The Art of Managing Innovation Problems and Opportunities
Authors:Katarina Košmrlj, Klemen Širok,Borut Likar, University of Primorska, Slovenia
This Book is intended for both those who wish to include elements of innovation in their academic work processes as well as people who wish to use it in praxis and who would like to structure and improve their existing processes of innovation. It focuses primarily on the management of the pre-invention phase or so-called fuzzy front end of innovation, i.e. the identification of problems and innovation opportunities. The Book brings together a selection of some well and less known methods, together with a number of newly deliberated techniques and complex web supported approaches. It should be noted that some of the methods are original.
Not only in the Slovenian area, but also in the wider international scientific community the pre-invention phase proves to be somewhat neglected. Accordingly, this Book should serve as an original approach aimed at systemising the fuzziness of the front end of innovation. It is a useful accompanying tool in the realisation of processes facilitated by curiosity, imagination and the desire to succeed.
English, Italian, Slovenian version of the Book