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Enabling Innovation

Innovative Capability - German and International Views

  • Sabina Jeschke
  • Ingrid Isenhardt
  • Frank Hees
  • Sven Trantow

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Sven Trantow, Frank Hees, Sabina Jeschke
    Pages 1-13
  3. Management of Uncertainty – Key to Innovation

  4. Developing Skills, Work Systems, Work Processes – an Innovative Challenge

About this book


The capability to innovate in an on-going manner is emerging as a decisive key factor in today's world of business and work. The ability to stay competitive is becoming identical with the ability to innovate. This book originated from the research and development project “International Monitoring” and outlines the topic of innovative capability from a practice-oriented angle. Contributions of German and international experts offer an enlightening glimpse behind the scenes of innovations. The central issue is not the description of features of successful innovation processes or how innovations can be efficiently controlled and managed, but under which conditions they can emerge in the first place. In what way can individuals, organizations, networks and societies be enabled to continuously induce innovations?


company innovation innovative capability knowledge work

Editors and affiliations

  • Sabina Jeschke
    • 1
  • Ingrid Isenhardt
    • 2
  • Frank Hees
    • 3
  • Sven Trantow
    • 4
  1. 1., ZLW/IMA & IfU - Faculty of Mechanical EnRWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  2. 2., ZLW/IMA & IfURWTH AachenAachenGermany
  3. 3.ZLW, ZLW/IMA & IfURWTH AachenAachenGermany
  4. 4., ZLW/IMA & IfURWTH AachenAachenGermany

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