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A Primer on Theoretically Exploring the Field of Business Model Innovation

January 20, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Global Business, Business Model, Future of BusinessComments (1)

By Oliver Gassmann, Karolin Frankenberger and Roman Sauer Companies like Amazon, Uber, and Skype have become business strategy icons and the way they transformed industries can hardly be explained with classic strategy research. This article explores the field of Business Model Innovation which has become the cornerstone for the competitiveness of many

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The Chief Innovation Officer Should be in Charge of New Territories. Not More. Not Less.

January 9, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, INNOVATION, Emerging Ideas, Future of BusinessComments (2)

By Albert Meige An analysis with Google Trends on “Chief Innovation Officer” shows an increasing interest starting in 2010. The term was actually coined and described by Miller and Morris in 1998, but it seems to have only received interest in the past

The surprising habits of original thinkers | Adam Grant

December 31, 2016 • INNOVATION, Videos, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

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Have We Lost the Ability to Listen to Bad News?

December 1, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Emerging Ideas, Strategic SpotlightComments (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

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

December 1, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Finance & Economics, EntrepreneurshipComments (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

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

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