and Strategies, The Mutual Group (Canada) 'Debra M. Amidon has captured the most forward-thinking ideas in the area of knowledge management and learning organizations and their impact on innovation. These emerging new concepts are effectively and creatively linked together and paint a clear picture of the possibilities of the future.'Gordon P. Petrash, Global Director, Intellectual Asset & Capital Management, The Dow Chemical Company |Just when you think you've caught up with the latest in strategic management theory, along comes Debra Amidon to challenge you with new and more exciting possibilities. This book is not intended for the neophyte manager. It is a mind-stretcher for the experienced and sophisticated manager whose corporation expects him or her to keep them well ahead of the competition.||Dr. Bert Westwood, Former V.P., Research and Technology, Sandia National Laboratories and Martin Marietta Corporation. |This seminal book places a laser-beam focus on the most important core competency of our time|innovation|and stresses the need for the development of solid metrics to measure its performance.||Dr. Corey Carbonara, Vice President for Innovation, Baylor University |The knowledge revolution, that we all are experiencing in our own ways, demands a different approach, attitude, and implementation of our management systems|be they in industry, government, or academia. This book deals with these complex issues in a stimulating and thorough way.||Erich Bloch, Distinguished Fellow, Council on Competitiveness (Washington, D.C.) |Debra Amidon has provided a much needed blueprint for how knowledge might be managed systematically, effectively, and profitably. The book points to how management of knowledge is central to continued innovation and supports and complements the other major processes of the enterprise.||Karl Wiig, Chairman & CEO, Knowledge Research Institute, Inc. |If you would like to know how to participate in and be part of the fourth wave that is coming, we have to learn how to innovate as an organization. Debra shows us the way to achieve that creative use of the knowledge that exists in the minds of your people so that you can redefine your company to be part of the fourth wave.||Robert H. Buckman, President and CEO, Buckman Laboratories |This book should be a wake-up call to small companies, as well as large, if they expect to compete in today's world. Although leaders of small organizations may think that they don't have the resources to pursue knowledge innovation, in fact they have the perfect laboratories for applying Ms. Amidon's strategies. Small companies have the agility, focus, ease of communication, and flexible culture that simplify the implementation of innovation management. Moreover, the supplier and customer alliances that are essential to survival can be readily shaped into a virtual enterprise, or Strategic Business Network, to provide competitive advantage.||Robert Levy, Energy BioSystems Corporation |Think about Monet's series paintings|it's the changing context that gives them meaning and significance, just as context gives knowledge meaning and significance. We all need a Ken Awakening!||Tony Brewer, Wentworth Company, (England) |'Ken you?' While this book is not a 'Ken-do' management text, it is provocative and does evoke a 'Ken' awakening. After reading Amidon's book, you will not be complacent. You will want to move rapidly from an information - and even knowledge source - to one of wisdom. Some people learn to live, innovators live to learn. For the latter, this book should be on their must read list.||Dr. F. Timothy Janis, President, ARAC, former Executive Director, Technology Transfer Society. |This book provides a sparkling synthesis of emergent knowledge management practices. Debra Amidon brings clarity and focus to the application of knowledge for product and service innovation. A must read for any organization developing knowledge and innovation strategy.||Verna Allee, author, The Knowledge Evolution |The ability to create good metaphors and analogies (and tell good stories) is critical to the success of a theorist in this emerging field. Amidon's Monet metaphor is powerful.||Britton Manascu, editor, Knowledge Inc. |When entering uncharted territory it is wise to rely on the guidance of a pioneer explorer. As an early protagonist, Debra Amidon has mastered the elusive concepts of knowledge management. She will introduce you to the intricacies of the emerging economy of knowledge with ease and confidence. If you are looking for a book that gives you a clear picture of knowledge innovation, helps you diagnose your potential and set your own strategy to survive the knowledge imperative, this is it!||Francisco J. Carrillo, Director, Center for Knowledge Systems, ITESM (Mexico) |The power of innovation is one of the most fundamental resources for both organization and societal wealth. Ms. Amidon offers insightful and practical hands-on suggestions of how to move ahead with a powerful process for your knowledge innovation.||Leif Edvinsson, from the Foreword |This adds up to far more than a timely review of the forces shaping tomorrow's business. It provides senior managers with a framework to take advantage of what is perhaps their organization's most precious, but under-managed resource: knowledge. Everyone reading this book can expect to be rewarded with a new and stimulating vision of how their businesses should be run.||David Harvey, Director, Business Intelligence (England) |Exceptionally skilled in building consensus and working on complex issues that require collaborative efforts...with a rare quality of sensitivity and resoluteness.||Dr. George Kozmetsky, Founder, Teledyne Corporation |Ms. Amidon displays extensive knowledge of technology transfer. She is articulate and effective in communication of complex ideas and concepts to diverse audiences.||Larry W. Sumney, President and CEO, Semiconductor Research Corporation |On my wall is a poster of Monet's 'The Water Lily Pond' showing the bridge at Giverny. I look at it to inspire me when I'm planning for the future. Debra's book has the same effect|it's an excellent bridge between tomorrow and today, and between theory and practice.||David J. Skyrme, editor, I3: Intelligence, Insight, and Innovation |Today's world is in the whirl of accelerated change in all domains. Old theories and foundations are dying and the new are not yet invented. Management leaders are living in the dark as to what strategies will make them successful. Exclusive focus on the short term does not enable a vision of the future. Debra's book provides the strategic light with a theory of modern management, precise methods for application and a formula for building the successful knowledge-based enterprise.||Dr. Eunika Mercier-Laurent, EML Conseil-Knowledge Management (France) |At Monsanto, the challenge that we have taken upon ourselves is |How do we engage the collective intellect of the people in Monsanto to turn information into insight to serve our customers and the marketplace?| Debra M. Amidon lucidly explores the concept of knowledge innovation and its criticality for |the success of an enterprise, vitality of a nation's economy and the advancement of society.| I highly recommend the book.||Bipin Junnarkar, Director, Knowledge Management, Monsanto Company |As Debra suggests, the innovation process must be made explicit. In this r

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"Innovation Strategy for the Knowledge Economy" is intended for managers who have practiced the best of quality and re-engineering management techniques and are ready to transform their organizations with the systematic notions of knowledge creation and application. It is for organization leaders who prefer to be inspired with innovation strategy than hit over the head with change management techniques. It does not deal with barriers, hurdles, or conflicts to be resolved; rather, it paints a possible vision of how we can take advantage of our collective learning to move an enterprise forward. This book provides the reader with a sound, practical framework for instituting innovation strategy beyond the traditional definition of flow of parts or finances. At the core is an understanding of the dual value of knowledge (content) and innovation (process) using 'real-time' learning as the methodology. "Innovation Strategy for the Knowledge Economy" introduces new managerial concepts such as: Value-System versus Value-Chain; Strategic Business Network (SBN) versus Strategic Business Unit (SBU); and Customer Success versus Customer Satisfaction.

It is an invaluable resource for both managers and organization leaders. Debra Mae Amidon is Founder and Chief Strategist of Entovation International, a global innovation research and consulting network with outposts throughout the world. Her specialties include: knowledge management, learning networks, customer innovation, and enterprise transformation. Ms. Amidon holds degrees from Boston University, Columbia and MIT, where she was an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow. It offers practical and theoretical views of innovation strategy. This is a fundamental guide to managing critical intellectual resources. It introduces new managerial concepts.


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I found Debra Amidon's book, "Innovation Strategy for the Knowledge Economy -- The Ken Awakening", important because it is an integration of her synthesis of many theories, ideas and practices about innovation strategies with her own theories. It is a enourmous help to have a brilliant person put together, in one readable book, the ideas, theories and notions you have been trying to implement. It is a bridge from the theorists to the practitioners. It makes uncommon good sense. The important nuggets, which are well illustrated in graphics, proved to be very valuable when she used them in practicums on knowledge innovation. They capture much theory, are easily understood and remembered. Participants in workshops or practicums have reported back that they use the book of slides when talking about innovation with colleagues. Anyone, in any type of organization, with a sense that traditional, competitive, hierarchical management is frustrating innovation and the use of the rich knowledge of employees and that the solutions do not lie in single, faddish perscriptions, should read this book to get an overview of the problems and the strategies for knowledge innovation. Read the book to get a sense of how computer and communications technologies can enable collaborative processes, continuous learning, understanding customer success, networking, and real time innovative strategies.
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"Innovation Strategy for the Knowledge Economy: The Ken Awakening", by Debra Amidon, at just over 200 pages, is small compared to many conventional books on management. However, I believe its impact will be stronger, and its future brighter, than many much longer books on the subject.
As the title indicates, this book is about innovation strategy, a topic of great intellectual interest, and a type of strategy which business today needs to embrace, develop, articulate and implement.
If you are searching for a book to bring innovation to the forefront, and to discuss how innovation strategy can be put into practice, this book provides the best starting point, I could recommend. It is useful for everyone in business (including, but not limited to, executives and consultants) who regards innovation as a practical method to enhance the impacts and outcomes of business activities. Numerous other publications exist for those who regard innovation as merely a prestigious activity, not to be mixed with the "real" work of running an organization. The author has effectively linked knowledge and innovation strategy. I hope she will write more on the fascinating topic of innovation strategy.
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You don't usually expect to pick up a management book with a photograph of Claude Monet's lily pond. The reason is that Amidon describes Monet as "daring to be different". Furthermore, in order to see the big picture you have to stand back. This book helps you step back to see the unfolding panaroma of the knowledge economy and knowledge management.
In a field where there is no shortage of books, few can match the insights and perspectives of this one. It traces the 'momentum of knowledge management' and gives a practical framework for knowledge innovation, the next wave. There are thought provoking concepts and practical questions to assess your organization's capability for knowledge innovation. For me, what sets this book apart from the many others is its high level of insight and original thinking, all expressed in a lucid style that is packed into an ideal format for those occasions when you want inspiration coupled with practical suggestions. So, if you are thinking about your organization's or your nation's future in the knowledge economy, then this is the book to read. It really is the Ken.
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We are used to considering innovation as R&D specialty. We are also used to consider each domain separately - management, economy, education, business, marketing, research, sales, engineering, etc.
"Innovation Strategy for The Knowledge Economy" teaches us to see the enterprise (or organization) in its multiple dimensions, and to practice global innovation, based on intellectual capital. It shows the way to organize the flow of knowledge building on humans and computers, including enterprise strategy and stakeholders knowledge for everybody's success. But, this way of thinking implies kaleidoscopic changes and a capability to catch, capitalize and share knowledge.
Debra M. Amidon gives a practical method to apply for analyzing « today and tomorrow » of enterprise (or organization). She defines a systematic way to organize an optimal flow of knowledge inside and integrate all strategic knowledge coming from outside in the form of an extended business network.
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Debra has devoted considerable time and energy to develop a practical but compelling approach to knowledge innovation. She provides a sound background on management theory but quickly extends her insights into useful strategies for assessing the current status of knowledge innovation within an organization. Senior managers can easily use Debra's work to improve the state of knowledge innovation within their enterprise and their industry.
Debra also provides valuable insights into the place of alliances and partnerships in today's global economy. Any company that wants to remain competitive can gain useful advise from reviewing the benefits of building a strong business alliance program that shares knowledge among its partner network.
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