Naushad Forbes "From Followers to Leaders: Managing Innovation in Newly Industrializing Countries"
Routledge | 2002-04-24 | ISBN: 0415251753 | 240 pages | PDF | 1 MB
This book centres on the ways in which ordinary firms can improve technology management. It provides a welcome alternative to the existing literature that focuses almost exclusively on leading edge firms such as IBM or Microsoft.
The authors argue that succeeding as a follower-firm requires learning from many experiences and avoiding simplistic 'how-to' approaches that prescribe one best practice. They assert that there are many 'leading edges' and that they appear in the most unlikely places. The book contains major case studies of firms from industries as diverse as pharmaceuticals, software, garments, beer and steel, drawn from twelve different countries.
From a follower perspective, individual chapters cover: