Innovation Management Bibliography

What is innovation management ? We can agree that the extensive definition of innovation management refers to the act of organizing human work in order to produce new services or technologies that will reach a market. A new technology or service which doesn’t reach a market is said to be an invention. In sociological terms, the adoption phase is crucial.

90 years ago, in 1925 AT&T Bell Labs born. It was also the beginning of a new social structure dedicated to innovation: Research and Development Centers. Big and well know research centers saws the light since then as for example Xerox Parc, Eastman Kodak, Orange GET. At this time, the innovation is said to be « techno push », and the famous V-curve was organizing the creation of technology.

From the 80’s american legislators and lobbyists decided that innovation should not be limited in and by these research centers which mostly rely on monopoly. AT&T divestiture in 1984 is the symbol of this decision.

Nowadays it is accepted that innovation is not limited to big corporation research centers and new paradigms have been described since the end of the XX’s century. These paradigms shorten innovation cycle in a context of financial pressure over corporations: innovation should not be left to researchers who spend years in research and clients have to be included in the innovation process as early as possible to make an innovation relevant even before the final design is set out. For example open innovation is a way to take into account the quadruple helix of innovation: industry, academic, government, and users. (even if the last term is discussed between expert and should be named public or citizen).

As we can see, the strategic analysis of innovation management at a macro level should encompass today all the field dedicated to innovation: from individual entrepreneurs, to big corporation, through government, users, academic researchers, agencies, etc. At a meso level these actors are integrated in various innovation programs as for example living labs, intrapreneurship, corporate acceleration for startups, startups incubation, etc. Each of them are made to help knowledge transfer and feedback to avoid any commercial failure which is in general very costly.

This bibliography will try to cover all these different fields that make innovation management today, like a tool-box of concepts from the most brilliants minds, useful in every circonstances.

I’ll do my best to update regularly the bibliography of must-read books and articles about innovation management. It is a perpetual work in-progress (depending of my reading speed mostly) which is definitely not complete. This is also a selection of books and articles I consider as the most relevant, otherwise the bibliography would already find itself with hundred or thousands of articles. Of course, if you think that some books or articles of importance is missing, don’t hesitate to shoot me an email at francois at francoisguern.com, it will be a pleasure to discuss and share news topics and insights.

To make this bibliography as digest as possible, it is organized by relevant fields of innovation, and a Top 10 is available for the most straight to the point readers. Topics are:

  • General
  • Actor Network Theory
  • Design Thinking
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Personas
  • Research & Development Centers
  • Science & Technological Studies
  • User Centered Design
  • French School of Sociology of Uses

Finally, I made the choice to integrate articles and books in French. Most of them are cited in my thesis and form an important part of my education. They are also of interest for french speakers as they are part of what is called the french school of sociology of uses focused on understanding during the 80’s and 90’s how users are integrated in the design of technology. Even if this is close to the Science and Technology Studies, it has a slightly different focus.

 

Top 10 – Must Read

  1. Brown Tim. « The Design Thinking ». Harvard Business Review, 2008, June.
  2. Christensen Clayton M. The innovator’s dilemma: when new technologies cause great firms to fail. New York, USA : HarperBusiness, 2000.
  3. Gehani, Narrain. Bell Labs: life in the crown jewel. Summit, USA: Silicon Press, 2003.
  4. Godin, Benoît. “The Linear Model of Innovation: The Historical Construction of an Analytical Framework.” Science, Technology & Human Values 31 (2006): 639–67.
  5. Latour, Bruno. Aramis Ou L’amour Des Techniques. Paris, France: la Découverte, 1992.
  6. Mackenzie, Donald, and Judy Wajcman. The Social Shaping of Technology. 2e édition. Buckingham, UK ; Philadelphia, USA: Open University Press, 1999.
  7. Miller William L., Morris Langdon. 4th Generation R&D: Managing Knowledge. New York, USA : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1999.
  8. Musso, Pierre, Laurent Ponthou, and Eric Seuillet. Fabriquer Le Futur 2. Paris, France: Village Mondial, 2007.
  9. von Hippel, Eric. Democritizing Innovation. Cambridge, USA: The Mit Press, 2005.
  10. ———. “Lead Users: An Important Source of Novel Product Concepts.” Management Science 32, no. 7 (1986): 791–805.

 

General

  • Burgelman R. A., Christensen C. M., Wheelwright S. C. Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation. 5th edition. New York, USA : McGraw-Hill, 2009.
  • Christensen Clayton M. The innovator’s dilemma: when new technologies cause great firms to fail. New York, USA : HarperBusiness, 2000.
  • Dankbaar Ben. Innovation management in the Knowledge Economy. vol. 7. London, UK : Imperial College Press, 2003, 396 p. (« Series on Technology Management »).
  • Dodgson M., Gann D., Salter A. The management of Technological Innovation. Oxford, UK : Oxford University Press, 2008.
  • Gertner, Jon. “Innovation and the Bell Labs Miracle.” The New York Times. February 25, 2012, sec. Opinion / Sunday Review. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/26/opinion/sunday/innovation-and-the-bell-labs-miracle.html.———. The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation. New York, USA: Penguin Press HC, The, 2012.
  • Godin, Benoît. “The Linear Model of Innovation: The Historical Construction of an Analytical Framework.” Science, Technology & Human Values 31 (2006): 639–67.
  • Hatchuel, Armand, Pascal Lemasson, and Benoit Weil. “Building Innovation Capabilities. The Development of Design-Oriented Organizations.” In Innovation, Learning and Macro-Institutional Change: Patterns of Knowledge Changes, 294–312. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2006.
  • Kelley, Tom. The Art of Innovation. Crown Business, 2001.
  • Lipartito, Kenneth. “Strategy and Innovation at Bell Laboratories 1907-1994.” Paris, France, 1995.
  • Miller William L., Morris Langdon. 4th Generation R&D: Managing Knowledge. New York, USA : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1999.
  • Musso, Pierre, Laurent Ponthou, and Eric Seuillet. Fabriquer Le Futur 2. Paris, France: Village Mondial, 2007.
  • Mustar, Philippe, and Hervé Penan. Encyclopédie de L’innovation. Paris, France: Economica, 2003.
  • Noll, A. Michael. “Anatomy of a Failure: Picturephone Revisited.” Telecommunications Policy 16, no. 4 (1992): 307–16.
  • Nova, Nicolas. Les Flops Technologiques. Limoges, France: FYP éditions, 2011.
  • Soparnot R., Stevens E. Management de l’innovation. Les Topos. Paris, France : Dunod, 2007.
  • Temin, Peter. The Fall of the Bell System: A Study in Prices and Politics. New York, USA: Cambridge University Press, 1987.
  • Tidd J., Bessant J., Pavitt K. Management de l’innovation – intégration du changement technologique, commercial et organisationnel. Bruxelles, Belgique : De Boeck, 2006.

 

Actor Network Theory

  • Akrich, Madeleine, Michel Callon, and Bruno Latour. Sociologie de La Traduction : Textes Fondateurs. Paris, France: Presses de l’École des Mines, 2006.
  • Akrich, Madeleine, and Bruno Latour. “A Summary of a Convenient Vocabulary for the Semiotics of Human and Nonhuman Assemblies.” In Shaping Technology / Building Society. Studies in Sociotechnical Change, edited by Wiebe E. Bijker and John Law, 259–63. Cambridge, USA: The MIT Press, 1992.
  • Callon, Michel. “L’innovation Technologique et Ses Mythes.” Gérer et Comprendre 94, no. 4 (1994): 5.
  • ———. “Pour Une Sociologie Des Controverses Technologiques.” In Sociologie de La Traduction : Textes Fondateurs, edited by Madeleine Akrich, Michel Callon, and Bruno Latour. Paris, France: Presses de l’École des Mines, 2006.
  • ———. “Sociologie de L’acteur Réseau.” In Sociologie de La Traduction : Textes Fondateurs, edited by Madeleine Akrich, Michel Callon, and Bruno Latour. Paris, France: Presses de l’École des Mines, 2006.
  • Callon, Michel, and Bruno Latour. La Science Telle Qu’elle Se Fait. Paris, France: la Découverte, 1991.
  • ———. “Les Paradoxes de La Modernité. Comment Concevoir Les Innovations ?” Prospectives et Santé 36, no. hiver 1985–86 (1986): 13–25.
  • ———. “Unscrewing the Big Leviathan: How Do Actors Macrostructure Reality.” In Advances in Social Theory and Methodology. Toward an Integration of Micro and Macro Sociologies, edited by Cetina Knorr and Aaron V. Cicourel, 277–303. London, UK: Routledge and Kegan & Paul, 1981.
  • Latour, Bruno. “A Note on Sociotechnical Graphs.” Social Studies of Science 22, no. 1 (1992): 22–59.
  • ———. Aramis Ou L’amour Des Techniques. Paris, France: la Découverte, 1992.
  • ———. La Clef de Berlin Ou Autres Leçons D’un Amateur de Science. Paris, France: la Découverte, 1993.
  • ———. La science en action. Folio Essais. Paris, France: Gallimard, 1995.
  • ———. “Le Topofil de Boa Vista. La Référence Scientifique : Montage Photo-Philosophique.” Raisons Pratiques – Les Objets Dans L’action 4 (1993): 187–216.
  • ———. “L’impossible Métier de L’innovation Technique.” In Encyclopédie de L’innovation, edited by Philippe Mustar and Hervé Penan, 9–26. Paris, France: Economica, 2003.
  • ———. “On Recalling ANT.” In Actor Netwok Theory, edited by John Law and John Hassard. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing, 1999.
  • ———. Petite Leçon de Sociologie. Paris, France: la Découverte, 2006.
  • ———. Politiques de La Nature. Comment Faire Entrer Les Sciences En Démocratie. Paris, France: la Découverte, 1999.
  • ———. “Une Méthode Nouvelle de Suivi Des Innovations. Le Chromatographe.” In La Gestion de La Recherche. Nouveaux Problèmes, Nouveaux Outils, edited by Dominique Vinck, 419–80. Bruxelles, Belgique: De Boeck, 1991.
  • ———. “Une Sociologie sans Objet ? Remarques Sur L’interobjectivité.” Sociologie Du Travail 4 (1994): 587–607.

 

Design thinking

  • Brown Tim. « The Design Thinking ». Harvard Business Review, 2008, June.
  • Dreyfuss, Henry. Designing for People. 2003rd ed. New York, USA: Allworth Press, U.S., 1952.———. The Measure of Man and Woman. Human Factors in Design. Édition revue et augmentée. New York, USA: Whitney Library of Design, 1967.
  • Lockwood, Thomas. Design Thinking: Integrating Innovation, Customer Experience, and Brand Value. Allworth Press, U.S., 2009.
  • Martin Roger L. The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive Advantage. Third Edition. Harvard Business Review Press, 2009.
  • Moggridge, Bill. Designing Interactions. MIT Press, 2007.
  • Seelig, Tina. What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World. HarperOne, 2009.

 

Entrepreneurship

  • Blank, Steve, Dorf, Bob. The Startup Owner’s Manual: The Step-By-Step Guide for Building a Great Company by Blank, Steve, Dorf, Bob (2012) Hardcover. 1st ed. K & S Ranch, n.d.
  • Blumberg, Matt. Startup CEO: A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Business, + Website by Blumberg, Matt (2013) Hardcover. 1st ed. Wiley, n.d.
  • Evans, David S. Invisible Engines: How Software Platforms Drive Innovation and Transform Industries. MIT Press, 2006.
  • Feld, Brad, Jason Mendelson, and Dick Costolo. Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist. 2nd Edition. Hoboken, N.J: John Wiley & Sons, 2013.
  • Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson Jason. Rework: Change The Way You Work Forever by Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson (2010) Paperback. Vermilion, n.d.
  • Kawasaki, Guy. The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything by Kawasaki, Guy (2004) Hardcover. 1st ed. Portfolio Hardcover, n.d.
  • Kidder, David, and Reid Hoffman. The Startup Playbook: Secrets of the Fastest-Growing Startups from their Founding Entrepreneurs. Chronicle Books LLC, 2012.
  • Levinson, Marc. The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger by Levinson, Marc (2008) Paperback. Princeton University Press, n.d.
  • Livingston, Jessica. Founders at Work: Stories of Startups’ Early Days by Livingston, Jessica (2008) Paperback. 1st ed. Apress, n.d.
  • Osterwalder, Alexander, Pigneur, Yves. Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers by Osterwalder, Alexander, Pigneur, Yves (2010) Paperback. 1st ed. John Wiley and Sons, n.d.
  • Ries, Eric. The Lean Startup: How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Businesses. London; New York: Portfolio Penguin, 2011.

 

Personas

  • Brangier, Eric. “Les Personas : Une Méthode Pour L’intelligence Client.” presented at the Chaire de commerce électronique RCB, HEC-Montréal, Canada, mai 2010.

 

Research & Development Centers

  • Gehani, Narrain. Bell Labs: life in the crown jewel. Summit, USA: Silicon Press, 2003.

 

Science & Technical Studies

  • Akrich, Madeleine. “The de-Scription of Technical Objects.” In Shaping Technology / Building Society. Studies in Sociotechnical Change, edited by Wiebe E. Bijker and John Law, 205–24. Cambridge, USA: The MIT Press, 1992.
  • ———. “User Representations: Practices, Methods and Sociology.” In Managing Technology in Society. The Approach of Constructive Technology Assessment, edited by Arie Rip, Thomas T. Misa, and Johan Schot, 167–84. London, UK: Pinter Publishers, 1995.
  • Bardini, Thierry, and August T. Horvath. “The Social Construction of the Personal Computer User.” Journal of Communication 45, no. 3 (1995): 40–65.
  • Bijker, Wiebe E., and John Law, eds. Shaping Technology / Building Society. Studies in Sociotechnical Change. Cambridge, USA: The MIT Press, 1992.
  • Bøgh Andersen, Peter, Berit Holmqvist, and Jens F. Jensen, eds. The Computer as Medium. Learning in Doing: Social, Cognitive, and Computational Perspectives. New York, USA: Cambridge University Press, 1993.
  • Haddon, Leslie, and Gerd Paul. “Design in the ICT Industry: The Role of Users.” In Technology and Market: Demand, Users and Innovations, edited by Vivien Walsh, Rod Coombs, Kenneth Green, and Albert Richards. Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2001.
  • Mackenzie, Donald, and Judy Wajcman. The Social Shaping of Technology. 2e édition. Buckingham, UK ; Philadelphia, USA: Open University Press, 1999.
  • Oudshoorn, Nelly, and Trevor J. Pinch, eds. How users matter. The co-construction of users and technology. Cambridge, USA: The MIT Press, 2003.
  • ———. “User-Technology Relationships: Some Recent Developments.” In The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies, edited by Edward J. Hackett, Olga Amsterdamska, Michael Lynch, and Judy Wajcman, 3rd edition. Cambridge, USA: MIT Press, 2008.
  • Oudshoorn, Nelly, Els Rommes, and Marcelle Stienstra. “Configuring the User as Everybody: Gender and Design Cultures in Information and Communication Technologies.” Science, Technology, & Human Values 29, no. 1 (2004): 30–63.
  • Sharrock, Wes, and Bob Anderson. “The User as a Scenic Feature of the Design Space.” Design Studies 15, no. 1 (1994): 5–18.
  • Woolgar, Steve. “Configuring the User: The Case of Usability Trials.” In A Sociology of Monsters : Essays on Power, Technology and Domination, edited by John Law, 57–99. London, UK ; New York, USA: Routledge, 1991.

 

User centered design

  • Luojus, Satu, and Olli Vilkki. “Development of User-Driven Research Methods as the Starting Point for Living Lab Activities.” In Proceedings of the 5th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Building Bridges, 589. Lund, Sweden: ACM, 2008.
  • Vredenburg, Karel, Isensee Scott, and Carol Righi. User-Centered Design: An Integrated Approach. Upper Saddle River, USA: Prentice Hall PTR, 2002.
  • Urban, Glen L., and Eric von Hippel. “Lead User Analyses for the Development of New Industrial Products.” Management Science 34, no. 5 (1988): 569–182.
  • von Hippel, Eric. Democritizing Innovation. Cambridge, USA: The Mit Press, 2005.
  • ———. “Eric von Hippel Models a Paradigm Shift From Producer Innovation to User and Open Collaborative Innovation.” Berkman Center for Internet and Society, September 13, 2010. http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/interactive/events/luncheon/2010/09/vonhippel.
  • ———. “Lead Users: An Important Source of Novel Product Concepts.” Management Science 32, no. 7 (1986): 791–805.
  • ———. “The Dominant Role of Users in the Scientific Instrument Innovation Process.” Research Policy 5, no. 3 (1976): 213–39.

 

French School of Sociology of Uses

  • Akrich, Madeleine. “Comment Décrire Les Objets Techniques.” Techniques et Culture 9, no. 1 (1987): 49–64.
  • ———. “De La Sociologie Des Techniques à Une Sociologie Des Usages.” Techniques et Culture, no. 16 (1990): 83–110.
  • ———. “La Construction D’un Système Socio-Technique. Esquisse Pour Une Anthropologie Des Techniques.” Anthropologie et Sociétés 13, no. 2 (1989): 31–54.
  • ———. “Les Objets Techniques et Leurs Utilisateurs de La Conception à L’action.” Raisons Pratiques – Les Objets Dans L’action, no. 4 (1993): 35–57.
  • ———. “Les Utilisateurs, Acteurs de L’innovation.” Éducation Permanente, no. 134 (1998): 79–89.
  • ———. “The de-Scription of Technical Objects.” In Shaping Technology / Building Society. Studies in Sociotechnical Change, edited by Wiebe E. Bijker and John Law, 205–24. Cambridge, USA: The MIT Press, 1992.
  • ———. “User Representations: Practices, Methods and Sociology.” In Managing Technology in Society. The Approach of Constructive Technology Assessment, edited by Arie Rip, Thomas T. Misa, and Johan Schot, 167–84. London, UK: Pinter Publishers, 1995.
  • Bardini, Thierry. “Le Clavier Avec Ou sans Accord. Retour Sur Une Controverse Oubliée.” Réseaux, no. 87 (1998): 45–74.
  • Boullier, Dominique. “Construire Le Téléspectateur : Récepteur, Consommateur Ou Citoyen ?” In Médias et Nouvelles Technologies. Pour Une Socio-Politique Des Usages, edited by André Vitalis, 159. Rennes, France: Apogée, 1994.
  • ———. “Études D’usages : Entre Normalisation et Rhétorique.” Annales Des Télécommunications 57, no. 3–4 (2002): 190–209.
  • ———. , ed. Genèse Des Modes D’emploi, La Mise En Scène de L’utilisateur Final. Rennes, France: Lares, CSI, 1990.
  • ———. “La Connaissance Stratégique Des Usages.” Paris, France: Conseil scientifique de France Télécom, October 1997.
  • ———. “Politiques de La Mémoire En Temps D’incertitude.” INA Expert, February 14, 2008. http://www.ina-sup.com/ressources/dossiers-de-laudiovisuel/politiques-de-la-memoire-en-temps-dincertitude.
  • ———. “Politiques Plurielles Des Architectures d’Internet.” Cahiers Sens Public 3, no. 7–8 (2008): 177–202.
  • Chambat, Pierre, and Josiane Jouët. “Machines à Communiquer : Acquis et Interrogation,” 207–14. Grenobles-Echirolles, France, 1996.

 

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