Organising Innovation: A Management Study

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  • Author :Ishwar Dayal
  • Year of Publication :1991
  • ISBN: :9788170223689
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 122
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Management

About the Book :

This book explores why the output of research and that of national level educational institutions is below the expected level, or low when compared with similar institutions abroad. Why do scientists feel that they can produce more in one summer assignment abroad than they can in two years in home institutions. The book deals with the management of innovative organisations. How do rules rather than ideas become initiators of action. How does standardisation or the bureaucratic culture replace innovative action. The book analyses the process of standardisation and how the institutional management become less effective in dealing with local problems. How do the employees and the scientists selectively sidetrack the rules which are created to make them feel secure. The book has emphasised that the failure of innovative institutions is due less to lack of leadership as to factors relating to standardisation, inadequate role of the governance system and employee needs for security and structure. Prof. Dayal has interviewed in depth 15 research and educational institutional heads and many scientists. In analyzing situations, he has also used his experience of over twenty years in directional roles and several years before that as teacher and researcher.

About Author :

The Author is Professor Emeritus at the Management Development Institute, Gurgaon. He completed his assignment as founder Director of the fourth national level Institute of Management at Lucknow in July 1988. Prior to this; Chief Technical Adviser, International Labour Organization in Lagos, Nigeria; Director, Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi and Senior Professor at Indian Institute of Management at Calcutta and later in Ahmedabad. Prof. Dayal came to teaching in 1963 after having worked for about 15 years in senior managerial positions in industry. Prof. Dayal has been consultant to many large organizations in India such as Life Insurance Corporation, Air India, Indian Airlines, Mafatlal Industries, Balmer Lawrie Group, DCM and others. He has served on several commissions and committees of the Union and State Governments. Prof. Dayal has served on the Corporate Boards of several organizations such as Bharat Electronics Ltd., Indo-Burmah Petroleum, Indian Oil Corporation, National Textile Corporation and others. Prof. Dayal has published 22 books and monographs and over 250 papers in journals and periodicals in India and abroad.