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INNOVATION by DESIGN: What It Takes to Keep Your Company on the Cutting Edge by Gerard H. Gaynor

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Chapter 5. Innovation Process Design

Chapter 4 provided background information about several approaches for managing innovation that originated from academic research. As noted, these models lack a certain sense of reality and look at the management of innovation from a limited perspective. All innovation begins with the individual. "Eurekas" usually occur only after a great deal of thought. Different sources of information (people, events, new learning, and observation) may have triggered an idea, but articulating the idea is not a group effort. My years of working in innovative organizations coupled with years of experience as a consultant have verified my conclusions. Ideas build on ideas and some person eventually articulates them. The systems ...

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