Being an Information Innovator

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Item Number: 
978-1-85604-671-8
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Facet Publishing, UK
Pages: 
224
Width: 
6"
Height: 
9"
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Written specifically for information professionals, this forward-looking new resource is a thorough introduction to the nature of innovation and entrepreneurship in libraries, and provides the practical tools and guidelines you need to maximize change and create successful and effective new policies.  The authors examine best practices for using knowledge and networks to spark innovation, and introduce a variety of entrepreneurial ideas along with target objectives, procedural summaries, post-implementation reflections, and practical review questions. You’ll find a range of successful innovation programs from real world institutions, along with guidance for organizing staff and promoting entrepreneurial behavior.


1. Innovation and entrepreneurship in information organizations 
 
Learning objectives 
1.1 Introduction 
1.2 Innovation 
1.3 Entrepreneurship
1.4 Creativity 
1.5 What's new about innovation? 
1.6 Promoting innovation in information organizations 
Summary and conclusions 
Review questions 
Challenges 
Group discussion topics
References and additional reading
 
2. Innovation Co-authored by Anahita Baregheh 
 
Learning objectives 
2.1 Introduction 
2.2 What is innovation? 
2.3 Nature or degree of an innovation 
2.4 Types of innovation 
2.5 Information systems and innovation 
2.6 Innovation orientation
2.7 Innovation management 
2.8 Innovation diffusion and adoption
Summary and conclusions 
Review questions 
Challenges 
Group discussion topics
References and additional reading
 
3. Entrepreneurship Co-authored by Siwan Mitchelmore 
 
Learning objectives 
3.1 Introduction 
3.2 The origins of the concept of entrepreneurship
3.3 Being an entrepreneur
3.4 Public sector corporate entrepreneurship
3.5 Social entrepreneurship
3.6 Entrepreneurial competencies 
Summary and conclusions 
Review questions 
Challenges 
Group discussion topics
References and additional reading
 
4. Organizing for innovation 
 
Learning objectives 
4.1 Introduction 
4.2 Innovativeness, innovation orientation and entrepreneurial orientation 
4.3 The innovative organization 
4.4 Leadership for innovation
4.5 Building innovative and creative teams 
4.6 Innovation and entrepreneurship strategies 
4.7 Launching an innovation and change management
Summary and conclusions 
Review questions 
Challenges 
Group discussion topics
References and additional reading 
 
5. Innovation in practice 
 
Learning objectives 
5.1 Introduction 
5.2 The innovation project
5.3 Capitalizing on customer/user innovation 
5.4 Collaborative and open innovation through networks and partnerships 
5.5 Knowledge, learning and innovation
Summary and conclusions 
Review questions 
Challenges 
Group discussion topics
References and additional reading

"...a mentally stimulating treat. The book will enable you to understand and deal with the changing landscape of the information industry with a new confidence."
— Information World Review

"Being an Information Innovator is aimed at information professionals who may not have had much formal contact with literature on innovation but are faced with the need for innovation in their organisations. As such it is a book that was long overdue and may yet become standard reading for all forward-looking information professionals."
— Program

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