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Technological Innovation
Oversights and Foresights

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Raghu Garud, Praveen Nayyar, Zur Shapira, Jay Barney, Giovanni Dosi, Dan Lovallo, Richard Langlois, John Seeley Brown, Teresa Amabile, Regina Conti, Joseph Porac, Rebecca Henderson, Dan Levinthal, Mariann Jelinek, Jehoshua Eliashberg, Gary L. Lilien and Vithala R. Rao, Janet Bercovitz, John Figueiredo, David Teece, Peter Murmann, Michael Tushman, Andrew H. Van de Ven, David Grazman, Baruch Fischhoff, Zvi Lanir, Stephen Johnson, Gideon Kunda
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  • Date Published: October 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521084727

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  • The capacity for technology businesses to grow and change with the times is linked to how they develop and market technological innovations. Despite the importance of technological changes for corporate vitality, there are documented instances of corporations failing to capitalize on technological opportunities. Innovation outcome is contingent upon a match between a firm's internal capabilities and its external environments, even as innovation activities are complex and constrained. How can the slim odds of success be enhanced? Technological Innovation analyses why companies choose certain new technologies, from a technological, economic and institutional perspective. Based upon multidisciplinary research on technological choice, the book bridges research and practice.

    • Includes contributions from leading thinkers on technological innovation and entrepreneurship
    • Contains state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary set of ideas on technological choices and outcomes
    • Controversial challenges conventional wisdom on technological choices and outcomes
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    • Date Published: October 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521084727
    • length: 396 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.58kg
    • contains: 26 b/w illus. 16 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Technological learning, oversights and foresights: an overview Raghu Garud, Praveen Nayyar and Zur Shapira
    Part II. Learning to Flip Coins:
    2. On flipping coins and making technology choices: luck as an explanation of technological foresight and oversight Jay Barney
    3. Technological choices and the inevitability of errors Raghu Garud, Praveen Nayyar and Zur Shapira
    4. Rational entrepreneurs or optimistic martyrs? Some considerations on technological regimes, industrial dynamics, and the evolutionary role of decision biases Giovanni Dosi and Dan Lovallo
    Part III. Tailoring Fits:
    5. Cognition and capabilities: opportunities seized and missed in the history of the computer industry Richard Langlois
    6. Changing the game of corporate research: learning to think in the fog of reality John Seeley Brown
    7. Environmental determinants of work motivation, creativity and innovation: the case of R&D downsizing Teresa Amabile and Regina Conti
    Part IV. Remembering to Forget:
    8. Local rationality, global blunders, and the boundaries of technological choice: lessons from IBM and DOS Joseph Porac
    9. Of life cycles real and imaginary Rebecca Henderson
    10. Three faces of organizational learning: wisdom, inertia, and discovery Dan Levinthal
    11. Organizational entrepreneurship in mature industry firms: foresight, oversight and invisibility Mariann Jelinek
    12. Minimizing technological oversights: a marketing research perspective Jehoshua Eliashberg, Gary L. Lilien and Vithala R. Rao
    Part V. (S)top Management and Culture:
    13. Firm capabilites and managerial decision-making: a theory of innovation biases, Janet Bercovitz, John Figueiredo and David Teece
    14. Organizational responsiveness to environmental shock as an indicator of organizational foresight and oversight: the role of executive team characteristics and organizational context Peter Murmann and Michael Tushman
    15. Technological innovation, learning and leadership Andrew H. Van de Ven and David Grazman
    16. Risky lessons: conditions for organizational learning Baruch Fischhoff, Zvi Lanir and Stephen Johnson
    17. Exploiting enthusiasm: a case study of applied theories of innovation Gideon Kunda
    Part VI. Clearing the Fog:
    18. Beating the odds: towards a theory of technological innovation Raghu Garud, Praveen Nayyar, and Zur Shapira.

  • Editors

    Raghu Garud, New York University

    Praveen Rattan Nayyar, New York University

    Zur Baruch Shapira, New York University

    Foreword

    James G. March

    Contributors

    Raghu Garud, Praveen Nayyar, Zur Shapira, Jay Barney, Giovanni Dosi, Dan Lovallo, Richard Langlois, John Seeley Brown, Teresa Amabile, Regina Conti, Joseph Porac, Rebecca Henderson, Dan Levinthal, Mariann Jelinek, Jehoshua Eliashberg, Gary L. Lilien and Vithala R. Rao, Janet Bercovitz, John Figueiredo, David Teece, Peter Murmann, Michael Tushman, Andrew H. Van de Ven, David Grazman, Baruch Fischhoff, Zvi Lanir, Stephen Johnson, Gideon Kunda

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