Zia Yusuf (executive vice president global ecosystem and partner group at SAP) explains co-innovation and it’s impact on global business activities in the magazine SAP Spectrum (September 2008). According to Yusuf… “By investing in building a network of partners, companies can accelerate innovation and improve return on investment for customers.” He distinguishes between partnering and [...]
The term “ABC” collaboration refers to academic, business practicioners and consultants. In a pre-conference session of the 28th annual meeting of the strategic management society in cologne Jay Barney, Hugh Courtney, Bolko von Oetinger and Paul Schoemaker discussed this topic. In my opinion this is a critical question for academics as well as practicioners. While [...]
Forbes.com is featuring a special section on creative disruption. You can watch a video lecture “disrupt or die” by Clayton Christensen (professor at Harvard Business School). Christensen is explaining his theory of disruptive innovation.
I just read the article “The Next Industrial Imperative” published in strategy+business (issue 51, Summer 2008) written by Peter Senge, Bryan Smith & Nina Kruschwitz (reprint number 08205). They describe how Sweden has become more independent from oil by introducing innovations. “The Sweden story is a valuable model of what historians call “basic innovation”: fundamental [...]
The Oxford Handbook of Inter-Organizational Relations by Steve Cropper, Mark Ebers, Chris Huxham, and Peter Smith Ring focuses on the study of Strategic Alliances, Networks and other forms of relationship between organizations. The book provides a overview of the field. Section 1 focuses on industry, supply, policy and project networks, public and voluntary sector partnerships, [...]
Michael E. Porter points out that Economic Development… “…must be a bottoms-up processin which many individuals, companies, and institutions take responsibility.” Furthermore he investiges that in the old model… “Government drives economic development through policy decisions and incentives” changes to… “Economic development is a collaborative process involving government at multiple levels, companies, teaching and research [...]