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Managing Global Innovation

Uncovering the Secrets of Future Competitiveness


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About this book


What are the secrets of competitive R&D on a global scale? Based on empirical research with hundreds of R&D executives from more than 80 companies and 1000 R&D laboratories, the authors present new concepts and trends in global R&D management. Case studies from 22 best-practice companies illustrate how to put these concepts into  practice. Adding new examples and management models, this third edition has been completely revised and updated incorporating emerging themes in R&D such as intellectual  property management, innovation in China and India, technology listening posts, and leading R&D centers.  

"A wealth of data followed by thorough analysis. A must read for R&D managers and business leaders."

Frans J.A.M. Greidanus, Senior Vice President, Philips Research

"… a book whose rich trove of examples will inform the thinking of any manager who must think strategically about how to get the most out of R&D resources that are scattered globally. With the rise of knowledge hubs throughout the world, this third edition is especially timely."

Philip Anderson, Professor, INSEAD

"An insightful and thorough work on the development of global innovation that identifies key strategies and perspectives with relevant and important lessons for those venturing into the global R&D arena .... and hit the mark for those of us who have been in the middle of building this architecture."

Dr. Richard Carpenter, Global R&D Director, Procter and Gamble


F&E Management Forschung & Entwicklung Intellectual Property Management Knowledge Management R&D Management Technology Management development innovation management

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.ETH ZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.University of St. GallenSwitzerland
  3. 3.Tsinghua UniversityBeijingP.R. China
  4. 4.AsiaCompete Int’l Ltd.Hong Kong SARP.R. China
  5. 5.Arthur D. Little (China) Ltd.China

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Managing Global Innovation
  • Book Subtitle Uncovering the Secrets of Future Competitiveness
  • Authors Roman Boutellier
    Oliver Gassmann
    Maximilian von Zedtwitz
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-25441-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-43518-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-68952-2
  • Edition Number 3
  • Number of Pages X, 807
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Innovation/Technology Management
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Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Consumer Packaged Goods
Materials & Steel
Finance, Business & Banking


"Managing Global Innovation is a rich compendium of new concepts of global R&D, enlivened by 18 excellent best-in-class case studies. What is especially impressive, the authors bridge seamlessly theoretical and practical issues about how companies create, transform and implement new technology in an expanding marketplace. This will be intriguing to both the industry and the academic world. The lessons learned are invaluable. The book is a real tour de force, probably destined to become a standard in this field for some time to come." Professor Jeff Huang, Harvard University "This excellent book demonstrates how the dynamics of innovation and creativity can be mastered. Important reading for senior management and a must for R&D leaders." Karl Weinberger, Head of Corporate R&D, Schindler "A feast of delights... deserves a very wide readership." Phil Gamlen, ICI Technology - Science and Technology Policy Strategy