Module 1: What is innovation – and why does it matter?

Chapter from ‘Strategic innovation management’ introducing the theme of innovation management

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Reflection exercise – to help you think about how organizations use innovation to create strategic advantage

Web link:

http://www.innovation-portal.info/resources/strategic-advantage/

Reflection activity – to help you think about different patterns of innovation

Web link:

http://www.innovation-portal.info/resources/sector-innovation-patterns-2/

Video – Professor Joe Tidd (University of Sussex, UK) talking about creating and capturing value through innovation

Web link:

http://www.innovation-portal.info/new-video-resources/

Video – Tim Jones on Growth Champions, highlighting research showing the link between innovation and growth

Web link:

http://www.innovation-portal.info/resources/tim-jones-and-growth-champions/

Case studies – some examples which show the way in which innovation takes place and how it shapes economic and social development. Type these into the ‘search’ box on the Innovation Portal or else browse for other cases.

The dimming of the light bulb – lighting industry
The music industry
The imaging industry

Web link:

http://www.innovation-portal.info/

Reflection exercise – use this to think about the importance of innovation

Web link:

http://www.innovation-portal.info/resources/activity-innovation-matters/

Reflection exercise – to help you think about different types of innovation

Web link:

http://www.innovation-portal.info/?s=classifying

Reflection exercise – to help you think about how innovation can create value

Web link:

http://www.innovation-portal.info/resources/activity-creating-value-through-innovation/

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