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Getting a better return on your innovation investment

Most executives need no convincing that investing in innovation is a good thing, but there is little empirical evidence about what really works in terms of managing the process. Arthur D. Little’s 8th Global Innovation Survey provides some answers, with a thorough analysis of more than 70 different...
Technology & innovation management

Putting water in the mainstream of your business strategy

In the past, water as a resource worried only a few industries. This has rapidly changed due to the scarcity of water around the world, especially in the emerging markets. Companies now need a clear view on the role water plays in their value creation and what they can do about it. In this article...
Strategy, Technology & innovation management

Innovation: measuring it to manage it

Many executives struggle to manage innovation as they would other business processes. Most exasperating is the lack of a practical way of measuring innovation effectiveness and efficiency. In this article the authors provide a success formula to design and deploy meaningful key indicators to drive...
Strategy

Creating effective innovation ecosystems through IP...

Creating and commercializing new ideas using inputs from multiple partners has been used for many years as the foundation for an “innovation ecosystem”. However, collaborating businesses often don’t realize the benefits they expect. This is often because of the way in which intellectual property is...
Technology & innovation management

Innovation in regulated industries

Innovation in regulated service industries with a legacy of state ownership, such as public transport, remains a major challenge in many countries. What are the pre-requisites for innovation and what can policymakers and companies do individually to overcome the barriers? This article shows how a...
Technology & innovation management

Innovation quick wins – a guide to some practical tools

Effective innovation requires a comprehensive approach, starting with strategy and supported by strong processes, an efficient organization and resources, and an innovative culture. And it can take a long time to achieve. But what can organizations do when they don’t have a lot of time to improve...
Technology & innovation management

“Mastering the complexity of a growing global footprint”

The real globalization of our footprint started in 1995, when the company was privatized and acquired by the Benetton family. This brought a new wave of enthusiasm and ambition.

How business leaders can care about the world – profitably

In today’s world the question of third-party interests is of increasing importance as companies leave their footprint around the globe in different societies. How and to what degree should executives allow for these externalities? This article explores how companies can address the issue of third-...

Putting patients at the center of a new biopharma business...

The pharmaceutical industry is suffering. Expiring patents, increasing demands from regulators and decreasing healthcare budgets are putting companies under pressure, and the industry has to walk a narrow tightrope between keeping profitability up and quickly developing attractive medications. As...

“The future is about cooperative competition”

Mr Bajaj, in the long term some people foresee the business world evolving into a bipolar one: the “West” versus the “Emerging Markets.” Would you concur with that view?