Jørn Bang Andersen

Jørn Bang Andersen is a Nordic and European thought leader from Denmark and he is considered an international expert on innovation and economic growth. He has served on the World Economic Forum’s panel on the Nordic Growth Model (2011) and been a contributor to The Economist’s article on ‘The Nordic Countries – The Next Supermodel’ (2013). Jørn is European Director to Clareo Partners.

All articles by Jørn Bang Andersen:

  • Is The Nordic Model For Entrepreneurship, Innovation And Export Growth About To Be Disrupted?

    Is The Nordic Model For Entrepreneurship, Innovation And Export Growth About To Be Disrupted?

    Dec 18, 2013 | In: Enabling Factors

    In 2011 The World Economic Forum had focus on the Nordic Model as a case of a region, which had came out the financial crunch better than most other regions. In February 2013 The Economist had a feature article titled ’The Nordic Countries – The Next Supermodel” stating that politicians from both right and left could learn from the Nordic countries. The question is would Schumpeter agree today?

  • Enter the White Space - A Business Interpretation of Scott and Amundsen’s Race to the South Pole

    Enter the White Space – A Business Interpretation of Scott and Amundsen’s Race to the South Pole

    Oct 23, 2013 | In: Organization & Culture, Strategies

    The analyses and stories told about Amundsen and Scott’s fascinating and epic race to the South Pole are numerous. In this article I will try to make sense of the race in relation to the lessons derived in view of companies entering the white space[1] or aspiring to succeed with disruptive innovations.
    The lessons begin from using the holistic innovation management framework the Innovation Radar (IR) published in MIT Sloan Management Review in 2006[2].

  • The Case of Vestas Wind Systems

    The Case of Vestas Wind Systems and Peter Drucker’s Five Deadly Sins of Business

    Jun 19, 2013 | In: Enabling Factors

    The Nordic countries have a high number of start-up companies but are struggling with scaling their entrepreneurs, start-ups and innovations to global large-scale operations and companies. Yet, one Nordic company namely Denmark’s Vestas Wind Systems managed to become world-beater within the global wind turbine industry. But but after 2008 Vestas has experienced a near death experience and is struggling for survival. Vestas’ story holds important lessons for other Nordic companies, not only within the renewable energy industry. It will here be argued that had Vestas paid more attention to what the management guru Peter Drucker labeled the five deadly business sins Vestas might have avoided getting into dire straits.

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    Entrepreneurs of the World, Unite in Eco-systems!

    Feb 20, 2012 | In: Life Cycle Processes

    Clientelism, Wintelism and innovation eco-systems: moments of truth within the global semiconductor industry. Europe and Japan tried for years to challenge Intel by building national seminconductor champions, yet wihout success. Today, a small British company named ARM has qua its eco-system strategy managed to launch a more serious go at Intel.

  • ROI Starbucks

    How to Increase Your ROI by Measuring and Managing Your Innovation

    Jul 13, 2011 | In: Strategies

    Studies have shown that companies’ return on innovation (ROI) or hit rate is somewhere between 2-10%. That is another way of saying that around 90% of all innovation efforts are never commercialised or used in general. Jørn Bang Andersen, senior advisor to the Nordic Innovation Centre (NICe), presents a NICe case study on possible ways to dramatically change that.

  • innovation-ecosystem

    What Are Innovation Ecosystems and How To Build and Use Them

    May 16, 2011 | In: Life Cycle Processes

    The innovation ecosystem is not new but in 2011 it certainly has many new features. Jorn Bang Andersen looks back at the evolution of the innovation ecosystem, where it is now headed and how companies can develop ecosystem strategies.

  • nokias-rise-and-relative-fall-lessons-for-european-policy

    Nokia’s Rise and (Relative) Fall. What Lessons for European Innovation Policy?

    Mar 02, 2011 | In: Strategies

    The tale of Nokia being squeezed from the top by Apple and Google and from the bottom by companies from Taiwan and India holds just as important lessons for European innovation polices as it does for Nokia.

  • ROI Starbucks

    How to Increase Your ROI by Measuring and Managing Your Innovation

    Oct 12, 2009 | In: Strategies

    Studies have shown that companies’ return on innovation (ROI) or hit rate is somewhere between 2-10%. That is another way of saying that around 90% of all innovation efforts are never commercialised or used in general. Jørn Bang Andersen, senior advisor to the Nordic Innovation Centre (NICe), presents a NICe case study on possible ways to dramatically change that.

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