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

July 26, 2016 • INNOVATION, OPERATION, Business Model, Business Process, Emerging Ideas, 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 its potential and risks along three dimensions: product innovation, customisation, and complexity.

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

May 31, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Emerging Ideas, 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

Design Your Life: Leveraging Design Thinking For Better Executive Health

May 26, 2016 • LEADERSHIP, INNOVATION, Emerging Ideas, 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

The Secret Life of Crowdfunding

May 24, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Finance & Economics, Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, EntrepreneurshipComments (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

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

March 25, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, OPERATION, Business Process, Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Strategic SpotlightComments (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

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

March 25, 2016 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Digital Transformation, Emerging Ideas, Surdak on 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

Why Robots May Not Be Taking Your Job – at least, not in the next 10 years

March 25, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, People Management, Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Strategic Spotlight, TransformationComments (5)

How Organisations Can Embrace Automation By Leslie Willcocks In this article Professor Willcocks discusses the reality of robots, what they mean for ‘human’ jobs and how organisation and workers can tap into the benefits of automation. You might also

The Appearance of Innovation

January 20, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Editors' Pick, Emerging IdeasComments (1)

By Alessandro Di Fiore, Elisa Farri and Andrea Segnalini Developing innovation capabilities is no longer enough. For organisations, innovation marketing is the next frontier.   You might also like: Enhancing value through customer centric supply chain

Design, When Everybody Designs

January 20, 2016 • INNOVATION, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Emerging Ideas, Social ImpactComments (3)

Social innovation and design for a new economy By Ezio Manzini In a fast and profoundly changing world everybody designs. The result of this diffuse designing is that society as a whole can be seen as a huge laboratory in which new social forms, solutions and

What We (Think We) Know May Not Be So

January 20, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

How to Get (More of) What You Want in Negotiations By Margaret A. Neale and Thomas Z. Lys The results of empirical research on the performance of negotiators offers many surprising, and often counterintuitive findings that are often at odds with the commonly