About the Book :
"Change is the only constant". This true of the present as well as future. Change has always been there. But the elements of speed and surprise that now characterize the changes create more chaos. An institution has to learn to face chaos, tame chaos and "Thrive on chaos". This is possible only when an institution is flexible, adaptive and resilient by being highly innovative. Hence innovation turns out to be a key-result area. Survival of an enterprise as a socially meaningful and economically prosperous unit rests on its innovative ability. Get innovative or get dead is the grim advise of the pundits of management to industrial enterprises in the present fast changing turbulent business environment. Thus managing innovation becomes the priority concern and a guiding force for any industrial enterprise. To make a success of innovation, clear-cut understanding of the basics of "managing innovation" is necessary. The present book provides the basic inputs in the form of concepts and tasks relevant to managing innovation effectively.
About Author :
N.S. Sreenivasan, after obtaining his Masters Degree is Statistics from the University of Mysore, joined SQC and OR Division of the Indian Statistical Institute in 1956. He was extensively involved in consulting work related to Management of Quality in a large number of industrial as well as service organisations like hospital, transport. In 1975, he joined M/s IDL Chemicals LTD. He has several key assignments as Manager (QC), Manager (Safety), Production Manger, Works Manager, Chief Executive of the explosives manufacturing unit at Rourkela and now General Manager (Planning, Research and Development). He has published a number of papers on diverse subject like Quality, Safety, Personnel, Innovation and General Management in a number of national and international journals. His book on Management of Safety "Concepts and Tasks" published in 1984 has very well been received and had on extremely favorable review from several national and international journals. He is a founder-member of Indian Association for Quality and Reliability and an active member of Quality Circle Forum of India, Hyderabad Chapter.
V. Narayana after obtaining Masters degree in Statistics from the University of Mysore, joined the Statistical Quality Control and Operations Research Division of the Indian Statistical Institute in 1956. Since then he has been involved in promotion, training and consultancy in applications of Quality Management and SQC techniques in a number of different types of industries- Engineering, Pharmaceuticals, Textiles etc. He has been guest faculty at programmes organised by Administrative Staff College of India, Engineering Staff College of India, Engineering Staff College of India, National Institute for Small Industry Extension Training, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University etc. He is a founder member of the Indian Association for Quality & Reliability and Quality Circle Forum of India.