Assessing innovation and R&D capabilities across multi-center organizations
Issue 2, 2013
Oil & gas, Utilities & alternative energy, Technology & innovation management

Over the last decades most global companies have evolved to organize their innovation efforts through an “open innovation” model with individual research centers. Globalization and mergers & acquisitions have changed these networks, making them more complex to manage successfully. A robust capability assessment is the starting point for capturing synergies, fostering cross-center collaboration and steering critical make-or-buy and resource allocation decisions in the right direction. This article shows how this can be done.