Enabling Innovation

Innovative Capability - German and International Views

  • Sabina Jeschke
  • Ingrid Isenhardt
  • Frank Hees
  • Sven Trantow

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Sven Trantow, Frank Hees, Sabina Jeschke
    Pages 1-13
  3. Management of Uncertainty – Key to Innovation

  4. Developing Skills, Work Systems, Work Processes – an Innovative Challenge

  5. Innovative Capability and Change of Work

  6. Intellectual Capital – Human Potential as Factor of Innovation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 305-305
    2. Sabine Bischoff, Gergana Vladova, Sabina Jeschke
      Pages 337-347
    3. Ahmed Bounfour
      Pages 373-373
    4. Bodo von der Heiden, Verena Bock, Anja Richert, Sabina Jeschke
      Pages 375-388
    5. Sebastiaan Meijer, Wim Veen
      Pages 389-392
    6. Hank Kune
      Pages 407-413
  7. Findings from the German R&D Program “Working – Learning – Developing Skills. Potential for Innovation in a Modern Working Environment”

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 415-415
    2. Max Haarich, Sylvia Sparschuh, Claudio Zettel, Sven Trantow, Frank Hees
      Pages 417-433
    3. Ingo Leisten, Ursula Bach, Frank Hees
      Pages 435-450

About this book


The capability to innovate in an on-going manner is emerging as a decisive key factor in today's world of business and work. The ability to stay competitive is becoming identical with the ability to innovate. This book originated from the research and development project “International Monitoring” and outlines the topic of innovative capability from a practice-oriented angle. Contributions of German and international experts offer an enlightening glimpse behind the scenes of innovations. The central issue is not the description of features of successful innovation processes or how innovations can be efficiently controlled and managed, but under which conditions they can emerge in the first place. In what way can individuals, organizations, networks and societies be enabled to continuously induce innovations?


company innovation innovative capability knowledge work

Editors and affiliations

  • Sabina Jeschke
    • 1
  • Ingrid Isenhardt
    • 2
  • Frank Hees
    • 3
  • Sven Trantow
    • 4
  1. 1., ZLW/IMA & IfU - Faculty of Mechanical EnRWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  2. 2., ZLW/IMA & IfURWTH AachenAachenGermany
  3. 3.ZLW, ZLW/IMA & IfURWTH AachenAachenGermany
  4. 4., ZLW/IMA & IfURWTH AachenAachenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-24502-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-24503-9
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