Managing Innovation and Standards [electronic resource] : A Case in the European Heating Industry / by Paul Moritz Wiegmann.
Contributor(s): SpringerLink (Online service)Material type: TextPublisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Pivot, 2019Edition: 1st ed. 2019Description: XIII, 171 p. 4 illus. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783030015329Subject(s): Management | Industrial management | Innovation/Technology Management | ManagementAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No title; Printed edition:: No title; Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 658.514 LOC classification: HD28-70Online resources: Click here to access online
Introduction – Rooting the Study in the Theoretical Context -- Background on Methodology and Case -- Standards, Regulation and Conformity Assessment for mCHP -- Managing Standards for mCHP on Company Level -- Industry Level Collaboration in mCHP Standardisation and Regulation -- Building a Grounded Theory on Managing Standards in Innovation Contexts -- Conclusions – Managing Standards in Innovation within the Company and Beyond.
This book provides an in-depth study of the management of standards and regulation in sustainable and radical innovation development. It considers the case of micro Combined Heat and Power (mCHP) technology. The developers of this radical innovation in the European heating sector encountered major conflicts when attempting to create or adapt standards when bringing the technology to market. Utilising rich research data and interviews with key actors, the author uses this case to derive a grounded theory on the management of standards and regulation during an innovation process. The results also have important implications for innovators, which are reflected in clear advice for practice.