This is a selection of papers representing the best thinking of leading researchers and practitioners in the field of management of technology. Based on a conference on growth through business innovation and entrepreneurship, it addresses a wide range of starting points for technology and innovation managers on how to develop and commercialize new technologies. The book is structured along three themes: entrepreneurship and venture creation; knowledge management; and multi-actor innovation. The first theme essentially deals with entrepreneurial energy, the conditions for its appearance and its success. It focuses mostly on entrepreneurs in innovation, start-ups and venturing activities. The second theme is composed of articles addressing various issues of knowledge and know-how management - the role that information and technologies play to facilitate and create new business opportunities. The third theme discusses the trend towards a multi-actor innovation process, according to which developments are carried out by several organizations, firms or otherwise, each contributing a piece of the innovation puzzle.The concentration is on three areas: the actual implementation of collaborative developments, involving various types of partners; supply and demand chains; and the interplay between technology and its societal context.
Entrepreneurship and venture creation: dynamic capabilities for entrepreneurial venturing - the Siemens ICE case, B. Katzy et al.; an ideal corporate research institute structure for the 21st century, I. Yamada et al.; corporate trajectories and the strategy and structure of R&D, J.F. Christensen; risk-management in incubators, K. Ruping, M. von Zedtwitz; the Chinese model to create high-tech start-ups from universities and research institutes, M. Kondo; innovation management under uncertainty - a system dynamics model of R&D investments in biotechnology, L.M. Cloutier, M.D. Boehlje; the role of small dedicated firms in the starting phase of the biotechnogenetic revolution, N. Dellepiane; risk angel networks for the 21st century - a review of best practices in Europe and the USA, K.J. Lange et al.; the impact of venture capital in Denmark, C.E. Christensen, J.L. Christensen; untangling service for equity arrangements, J. Henderson, B.F. Leleux; valuation process of new technology ventures - perceptions of the various people involved in this process, J. Micol, L.B. Rabassa. Knowledge management: technological competence and economic performance - who perform better in turbulent environments?, M. Praest Knudsen; the concept of industry and the case of radical technological change, K.A. Munir, N. Phillips; knowledge-based view on internationalization - Finnish telecom software suppliers as an example, O. Kuivalainen et al.; knowledge management in innovation processes, A. Schulze; a taxonomy for knowledge management tools, R. Baroni de Carvalho, M.A. Tavares Ferreira; tacit knowledge management in a SME environment - building the know-how repository - a case study, J. Albors; technology re-use - developing a practical approach to making the most of your technological assets, F. Hunt et al.; trains, cranes and drains - customer requirements in long-term engineering projects as a knowledge management problem, N. Alderman et al. Multi-actor innovation: intellectual property policies and university-industry licensing, K. Hoye, P. Roe; development of OLED's, a next generation flat panel display technology - experiences from an ongoing collaboration between industry and academia, W. Leo, L. Zuppiroli; indicators of impact of joint projects from research centres and enterprises, L.T. dos Santos Tom Francisco et al.; managing software innovation in multi-company settings, I. McLoughlin, C. Koch; modeling modularity of product architectures, J. Hsuan-Mikkola, O. Gassmann; linking technology selection and R&D project selection in innovative product development networks, M. Torkkeli et al.; new trends in automotive supply - the fully integrated supply chain and the General Motors case in Rio Grande Do Sul (Brazil), P.A. Zawislak, C.R. de Borba Vieira; changing process models to improve demand chain performance, J. Heikkila, O. Suolanen; getting hold on the disappearing worker? - managerial issues of distance work, M. Buser, C. Koch. (Part contents).