Just published: New Book “Discontinuous Innovation – Learning to Manage the Unexpected”


“Discontinuous Innovation – Learning to Manage the Unexpected” is the title of our new book published by Imperial College Press. This book – edited by Kathrin M. Möslein jointly with Peter Augsdörfer, John Bessant, Bettina von Stamm and Frank Piller – showcases experiences and learnings from leading innovators in business practice and research. It has its roots in almost a decade of innovation and co-creation experience in the International Innovation Lab Initiative and captures the spirit of collaboration, exchange of knowledge and experimenting with radically new approaches as part of the initiative.

For the International Innovation Lab Initiative please click here: http://innovation-lab.org/

For the book please click here: [Amazon Link]

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The Book

This book is based on the findings, issues and questions related to an ongoing decade-old research project named The Discontinuous Innovation Lab (DI-Lab). The research project focuses on discontinuous innovation in more than thirteen countries, most of which are European, and provides useful insights into its different challenges.
It also raises several questions related to the subject, some of which are: How do firms pick up weak signals on emerging - and possibly radically different - innovation? What should firms do when these weak signals hit their mainstream process? What are the criteria for allocating resources to a strategic innovation project? What actions should firms take to avoid being left out by the corporate immune system? And how should firms organize projects that often break existing rules and require new rules to be created?
This book attempts to provide answers to the above-mentioned questions by gathering information from the research project and also from firms that have tried exploring various ideas, models and insights to tackle discontinuous innovation. Written in a simple and accessible manner, this book will be of interest to both practitioners and academics alike.