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The Decoupling Effect of Digital Disruptors

By Thales S. Teixeira & Peter Jamieson A new wave of Internet startups is disrupting established businesses by the process of “decoupling”. In this article,...

Making 3D printing work for you: Defining Business Models for Additive Manufacturing

By Matthias Holweg, Kai Hoberg, Frits K. Pil, Jakob Heinen   Companies struggle to define the value proposition 3D printing brings: While the opportunities for...

A Call for Corporate Entrepreneurship

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...

Redesigning Leadership: Design, Technology, Business + Life

By John Maeda and Becky Bermont There is a simple saying in Japanese that epitomizes the nature of striving for excellence, “Ue ni wa ue...

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

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,...
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Mastering Innovation in Family Firms: How to Resolve the Ability vs. Willingness Paradox

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...

Design Your Life: Leveraging Design Thinking For Better Executive Health

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...

The Secret Life of Crowdfunding

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

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...

Market Makers… Innovate your market, then innovate your business.

By Peter Fisk Peter Fisk explores how the next generation of businesses innovate from the future back, and outside in. They start by finding the...

Hey, You, Get Off of My Cloud What Stones Can Teach Us about...

By Christopher Surdak In their 1960’s hit song, “Get Off of My Cloud,” Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones lament about others around them ruining...

Industry 4.0: How Businesses in Aargau are Mastering Technological Change

Businesses operating in Switzerland are particularly exposed to global competition. High production costs and the strong Swiss franc mean that they are forced to...

Why Robots May Not Be Taking Your Job – at least, not in...

How Organisations Can Embrace Automation By Leslie Willcocks In this article Professor Willcocks discusses the reality of robots, what they mean for ‘human’ jobs and how...

The Appearance of Innovation

By Alessandro Di Fiore, Elisa Farri and Andrea Segnalini Developing innovation capabilities is no longer enough. For organisations, innovation marketing is the next frontier.   Appearances are...

Design, When Everybody Designs

Social innovation and design for a new economy By Ezio Manzini In a fast and profoundly changing world everybody designs. The result of this diffuse designing...

What We (Think We) Know May Not Be So

How to Get (More of) What You Want in Negotiations By Margaret A. Neale and Thomas Z. Lys The results of empirical research on the performance...

Collaborative Innovation as Ultimate Driver of Growth

By Mark Esposito and Terence Tse Entrepreneurship is the key to economic growth, and right now, Europe’s economy difficulties need solutions. This article discusses the...

Sharing Business Ownership to Execute Your Strategy

By Felix Barber and Michael Goold Co-owners sharing business rewards do not need to take on the same mix of responsibilities; instead, to create more...

Why The Circular Economy Matters

By Terence Tse, Mark Esposito, and Khaled Soufani A Circular Economy represents not just a paradigm shift that waste is reconstructed to resources through reuse...

What Companies Must Do Now That Better Is Also Cheaper

By Paul F. Nunes and Larry Downes Industry-disrupting products used to enter the market as inferior but more affordable versions of existing offerings, giving incumbents...

Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: Fixing the Triple Helix

By Adam J Bock and David Johnson In knowledge-intensive fields, new ventures live or die within entrepreneurial ecosystems. This article shows how policymakers can...

Careering Off Track: The New World of Work

By Adrian Furnham Today, the idea of a ‘job for life’ is, for many people, neither possible nor desirable.  The concept of the career has,...

Mobile Technology Meets Social Innovation: Reflections on progress and challenges

By Ken Banks Talk is good, or so they say. But too much talk and not enough action isn’t. After working for the past twelve...

How an Accelerator can Catalyse your Ecosystem

By Pekka Sivonen, Paolo Borella, Llewellyn D W Thomas and Dmitry Sharapov Many industries from IT to car manufacturing, robotic and biotechnology, competition is moving...

Are You – And Your Company – Prepared For The Future Of Work In...

Assessing Your Level Of Preparedness In 10 Key Domains1 By Simon L. Dolan, Alex Makarevich and Kristine Marin Kawamura This article describes 10 key dimensions that...

Your Seventh Sense: Beyond Mindfulness

By William Duggan In this article, Willian Duggan explores the practice of Free Your Mind, a way to turn stress into strategy and to turn...

Aargau, Switzerland – The Centre for High-Tech Industries

Welcome to Aargau – the Swiss high-tech canton with a Triple A rating. In Aargau, where the number of people working in R&D is...

Behavioral Strategy: Thoughts and Feelings in the Decision-making Process, the Unconscious and the Company’s...

By Claudia Nagel It is evident that the psychology of the decision-making person – to a certain extent the human factor – plays an important...

Learn or Die: Every Business Will Be In The Business of Learning

By Edward D. Hess The velocity of business change will increase over the next decade driven by technology advances making the speed and quality of...

Aargau – The Swiss High-Tech Canton in Hot Pursuit of Silicon Valley

"Hightech Aargau" is a program of the Aargau government to encourage innovation and growth. With that, the canton of Aargau aims to become the...

Actions Speak Louder Than Words – Why Adaptive Non-Verbal Communication is a Key Leadership...

By Dr Connson Locke Non-verbal communication is extremely influential in interpersonal encounters, and knowing how to leverage non-verbal signals effectively can be a key leadership...

Creativity at Work

By Adrian Furnham Creativity is not an easy topic to research and few serious scientists conduct work in the area. First, creativity is difficult to...

Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader

By Herminia Ibarra In this excerpt from her book, Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader Herminia Ibarra discusses what she describes as the...

The Rise of the Mobility Maker

Forward-thinking fleet managers can spark sustainable change by re-evaluating their roles and pursuing a new approach to Business Mobility. Just a few years ago‭, ‬the...

Reinvention: Critical to Business Success, but not Always Obvious

By Lloyd E. Shefsky Strategic reinvention is a powerful engine for value creation, but business leaders sometimes miss opportunities to harness it. Lloyd Shefsky uses...

The Dawn of a New Era in Business Computing

By David Stokes In 2013 it was estimated that 90% of all of the data in the world had been generated in the preceding two...

Sustainable Business Model Innovation to Create Value in a World of Finite Resources

By Christophe Sempels and Jonas Hoffmann We have jumped into an era of scarce resources. The related impacts will crescendo in the coming decades but...

Creating Collaborative Advantage

By John Sutherland Successful collaboration between businesses can have myriad advantages. In this article, John Sutherland talks us through four key aspects for successful collaboration...

Innovation Strategy

By Christoph Loch and Stelios Kavadias Many top level executives are still hopelessly behind when it comes to designing an effective innovation strategy in the...

Opening the Eyes of the Digitally Myopic!

By Eric Duffaut There are none so blind as those who will not see. They’ll probably go bankrupt too. It has never been easier to...

Improving Digital Innovation in Large Enterprise: Strengthening e-Leadership at C-level

By Joe Peppard, Simon Robinson and Tobias Hüsing If your company doesn’t want to miss out on the new opportunities IT offers for business innovation,...

The Innovator’s Method

By Nathan Furr and Jeff Dyer Innovation is about uncertainty and nonstandard processes, so why is it that management literature and advice still deals...

The World Business Forum New York

By Henrietta Morris “We have to unlearn what we think we know about leadership.” – Linda Hill This was the message, in this instance boldly stated

Incorporate Innovation into your Business Model

Interview with Jeff Rosenthal Innovation is a surefire way to achieve growth and success for your company. Below Jeff Rosenthal, CEO of the UC Berkeley...

The End of Competitive Advantage

Interview with Rita McGrath The European Business Review talks to Forbes’ #6 most influential business thinker, Rita McGrath, about innovation, the end of competitive advantage,...

How We Teach: Innovation

Interview with Bangor Business School In our quest to keep you up to date with the latest research in business education, we talk to John...

Swarm Economics: How 3D Manufacturing Will Change the Shape of the Global Economy

By Olaf Groth, Mark Esposito and Terence Tse The collaborative economy and commons are challenging the way

Building an Innovation Mindset

By Jeff Gaspersz The prime source of the innovation power in any firm lies in the mind of its employees. When they are mentally prepared...

Growth Through Innovation: Innovation Principles for the Technology-Driven Enterprise

By R. Boutellier and M. Heinzen Technology is the key to our growth, but with it comes many risks. Below, Roman Boutellier and Mareike Heinzen...

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