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Open innovation implementation

Is your leadership style hindering open innovation implementation?

New open innovation implementation implies strategic changes which of course in turn represent a different level of risk. These individual types of risks are easier to be tackled by CEOs with certain characteristics than others, as author Joonmo Ahn explains.... more»

Open Innovation prospector strategy

5 essential tips to implementing an open innovation approach in your organization

Your approach to Open Innovation should be defined by the corporate strategy, say Professor Ellen Enkel. A defender’s strategy needs a different approach to a prospector and culture will eat strategy for breakfast if you don’t selected the right people. She gives her 5 tips for success.... more»

Strategic thinking - analytical or intuitive

Analytical or Intuitive – finding a sweet spot for strategic thinking

There are at least two modes styles of thinking that managers appear to follow in developing their strategy: intuitive and analytical.... more»

Edison

Pasteur’s Quadrant: a wonderful example of KISS*?

Our scientists are all doing great work in diverse areas, how could I define this work to ensure it was creating value for the company? Stokes model of the Pasteur’s Quadrant provided the inspiration I needed, says Dr Joe de Sousa, Director Science & Technology, AstraZeneca... more»

Reynold's number

Loading and Turbulence in R&D: Is there a Reynolds Number?

A friend in R&D was moaning about how his CEO was forever loading new projects into R&D. “It just fouls things up”, he said, “The more we try and take on, the less actually gets done”. It got me thinking is there a Reynold’s number for R&D that predicts when more is genuinely less.... more»

How distortions and deceptions impact the creation of technology strategy

How distortions and deceptions impact the creation of technology strategy

Cognitive bias, where a decision-maker actively seeks out and assigns more weight to evidence that confirms their hypothesis, can disrupt the technology strategy which needs to be objective.... more»

Prof Ellen Enkel, Editor of R&D Management and Professor of Innovation Management at Zeppelin University

How do you gain consumer trust in artificial intelligence?

Professor Ellen Enkel explored trust in two dimensions: trust in technology and trust in the innovating firm to understand the relationship between humans and automation. She identifies the factors essential for reducing perceived risk.... more»

Programme announced for R&D Management Conference

How can we make a difference in a world ‘awash with ideas’? This is one of the keynote addresses at the R&D Management Conference 1-5 July, which provides an opportunity to hear the latest thinking in this progressive field.... more»

Twitter R&D

Is Twitter’s R&D providing a return on investment?

Research and development expenditure is a key area for a technology company like Twitter. You would expect it to be a significant cost, and sure it enough it is. You would also expect to see a significant return from such investment in user growth and ultimately in revenue.... more»

The challenges of collaborative R&D in Japan - Encouraging participation

Meeting the challenges of collaborative R&D in Japan

An appreciation of cultural sensitivities is helpful if you want to work collaboratively at both an individual or corporate level. We asked Dr. Hajime Endo, Executive Consultant for TouGas Oilfield Solutions, about his experiences of managing international R&D projects and how he went the extra distance with his Japanese colleagues.... more»