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Learning User Innovation by teaching it

Open Innovation

This month I spend part of my innovation strategy class at UCI on user innovation. Thoughts in 2014 With more than 15 published papers (articles or chapters) about open innovation, I’m guessing many know me mostly for my OI work. Of these articles, two articles in 2009 and 2012 compare open and user innovation, the latter with Marcel Bogers (who did his diss at EPFL on UI). I wrote it with Frank Piller, one of Europe’s best known open innovation scholars.

What is innovation management and why your organization needs it

hackerearth

Understanding Innovation Management. Is it a lack of innovation or an inability to cope with change? Either way, businesses need to identify where they are going wrong because innovation as a business strategy is here to stay. For survival, innovation is almost obligatory (Drucker, 1999). An innovation process “connects upstream idea valuation to downstream production and release to market.” Like any business function, innovation can be managed.

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What is innovation management and why your organization needs it

hackerearth

Understanding Innovation Management. Is it a lack of innovation or an inability to cope with change? Either way, businesses need to identify where they are going wrong because innovation as a business strategy is here to stay. For survival, innovation is almost obligatory (Drucker, 1999). An innovation process “connects upstream idea valuation to downstream production and release to market.” Like any business function, innovation can be managed.

When innovation led to a reversal of fortunes

hackerearth

The term innovation has been much bandied about this decade. Although a hackneyed word especially in the world of education and business, “innovation” has much in its favor. Read WSJ ’s “Is a Peanut-Butter Pop-Tart an Innovation?” There are plenty of expert definitions of innovation out there. Companies are leaving no stone unturned in their attempts to drive innovation, be it radical, incremental, or breakthrough. It is a story of disruptive innovation.