It is a systems world. This concise book uses a systems-based approach to show how innovation is ubiquitous in all facets of endeavors, including business, industry, government, and academia. The systems approach facilitates process design, evaluation, justification, and integration. This book explicitly highlights the crucial role of integration in any innovation project. It presents conceptual and operational definitions of innovation. Emphasis is placed on the context related to the theme of systems thinking--Provided by publisher.