Innovation and the role of lead users in online communities

Norbert Bol

User communities in product and service innovations have been identified as important sources of innovations. In user communities, users not only share their innovation-related knowledge but also develop it by giving and receiving feedback from other users. Companies such as IBM, Audi, Microsoft, BMW and Nokia are trying to include innovation-related knowledge of users through online user-communities. International Journal of Information Management , 36 (4), 520-530.

How strategic ambiguity can contribute to sustainability and innovation

Norbert Bol

In science and management it is a virtue to be truthful and fair. To be a good scientist or manager it requires decision making and communcation to be clear and specific. In working together with different stakeholders on sustainability and open innovation strategic ambiguity can be a meaningful instrument to use. Strategic ambiguity is of course ambiguous as well as the term itself suggests, because it can also have negative effects.

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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.

Research Policy added to FT journal list

Open Innovation

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. Still, it seems like a good omen for innovation studies in Europe and the rest of the world, and should bring RP greater visibility in the U.S.

L'affaire Lichtenthaler still not over

Open Innovation

The other, entitled “The Impact of Family Involvement on Dynamic Innovation Capabilities: Evidence From German Manufacturing Firms,” was published online last September and appear in print in November’s special issue on family business. 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.

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). Lichtenthaler Retractions: Two Years Later The first retraction of any article by Dr. Lichtenthaler began in June 2012 with an article retracted by Strategic Organization.

Amir Atarodian

Innovation 360 Group

Amir Atarodian is currently PhD scholar in Management science at University of Naples, Federico II and University of Naples, Parthenope in Naples, Italy. His major professional specializations are innovation management, Business development, Business strategic planning (Strategy development and implementation) and Open business models. Also his main expertise in academic area as a PhD candidate is innovation management in particular working on Open Innovation.

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)? Poor innovation implementation.

Top 10 short-term online innovation management courses

hackerearth

Innovation is one of the most popular terms used in the corporate world. As described by Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google, “Innovation is more of an idea than location.”. Why take a course on innovation? Innovation is not a process it is state of mind. Every organization needs to find methods innovate ideas and solutions based on the nature of their jobs and the types of challenges that need to be solved. What they learned was to be problem solvers, not innovators.

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)? Poor innovation implementation.

Top 10 short-term online innovation management courses

hackerearth

Innovation is one of the most popular terms used in the corporate world. As described by Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google, “Innovation is more of an idea than location.”. Why take a course on innovation? Innovation is not a process it is state of mind. Every organization needs to find methods innovate ideas and solutions based on the nature of their jobs and the types of challenges that need to be solved. What they learned was to be problem solvers, not innovators.

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.

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.