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Have We Lost the Ability to Listen to Bad News?

December 1, 2016 • Emerging Ideas, INNOVATION, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Kim E. van Oorschot, Luk N. Van Wassenhove, Kishore Sengupta & Henk Akkermans Research shows that project managers continuously prioritised good vibes (positive, but subjective signals) over bad news (negative, but objective signals), which resulted in decisions of poor quality. Without understanding the root causes that generate the bad news and the

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Your Customer is Not Just King. He or She Can Be Your VC, Too!

December 1, 2016 • Entrepreneurship, Finance & Economics, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By John Mullins Are you looking for a venture capitalist to finance or grow your startup but you’re struggling in doing so? Surprisingly, perhaps, the vast majority of fast-growing companies get the funds they need from a much more hospitable and agreeable

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Reverse Innovation: A New World Order for Global Innovation?

December 1, 2016 • Emerging Ideas, INNOVATIONComments (0)

By Simone Corsi & Max von Zedtwitz Recognising the growing role that emerging economies play in the global innovation landscape, the article provides a measure for the extent of the phenomenon identifying Asia as the main source of a new threat – and

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Aargau – Scope for Life Sciences Innovations

September 27, 2016 • Global Business, INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

For many years, Switzerland has been one of the most innovative and competitive business locations in Europe, as demonstrated by various rankings such as the Global Innovation Index and the Innovation Union Scoreboard. The canton of Aargau, in particular, has

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The Bumpy Road to Business Model Innovation: Overcoming Cognitive and Organisational Barriers

September 21, 2016 • Emerging Ideas, INNOVATIONComments (0)

By Nicolai Foss & Tina Saebi Although proven that innovating a company’s business model can significantly increase performance, a majority of companies fail to do so. The authors discuss the various cognitive and organisational barriers that impede

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The Decoupling Effect of Digital Disruptors

July 28, 2016 • Business Process, Emerging Ideas, INNOVATIONComments (0)

By Thales S. Teixeira & Peter Jamieson A new wave of Internet startups is disrupting established businesses by the process of “decoupling”. In this article, the authors discuss how these new digital disruptors allow consumers to benefit from one

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Making 3D printing work for you: Defining Business Models for Additive Manufacturing

July 26, 2016 • Business Process, Emerging Ideas, INNOVATION, OPERATION, Supply ChainComments (2)

By Matthias Holweg, Kai Hoberg, Frits K. Pil, Jakob Heinen   Companies struggle to define the value proposition 3D printing brings: While the opportunities for improving products are obvious, how to generate value from it is not. Firms need to first examine

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A Call for Corporate Entrepreneurship

July 22, 2016 • Entrepreneurship, INNOVATIONComments (0)

By Jim Dewald Jim Dewald discusses the processes towards corporate entrepreneurship which are needed for organisations to achieve longevity and success in the evolving market.   I find it fascinating that corporations are inherently capable and

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Building the Everything Store: Amazon’s Cycles of Creativity and Circles of Destruction

May 31, 2016 • Business Process, Editors' Pick, Global Business, INNOVATION, OPERATION, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Supply ChainComments (4)

By Sean Culey In just 20 years, Amazon has grown from an online startup focusing on selling books, to a devastating multi-platform, multi-industry technological disruptor, predicted to be worth $3 trillion by 2026. In his latest article, Sean Culey describes

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Mastering Innovation in Family Firms: How to Resolve the Ability vs. Willingness Paradox

May 31, 2016 • Emerging Ideas, INNOVATION, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Succession PlanningComments (1)

By Alfredo De Massis and Federico Frattini Family firms represent a highly ubiquitous form of business organisation globally and are the backbone of many industrialised and developing world economies. This article discusses how can family firm managers use