Separate Innovation from Entrepreneurship!

Innovation Excellence

The words innovation and entrepreneurship became synonymous in our language, and the place we see this the most is in universities and business schools. Why is being an innovator means I have to launch a startup company? Can’t I be an innovator in a mature company? But why are we linking these two words?

Recognizing Excellence in Innovation Management: ISPIM Grand Prize 2017

Innovation Excellence

ISPIM, the International Society for Professional Innovation Management, is delighted to announce the launch of the ISPIM Grand Prize 2017, for Excellence in Innovation Management. This will be the third competition, building on the highly successful 2015 and 2016 events, won by the US Department of Energy and Orange respectively.

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11 Paradoxes of Entrepreneurial Thinking: why entrepreneurship can hardly be taught

Open Innovation EU

As opposed to entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial thinking is not necessarily bound to entrepreneurs (to be); it is an essential skill for ‘strengthening human capital, employability and competitiveness’ (Bacigalupo et al., This white paper has been originally published to the SSRN: Spruijt, Jan, Paradoxes of Entrepreneurial Thinking: Why Entrepreneurship Can Hardly Be Taught (May 17, 2017). Entrepreneurship. Corporate entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship Competence.

A Prescriptive Process for ‘Make vs. Buy’ Decisions

Innovation Excellence

You are about to develop a new product (or service, or process). collaboration Entrepreneurship Growth Innovation Management Processes & Tools Product Innovation R&D Strategy Technology Acquisitions Business Models contracting development Licensing make vs. buy outsourcing partnership technologyHowever, your company may not have the skills or intellectual property to develop a part of it, so you are faced with the classic 'Make vs. Buy' decision.

Saif Amer

Innovation 360 Group

Commercial Manager. Saif is a resourceful professional specialized in Innovation Management with a bias toward action and influence change. He has several years of experience in business analysis, strategic management and proven track record of successfully selling and growing product/service revenues in the marketplace while maintaining a high level of client satisfaction in the FMCG industry, consultancy business and Biotech. Innovation Management.

LEAN 40

Saif Amer

Innovation 360

Saif is a resourceful professional specialized in Innovation Management with a bias toward action and influence change. He has several years of experience in business analysis, strategic management and proven track record of successfully selling and growing product/service revenues in the marketplace while maintaining a high level of client satisfaction in the FMCG industry, consultancy business and Biotech. Innovation Management. Investment Managing.

LEAN 40

Innovation through intrapreneurship

ideas4allinnovation

And they are all usually mentioned when speaking of corporate entrepreneurship. This article published in the Harvard Business Review argues that they certainly exist, provided they have an environment that favors and promotes innovation, with prior knowledge of existing needs in the market. Kodak found itself with a great product, but they did not continue investing in it to make it evolve; they did not innovate as far as they should have. Facebook’s Like button.

Reviewing research on 3D Printing

Open Innovation

The talk was part of two 3DP sessions within the 2019 R&D Management Conferece hosted by Thierry Rayna, Frank Piller & I. The talk covered these themes History of 3D printing industry (from West & Kuk, 2016 ) Some stats on management/business research on 3D printing Ideas and suggestions on how 3D printing research could have more impact My slides have been uploaded to SlideShare.

Two years later, Lichtenthaler count stands at 16

Open Innovation

Just after posting the 14th and 15th retractions of Ulrich Lichtenthaler — in Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice — I received emails from two faithful readers pointing to his 16th retraction, in the Journal of Engineering and Technology Management (JET-M). Integrated knowledge exploitation: The complementarity of product development and technology licensing,” Strategic Management Journal, 33 (5): 513-534.

Typology for Innovative Organizations

Open Innovation EU

To my opinion, Mintzberg’s work was a refreshing change to the world of organization design that until then has been largely influenced by Taylor’s Scientific Management Approach and Henry Ford’s efficiency-based adaptation of that. In fact, building blocks as ‘middle management’ might only still exist on paper today. It enhances productivity. But times are changing and organizations are emerging, scaling and managed completely differently.