Accession Number:

ADA558780

Title:

Inside Real Innovation

Descriptive Note:

Book chapter

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE OFFICE OF SPONSORED RESEARCH

Report Date:

2011-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

This breakthrough book gives a ground-floor view of the innovation process, showing how fundamental innovators really work. Then, it connects that knowledge to the bigger picture, explaining why the innovation system in the United States is failing to work as it once did, and what all parties can do to build a better system for the future. Inside Real Innovation is written by distinguished practicing innovators. They debunk the concept of innovation as a linear process, from research to development to product in the market. They present a simple model for understanding it as a highly iterative process, in which you cycle repeatedly through many factors in the areas of Technology, Market and Implementation -- until the right pieces come together. Co-author Gene Fitzgerald tells the story of his own major innovation, tracing it along the winding path into products we use every day. The authors then proceed to tell the larger story of how the vaunted American pipeline for carrying this process has been pulled apart. This chapter presents a conceptual model for explaining and understanding how the innovation process is carried out, when done optimally.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE