Innovation

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A Culture in Common

Is there a corporate culture of innovation that transcends national differences? That’s one of the suggestions of a study called “Radical Innovation Across Nations: The Pre-eminence of Corporate Culture” that was published in the January 2009 issue of the Journal of Marketing. Gerard J. Tellis, Jaideep C.

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Nature’s Rules

Image courtesy of Flickr user Sharon Drummond. Any one of us—and any one of our organizations—could be forgiven for behaving at the moment like a bear confronting winter. I don’t mean behaving “bearishly,” as investors do.

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Innovation in organizational structure

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We're used to thinking about innovation in technology, in products or services, or even in management methods or business models. But in a recent article in strategy+business, Marjorie Kelly highlights a type of innovation that is less commonly discussed: innovation in corporate structure, ownership and governance.

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Networks of innovation

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Two innovation experts see great potential in “creation networks” that include companies from a variety of regions with specialized technical expertise.

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Lowering the cost of innovation

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Michael Schrage of the MIT Center for Digital Business sees inexpensive digital business experiments as a form of “innovation risk management.”

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Cutting costs strategically

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Need to lower costs? Think about “re-featuring” your product, suggests Scott D. Anthony of Innosight.

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Choosing the best places to innovate

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Countries are adopting a variety of innovation strategies and policies — and that’s something executives should keep in mind, according to John Kao.

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Encouragement for innovators

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Innovating  in difficult economic times can be discouraging. With that in mind, here's an upbeat video clip from Tom Kelley, general manager of IDEO, the well-known design firm. Kelley spoke at Stanford a few months ago on the topic of "how to be an innovator for life."

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Creating a culture of innovation

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The CEO of W. L. Gore & Associates offers insights into how the company has built a culture that fosters innovation.

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Innovating During a Recession

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Looking for ideas about how to help your organization thrive during the downturn? Andrew Razeghi, a lecturer at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern, has posted a thoughtful essay on innovating in a recession.  Razeghi combines useful tips with examples of companies that prospered during past downturns, including the Great Depression.

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How to innovate in tough times, part II

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Last week, I blogged about a Knowledge@Wharton article containing advice about innovating in difficult times. This week, a visitor to our site added her own insights on that topic: Laura Weiss, an innovation consultant, pointed out her own recent San Francisco Chronicle column on innovating during a downturn.

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