Spotlight

Vincenzo Buttice

Finance for Innovation: New Tools and Approaches

Digital and technological innovation is changing the way innovative firms access debt and equity funding.... more»

Jasper Brinkerrink

Innovation and R&D management in family firms

A recent meta-analysis established that family firms are more efficient innovators – i.e., they achieve greater output with fewer inputs. These finding researchers to dig deeper to find what ‘soft’ aspects of the ‘familiness’ of businesses may explain these established differences between ‘hard’ input and output figures.... more»

Davide Chiaroni

Circular economy put into practice: opportunities and challenges for innovative industrial paradigms

Circular Economy has become one of the hot topics in public debates about new and more sustainable industrial paradigms.... more»

Marcelo Nogueira Cortimiglia

Digitally-enabled business model innovation

How Digital Innovation can enable (or hinder) “Digitally-enabled Business Model Innovation”.... more»

Margherita Pero

Managing at the intersection between Innovation and supply chain management

Supply chain innovations can drive business model innovations and vice versa... more»

Dr Antonio Messeni Petruzzelli Innovation Management Polytechnic University of Bari

Innovation dynamics and organizational performance: novel strategies and approaches

Scholars are studying novel search strategies, which offer new perspectives and directions to conduct R&D strategies, for example temporal boundary spanning.... more»

Prof Marika Arena

Environmental sustainability, social impact and innovation

Companies are increasingly investing in innovation with the intention of generating a social or environmental impact. To achieve this requires trade-offs and balance between different shareholders’ and stakeholders’ objectives and a move towards ‘ex-ante’ or before the event reporting.... more»

Intuitive vs analytical thinking

Seduction and persuasion – Intuitive v. analytical thinking in technology management

People in R&D usually have a mix of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics training and this requires structured analytical thinking. But many of these people are easily led astray by their intuitions, especially when working on problems outside their ‘discipline’, such as technology management.... more»

Hidden Champions: Small companies ride to the top in open innovation networks

In his book Managing Open Innovation in SMEs, (Cambridge University Press, June 2017), Professor Wim Vanhaverbeke considers bike-part manufacturer Curana’s success and highlights how small companies are embracing the global trend toward Open Innovation through collaborating with external partners to create breakthrough products and services.... more»

Improving Product Features: When is More Less?

Improving Product Features: When is More Less?

Different types of feature have different effects on customer satisfaction – an analysis by Japanese Quality expert, Noriaki Kano, is just as relevant now as it was in 1984.... more»