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The Management of Innovation [Paperback]

Tom Burns , George M. Stalker , G. M. Stalker
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1 Aug 1994
The management of Innovation is one of the most influential books on organization theory and industrial sociology ever written. The main question it addresses--the relationship between an organization and its market and the technological environment--continues to preoccupy researchers and managers as innovation has even greater impact on organizational structures and competitiveness.

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  • Paperback: 308 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; New Ed edition (1 Aug 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198288786
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198288787
  • Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 15.1 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 981,408 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This new edition of a celebrated work first published in 1961 is very welcome ... Grab the chance to replace tattered library copies of this classic. If you have never read it, read it now - preferably, in its entirety, but at least chapters one, four, five and six together with the new Preface. (Work, Employment & Society Vol 9, No 2)

A new edition of Burns and Stalker's scholarly text on organisation theory and industrial sociology is indeed welcome and should provide stimulating reflection for those who work in dynamic industries and professions ... For over thirty years, this book has taken a leading role in encouraging creative behaviour in industry and commerce; its message remains relevant in today's harsh economic environment ... Those who offer professional services - including market and social research - will find that this pioneering text inspires them to reflect imaginatively on their present activities as practitioners and managers. (Journa of the Market Research Society)

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Tom Burns is Professor of Sociology, Retired, Edinburgh University.

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2.0 out of 5 stars Sound but a Chore 6 Jan 2013
By MegSawf
Highly acclaimed academic book. Considered to be "prematurely right," as it was making predictions of the business world way before it was as we know it today.

However, like many pieces of academic literature, it certainly doesn't make for light, easy reading.
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