Technological Innovation

Showing 21-40 of 80

013-Technology-500
Free Article

A new look at older technologies

  • Blog
  • Read Time: 1 min 

Conventional wisdom has it that companies whose markets are being transformed by disruptive new technologies need to figure out how to switch to the new dominant technology. But two researchers argue that an alternative strategy –one that involves rethinking opportunities for the old technology — can sometimes make sense.

03-Innovation-500
Free Article

Developing an optimal innovation strategy

  • Blog
  • Read Time: 1 min 

If one innovation approach is helpful, you might think using more than one approach to innovation would be even more productive. Not necessarily, write Frank T. Rothaermel and Andrew M. Hess in the new issue of Business Insight, MIT Sloan Management Review’s collaboration with The Wall Street Journal.

09-Global-Business-China-500
Free Article

Asia, the U.S., and innovation

  • Blog

There’s plenty of optimism to be heard about Asia’s innovation future — but less optimism about the U.S.’s ability to maintain its historical innovation leadership in the 21st century.

advertisement

01-Global-Business-500
Free Article

Too little U.S. innovation?

  • Blog

BusinessWeek chief economist Michael Mandel makes a case in the current issue of BusinessWeek that the U.S. economy has experienced an "innovation shortfall" in the last decade -- with successful commercialization of technological innovations slower to materialize than expected. The result, he suggests is an American economy that was weaker than it appeared.

07-Innovation-500
Free Article

The state of innovation

  • Blog
  • Read Time: 1 min 

How is innovation faring during the economic downturn? The answer depends on whom you ask. Recently, we have seen interesting, but somewhat conflicting, reports on the state of innovation in the U.S. economy.

First, The Wall Street Journal reported some surprising good news last week: Despite the economy, large U.S.

advertisement

013-big-data-and-analytics-500
Free Article

Summer funding for start-ups

  • Blog

These days, March is apparently the season for young innovators to apply for start-up financing for the summer. Y Combinator, TechStars and DreamIt Ventures all have deadlines within the next ten days for their summer programs for very early-stage high-tech start-ups.

017-Marketing-500
Free Article

Innovation to the rescue?

  • Blog

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.

advertisement

012-Innovation-500
Free Article

Better days for innovation ahead?

  • Blog
  • Read Time: 1 min 

It's a fairly gloomy week on the world economic stage, with International Monetary Fund managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn declaring a number of leading economies in depression and U.S. President Obama warning of the possibility of financial catastrophe if a stimulus bill is not passed.

03-Social-Business-500
Free Article

When innovations cross disciplines

  • Blog

Innovations that span more than one industry discipline or technology domain often face commercialization challenges -- in part because of a dearth of venture capitalists with the background to evaluate them. So argues Silicon Valley strategist (and MIT alumna) Sramana Mitra in a recent Forbes.com column about obstacles to cross-disciplinary innovation. Mitra calls such cross-disiplinary business models "cusp businesses."

Showing 21-40 of 80