The New Innovators: How Canadians are Shaping the Knowledge-based Economy
What is technological innovation? Most people believe it's a flash of genius, but innovation--the ability to transform an idea into a marketable product, process or service--has underlying principles.
With the globalization of the world economy and rapid technological change, many people believe that innovation is a key generator of economic growth. This book explores in detail how the innovation process works--how ideas are successfully translated into marketable products. The 14 companies profiled illustrate the different stages of the innovation process; each firm's risks and choices, management strategies and outlook for the future are discussed.
The New Innovators is a penetrating study of Canadian businesses rising to the challenge of the global business environment.
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The StartUp Firms
The Mature Firms
Matching an Opportunity
Techies Doing Their Own Thing
Getting a Second Wind
The Growth Firms
From Near Disaster to Success
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Renewal after Rapid
From the Depths
Coping with the S Curve
The Context for Technological Innovation in Canada
Four Dynamic Engineers in Search
Entrepreneurship Experience and Deep
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