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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...

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...

The Rise Of The Imagination Economy

By Mark Purdy, Athena Peppes and Suning An The physical constraints of distance and geography shape how we live, work, produce and consume. But advances...

Neuroeconomics. An Emerging Field of Theory and Practice

By James Giordano, Roland Benedikter and Nadia Flores This article gives a short, introductory overview of basic aspects of the emerging field of neuroeconomics, as...

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...

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...

Improving Rural Livelihoods through E-Commerce: The GoCoop Experience

By Siva Devireddy, G. Sabarinathan, S. Ramakrishna Velamuri and Janine Coughlin In India’s rural areas live handloom weavers and artisans who have been doing their...

Minding the Gap: Women and Angel Investing

By Susan Coleman and Alicia Robb In spite of the impressive growth of women-owned firms in the United States in the recent years, they are...

The Bumpy Road to Business Model Innovation: Overcoming Cognitive and Organisational Barriers

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...

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,...

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...

Smart Manufacturing

By Seeram Ramakrishna, Chen-Khong Tham and Teo Kie Leong Manufacturing is vital to a country’s economic growth and ability to innovate. Manufacturing is changing from...

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...

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...

Have We Lost the Ability to Listen to Bad News?

By Kim E. van Oorschot, Luk N. Van Wassenhove, Kishore Sengupta & Henk Akkermans Research shows that project managers continuously prioritised good vibes (positive, but...

What Managers Need to Know about Platforms

By Annabelle Gawer A new and powerful way to compete has taken shape in our business landscape: Platform competition Whether we are talking about Google,...

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...

A Magna Carta for Inclusivity and Fairness in the Global AI Economy

By Olaf Groth, Mark Nitzberg and Mark Esposito Machine meritocracy is here. In this article, the authors elaborate on questions of inclusivity, fairness, and governance....

When Spending Hurts

By Nailya Ordabayeva and Pierre Chandon Thorstein Veblen coined the term conspicuous consumption in 1899 to describe spending with the intention of gaining social status.1...

Innovate the Way You Innovate

By Stephen Shapiro In today’s fast-paced business environment, the ability to innovate is not enough. You need to innovate efficiently, quickly, and with less risk....

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,...

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 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

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,...

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 causes managers to change their business model?

By Tina Saebi, Lasse Lien and Nicolai Foss Business models define how companies create, deliver and capture value. But business models are not static –...

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...

How the dot-CO domain opened the door to a new era of Internet innovation

By Kieren McCarthy Taking on an industry titan is never easy. So it was with a small upstart domain extension hoping to challenge the dominance...

‘Big Data’ vs. Quality Information: The Peculiarities of Information Markets

By Miklos Sarvary Big data versus quality information ‘Big Data’ is the new buzzword of today’s business world. Management consultants, corporate strategists and IT executives...

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...

The Burning Platform of Retail Banking

By Magne Angelshaug and Tina Saebi Without argue, digitalisation has changed many aspects of our everyday lives. With these changes come different challenges and one of...

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...

Deming, Darwin and Mrs. Doubtfire: How the Seven Deadly Disruptors are Changing Manufacturing

By Christopher Surdak In this age of disruptive change, technological innovations can either ease all your worries or bring you the greatest discomforts you’ve ever...

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...

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...

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...

Turning Societal Challenges into Business through Value Sharing

By Simona Rocchi, Bahaa Eddine Sarroukh, Karthik Subbaraman, Luc de Clerck and Reon Brand How do brands stay meaningful and relevant in the 21st...

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...

A New Model for the Future of Customer Relationships

 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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

Developing Trust and Relationships in the Supply Chain using Social Media

By Daniel E. O’Leary Social media facilitates gathering information and knowledge from disparate sources, which in turn allows sharing of information, knowledge and plans, all...

Building a Culture of Continuous Innovation

By Braden Kelley Building a company is not as simple as having the right amount of money. More than having a business plan, creating a...

Fun & Games: Business Models for Innovation

By Gregory Gimpel While many brilliant ideas come from start-ups with unsustainable business models, well-established firms suffer from an inability to innovate, especially in regulated...

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,...

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