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Reverse Innovation: A New World Order for Global Innovation?

December 1, 2016 • INNOVATION, Emerging IdeasComments (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 opportunity – for Western companies: reverse innovation.   Introduction With production and

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A New Model for the Future of Customer Relationships

December 1, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Marketing & Consumers, Business Model, Editors' PickComments (0)

 By Yoram (Jerry) Wind and Catharine Hays, with Alexa de los Reyes The fundamental relationships among brands, media, and people are being transformed at an unprecedented rate, necessitating a new definition of customer relationships. This article offers

What causes managers to change their business model?

November 27, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Business Model, Strategic Spotlight, TransformationComments (1)

By Tina Saebi, Lasse Lien and Nicolai Foss Business models define how companies create, deliver and capture value. But business models are not static – they need to be adapted to changing conditions. This article discusses what causes managers to change

A Wake-Up-Call for the Boards on Innovation

November 24, 2016 • INNOVATION, Corporate GovernanceComments (0)

By Alessandro Di Fiore, Jonas Vetter and Joachim von Heimburg Today, innovation is not limited to products, but includes business models. Boards can play a critical role in shaping a balanced ambidexterity, raising the company executives’ strategic

Aargau – Scope for Life Sciences Innovations

September 27, 2016 • INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Global BusinessComments (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

Creative Strategy and the Business of Design

September 22, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Marketing & Consumers, Business ModelComments (1)

By Douglas Davis Creatives get various demands and design requests from clients, but there’s this exact same request hidden in all of it: “Solve my problem.” In this article, Douglas Davis explains the need to explore the words behind the pictures and

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

September 21, 2016 • INNOVATION, Business Model, Emerging IdeasComments (1)

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

The Decoupling Effect of Digital Disruptors

July 28, 2016 • INNOVATION, Business Process, Emerging IdeasComments (1)

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

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

A Call for Corporate Entrepreneurship

July 22, 2016 • INNOVATION, EntrepreneurshipComments (1)

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