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Opportunities and challenges for energy players in the...

Fracking technology has recently enabled the large-scale exploitation of vast amounts of shale gas and oil, impacting energy equations and balances across the world. This article addresses why shale developments will be a game-changer and how energy and petrochemical industry executives and...
Oil & gas

Innovation: measuring it to manage it

Many executives struggle to manage innovation as they would other business processes. Most exasperating is the lack of a practical way of measuring innovation effectiveness and efficiency. In this article the authors provide a success formula to design and deploy meaningful key indicators to drive...
Strategy

Finding new growth: the case for innovation by enlargement

All companies are hunting for the “next big thing” – a major growth opportunity and platform to safeguard future revenues and profits. But simply analyzing megatrends is like a ritual rain dance: much hoopla with a most uncertain outcome. In this article the authors show how companies can embed the...
Technology & innovation management, Strategy

Mastering the local-global balancing act in R&D

Companies around the world are expanding their local R&D footprint in emerging markets in order to strengthen their market position, gain access to local resources and reduce costs. But this creates a need to orchestrate cooperation between these dispersed R&D centers. This article provides...
Strategy, Technology & innovation management

Crowd innovation fosters new business opportunities

As a practice, crowd innovation has been around for more than 200 years. But only in the digital age has it become the hot topic it is now. And it cannot be implemented with a “one size fits all” approach, but needs significant planning. The article looks behind the hype and discusses how companies...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Technology & innovation management

Creating effective innovation ecosystems through IP...

Creating and commercializing new ideas using inputs from multiple partners has been used for many years as the foundation for an “innovation ecosystem”. However, collaborating businesses often don’t realize the benefits they expect. This is often because of the way in which intellectual property is...
Technology & innovation management

Innovation in regulated industries

Innovation in regulated service industries with a legacy of state ownership, such as public transport, remains a major challenge in many countries. What are the pre-requisites for innovation and what can policymakers and companies do individually to overcome the barriers? This article shows how a...
Technology & innovation management

Mobile NFC – what’s all the hype about

Mobile Near Field Communication (NFC) has been discussed intensively over the past 24 months. Various players have geared up to enter the different market segments. Billions of dollars are at stake, but the winners are not yet in sight. In this article, incorporating the results of a recent ADL...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Technology & innovation management

Innovation quick wins – a guide to some practical tools

Effective innovation requires a comprehensive approach, starting with strategy and supported by strong processes, an efficient organization and resources, and an innovative culture. And it can take a long time to achieve. But what can organizations do when they don’t have a lot of time to improve...
Technology & innovation management

Who moved my money?

By 2015 experts predict that the volume of mobile payments will have reached $1 trillion. Global players of all sorts are getting ready to reap the benefits of this huge potential market. But companies wanting to enter need to address some critical issues. This article outlines the main topics.
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)