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Leading Global Innovation

Facilitating Multicultural Collaboration and International Market Success

Authors: Jensen, Karina R.

  • Includes data and case studies from leading innovative companies such as Philips, Siemens, Adobe, Samsung, Google, Lenovo, and Wipro
  • Helps the reader create and introduce innovative concepts that respond to international customer and market needs
  • Straddles both the academic and practitioner spheres to provide groundbreaking data and concrete, practical tools
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About this book

Responding to the need for organizations to improve global strategic planning and execution, this book presents a framework for effectively conceiving and executing new concepts for international markets. Filling an important gap in knowledge and research on global innovation, the author demonstrates how leaders can facilitate multicultural collaboration in service of organizational performance. Cases and findings are shared from international studies of over 200 leaders and 45 multinational firms with headquarters based in Asia, Europe, and North America. Leading Global Innovation provides a practice perspective with specific models and solutions for facilitating multicultural team collaboration, from concept to market. This book offers crucial guidance for executives, managers, consultants, and educators who would like to understand how to lead and orchestrate innovation in a culturally diverse and networked business environment.  

About the authors

Karina R. Jensen is a Practice Director at the Centre for Leadership and Effective Organisations and a Professor of Global Innovation and Leadership at NEOMA Business School in France. She is also the Founder and Managing Director of Global Minds Network, a consulting and training firm. An international management consultant, change facilitator, and educator with 20+ years of experience, she has launched and managed global products, services, and programs for leading multinational firms. Originally from San Francisco, she earned her PhD in international management at ESCP Europe in Paris.

Reviews

 
 “Karina Jensen has managed not only to give an up-to-date overview of the crucial aspects of the Innovation process, but she also has given quite some attention to the multi-cultural environment as an incubator for innovation. A must-read for those interested in how diversity and inclusion can help your organisation become more innovative.” (Fons Trompenaars, Author of bestselling Riding the Whirlwind: How to Create a Culture of Innovation)

“Based on case studies of multinationals, this book provides practical insights on driving innovation in a culturally diverse global environment. Timely book for trying times.” (Vijay Govindarajan, Coxe Distinguished Professor, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and Marvin Bower Fellow, Harvard Business School)

 “A thoroughly researched and insightful exposé of the challenges and means to drive a successful global innovation culture, agenda and in-market success. Well done!!” (Bryan Semkuley, Vice President, Global Innovation, Kimberly-Clark Professional)

“A fascinating and welcome look at the merger of multicultural understanding and global innovation. Based on extensive research, this book captures the challenges and solutions for facilitating multicultural collaboration in the crucial realm of innovation.” (Joyce Osland, Lucas Endowed Professor of Global Leadership and Executive Director, Global Leadership Advancement Center, San Jose State University)

“In our global economy, one of the key success factors in sustaining global innovation requires organisations to provide a creative space and open environment that supports multicultural team collaboration. Karina Jensen’s book provides a framework and guideline supporting organisational goals and ambitions.” (Sheryl Chamberlain, Vice President, Group Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships, Capgemini)

“If you are looking to transform your firm to become a truly global innovator this book is a must-read. The insights are extremely practical and useful and will help any organization looking to innovate.” (Brian Lawley, CEO and Founder, 280 Group)

“Innovation in the 21st century is being played out across an increasingly wide geographical stage. This book offers an excellent lens through which to explore some of these shifts and in particular helps us understand some of the strategic management challenges involved.” (John Bessant, Chair and Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Exeter)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction: Achieving Innovation in a Global and Dynamic Environment

    Jensen, Karina R.

    Pages 1-10

  • Leading Global Innovation and Collaboration

    Jensen, Karina R.

    Pages 13-32

  • From Global Strategy to Strategic Co-creation

    Jensen, Karina R.

    Pages 33-54

  • Communicating in a Multicultural and Networked World

    Jensen, Karina R.

    Pages 57-75

  • Listening to Local Market Voices

    Jensen, Karina R.

    Pages 77-94

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-53505-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $29.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-53504-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Leading Global Innovation
Book Subtitle
Facilitating Multicultural Collaboration and International Market Success
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-53505-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-53505-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-53504-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 182
Number of Illustrations and Tables
23 b/w illustrations
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