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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...

Envisioning the Opportunities Presented by the Resource Revolution

By Stefan Heck and Matt Rogers Conventional wisdom predicts stagnating economic growth, extreme resource depletion, accelerating commodity price inflation, and increasing pollution as consuming classes...

Economic Development: It’s About Placemaking

By Richard Ball As we progress towards a knowledge-based economy, strategies for economic development must increasingly take into account the importance of place. Here, Richard...

Public-Value Exchanges – New Platforms for Matching Capital to Social Need

By William D. Eggers and Paul Macmillan New models of exchange are critical to the solution economy. They hold the secret to attracting capital of...

From Great to Gone

By Peter Lorange and Jimmi Rembiszewski New consumers demand a new breed of innovations in the products and services they are using. Below, Peter Lorange...

Agile Business Model Innovation

By Adam J. Bock and Gerry George Business model innovation(BMI) is risky, but when companies do it with agility, they thrive. This article looks at...
global business strategy

Demographic Changes in the Workplace

By Andrés Hatum The global ageing population and the new generation of young professionals entering the market are changing the shape of the workplace. Companies...

The Magic of Innovation

By Stefan Thomke and Jason Randal Why do certain product and service experiences seem to have that undeniable “wow” factor, while others disappoint customers? Perhaps...
operations and supply chain management

Designing Luxury Experience

By Vadim Grigorian and Francine Espinoza Petersen In luxury brand management, experiences are essential. However, most of what we know about designing customer experiences originates...

Smart Specialisation and Economic Opportunity in the South West

By Richard Ball The city of Exeter is proactively developing its credentials as a true exponent of “smart specialisation”, one of the pillars of the...

People: A Key to Innovation Capability

By Scott J. Edgett Top performing companies recognise that successful innovation is inherently complex. Below, Scott J. Edgett argues that no matter how much...

Want More Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurship? Go Low-Tech!

By Terence Tse and Mark Esposito Promoting entrepreneurship is increasingly seen as a way to revive stagnant economies. Below, Terence Tse and Mark Esposito argue...

Delivering Innovation in Unified Communications

The business world is one of constant change. Technology lets us reach colleagues, customers, and partners whenever and wherever needed; yet each innovation brings...

Innovation: A Critical Capability

By Scott J. Edgett An organisation that believes in the importance of innovation takes the steps necessary to ensure it is a top performer. Below,...

Staying Power: Managing Innovation in an Uncertain World

By Michael A. Cusumano In December 2005, I was invited by Oxford University to deliver the 2009 Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies and then to...

The Solution Economy: A New Way to Solve Social Problems

By William D. Eggers and Paul Macmillan In recent years an entire economy of societal problem solvers have emerged to tackle old problems in new...

How to Boost the Insight Generation Power of Your Workforce in Innovation

By Alessandro Di Fiore In a knowledge society, a company’s competitive advantage derives from the capability to generate and apply insights to innovation. Below, Alessandro...

Stop the Nonsense! Innovation is a Discipline.

By Jay Rao For most firms, innovation is more a slogan or aspiration than a managed practice. Below, Jay Rao shows that for the best...
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A Framework for Organizational Storytelling

By Janis Forman Taken from chapter 2 of Storytelling in Business: The Authentic and Fluent Organization, this excerpt focuses on the importance of authenticity, the...

Mindfulness, Mindlessness, and Work

By Michael Pirson While mindfulness was originally developed as an individual concept, it has been transferred to the organisational level in the context of research...

Leading towards Change of Ethics and Caring: Resisting Temptation and Reaping the Benefits

By Riane Eisler, Simon L. Dolan & Mario Raich Businesses stand at a crossroads, and our current systems are not sustainable given the present economic...

The End of Competitive Advantage

By Rita McGrath Businesses are competing in increasingly volatile and uncertain global situations. Below, Rita McGrath suggests that stability, not change, is the state that...

Big Data Meets Big Brother: The Privacy Risks of Big Data

By Viktor Mayer-Schönberger & Kenneth Cukier In Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier...

Dynamism and Discontinuity: Eight Trends in the Business Environment that will Shape Strategy

By Mike Canning & Eamonn Kelly The need for bold strategies to capitalise on the dynamism of our times has never been greater. Below, Mike...
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Competitive Advantage Through HR Innovation

By Upamali Amarakoon, Jay Weerawardena, & Martie-Louise Verreynne Despite great recognition for human resources (HR) as a source of value addition within firms, HR innovation...

Designing Inspiring Futures: Six Lessons of Sustainable Innovation

By Steven P. MacGregor & Tamara Carleton Sustainability remains the key term for our future world. As Steven P. MacGregor and Tamara Carleton embark on...

Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Development

By Wim Naudé & Adam Szirmai   What is the relationship between technological innovation, entrepreneurship and development? Is it better for developing countries to adapt existing...

ShoreTel: Brilliantly Simple Business Solutions

With ShoreTel, organisations enjoy freedom of choice. ShoreTel’s purpose-built solutions remove the barriers and complexities that other providers throw in the way, and with...

How Enterprises Exploit Five Digital Capabilities to Globalise

By Siew Kien Sia, Peter Weill & Christina Soh Some of the most successful enterprises have embraced global diversity and operate nimbly in multiple countries...

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

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

Security-as-a-Service: At Your Service

By David Sandin David Sandin, product manager of Clavister shows how new approaches to delivering next-generation security can benefit your business. The firewall has been the...

Collaborative Creativity: Leading High Performance through Theatre

By Quinn Bauriedel & Jeff Klein Like the multitude of teams in any organization, theatre works under tight timeframes, combines many individuals with different talents,...

Overcoming Our Obsession With Technology While Getting The Best It Has To Offer

By Larry D. Rosen We are all showing signs of obsession, accessing our smartphones all day (and all night) due to a need to reduce...

Creative Strategy: A Guide for Innovation From Mind To Method

By William Duggan In Creative Strategy: A Guide for Innovation, William Duggan shows how the human mind creates solutions to new problems and then translates...

Best of All Worlds: Hybrid Models of Public-Service Delivery

By Tim Cooper & Matthew Robinson Governments around the world are facing increasing pressures on all fronts. From Europe to Japan to the United States,...

Four Truths About Marketing Lady Gaga

By Mathieu Deflem ‘There can be no fame attained, nor any accompanying revenue acquired, in any career based on artistic or other intrinsically valid accomplishments...

Competitive Advantage Rewired

By Adrian T H Kuah, Mark Esposito & Terence Tse Is competitive advantage still an applicable concept so many years after its introduction? Our research...

Talenting: Framework and Metaphors for a New Processual Approach to Talent Management

By Simon L. Dolan & Paulo Hayashi Jr. Although the necessity for attracting, retaining, and motivating talent is an old challenge for all competitive organisations,...

Don’t Despair: Growth from Consumer Behaviour Change in Developed-Market Economies

By Paul F. Nunes, Sam Yardley & Mark Spelman Mired in a period of low growth, developed economies are becoming increasingly tough places to do...

Comparative Decision Making: An Emerging Interdiscipline

By Philip Crowley & Thomas Zentall How can we continue to analyse human decision making in an age when free will is considered to be...

The 3 C’s of Growth Leadership: Culture, Capabilities, and Configuration

By George S. Day George S. Day’s new book Innovation Prowess: Leadership Strategies for Accelerating Growth is an essential guide to building a framework for...

Turn Time Into Money: Faster Growth Through Digital Reuse

By Stephanie L. Woerner, Peter Weill, & Mark P. McDonald Today’s technologically savvy firms have created an internal digital reuse culture that significantly reduces time-to-market...

Developing Multicultural Competence

By Luciara Nardon, Richard M. Steers & Carlos J. Sanchez-Runde In our globally expanding economy, it is no longer enough for successful managers to have...

50+20 Management Education for the World: PART 1: Designing a Radically New Vision of...

By Katrin Muff, Thomas Dyllick, Mark Drewell, John North, Paul Shrivastava & Jonas Haertle Extracts from chapter 5 of the forthcoming book “Management education for...

Turning Talent Data into Talent Intelligence

By Nik Kinley & Shlomo Ben-Hur Talent management is built upon talent intelligence—the understanding that businesses have of the skills, expertise and qualities of their...

Design vs. Discovery: Which Way to Innovation?

By William Duggan “Design thinking” is slowly but surely taking over the field of innovation. The result is terrific design.  But that’s not the same...

Fast-Expanding Markets: Where New Growth Can Be Found!

By Terence Tse, Mark Esposito & Khaled Soufani This article is dedicated to provide a working definition of these markets, which we call “Fast-Expanding Markets”...

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