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Information for InnovationManaging Change from an Information Perspective$
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Stuart Macdonald

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780199241477

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241477.001.0001

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Sources of Information for Change and Innovation

Sources of Information for Change and Innovation

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Information for Innovation

Stuart Macdonald

Oxford University Press

This chapter explains where information is gathered, and how it affects change and innovation. It starts by providing examples on how the Japanese adapted to technology change by using methods that would change the way they obtain information. The chapter continues by providing obvious sources of information that would fit the needs of a certain organization. External sources of information are also explained. It is then related to the not-invented-here (NIH) syndrome, a situation in which organizations reject external sources of information that when applied would seem to change the way they obtain information, and in turn affect their products. The chapter ends by explaining how external information can be controlled and screened to meet the organizations' specifications. Less obvious sources of external information are also provided.

Keywords:   sources of information, change, innovation, NIH syndrome, external information, information screening, information search

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