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Will Innovation Save the Planet? How the principles of successful innovation could slow global warming.

January 11, 2013 • INNOVATION, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Social ImpactComments (0)

By Morten Olsen “Combating climate change requires urgent and ambitious action,” proclaimed the RIO+20 summit held in June 2012. Yet, strong commitments failed to materialize in Rio or in preceding climate meetings in Mexico City or Copenhagen, despite an increasing realization that greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced to prevent potentially

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Disagreement to Convergence: Wisdom in Diversity

January 11, 2013 • INNOVATION, Global BusinessComments (0)

By Adam Kingl Teams typically desire harmony above all. The most common fear is that of conflict. The assumption is that conflict and effectiveness are mutually exclusive, or even the cause-and-effect reasoning that harmony contributes to effectiveness. The

‘Big Data’ vs. Quality Information: The Peculiarities of Information Markets

January 11, 2013 • INNOVATION, Digital Transformation, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

By Miklos Sarvary Big data versus quality information ‘Big Data’ is the new buzzword of today’s business world. Management consultants, corporate strategists and IT executives all ask the question: what to do differently in this new era of data

You Must Own Your Reputation: Networking, Entrepreneurship and Reputation

November 20, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Marketing & Consumers, EntrepreneurshipComments (0)

By Jim Pulcrano Reputation is owned by the people who gossip about you1.   You might also like: Reinvention: Critical to Business Success, but not Always Obvious Conflict Contagion: A Virus to Watch and Treat Early Strategic Transformation at Tennis

Softscaling: A New Growth Strategy for Volatile Environments

November 20, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Global BusinessComments (0)

By Ritu Agarwal and Peter Weill In an increasingly volatile world what were tried and true business maxims yesterday probably won’t work today. Just think Blockbuster and Borders. To understand how to thrive in volatile business environments we studied five

Reimagining Enterprise IT for an Uncertain Future

November 20, 2012 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, OPERATION, Business Process, Delivering Innovation - Accenture ResearchComments (0)

By Jeanne G. Harris, Allan E. Alter, Stéphane J.G. Girod and Iris A. Junglas The role of the information technology department is under scrutiny in a way that makes its past challenges seem almost quaint by comparison. Cloud computing services provide an

Reclaiming the Battlefield of Consumer Influence

September 20, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Global Business, Marketing & Consumers, Delivering Innovation - Accenture Research, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

By Paul F. Nunes and Joshua B. Bellin Companies are increasingly finding their marketing messages contradicted – or worse, turned against them – by a new set of “advisers.” These online channels, including TripAdvisor, and many more,

Neuroeconomics. An Emerging Field of Theory and Practice

July 22, 2012 • INNOVATION, Finance & Economics, Emerging IdeasComments (2)

By James Giordano, Roland Benedikter and Nadia Flores This article gives a short, introductory overview of basic aspects of the emerging field of neuroeconomics, as a contemporary approach to economic theory and practice. In many ways, neuroeconomics can be

When Spending Hurts

July 22, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Finance & Economics, Emerging IdeasComments (1)

By Nailya Ordabayeva and Pierre Chandon Thorstein Veblen coined the term conspicuous consumption in 1899 to describe spending with the intention of gaining social status.1 Back then, large estates, vintage silverware, and expensive clothes were the typical

Developing Trust and Relationships in the Supply Chain using Social Media

July 22, 2012 • INNOVATION, Emerging Ideas, Social MediaComments (1)

By Daniel E. O’Leary Social media facilitates gathering information and knowledge from disparate sources, which in turn allows sharing of information, knowledge and plans, all of which facilitate development of supply chain relationships and greater trust.