This in-dpeth article applies ideas from Complex Adaptive Systems theory to develop a model for innovation which, in turn, leads to appropriate methods for its management. The article applies the general construct of Axelrod and Cohen to innovation, leading to a clear set of actions managers can take to advance the process.
Harvey Dershin holds an MS in Engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles and is a Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma. He has been a Senior Executive in companies large and small and has more than 50 years of experience in engineering, research, and management in commercial, industrial, non-profit and consulting organizations. His publications and presentations span the gamut from basic engineering research to innovation management.