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Is Your Innovation Strategy Ready to Meet the 21st Century?

March 2, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Global Business, Emerging Ideas, Future of BusinessComments (0)

By Tamara Bekefi and Marc J. Epstein We are living in the midst of great change. The impacts of climate change, social issues, and technology are altering the way we live and work. Water scarcity, greater competition for basic inputs resulting from shifting weather patterns, and a growing population will impact business in far-reaching ways. …

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Creating an Omnichannel Supply Chain for Branded Manufacturers: The Untapped Potential for Growth

February 28, 2017 • INNOVATION, OPERATION, Business Process, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Michael Hu and Sunil Chopra In today’s omnichannel world, the distinction between brands and retailers is of little interest to consumers. They will buy from whoever is best able to “deliver the goods.” Branded manufacturers can take advantage of

Beyond Markets: Entrepreneurship in the Civil Society

February 7, 2017 • INNOVATION, Emerging Ideas, EntrepreneurshipComments (0)

By Pablo Munoz Entrepreneurship, as a societal phenomenon, is not embedded in those abstractions we call markets, but rather in what we do daily, oftentimes unintentionally and even accidentally, simply as a result of just doing stuff.   In recent years, we

After After-Sales: New Business Models Tempt, Fail Industry

January 27, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, MBA & Executive Education, Global Business, Marketing & Consumers, Business ModelComments (0)

By Olaf Plötner The after-sales-based business models of industrial enterprises are endangered. Simultaneously, modern data-based technologies enable the development of complex service solutions – so called business models 4.0. Olaf Plötner, Dean of

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

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

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