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Co-creation and Open Innovation in New Product Development

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How innovation fits into the management of megaprojects

Innovation and project management have not always been thought to go hand-in-hand.  Although as a recent blog explained, increasingly the concept of agile project management is being adopted.  In this MIT Sloan Management Review article, Davies et al (2017) argue … Continue reading

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Agile innovation explained in depth plus handy infographic

Great article on Bain & Company website that explains everything you need to know about Agile Innovation.   Plus this handy infographic…

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How the IoT will change the food supply chain

Recent blogs have considered some of the implications of digital transformation in general terms, this blog looks at one specific sector.  IGD is a charity which analyse trends to provide insights for the food and grocery industry so that they better … Continue reading

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What ‘trends’ are here to stay?

In thinking about the new edition of our book, we have to consider whether or not the developments we see happening in operations today are temporary or here to stay.  In some cases it is easy to see that  a … Continue reading

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Big companies can’t have innovation without real leadership

I’ve blogged before about how most companies on their website refer in some way or another to innovation or being innovative.  That’s because all, or nearly all, CEO’s recognise that the world is changing rapidly and that their operations cannot … Continue reading

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China is good at the hard part of innovation

It is commonly thought that the hard part of innovation is coming up with new ideas.  But in many countries, and in many companies, the hard part is turning ideas into a commercial reality.  Seinfeld and Beltoft (2014) argue that … Continue reading

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Research Insight: 12 ways to innovate

I’ve been reviewing the Research Insights in the book in order to identify those that will remain in the new edition, and which new ones might be added.  This article is one that might be included.  It identifies that innovation can … Continue reading

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Radical Innovation Award in hospitality

Despite the fact that it has been going for 11 years I had not come across Radical Innovation (their website is here).  Each year they run a competition for hospitality industry professionals and for students to come up with new … Continue reading

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The tension between six sigma and innovation

Every now and again you come across something that you wish you’d read and/or blogged about years ago.  So it is with this article by Brian Hindo written in 2007, and to be found on the Bloomberg.com website.  It does … Continue reading

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