- Paperback: 252 pages
- Publisher: Palgrave; 1st ed. 2017 edition (December 14, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1137516615
- ISBN-13: 978-1137516619
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.6 x 9.4 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,135,997 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Values are the well spring of innovation and value creation. At last a book that understands how real business works. Should be read by everyone concerned with making their organizations better at innovation and value creation.R. Edward Freeman, Professor of Business Administration, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, USA
Innovation matters – of course. But it isn’t always a good thing; we need to take our values into account, managing it based on what we really care about. This book does an excellent job of proposing and populating such a framework and should be of considerable help to students, researchers and practitioners.John Bessant, Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Exeter Business School, UK
Henning Breuer and Florian Lüdeke-Freund provide an in-depth insight into the values that drive innovation and decisions in companies. A superficial view on the drive towards sustainability goals can be, and has been, labeled as a marketing gimmick. This book describes the actual depth, strength, relevance and importance of the convictions that drive a transformational company like Interface. An important book that provides a broader perspective on companies that strive for sustainable business models.Rob Heeres, Director European Planning & Distribution, Interface Scherpenzeel, the Netherlands
Fresh thinking! This book brings the idea of shared and co-created value on a new level: the innovation perspective.Frank Piller, Professor of Management and Scholar of Mass Customization and Open Innovation, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
The values-based view on innovation offers a new, intriguing perspective on innovation management which links well to recent sustainable entrepreneurship and corporate sustainability developments. This book takes up important key messages of stakeholder theory and the fact that modern societies and economies pursue multiple goals beyond conventional mono-focused profit maximization. Considering the influence of values such as humanity, self-enhancement and planetary survival shows that entrepreneurs and business organisations can have – and do pursue – manifold goals in their environmental and social innovations and business models.Stefan Schaltegger, Professor for Sustainability Management at the Centre for Sustainability Management (CSM), Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany
The values-based view on innovation advocated in this book offers a new perspective on how to understand, assess and manage business innovation. It makes an important contribution to a normative turn towards innovating by what is really worth caring about. It’s a must-read for students, lecturers and professionals interested in business management and ethics.Abraham Olivier, Head of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Fort Hare, South Africa
So much literature in innovation concerns the creation of financial value. In this book, Breuer and Ludeke-Freund offer a fresh view that broadens the notion of values and their role in innovation. This thought-provoking book challenges conventional wisdom about the nature and ultimate purpose of innovation in the modern business context. Well-chosen case spotlights illustrate concepts and show how leading companies integrate pro-social and pro-environmental values into their strategies. In a world where customers and stakeholders are expecting more of companies, this is a timely and much-needed volume.Michael Russo, Lundquist Professor of Sustainable Management; Center for Sustainable
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Logically, Breuer and Lüdeke-Freund do not just announce their point but carefully develop it through engagement with theory that they read against impactful business cases. Therefore, Values-Based Innovation Management is not just a handbook or purely theoretical work but a smart and well informed business book. Their material draws as well on insights on value and values from various strains of philosophy, sociology and management studies but also on cases where organizations were dedicated to real societal, ecological or cultural values. Besides informing their empirical work, these case studies can also be used in practical ways, e.g. to advance one’s own ideas and cases of values-based innovation, teaching a class of management students or doing business consulting.
The book is well written and provided me with highly inspiring reading experience. The authors took great care in making their arguments accessible for all kinds of readers. Innovation managers and entrepreneurs will profit from models and methods that are key to entrepreneurial success. Students and lecturers can dwell into the philosophical arguments, while time sensitive readers will appreciate the book being very well structured with graphical illustrations, reading guidelines, and iconographies that illustrate the important cornerstones. There is of course one question that this book cannot answer: What values should we and our businesses have and follow. These, as the book shows, can be liberal and progressive values that are oriented towards public, ecological wealth and so forth. However we also know that there can be much more utilitarian, hegemonic and even hazardous values operating within and out of businesses. Breuer and Lüdeke-Freund tends towards the first understanding of values taking a normative stand towards a more equitable world. Therefore I am looking forward to more cases and stories from this refreshing new view on innovation.