U.S. leadership in technological innovation remained an important source of national income and pride. In fact, to recognize that advanced economies compete primarily on the basis of innovation, U.S. scientists were among the early leaders in the study and describes effective organizational approaches to knowledge creation, sharing and use. Despite their proven abilities U.S. companies apparently still use only a fraction of the available knowledge. While th … Read more »

U.S. leadership in technological innovation remained an important source of national income and pride. In fact, to recognize that advanced economies compete primarily on the basis of innovation, U.S. scientists were among the early leaders in the study and describes effective organizational approaches to knowledge creation, sharing and use. Despite their proven abilities U.S. companies apparently still use only a fraction of the available knowledge. While the U.S. is still the world’s leading research universities and is home to many world-class companies that master technology and innovation, there are growing concerns that the company values ​​and practices for the creation and exchange of knowledge and its full utilization in innovation initiatives can not at the same pace in the United States are evolving as they are in some of the leading foreign competitors. Examines some of the current criticisms and concerns about management practices in U.S. companies and discusses the management theories and behavioral prescriptions that are crucial for the maintenance of global innovation-based economic competitiveness.
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Raymond E. Miles
Source: California Management Review
11 pages.
Release date: 01 November 2007. Prod #: CMR385-PDF-ENG
Innovation and Leadership Values ​​HBR case solution

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