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    Innovation Management in Emerging Markets

    October 6, 2016 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    When it comes to innovation management, I see a growing number of companies in emerging countries like Turkey, Mexico and Brazil doing a better job than their counterparts in developed (primarily Western) countries. There are many reasons for this and here you get some of my observations.

  • 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?

    December 18, 2013 | By: | 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?

  • The Case of Vestas Wind Systems

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

    June 19, 2013 | By: | 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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    How to Increase Your ROI by Measuring and Managing Your Innovation

    July 13, 2011 | By: | 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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    Boosting Innovation by Integrating a Gender Perspective

    June 30, 2011 | By: | In: Column & Opinion, Organization & Culture

    Why does gender diversity matter when it comes to product and service innovation? What has research shown? And what does hard-won experience tell us? This article shows how businesses gain a competitive edge by integrating a gender perspective into their innovation work – a much needed boost as global competition becomes increasingly tough.

  • Logica Insead Report

    Nordic countries score very low for their innovation efficiency

    March 8, 2010 | By: | In: Reports

    Today’s business leaders view innovation as a means to fight the financial crisis, however a new European study by INSEAD and Logica warns that the link between the money spent and the final result is broken. Their findings show that the majority of business leaders commit substantial resources to innovation, but only nine percent use ROI as a measure of innovation. What’s more, the Nordic countries achieved the lowest rating when it comes to measuring and implementing innovation.

  • Danish companies and universities tap into global innovation hot spots

    Danish Innovation Centres in Global Hot Spots

    February 16, 2010 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Gaming week in Silicon Valley, development of sustainable houses in Shanghai, and medico innovation in Munich – what do these things have in common? They are all projects set in motion by Danish innovation centres in order to strengthen the innovation and competitiveness of Denmark. And you are invited to join.

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