iij top 20 upcoming innovation books for 2012

There’s a growing interest in introducing an entrepreneurial approach to innovation, whether its happening inside or outside the established organisation

[20]  An Organizational Learning Approach to Process Innovations: 24 (Studies in Managerial and Financial Accounting) by Seleshi Sisaye and Jacob J. Birnberg. Published in hardcover – 12 Apr 2012.

[19]  Information, Technology, and the Future of Commerce: Business Model Innovation in a Connected World by John M. Jordan. Published in hardcover – 18 Apr 2012.

[18]  Construction Innovation and Process Improvement by Akintola Akintoye. Published in hardcover – 27 Apr 2012.

[17]  Venture Labor: Work and the Burden of Risk in Innovative Industries (Acting with Technology) by G Neff. Published in hardcover – 1 May 2012.

[16]  The Business Model Innovation Factory: How to Stay Relevant When The World is Changing by Saul Kaplan. Published in hardcover – 2 May 2012.

[15]  Governance Reimagined: Organizational Design, Risk, and Value Creation (Wiley Finance) by David R. Koenig. Published in hardcover – 16 May 2012.

[14]  Handbook of Entrepreneurship Research: An Interdisciplinary Survey and Introduction (International Handbook Series on Entrepreneurship) by Zoltan J. Acs and David B. Audretsch. Published in hardcover – 17 May 2012.

[13]  Cloud Surfing: A New Way to Look at Risk, Innovation, Scale and Success by Thomas M. Koulopoulos. Published in hardcover – 22 May 2012.

[12]  Perspectives on Supplier Innovation: Theories, Concepts and Empirical Insights on Open Innovation and the Integration of Suppliers (Series on Technology Management) by Alexander Brem and Joe Tidd. Published in hardcover – 30 May 2012.

[11]  Managing Complex Service Systems (Service Science: Research and Innovations in the Service Economy) by Richard Taylor and Christopher Tofts. Published in hardcover – 29 Jun 2012.

[10]  Innovation Reinvented: Six Games That Drive Growth (Rotman-Utp Publishing) by Roger Miller and Marcel Cote. Published in hardcover- 30 Jun 2012.

[9]    Getting Beyond Ideas: The Future of Rapid Innovation by Michael Schrage. Published in hardcover – 10 Oct 2012.

[8]    Innovation and Entrepreneurship: From the Idea to the Organization by Alain Bloch and Sophie Delerm. Published in hardcover – 1 Apr 2012.

[7]    Chance and Intent: Managing the Risks of Innovation and Entrepreneurship by David L. Bodde and Caron H. St. John. Published in paperback – 28 May 2012.

[6]    Rippling: How Social Entrepreneurs Spread Innovation Throughout the World by Beverly Schwartz and Ashoka. Published in hardcover – 5 Apr 2012.

[5]    The Founder’s Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup (The Kauffman Foundation Series on Innovation and Entrepreneurship) by Noam Wasserman. Published in hardcover – 21 Mar 2012.

[4]    Design Works: How to Tackle Your Toughest Innovation Challenges Through Business Design (Rotman-Utp Publishing) by Heather Fraser. Published in paperback – 30 Jun 2012.

[3]    Female Entrepreneurship and the New Venture Creation: An International Overview by Dafna Kariv. Published in Paperback – 11 Aug 2012.

[2]    When Tradition Turns into Innovation: How Firms Can Create and Appropriate Value Through Tradition by Antonio Messeni Petruzzelli and Vito Albino. Published in hardcover – 5 Dec 2012.

[1]    Innovation Generation: How to Produce Creative and Useful Scientific Ideas by Roberta B. Ness MD MPH. Published in hardcover – Apr 2012.

Here’s an introduction to Roberta Ness’s book:

Whether you are a student or an established scientist, researcher, or engineer, you can learn to be more innovative.

In Innovation Generation, internationally renowned physician and scientist Roberta Ness provides all the tools you need to cast aside your habitual ways of navigating the every-day world and to think “outside the box”.

Based on an extraordinarily successful program at the University of Texas, this book provides proven techniques to expand your ability to generate original ideas.

These tools include analogy, expanding assumptions, pulling questions apart, changing your point of view, reversing your thinking, and getting the most out of multidisciplinary groups, to name a few.

Woven into the discussion are engaging stories of famous scientists who found fresh paths to innovation, including groundbreaking primate scientist Jane Goodall, father of lead research Herb Needleman, and physician Ignaz Semmelweis, whose discovery of infection control saved millions.

Finally, the book shows how to combine your newly acquired skills in innovative thinking with the normal process of scientific thinking, so that your new abilities are more than playthings. Innovation will power your science.


Here’s an extract from her biography:

Roberta B. Ness, MD, MPH, a recognized expert in women’s health research, became dean of The University of Texas School of Public Health in November 2008.

Dr. Ness also holds the M. David Low Chair in Public Health and is a professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Disease Control.

Dr. Ness is also vice president of innovation for The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

She is an adjunct professor in the Department of Epidemiology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and adjunct professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at The University of Texas Medical School, a part of UTHealth.

She is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science, a fellow of the American College of Physicians and past-president of the American College of Epidemiology.

Dr. Ness was formerly chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health where she was a professor of epidemiology, medicine, and obstetrics and gynecology.

She also served as director of the Epidemiology of Women’s Health Program in the Department of Epidemiology.

Dr. Ness was on the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh beginning in 1993 and served as interim dean from 2005-2006.

Prior to 1993 she was on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Ness received her MD from Cornell University and her MPH from Columbia University.

She has been at the forefront of women’s health research, being one of the first to propose the research paradigm now termed “gender based biology” in her book titled, Health and Disease among Women (Oxford U Press, 1999).

In 200 peer-reviewed publications and over 20 federally funded grants, Dr. Ness has explored the epidemiology of ovarian cancer, preeclampsia and pelvic inflammatory disease; adverse pregnancy and perinatal outcomes, links between reproductive history and cardiovascular disease and bacterial sexually transmitted infections.

Dr. Ness is a frequent advisor to the National Institutes of Health, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Department of Defense.

She has taken part in several reports for the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science.

Dr. Ness is past-president of the American College of Epidemiology and has served as a member of its board of directors since 2004.

Recently, she became the founding chair of the Joint Policy Committee of the Societies of Epidemiology – the first organization to coordinate joint policy actions among 14 epidemiology societies.

Dr. Ness is an associate editor of the American Journal of Epidemiology, and on the editorial boards of Annals of Epidemiology, and WHO STD Bulletin.

She is an elected member of the prestigious American Society for Clinical Investigation, Delta Omega Honorary, and the American Epidemiologic Society.

Other honors include a 1996 Leadership Award from the Family Health Council of Central Pennsylvania and the 2006 Laureate Award from the American College of Physicians.

She was selected by the Society for General Internal Medicine as the 2008 Distinguished Professor of Women’s Health.