Special Report: China’s Next Phase

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Accelerated Innovation: The New Challenge From China

Chinese companies are reengineering new product development in ways that reduce lead times.


What’s Next for the Chinese Economy?

After a period of remarkable growth, China now faces substantial economic and political challenges.


Protecting Intellectual Property in China

Companies doing business in China need to manage their intellectual property vulnerabilities proactively.


Innovation Lessons From China

China is becoming the best place to learn how to make ideas commercially viable.


An Assessment Tool For Innovation Strengths

How Innovative Is Your Company’s Culture?

March 19, 2013 | Jay Rao and Joseph Weintraub

Everyone wants an innovative corporate culture, but how do you develop one? This article posits that the ability of a culture to support innovation depends on six key building blocks: values, behaviors, climate, resources, processes and success. The article also includes a 54-element test developed to enable managers to assess a company’s “Innovation Quotient.” A case study in the article outlines the experience of a Latin American company with the assessment tool.

New in Sustainability


The Risks and Responsibilities of Tech Innovation

New tech can create new hazards for users — and for companies. Here’s how to limit the risk.


Sustainability Dialects

In the fourth part of the series, Gregory Unruh describes how sustainability can be introduced into the business dialects of functional areas.


No Free Market for Energy

To create a level playing field in the energy sector, we need to re-examine our policies on subsidizing hydrocarbons.


Recapturing Monozukuri in Toyota’s Manufacturing Ethos

Toyota returned to its focus on sustainable production practices after recall setbacks.

The Shareholders vs. Stakeholders Debate

Do managers run companies better when they are agents of all stakeholders or when they focus their allegiance on shareholders? And do different directions affect innovation?