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innovation

The Forces of Ecosystem Evolution

Ecosystems depend on a delicate balance between forces that push activity toward greater integration, and those that ...

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governance

The Boon and Bane of Blockchain: Getting the Governance Right

Countless enterprise blockchains fail to live up to high expectations, often because the supporting governance struct...

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governance

Linking Executive Compensation to Climate Performance

This article examines the different ways that climate-linked incentive pay is used at European and U.S. energy compan...

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innovation

How to Compete When Industries Digitize and Collide: An Ecosystem Development Framework

How should firms best understand, engage in, and build business ecosystems?

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innovation

How to Appropriate Value from General-Purpose Technology by Applying Open Innovation

An overly closed approach can prevent firms from deriving the benefits of general-purpose technology (GPT).

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innovation

How Can Large Manufacturers Digitalize Their Business Models? A Framework for Orchestrating Industrial Ecosystems

Data is the new oil. For manufacturers, remaining competitive depends on their ability to digitalize their business m...

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innovation

Harnessing Exaptation and Ecosystem Strategy for Accelerated Innovation: Lessons from the VentilatorChallengeUK

The VentilatorChallengeUK consortium moved quickly to speed up the design, regulatory approval, and manufacture of mo...

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international business

The Future of Global Supply Chains in a Post-COVID-19 World

Automation and digitalization are likely to play a key role in the transformation of global supply chains.

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international business

Supplier-Selection Practices for Robust Global Supply Chain Networks: A Simulation of the Global Auto Industry

Regionalization can improve the robustness of supply chain networks.

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international business

Resilience Decoded: The Role of Firms, Global Value Chains, and the State in COVID-19 Medical Supplies

Lessons from case studies of four medical supply products—rubber gloves, face masks, ventilators, and vaccines.

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international business

Global Value Chain Resilience: Understanding the Impact of Managerial Governance Adaptations

As GVCs recover from the initial shock, managers will make GVC restructuring decisions guided by long-term strategic ...

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international business

Global Value Chain Reconfiguration and COVID-19: Investigating the Case for More Resilient Redistributed Models of Production

Firms can enhance resilience by pursuing GVC reconfiguration through the adoption of redistributed manufacturing (RDM...

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international business

Global Value Chain Governance in the MNE: A Dynamic Hierarchy Perspective

A dynamic hierarchy managerial response can eliminate global supply crises while maintaining the benefits of global e...

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international business

Tools and Technologies of Transparency in Sustainable Global Supply Chains

Transparency is vital in the creation of sustainable and resilient supply chains. Modern technologies can foster tran...

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strategy

SMEs’ Open Innovation: Applying A Barrier Approach

Unlike large firms, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) encounter more internal (versus external) barriers to o...

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strategy

Share and Share Alike: How Inner Source Can Help Create New Digital Platforms

The growing trend of “Inner Source” (adopting internal open-source/crowdsourcing practices within large organizations...

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management

No Team Is an Island: How Leaders Shape Networked Ecosystems For Team Success

Today’s organizations rely on networks of dynamic systems of “agile” teams to get work done. The key is understanding...

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international business

Incentivizing Environmental Improvements in Supply Chains through Data-Driven Governance

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s Facility Environmental Module (FEM) is one of the world’s most advanced 'data-dri...

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management

Choose Your Enemies Well: Mapping, Managing, and Leveraging Rivalry

Deeply felt rivalries between competing organizations (such as Apple and IBM in the 1980s) can represent a prime oppo...

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management

The Blinkered Boss: How Has Managerial Behavior Changed with the Shift to Virtual Working?

Virtual working became the norm for most organizations in March 2020. How has managerial behavior changed as a result?

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strategy

Preparing Organizations for Greater Turbulence

Vigilant organizations excel at seeing threats and opportunities sooner than their rivals.

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strategy

Partnering with Startups Globally: Distinct Strategies for Different Locations

Partnering with startups is an important way by which large multinational corporations (MNCs) pursue open innovation.

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management

Four Ways to Improve Risk Reporting

Companies have improved their risk reporting by strengthening the vertical and horizontal communication of risks, rep...

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strategy

Causal Mapping for Strategy Execution: Pitfalls and Applications

Organizations can attempt to improve strategy implementation by developing strategy execution maps.

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management

Agility as the Discovery of Slowness

How can companies avoid the agility acceleration trap and align their level of agility with environmental complexity ...

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technology

Technological Leadership and 5G Patent Portfolios: Guiding Strategic Policy and Licensing Decisions

The value of competing 5G technology standards shouldn't be judged by number of patents alone.

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leadership

Perfectly Confident Leadership

Overconfident leaders put themselves, their teams, and their organizations at risk.

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startups

Innovation Outposts in Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: How to Make Them More Successful

Many multinationals find it necessary to connect themselves to the vitality of ecosystems like Silicon Valley.

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startups

Even a Small Conductor Can Lead a Large Orchestra: How Startups Orchestrate Ecosystems

Startups combine the speed and innovativeness of a small company with the power and resources of multiple larger firms.

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technology

Designing a Future-Ready Enterprise: The Digital Transformation of DBS Bank

Future-ready enterprises must incorporate the duality of exploitation and exploration.

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startups

Acquisitions of Startups by Incumbents: The 3 Cs of Co-Specialization from Startup Inception to Post-Merger Integration

What does a successful startup acquisition entail?

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innovation

Tackling Societal Challenges with Open Innovation

The ultimate objective of innovation should be to create value - and in this era, the process of innovation should be...

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innovation

Open Innovation for Wicked Problems: Using Proximity to Overcome Barriers

Open innovation is a viable strategy to solve wicked problems, but their complexity makes management significantly mo...

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communication

Ten Things Every Manager Should Know About Nonverbal Behavior

Whether they're aware of it or not, managers influence the people they work with every day through posture, facial ex...

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innovation

Evolving a Value Chain to an Open Innovation Ecosystem: Cognitive Engagement of Stakeholders in Customizing Medical Implants

Optimal innovation strategies now involve a large variety of internal and external participants.

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management

Ready or Not: Managers’ and Employees’ Different Perceptions of Digital Readiness

Digital transformation is now an essential requirement in the financial sector. It is important to align the percepti...

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innovation

Open Innovation’s “Multiunit Back-End Problem”: How Corporations Can Overcome Business Unit Rivalry

In the banking industry, collaboration with startups can rapidly accelerate digital transformation - but internal riv...

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management

Using Bayesian Updating to Improve Decisions under Uncertainty

Decision making requires managers to constantly estimate the probability of uncertain outcomes and update those estim...

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technology

Blurring the Lines between Physical and Digital Spaces: Business Model Innovation in Retailing

Alternative physical retail spaces can be designed to meet new omnichannel demands.

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marketing

Navigating the New Era of Influencer Marketing: How to be Successful on Instagram, TikTok, & Co.

Firms need to find the right influencers for the right markets.

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technology

New Product Development in an Omnichannel World

Firms need to adapt their new product development capabilities rapidly to keep pace with evolving consumer patterns.

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innovation

Changing the Work of Innovation: A Systems Approach

The Work System Approach can help leaders foster innovation for long-term organic growth.

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innovation

When Agile Harms Learning and Innovation: (and What Can Be Done About It)

Agile approaches inherited from software development can promote flexibility, with certain drawbacks.

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Technology

Digital Artifacts in Industrial Co-creation: How to Use VR Technology to Bridge the Provider-Customer Boundary

Developments in the VR space provide new opportunities for industrial co-creators collaborating o...

Technology

Digital Mindsets: Recognizing and Leveraging Individual Beliefs for Digital Transformation

Cultivating a mindset that favors collaboration and agility can help employees who feel threatene...

Technology

Digital Transformation and Organization Design: An Integrated Approach

Organizational systems should be optimized for effective collaboration on digital transformation ...

Technology

Mastering the Digital Transformation of Sales

The latest advances in digital technology hold the potential to revolutionize the sales process.

Technology

Managing Digital Transformation: Scope of Transformation and Modalities of Value Co-Generation and Delivery

The proliferation of new digital technologies is extending the horizon of firm activity. Digital ...

Technology

Implementing a Digital Strategy: Learning from the Experience of Three Digital Transformation Projects

Most attempts at digital transformation fail because of poor strategy execution.

Technology

Strategies for Digitalization in Manufacturing Firms

Many manufacturing firms have seen digitalization as a means of increasing efficiency. But too fe...

Design

Data-Driven, Data-Informed, Data-Augmented: How Ubisoft's Ghost Recon Wildlands Live Unit Uses Data for Continuous Product Innovation

To stay ahead of the competition, firms must continuously learn from their customers and swiftly ...

Innovation

Startup Supplier Programs: A New Model for Managing Corporate-Startup Partnerships

Outside-in programs allow larger firms to harness the entrepreneurial vitality of smaller startups.

Innovation

The Risk of De-Risking Innovation: Optimal R&D Strategies in Ambiguous Environments

How can firms promote innovation under highly ambiguous conditions? Over recent decades, the majo...

Leadership

Friedman at 50: Is It Still the Social Responsibility of Business to Increase Profits?

Fifty years ago Milton Friedman famously argued that the social responsibility of business is to ...

Leadership

Transformational Leader or Narcissist? How Grandiose Narcissists Can Create and Destroy Organizations and Institutions

The same features that can make a strong leader - like confidence, charisma, and the willingness ...

Design

Design Thinking Inspired Crowdsourcing: Toward a Generative Model of Complex Problem Solving

Some models of design thinking used in modern organizations fall short because they're too detach...

Design

Integrating Design into Organizations: The Coevolution of Design Capabilities

Organizational leaders are increasingly turning to design approaches as a panacea for uncertainty...

Design

The Social Psychology of Design Thinking

Design is all around us. There are four principles common to many design thinking approaches. To ...

Design

Putting Technology in Its Place: Design Thinking’s Social Technology at Work

Design thinking can be a critical facilitator of new technologies, but it is also a technology in...

Design-Led Strategy: How To Bring Design Thinking Into The Art of Strategic Management

Design thinking has emerged as an important way for designers to draw on rich customer insights t...

Design

Regaining R&D Leadership: The Role of Design Thinking and Creative Forbearance

This article examines how Siemen's molecular imaging group incorporated design thinking principle...

Design

Designing the Future: Strategy, Design, and the 4th Industrial Revolution--An Introduction to the Special Issue

This introduction to the special issue on design thinking explores the idea of DT and whether DT ...

Design

To Frame or Reframe: Where Might Design Thinking Research Go Next?

Design Thinking is a major area of emerging research, examining the process of good design. It is...

Design

Implementing Design Thinking: Understanding Organizational Conditions

The advent of design thinking as a tool for innovation has led to its adoption in many organizati...

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