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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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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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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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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

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Design Your Life: Leveraging Design Thinking For Better Executive Health

May 26, 2016 • Emerging Ideas, INNOVATION, LEADERSHIP, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Steven P. MacGregor Why does management development focus almost solely on the neck up, when the demands placed on managers and executives touch every facet of their lives? In this article the author discusses a design-thinking approach to sustainable

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The Secret Life of Crowdfunding

May 24, 2016 • Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Entrepreneurship, Finance & Economics, INNOVATION, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (1)

By Adam J. Bock and Denis Frydrych Crowdfunding is a much-hyped tool for entrepreneurs to access capital anywhere in the world. While media and public perception have generally been positive, the data suggests high failure rates for crowdfunding campaigns. We

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Market Makers… Innovate your market, then innovate your business.

March 25, 2016 • Business Process, Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, INNOVATION, OPERATION, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Peter Fisk Peter Fisk explores how the next generation of businesses innovate from the future back, and outside in. They start by finding the best opportunities for future growth, then shaping these markets in their own vision, defining the space and

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Hey, You, Get Off of My Cloud What Stones Can Teach Us about Technology Innovation

March 25, 2016 • Big Data & Analytics, Emerging Ideas, INNOVATION, Surdak on Technology, TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

By Christopher Surdak In their 1960’s hit song, “Get Off of My Cloud,” Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones lament about others around them ruining their otherwise perfect sense of reality. Many of today’s business leaders are dealing with the same