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Overcoming innovation hurdles

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What’s one of the challenges to successful management or process innovation in an existing business? The array of organizational structures that are designed to keep current processes running smoothly.

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The kind of innovation to pursue now

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Innovation strategy expert Vijay Govindarajan thinks that businesses should be careful not to abandon innovation in their quest for efficiency and cost control during a recession — but they may need to reduce their focus on risky breakthrough innovation plans.

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Time to work in new ways?

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 It's not uncommon to hear experts suggest that recessions are good for innovation -- in part because hard times encourage new thinking. John Chambers, Cisco's chair and CEO, goes even further. Earlier this month, in a Wall Street Journal column, he described  the current economic situation as "the biggest opportunity of our lifetime."

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News from the start-up scene

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As the downturn continues, some technology start-up companies are closing or being acquired at low prices, The Wall Street Journal reports. That, along with a reported decrease in angel investing, raise questions about the environment for innovation.

But the news isn't all bad.

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Understanding informal decision networks

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Business use of “social network analysis” is in the news — and is a topic featured in the Winter 2009 issue of MIT Sloan Management Review.

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The controversial performance review

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Are performance reviews passé? At the very least, they are a hot discussion topic  --  judging from reactions to the lead story in this week's edition of Business Insight, which we at SMR produce in collaboration with The Wall Street Journal.

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Managing in the skies

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Mixed news this week from American Airlines: On the plus side for most people, American plans to respond to flight attendants' concerns and ban porn on its in-flight Wi-Fi system.

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Rethinking Outsourcing as Energy Costs Rise

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According to a June 13th article in The Wall Street Journal, some companies are starting to reexamine their decision to outsource production to China — because rising oil costs make the transportation of goods across the globe more expensive.

That's a phenomenon Michael J. Mol might call a shift of the outsourcing curve.

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