A66 - A Measure Of Innovation
Pure Insight, Pure Insight, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
August 2006 -- Pages 2-5
This article gives a brief history of the evolution of innovation tools and techniques from the 1970s through the early 2000s, and discusses the rapid creation and obsolescence of new tool offerings as he demand for tools rose dramatically in the early phases of the innovation market. The 56 innovation tools that are generally available in the early 2000s are categorized into four groups, or types of tools. Parameters regarding pricing, cost of ownership, length of time to learn, manual versus software, and relative value are discussed. The article concludes with comments on measurement of innovation and measures for innovation.
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