- Paperback: 252 pages
- Publisher: Palgrave; 1st ed. 2017 edition (December 14, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1137516615
- ISBN-13: 978-1137516619
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,455,940 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Values-Based Innovation Management: Innovating by What We Care About 1st ed. 2017 Edition
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
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 Business Practices, Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship, Oregon, USA
This book is important. It explores in depth the hugely neglected topic of the ways in which normative values are crucial in shaping business model innovation, and does so with meticulous care and attention to detail. More than just an analysis, this book offers practical insights and methods for managers and entrepreneurs to unpack the potential of values to guide the structure and strategy of business. It is a rallying call to the passionate; truly a chance to celebrate innovating by what we care about.
Peter Wells, Professor of Business and Sustainability, Centre for Automotive Industry Research, Cardiff Business School, UK
"Innovation" is widely touted as a solution to our social, political and economic challenges. But what should this innovation look like and which values should unpin and engage employees, corporations and society in their pursuit of innovation? Breuer & Lüdeke-Freund make an important contribution by asking us to consider what we care about and showing practicing managers how values can be used as the driving force for successful innovation management.
Dr Steffen Conn, Operations Director, ISPIM – The International Society for Professional Innovation Management
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Top Customer Reviews
Values-Based Innovation Management: Innovating by What We Care About is an insightful and inspiring book that offers a new angle towards doing business. Business and media psychologists Henning Breuer’s and corporate sustainability researcher Florian Lüdeke-Freund’s publication is part of a much needed normative turn in management and innovation studies. As such it aims to be reflexive about and facilitate individual and organizational values to „inspire, direct and evaluate innovation“. Breuer and Lüdeke-Freund develop a vision of innovation management that aims not to strive for creating ‘The Next Big Thing’ on the market but to develop organizational visions and practices that go beyond purely economic strategy. This does not mean abandoning the significance of economic value for good. However, the authors compellingly argue, organizations should have (and as a matter of fact already have) values that transcend the creation of profits for their shareholders and create real value for societies, communities, ecologies etc.
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.