IESE Business School: New Study Illuminates How Large Corporations Can Maximize Value from Innovation

Business Education, GBSN Member Schools

The latest in a series of corporate venturing (CV) studies from IESE Business School examines how much autonomy CV units need to create the most impact BARCELONA, Spain–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 22, 2019– IESE Business School in collaboration with consultancy firm BeRepublic released today a new study on how companies can best maximise the impact from corporate venturing – the increasingly popular practice of large firms collaborating with start-ups in an effort to increase innovation. The study Open Innovation: Balancing the autonomy and impact of your corporate venturing unit, is based on over 120 interviews with chief innovation officers and those in … Read More

Education is Critical in Innovation

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On November 7 – 9, 2018, the Global Business School Network held its 13th Annual Conference on “Transforming Traditional Sectors: Educating Entrepreneurial Leaders to Drive Systemic Change” co-hosted by Strathmore Business School and the Chandaria School of Business, USIU. The conference, held in Nairobi, Kenya, focused on how innovative, interdisciplinary and collaborative ways of educating entrepreneurial leaders can transform traditional sectors, including Mining & Oil, Agriculture, Tourism and Healthcare. The conference was sponsored by MIT Sloan School of Management Global Programs, Monash Business School and Johnson & Johnson. Nicolas Nesbit, General Manager of IBM East Africa, opened the conference with his inspiring … Read More

The Innovation Process: A Socio-Cognitive Analysis

Business Education, GBSN Member Schools

Nowadays, innovation is a key dimension in the performance of business organizations. In contexts that are more and more dynamic and competitive, and where clients have become more demanding, firms need to distinguish themselves by developing new products and services, and/or improving their processes to gain in terms of productivity. Through innovation, they are asked to build a competitive advantage by meeting new expectations from customers and entering new markets or adopting more effective practices and technologies. For organizations, it is a matter of survival. Innovation gives them an effective solution to deal with sectors convergence, technological dynamism and market globalization. For entrepreneurs, innovation is the key factor to overcome market barriers and create new value or new industries. As Peter Drucker (1985, p. 19) stated: « Innovation is the specific tool of entrepreneurship, the means by which they exploit change as an opportunity for different business or a different service.».

The Academy of Management Launches New ListServe focusing on Emerging Markets

Business Education

The Academy of Management recently established a new ListServe focusing on Emerging Markets. The target audiences are researchers, academics, students, policy makers, and business practitioners of emerging markets. The list is managed by Ilan Alon (University of Agder) and Bersant Hobdari (Copenhagen Business School). The purpose of the list is to generate discussion and scholarly exchange among researchers and practitioners of emerging markets business, relating to topical issues affecting these regions, current events and state-of-the-art research in this area. Topics will relate to business in emerging markets from multidisciplinary (international business, economics, finance, marketing, human resources, organizational behavior and management) … Read More