In October 2013 Professors Henry Chesbrough, Wim Vanhaverbeke and Nadine Roijakkers, internationally renown for their contribution to the advancement of Open Innovation research, joined forces with InnovationManagement.se to launch project MOOI – an online Community where experienced innovation professionals of all backgrounds and from diverse industries actively discuss (and dissect!) Open Innovation themes closest to their lines of work. You too can be part of shaping the next important chapter(s) in OI literature and best practice. Read on to find out how.
Jul 17, 2013 | In: Enabling Factors
Though intensely talked about, open innovation remains a subject matter that both fascinates and creates apprehension among business professionals. In the following interview, Henry Chesbrough, the father of open innovation according to Wikipedia, has sat down with IM.se to discuss a few key aspects of this largely new and challenging innovation model: its evolution, its applicability and most importantly, its essential role in facilitating knowledge creation for the future. He teaches at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, and Esade Business School in Barcelona.
Jun 10, 2013 | In: Life Cycle Processes
Last week, innovation management software provider HYPE Innovation launched HYPE GO! – an online platform for collaborative innovation and innovation management – targeting the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises. We talked to Christian Hagemeier, Director SaaS Business at HYPE Innovation, to learn more about the thinking behind the tool.
Jun 03, 2013 | In: Strategies
In this interview, award winning Jean-Baptiste Rubens – currently Head of Procurement Innovation at Mondelēz International (formerly Kraft Foods) – describes the journey his team embarked on when realizing they were not extracting the maximum value from their suppliers. By a deliberate process where R&D needs were rationalized and dispatched to selected suppliers, the Procurement team was able to direct supplier innovation from punctual dispersed activities, to highly coordinated projects that had impact transversally across the company.
Apr 09, 2013 | In: Organization & Culture
The discussion around integrating Western Management with Eastern Philosophies has gained considerable traction, and for good reason – both Europe and China have undergone significant transformations during the past 30 years and collaboration has never been more relevant than in the post-recession context. In this exclusive interview, Professor Richard Li-Hua discusses the key considerations around this topic and indicates how innovation managers can benefit from this integration.
Feb 25, 2013 | In: Enabling Factors
This February, our series dedicated to Innovation Management Standardization features an informative Q&A with experts Magnus Karlsson, Chairman of the SIS Technical Committee TK 532 on Innovation Management, and Stefan Tangen, expert and Project Leader at SIS (Swedish Standards Institute). Among the topics explored: standards bodies, the progress and structure of the Technical Specifications document, reactions from the organizations and how leadership plays a critical part in the advancement of the innovation management standardization initiative.
Jan 07, 2013 | In: Enabling Factors
Previously in the Standardization Series, we argued that the worth of a management standard addressing innovation will chiefly rest on its ability to provide guidance on how to achieve sustained success through new product, service or business model development. But how will this “guidance” be generally received and which are the key drivers for the adoption of innovation management standards? The following article explains.
Nov 19, 2012 | In: Enabling Factors
As the need for systematic innovation deepens, establishing common innovation management standards becomes a precondition for sustained value creation in all organizations – longstanding or new, large or small, public or private.