Industrial Innovation

Technology, Policy, Diffusion

  • Michael J. Baker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. George F. Ray, John Langrish
    Pages 1-16
  3. Luitpold Uhlmann, Michael Gibbons
    Pages 17-35
  4. James M. Utterback, Luitpold Uhlmann
    Pages 135-150
  5. Francis W. Wolek, George Hayward
    Pages 151-164
  6. David S. Watkins, A. H. Rubenstein
    Pages 185-204
  7. Blair Little
    Pages 258-265
  8. Brian C. Twiss, Harry Nyström
    Pages 294-308
  9. Andrew Robertson, Manfred Fox, Edgar Pessemier
    Pages 309-325
  10. Edgar A. Pessemier, Morris Teubal
    Pages 326-344
  11. Michael J. Baker, Roy Rothwell
    Pages 345-368
  12. George Hayward, Michael J Baker
    Pages 369-398

About this book


How much can innovation contribute to the quality of life? How can innovation be used to develop and market commercial products? These are two major questions considered by an international symposium of active researchers from the USA and Europe in the fields of industrial innovation which was held at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. The scope of the papers is extensive and embraces the whole process of innovation, from invention through development to commercialisation and diffusion. Some papers cover broad general issues such as the social and economic consequences of innovation and government policies towards innovation and research and development. Others provide highly specific and pragmatic advice upon the management of innovation and the development of marketing strategies to promote the speedy acceptance of new products and processes. Despite the diversity of the contributions, a number of clear themes emerge. These include the importance, for successful innovation, of clearly identifying user needs and the need for total immersion in the detail of an industry or market in order to understand the diffusion of an innovation. In short, there is something in this book for anyone who is concerned with the impact and influence of technological innovation on our future.


innovation management marketing product innovation research & development (R&D) strategy

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael J. Baker
    • 1
  1. 1.University of StrathclydeUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1979
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Business & Management Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-03824-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-03822-0
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