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Research Policy added to FT journal list

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Based on a vote this month by the deans of 140 business schools, nine journals were added to the FT list Human Relations Journal of Management Journal of Management Information Systems Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Research Policy Review of Economic Studies Review of Finance Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and four were dropped Academy of Management Perspecties California Management Review Journal of the American Statistical Association RAND Journal of Economics The complete list of journals is listed below.

Killer of change? ‘Idiot policy’


I wasn’t surprised when I discovered that the word Policy is derived from the French word Police. It’s true existing policy reflects a great deal of organizational learning, but the reality is that stagnant policy has unintended consequences. read of a bank that elicited feedback across the organization in an attempt to identify ‘idiot policy.’ As I read the story I thought of how often well intended strategies, with a desire to move to the future, often neglect the need to revise policy that would promote the flow of intended change. The good times!

Living in a globally connected world of Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

For policy makers around the global all working to design the most optimum innovation conditions they might not be considering enough the true effects their individual policy decision means, it might actually be undermining the very thing they are attempting to achieve. Singapore, Korea, and Finland rank highest on how much their policies contribute to global innovation.

Turnbull’s Innovation Policy: What’s in it for big business?

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and it should meet the most stringent security standards (including data centers that are US 508/ WCAG Accessible, SSAE 16 SOC1, SOC2-certified, ISO 27001 Certified, and PCI-DSS Certified, security policies that are modeled on ISO 27002 and Information Security Guidelines, and. indication of strength and scope of security policies and procedures in place and over time.)e It should.

What makes a country innovative?

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Government Innovation News Open Innovation Research The Economy education environment Finance legal policyEach year INSEAD team up with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and Cornell University to produce an innovation league table for the countries of the world.  It’s designed to rank the infrastructure and support environment for innovation around the world.

Today Every Company must be a Service Provider and a Software Company

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Continue reading → People & Skills Policy The Economy babolat Dassault internet IoT John Deere kettle PARC software tesla thingsCompanies will need to think innovatively about customer needs. CEOs must ask ‘In the IOT what is our new value proposition?’ Firms will have to hire software engineers to design and deliver service solutions based on usage data.

Raise The Minimum Wage: It’s Innovation Policy

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may be our best innovation policy. You wouldn’t know it from either our current innovation policy or the partisan catfight, cable news talking heads, and tired political arguments about minimum wage. Raising the minimum wage should be cast as an innovation policy. give government, both federal and state, poor grades in the innovation policy department.

What’s New in Crowdsourcing?


News climate change crowdsourcing finance gaming industry healthcare mobile open data open government public policy retail industry science sustainabilityThis month we’ve seen how the crowd continues to contribute in the political arena and in further developing clean and safe cities.

Blank’s Rule – To predict the future 1/3 of you need to be crazy

Steve Blank

Filed under: Corporate Innovation , Science and Industrial Policy. Corporate Innovation Science and Industrial PolicyIn a rapidly changing world those who copy the past have doomed their future. When companies or agencies search for disruptive and innovative strategies they often assemble a panel of experts to advise them. You can’t create a blueprint for the future. ——-.

Innovation Outposts in Silicon Valley – Going to Where the Action Is

Steve Blank

Filed under: Corporate Innovation , Science and Industrial Policy. Corporate Innovation Science and Industrial PolicyThis is the second in a series about the changing models of corporate innovation co-authored with Evangelos Simoudis. Evangelos and I are working on what we hope will become a book about the new model for corporate entrepreneurship. Read are examples. Sense and Respond.

Innovation Outposts and The Evolution of Corporate R&D

Steve Blank

Filed under: Corporate Innovation , Science and Industrial Policy. Corporate Innovation Science and Industrial PolicyI first met Evangelos Simoudis when he ran IBM’s Business Intelligence Solutions Division and then as CEO of his first startup Customer Analytics. Evangelos has spent the last 15 years as a Venture Capitalist, first at Apax Partners and later at Trident Capital.

Creative destruction: innovation for sustainability transition

Norbert Bol

In the february 2016 edition of Research Policy, Kivimaa & Kern (2016) propose that sustainability transitions can best be achieved if governments stimulate  sustainabilty through innovation and at the same time withdraw the support for old behaviour when it has a negative climate impact. This so called policy mix of stimulating the ‘creation’ of the new and for ‘destroying’ of the old, is built on the concept op creative destruction as proposed by Joseph Schumpeter. Innovation policy mixes for sustainability transitions. Norbert Bol. Literature.

3 Ways Your Corporation Is Discouraging Entrepreneurs From Partnering With You


Many well-meaning corporations desiring to partner with startups unintentionally drive startups away because their policies and practices run counter to the world of entrepreneurship. Here are three quick fixes to help ensure relationships are mutually beneficial and startups will be lining up to collaborate with your company. Working With Startups Startups Trends

Culture Knocks Out Strategy

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Management at all of these companies have a common reflex: Scream louder about goals and policies as the gap between culture and strategy widens. Many companies have a huge gap between their culture and strategy — a problem that only gets bigger in larger companies, especially when they are in transition.

PBTO50: Understanding Why We do, What We do with Dilip Soman

Rmukesh Gupta

His researches behavioural economics and its applications to consumer wellbeing, marketing and policy. He takes the concepts of behavioural economics that were introduced by Dr. Richard Thaler and shows how they can be implemented in a personal, organisational and national policy making to improve our chances of making good decision. Cookie jar with a timer. Theory of decision points.

Democracy in Action – Crowdsourcing at the RSA


Today’s a big day for our customer, the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), as they start off a journey towards a more innovative, inclusive and democratic policy-making model. Help shape a more participatory model for policy-making which is open, collaborative and innovative. Reema Patel, the RSA. We at Wazoku are proud to be a part of this.

Cybersecurity Is Everybody’s Business

Daniel Burrus

Have firm policies in place—and make certain they’re followed. sensible and effective security policy is only as good as the people charged with following it. Research by best practice insight and technology company CEB found that 90 percent of employees often don’t practice cybersecurity policies that are meant to prevent data breaches and other security threats. SHARE.

How China’s Shenzhen became the world capital of hardware innovation

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Ever since the 1990’s, China has produced its own set of large internet and technology companies, often as a result of two major driving forces: The government’s policy of censoring the internet through the “Great Firewall of China” meant that established and upstart Western companies found it difficult to access the Chinese market, leaving it open for local startups. When people talk about innovative cities, most people think of Silicon Valley near San Francisco, Berlin, London or Singapore. But hardly anyone usually thinks of anywhere in China.

Why Women are the Future (and Past) of Business Innovation


CEO, abolished the company’s work from home policy. Mainstream business culture penalizes women for being women. But “feminine” skill sets are the not-so-secret ingredients for what it takes to innovate in today’s digital world. . 2015 has so far been monumental for women. Hilary announced her run for office, and six women took home the Pulitzer Prize (compared to one female winner in 2014).

Why Does the Government Need Innovation Now?


Innovation seems to be the buzzword these days when it comes to technology, business, policy, and everything in between. However, federal agencies often face a number of challenges other than limited budgets; lack of employee engagement, low levels of employee motivation, traditional policies, and an absence of new ideas all impede an agency’s ability to advance. IdeaScale

Chaos Learning: The Key To Mastering Uncertainty


Yet, there are still consultants who are paid to simplify the world into a 2×2 matrix, identify “best practices”, write detailed policies and procedures that limit behavior choice, and hope that the current version of market reality lasts long enough for these changes to be effective. What’s not a given is we don’t know how everything will play out. Strategy must change.

Creative Thinking and a Day of Creative Self-Talk


I was talking with someone about whether I am all policies or all no policies. As I started to jot down ideas from the day, it read like a bunch of creative thinking policies and non-policies. The answer was both, which is probably true. Some of the creative self-talk is not particularly beneficial. A lot of it is. Day of Creative Self-Talk. Take a picture. Mike Brown.

Innovation Mandates from the Trump Administration

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New administrations bring changing policies, priorities, and leadership, and it is critical for government organizations to develop transition stories that fit within the new paradigm. Transitions between presidential administrations, whether within party or across parties, bring significant disruption to the Federal government, but can also create opportunities. New

We’ve Hit Peak Innovation (Hype)

Tim Kastelle

In Australia, we’ve also had a frenzy of interest in innovation as a result of the new Innovation Policy that was released by the national government at the start of December. It’s clear that today, Sunday January 3rd, 2016 is the day that we’ve hit Peak Innovation. As a result of this, we’ve also started seeing a major backlash against innovation. Get better ideas.

Best Practice: Conduct crowd engagement and outreach with an eye toward diversity


Whereas, for some policy questions it would be more important to get ideas from people with different socioeconomic backgrounds rather than people with different hobbies. Research shows that diversity increases the intelligence of the crowd. Thus the “wisdom of the crowd” stems directly from the diversity in how we see the world. However, the converse is also true.

Has your Innovation Program Jumped the Shark?

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Innovation programs and systems are launched with a lot of fanfare but the sizzle will fizzle unless you properly nurture your innovation program and the underlying policies, processes and systems you use to help deliver better innovation results.  How can you avoid this from happening? “Jumping the shark” is attempting to draw attention to.

Designing an Innovation Management Event – Part 1: Laying the Groundwork to Engage Your Community


Summer is not only an ideal time to catch up on some reading (maybe you remember Tim’s list from March), but also a perfect time to catch up on some skills. Collaborative innovation skills to be precise. Because, as I hope you realise by now, the terms “innovation” and “collaboration” are not mutually exclusive. Innovation Culture Collaboration Innovation Strategy

Crowdsourcing ideas: sexy ideas get implemented

Norbert Bol

In the July 2016 issue of Research Policy there is an interesting article (Schemmann et al., Research Policy , 45 (6), 1145-1154. Through history, the engine of human progress and prosperity has been, and is, the mating of ideas. Matt Ridley – When Ideas Have Sex. Idea crowdsourcing is the act when a company outsources the generation of new ideas (e.g. Norbert Bol. Literature.

The Internet of Things Is Creating Smart Airports

Daniel Burrus

To that end, the airport proactively invested in its infrastructure to help ensure availability of the most current and comprehensive data security and policy measures. For countless travelers, the term “smart airport” is an oxymoron. For these individuals, massive crowds, endless delays and a rash of other headaches hardly add up to an intelligent environment. One One exponential technology—a technology that is growing at an exponential rate—that’s helping to create smarter, more efficient airports is the Internet of Things (IoT). Getting Better, but With Ample Opportunity. SHARE.

Innovation at work

Norbert Bol

In the February 2016 edition of Research Policy, there is an interesting article by Lee & Walsh who studied non-R&D innovation. Research Policy , 45 (1), 345-359. Innovations are being created in formal Research & Development (R&D) departments, but can also originate outside R&D departments. The article shows that non-R&D innovation is of greater importance than previously thought as many other studies that are conducted on innovation are at firm level and do not differentiate between formal R&D innovations and non-R&D innovation. Norbert Bol.

The future of sustainability

Norbert Bol

Thinking about the new year I am wondering what the future of sustainability looks like, since almost all countries in the world have agreed in Paris in December to become more sustainable, companies have a sustainability policy and socially responsible investing has become mainstream in the financial markets. Dear readers of strategy blogs, New Year brings a beautiful opportunity to thank you for reading and interacting with me on business strategy, innovation and sustainability. May the New Year open up new ways and new roads to success for you, fulfilling all your aspirations! 2016).

Innovation and Organizational Culture

Tim Kastelle

Google’s policy of encouraging employees to spend 20 percent of their time working on their own ideas is another. Recently, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has published key findings of their latest “ Most Innovative Companies 2014 ” survey. Beside According to BCG’s research, successfully innovating companies approach innovation as a system. Tellis, Jaideep C. Takeaway.

IdeaScale Community Archetypes


Building successful communities requires understanding of the people and their needs, as well as setting up the proper technology and policies to match the characteristics of users and purpose of the community. In the study, we conducted on IdeaScale communities we aimed at understanding how and by whom IdeaScale are used in practice. Both local and global communities were frequent. Figure.

Decisive to be innovative

Norbert Bol

In the March 2016 edition of Environmental Science & Policy there is an article by Gorddard et al. Environmental Science & Policy , 57 , 60-69. Last week in Strategy Blogs we discussed the topic of innovation speed and how this positively relates to organizational performance. In addition to the characteristics mentioned last week that increase innovation speed, it is important to mention decisiveness as a characteristic as well. Decisiveness can be described as the ability to decide with speed and clarity. Theory. This dynamic creates and limits the set of decisions.

50+ Business Cases on Innovation & Entrepreneurship

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Nike Lean Manufacturing: An Example of Good Policy Deployment Nike Lean Manufacturing: An Example of Good Policy Deployment is an article documenting Nike’s Lean Journey thus far. Source: If you have any other business cases that are relevant, please drop them in a comment. Thank you!


Recalibrating Your Fear

Mike Shipulski

”  This means you (and, likely your industry) have a policy that has blocks this new idea.  It may not be the best idea, but since policy prohibits it, you have the design space all to yourself if you want it. Likely there are no physical constraints, just the emotional constraints you created with your policy.  It’s all yours, if you try it. Give it a try. Try it.

Ask Childlike Questions

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At work, Land was known for his diligence, his long hours in the lab and his progressive management policies. Edwin Land was an American inventor who had studied Chemistry.  In 1943 on holiday in Santa Fe he took a photograph of his three year old daughter, Jennifer. She asked why she could not see the result straight away and she kept asking why. Land pondered this question and an idea formed in his mind. He went on to develop the Polaroid camera, a revolutionary product which sold over 150 million units and made Land into a celebrity. Land was born in 1909, in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

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Levers for Healthcare Innovation

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Government regulations, policies and processes. Market policy. Tax policy. Healthcare in the United States is in transition. The historical fee-for-service model in the healthcare industry is being challenged and is unsustainable as the future nears. Change will continue with the demand for new approaches for healthcare. This change is immense, impacting nearly every aspect of the health system. Many system stakeholders, the government, institutions, medical providers, insurance payors and patients, are overwhelmed by the required change and are unsure where to begin.

Bringing Design Thinking into the classroom to prepare the next generation for the challenges of the future


— a pass – fail grading policy during the 1 st trimester to encourage metacognition. Paul Kim , is a teacher at Colorado Academy and Co-Director of the Redi Lab, and is best known for using the design thinking process to teach History.  He is our design thinking guest blogger. How can you bring design thinking into your daily life and why it’s so critical. by Paul Kim.