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How to Network Your Way to New Product Ideas

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What if what you know about the innovation process is wrong? That’s a question Eric von Hippel thinks companies should consider.

Von Hippel, professor of technological innovation at the MIT Sloan School of Management, has spent much of his career doing research that has led him to a radical conclusion: The traditional view of the product innovation process is flawed. In the traditional view, companies get too much credit for product innovation, according to von Hippel — and users get too little.

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Is the Mobile Web Changing Your Purchasing Behavior?

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Has your smartphone changed how you make buying decisions?

If so, you're not alone, according to an interesting presentation that MIT Sloan School Professor Duncan Simester gave as part of an MIT Sloan Executive Education course this past summer.

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What Baseball, Wine and Healthcare Have in Common

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What do baseball, wine and healthcare have in common?

More than you might think.

In particular, people are gaining new insights about each of the three subjects through statistical models that analyze data to make predictions.

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Is the U.S. Losing its Innovation Edge?

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What's the prognosis for America's innovation future?

That was the topic of an NBC Nightly News report this week that included interviews with MIT Sloan School Professor Edward Roberts and Paul Otellini, Intel's president and CEO.

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How Do You Use Web-based Technologies at Work?

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Are web-based technologies having a significant impact -- whether in a good or bad way -- on your job?

If technologies such as social media, blogging or online collaboration tools are changing the way you do your work, researchers at the Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) at the MIT Sloan School of Management want to hear about it.

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Tax Cuts — or Tax Increases — for the Rich?

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U.S. President Barack Obama declared this week that he is in favor of letting tax cuts for the rich expire; those tax cuts were enacted under George W. Bush. 

Letting all the Bush-era tax cuts (for both the wealthy and others) expire would aid the U.S.

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Shifting Paradigms in Innovation

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Traditionally, we have tended to think of businesses (or individuals who then start businesses) as the principal source of innovative new products or services in a market economy.  But, in a thought-provoking new working paper, Carliss Y.

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Is Your Company’s IT a Strategic Asset?

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What kind of IT strategy does it take to prosper in today's increasingly digital economy? Peter Weill, chairman of the MIT Sloan School of Management's Center for Information Systems Research, explored this question in a recent interview.

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Customers and service innovation

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Eric von Hippel of the MIT Sloan School has long argued that users play a larger role in product development than is commonly believed. Now, in a new working paper, Pedro Oliveira and von Hippel take a look at customers' role in innovation in a service industry: banking.

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Two innovation links of note:

1. The new issue of Deloitte Review features an interview with Eric von Hippel of the MIT Sloan School of Management -- on the state of open innovation. In the interview, von Hippel covers topics ranging from "open hardware" to why companies often resist open, user-led innovation.

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Morphing the Web

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The new Summer 2009 issue of MIT Sloan Management Review includes an interesting article on websites that “morph” — by adjusting their content to the cognitive style of their visitors.

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Strategy as love, not war

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MIT Sloan School professor Arnoldo C. Hax, a well-known strategy expert, thinks companies need a different approach to thinking about strategy.

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Innovation to the rescue?

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Will technology innovation eventually help lead the economy out of recession?   Simon Johnson of the MIT Sloan School of Management is predicting "a wave of entrepreneurship,"  which will start "right away" but whose total effect won't be felt for about five years, according to a recent article in The Boston Globe.

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