Research Policy added to FT journal list

Open Innovation

As an associate editor of Research Policy, I can say that the editorial board is very proud of the recognition that comes from being added to this list. While subjectively many would consider RP on par with journals such as Journal of Business Venturing and Journal of Management Information Systems, by Google’s ranking of high-impact (h5 index) papers it ranks at the top of Entrepreneurship & Innovation journals. What is Research Policy? ” journals Research Policy

Green finance through shared savings

Norbert Bol

Identifying policy solutions for improving the energy efficiency of rental properties. Energy Policy , 108 , 369-378. Strategic Management Collaboration Finance Green Investment Real Estate SharedSavings Strategy Sustainability TechnologyLast week I wrote about the “ green finance gap “, where investments in green technology suffer from a lack of financial resources and less attractive risk-return expectations compared to other investments.

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At what speed do we close the green finance gap?

Norbert Bol

For example banks have strengthened their regulation, supervision and risk management under Basel III (an internationally agreed set of measures developed by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision) with more emphasis on liquidity. Fostering green investments and tackling climate-related financial risks: which role for macroprudential policies? Strategic Management Finance Innovation Investment Strategy Sustainability

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. Kivimaa & Kern (2016) show the results of policy mixes that aim for creative destruction in the UK and Finland. Innovation policy mixes for sustainability transitions.

How sustainable consumption relates to knowledge, seriousness and culture

Norbert Bol

Given the dramatic ecological and climatic implications, many policy makers and non-governmental organizations are trying to enhance consumers’ knowledge about the harmful consequences of this excessive consumption behavior. However when policy makers or companies are trying to raise the knowledge-level of consumers, it appears not to be effective. Stimulating sustainable consumption, by policy makers or companies, can not be done adopting a single strategy.

At what speed do we close the green finance gap?

Norbert Bol

For example banks have strengthened their regulation, supervision and risk management under Basel III (an internationally agreed set of measures developed by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision) with more emphasis on liquidity.

Responsible and shared leadership

Norbert Bol

This means that you don’t have to be a manager to be a leader. Diverse teams are more successful and innovative than homogeneous teams, as diverse team are better at managing opportunities and threats to create more success in a sustainable way. Shared leadership and commonality: A policy-capturing study. Strategic Management Innovation Leadership Learning Strategy SustainabilityLeadership can be found at any level of an organization.

Creating new meaning on value creation and innovation in sustainability transitions

Norbert Bol

As many of the readers know, I started more that twelve years ago a new venture to contribute to more responsible investing in real estate and infrastructure, by integrating investment management practices to engineering practices. Creating change through pilot and demonstration projects: Towards a valuation policy approach. Research Policy , 46 (3), 624-635. Strategic Management Innovation Strategy Sustainability Sustainnovate

Innovation in governments: Far Horizons?

Norbert Bol

On the one side governments stimulate innovation but also hinder innovation due to regulatory policies. There are many examples of service innovations, organizational innovations, policy innovations and technological innovations in the public sector. Innovation is rising to the top of the public sector agenda as the difficult challenges in climate adaptation, sustainability and other unruly problems cannot be solved by incremental measures and government policies.

Ultra Innovation

Norbert Bol

In the December edition of Research Policy there is an interesting article by Tavassoli & Karlsson (2015) about the persistence of innovation. Research Policy, 1887–1901. Strategic Management Innovation Leadership Strategy

Green finance through shared savings

Norbert Bol

Identifying policy solutions for improving the energy efficiency of rental properties. Energy Policy , 108 , 369-378. Strategic Management Collaboration Finance Green Investment Real Estate SharedSavings Strategy Sustainability TechnologyLast week I wrote about the “ green finance gap “, where investments in green technology suffer from a lack of financial resources and less attractive risk-return expectations compared to other investments.

Degrowth is more than an Oxymoron?

Norbert Bol

This addiction can be seen in many policy decisions from governments and companies. Strategic Management Sustainability Innovation EconomyDegrowth, or De-Growth, is from a language perspective an oxymoron.

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. Strategic Management Innovation Leadership Strategy SustainabilityThrough 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.

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. Strategic Management CSR Innovation Strategy Sustainability

Green jobs for a green economy

Norbert Bol

In the June 2016 issue of Research Policy there is an interesting article how green jobs differ from non-green jobs. Research Policy, 45, 1046–1060. Strategic Management Innovation Leadership Strategy SustainabilityAt the moment our economies are in the transition to become more greener economies because we need to reduce environmental damage. To make this change we can, as consumers, contribute by buying more green products and services.

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. Strategic Management Business Innovation StrategyInnovations are being created in formal Research & Development (R&D) departments, but can also originate outside R&D departments.

Understanding your public when it comes to sustainability

Norbert Bol

In every business- or public policy decision there is a trade-off to be made between the economy, society and the environment. Strategic Management Innovation Social Media SustainabilitySustainability has become an important business principle for companies, governments and communities. To communicate about sustainability or other business issues effectively it is common practice to make use of market segmentation techniques.

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. Strategic Management Strategy Sustainability Innovation LeadershipLast week in Strategy Blogs we discussed the topic of innovation speed and how this positively relates to organizational performance.

Everything you need to know about innovation management software

hackerearth

Although enterprise collaboration software market has been around for over 20 years, innovation management software is a specialized segment that helps companies guide and support their innovation process. With the right tool, the idea generation, implementation and evaluation, and market tracking phases can be managed to create successful business outcomes. What is innovation management software (IMS)? Why do companies need innovation management software?

Innovation management software: Everything you need to know

hackerearth

Although the enterprise collaboration software market has been around for over 20 years, innovation management software is a specialized segment that helps companies guide and support their innovation process. With the right tool, the idea generation, implementation and evaluation, and market tracking phases can be managed to create successful business outcomes. What is innovation management software (IMS)? Why do companies need innovation management software?

Managing sustainability perspectives

Norbert Bol

Therefore most organizations have a seperate policy on sustainability or corporate responsibility, which enable them to manage and to act more effectively. Sustainability on a strategic or company level is often difficult to define, measure and manage. “, it shows that not all employees and stakeholders view the sustainability actions or policies the same. Journal of Management, 0149206315569311.

Transformation and innovation: There is no quick fix: Part 1

The Future Shapers

Managing innovation and transformation is hard. In the established organisation it often requires a great amount of foresight and a lot of strategic insight. Dual transformation Managing transformation is a hot topic.

Factors That Influence the Adoption of Power BI Dashboards

Acuvate

As organizations worldwide are committed to fostering a data-driven culture in a highly fast-paced business landscape, Microsoft customers rely heavily on Power BI to push forth that change, address economic realities, and make managed self-service business intelligence (SSBI) a reality.

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Taking advantage of emergence for discovery

Paul Hobcraft

the strategic discovery problem and 4. This is suggesting these four discovery pathways can help develop a more robust 21st century for understanding and then managing innovation in a more social related way within organizations. The strategic discovery problem involves creating the strategic direction to channel resources, focus efforts, and incorporate the new with the old.

L'affaire Lichtenthaler still not over

Open Innovation

The article was co-authored with Miriam Muethel, who then (and today ) is at the WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management. Technology licensing strategies: the interaction of process and content characteristics,” Strategic Organization, 7 (2): 183-221. The role of corporate technology strategy and patent portfolios in low-, medium- and high-technology firms,” Research Policy, 38 (3): 559-569.

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). The retraction notice states: This article has been retracted: please see Elsevier Policy on Article Withdrawal ([link] ).

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. But times are changing and organizations are emerging, scaling and managed completely differently.