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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 managers from successfully initiating, implementing and managing business model innovation in

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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

Building the Everything Store: Amazon’s Cycles of Creativity and Circles of Destruction

May 31, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, OPERATION, Global Business, Business Process, Editors' Pick, Strategic Spotlight, Supply ChainComments (4)

By Sean Culey In just 20 years, Amazon has grown from an online startup focusing on selling books, to a devastating multi-platform, multi-industry technological disruptor, predicted to be worth $3 trillion by 2026. In his latest article, Sean Culey describes

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

The Odds of Successful Entrepreneurship: How to Overcome the Holy Grail Syndrome

May 23, 2016 • INNOVATION, Coaching, EntrepreneurshipComments (2)

By Tijs Besieux In this article, Tijs Besieux discusses the four steps to overcoming the Holy Grail Syndrome, which could hinder an entrepreneur’s road to success. Because what makes entrepreneurs successful is their ability to combine several talents and

Entrepreneurial Risks and the Joys that Come with Them

May 21, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Women in Leadership, EntrepreneurshipComments (0)

By Myra Strober Sometimes it is only with hindsight that one understands the benefits that come from taking an entrepreneurial risk. In 1974, Myra Strober helped to establish the center for research on women at Stanford, one of the first to be established in