The Innovation 50: Inc magazine has uncovered America's most innovative companies and features their best practices in "A Field Guide to Innovation," in the August 2002 issue. And while there are only so many pages in a magazine issue, there is plenty of room on the Web. So Inc.com highlights additional best practices from those highly inventive companies in these areas:

Idea Generation
Management Structure
Financing Innovation
Intellectual Property
Recruitment
Compensation
Managing Employees
Organization
Resource Allocation
Strategies