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The Innovation Premium: Capturing the Value of Creativity

Wall Street increasingly places a higher value on innovation than on virtually any other approach to generating growth. This power to increase both the top line and the bottom line – growth in total revenue and growth in earnings – is something investors consistently reward – and pay a premium for...
Strategy, Technology & innovation management

Collaborating with Competitors on Technology Development

Until quite recently, corporate enthusiasm for joint ventures, alliances, and outsourcing partnerships of all kinds stopped short at technology development. Why collaborate with competitors if you could gain a unique advantage by developing technology yourself? Today, however, with technology...
Strategy, Technology & innovation management

Knowledge Management: An Engine for Innovation

One of our colleagues with several decades of experience in managing innovation has proclaimed that his mission in life is to absolve executives from feeling that they must know everything before they can effectively do anything. There is simply too much data, intelligence, information, and even...
Technology & innovation management

A Strategy for Supporting Innovation and Growth in Times of

One good indicator of the accelerating pace of change is the time it takes for the total amount of human knowledge to double. At the end of the first millennium, it doubled in about 200 years; at the beginning of the industrial revolution, in about 30 years; and today, in about five years. Welcome...
Strategy, Technology & innovation management

Toward Sustainable Innovation: A Progress Report

In conducting research for our new book on the next–generation enterprise, we have found that a critical differentiator for the next generation of corporate leaders will be the ability to effectively harness and drive innovation. In so doing, these leaders will have found ways to leverage...
Strategy, Technology & innovation management, Sustainability

Innovation in the Fast Lane

In our innovation work, clients frequently approach us with requests or aspirations that seem impossible. "Our products are three years behind our competitors," one of our electronics clients lamented. "We need to catch up now – and, by the way, we don't have the time or money to duplicate our...
Strategy, Technology & innovation management

Viewpoint From Einstein to Elephants: Unlocking the

Innovation, which can be defined as "creating value in new ways," isn't limited to radical changes in technologies, products, and manufacturing processes. It can also help frame and position brands – or even whole organizations – and provide new access routes to markets. Fortune magazine described...
Technology & innovation management

Sustainable Innovation and Change: The Learning-Based Path

For companies that want to make sustainable development a reality, building organizational learning capabilities can be invaluable. Organizational learning – now embraced as a core competitive strength in successful global companies such as British Petroleum (BP), Coca–Cola, and Royal Dutch/Shell...
Strategy, Technology & innovation management, Sustainability

Innovation: The Key Process for Business Growth

After years of cost–cutting and downsizing, business leaders are once again looking for ways to generate growth. While innovation should be a primary engine for this growth, many senior managers are wary of investing in a process that entails such high costs and offers so little certainty of return...
Strategy, Technology & innovation management

Enterprise Systems: A Report from the Field

A growing number of companies are replacing unique, customized, inflexible, and expensive home–grown information technology systems with more tailorable, integrated, and global enterprise software packages (sometimes known as enterprise resource planning or ERP systems). In some industries, notably...
Strategy, Technology & innovation management, Information management