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Unconventional approaches to innovation are speeding up new product development, making R&D faster and cheaper.
Robert D. Austin and Thorkil Sonne
People who are “different,” behaviorally or neurologically, can add significant value to companies.
Andreas Schotter and Mary Teagarden
Companies doing business in China need to manage their intellectual property vulnerabilities proactively.
September 21, 2011 | Eric von Hippel, Susumu Ogawa and Jeroen P.J. de Jong
It has long been assumed that companies develop products for consumers, while consumers are passive recipients. However, this paradigm is flawed, because consumers are a major source of product innovations. This article suggests a new innovation paradigm, in which consumers and users play a central and active role in developing products. The article also summarizes key findings from studies on consumer product innovation conducted in the United States, the United Kingdom and Japan.
Most executives spend a reasonable amount of time thinking about the business model for their organization. But how much time do they spend considering the company’s management model? These articles look at ways to challenge the management norm.
Julian Birkinshaw et al.
Increasingly, innovation is being applied to the development of new service offerings, business models, pricing plans and management practices.
How does Toyota solve problems, create plans, and get new things done? Company managers credit a tool called the A3.
Julian Birkinshaw, interviewed by Martha E. Mangelsdorf
In his book “Reinventing Management,” Julian Birkinshaw urges businesspeople to give more thought to management models.
Eva Guinan et al.
Open innovation was used in diabetes research to bring greater openness into every stage of research.
Eoin Whelan et al.
The key to open innovation? Ensuring outside ideas reach the people best equipped to exploit them.
Jay Rao and Joseph Weintraub
A new assessment tool can help executives pinpoint a company’s innovation strengths and weaknesses.
Robert D. Austin and Richard L. Nolan
When conflicts aren’t managed well, a company’s ability to innovate may be at risk.