Knowledge and Innovation
A Comparative Study of the USA, the UK and Japan
By (author) Helen E. Brown
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Knowledge and Innovation by Helen E. Brown
Book DescriptionThis new book presents case studies from the US, the UK and Japan. Packed full of vignettes from cases studies and subscribing to a socio-cultural approach rather than the often tacit assumption that knowledge and 'technology transfer' is a logistical problem, this excellent volume illuminates the often misunderstood process of knowledge transfer. Arguing that partnership between public and private sector organizations can take many forms, some of which are very complicated Brown shows that 'partnership' should not be prescribed as a panacea for the delivery of complex policy in education, health and economic regeneration. Instead policy makers need to adopt a much more subtle and sophisticated concept of multi-agency partnership that acknowledges the time and effort needed to build trust and new shared practices. Taking issue with weak theories of change endemic in some policies and emphasizing the process of knowledge creation and the significance of consequent changes in the dynamics of human relations Brown conceptualizes innovation as collaboration between diverse organizations and individuals, the result of which is organizational learning. This book will be of great interest to students and researchers interested in policy studies, business and management and education, as well as policy makers engaged with communities of practice theory.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415416634
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Helen E. Brown
Knowledge and Innovation, Paperback (May 2012)
With case studies from the US, the UK and Japan, this text is packed full of vignettes from cases studies and subscribing to a socio-cultural approach rather than the often tacit assumption that knowledge and 'technology transfer' is a logistical problem, this text illuminates the often misunderstood process of knowledge transfer.
Women Organizing, Hardback (December 1991)» View all books by Helen E. Brown
Intended for students of women's studies, organization management, sociology, and social work, this book analyzes and explains what is special about the way women organize. The author refers to real life struggles of groups of women seeking to manage without becoming bureaucratized.
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