From Knowledge to Value: Unfolding the Innovation Cube
Edited by: Ron Dvir, Edna Pasher, Norman Roth
Illustrations by Arye Dvir
From Knowledge to Value: Unfolding the Innovation Cube is a unique journey into the complex and challenging world of a critical core competence in organisations: New Product Development.
The book is the culmination of the New-use and Innovation Management and Measurement Methodology for R&D (NIMCube) project, reflecting the collaboration of experts from 6 countries. The NIMCube consortium was formed in 2000 to develop a methodology and supporting software for effective and efficient innovation management in organisations.
The book conceptually clarifies the 6 facets of innovation:
The Reuse of exiting knowledge
The Invention of new knowledge
The Stakeholders contribution
The bottom line Performance of New Product Development
The Exploitation of the new product
The Ecology where it all happens
The book offers a comprehensive set of tools to improve New Product Development performance in organisations, to speed up innovation processes, and to create value from new ideas - fast. It presents a unique Performance Management System that was developed as a concrete infrastructure for innovation management and measurement.
Detailed descriptions of real case studies enrich the concepts and make the complex and intangible ideas come alive.
Six thinkers and practitioners, who are at the cutting edge of knowledge management and innovation management, present their perspectives on the issues raised in the book.
The lively illustrations that enrich the insights in the text reflect the consortium’s philosophy that visualisation is an effective method of conveying and absorbing new ideas.