Technological innovation : oversights and foresights /

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Imprint:Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Description:xv, 370 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subject:Technological innovations.
Decision making.
Decision making.
Technological innovations.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Garud, Raghu.
Nayyar, Praveen Rattan.
Shapira, Zur Baruch.
ISBN:0521552990 (hbk.)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Table of Contents:
  • Part I. Introduction
  • 1. Technological Learning, Oversights and Foresights: An Overview Raghu Garud
  • Part II. Learning to Flip Coins
  • 2. On Flipping Coins and Making Technology Choices
  • Luck as an explanation of technological foresight and oversight
  • 3. Technological Choices and the Inevitability of Errors Raghu Garud
  • 4. Rational Entrepreneurs or Optimistic Martyrs?
  • Some considerations on technological regimes, industrial dynamics, and the evolutionary role of decision biases Giovanni Dosi
  • Part III. Tailoring Fits
  • 5. Cognition and Capabilities
  • Opportunities seized and missed in the history of the computer industry
  • 6. Changing the Game of Corporate Research: Learning to think in the fog of reality
  • 7. Environmental Determinants of Work Motivation, Creativity and Innovation
  • The case of R&D downsizing
  • Part IV. Remembering to Forget
  • 8. Local rationality, global blunders, and the boundaries of technological choice
  • Lessons from IBM and DOS
  • 9. Of Life Cycles Real and Imaginary Rebecca Henderson
  • 10. Three Faces of Organizational Learning: wisdom, inertia, and discovery
  • 11. Organizational Entrepreneurship in Mature Industry Firms: Foresight, Oversight and Invisibility
  • 12. Minimizing Technological Oversights
  • A marketing research perspective Jehoshua Eliashberg
  • Part V. (S)top Management and Culture
  • 13. Firm Capabilites and Managerial Decision-Making
  • A theory of innovation biases, Janet Bercovitz
  • 14. Organizational Responsiveness to Environmental Shock as an Indicator of Organizational Foresight and Oversight
  • The role of executive team characteristics and organizational context Peter Murmann
  • 15. Technological Innovation, Learning and Leadership Andrew
  • 16. Risky Lessons
  • Conditions for Organizational Learning Baruch Fischhoff
  • 17. Exploiting Enthusiasm
  • A case study of applied theories of innovation
  • Part VI. Clearing the Fog
  • 18. Beating the Odds
  • Towards a theory of technological innovation