Reducing risk in innovation Book

Reducing risk in innovation

  • Author : Elke Scheurmann
  • Publisher : Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
  • Release Date : 2013-08-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN 10 : 9783446437937

Reducing risk in innovation Excerpt :

Dependency and Structure Modelling (DSM) techniques support the management of complexity by focusing attention on the elements of a complex system and how they are related to each other. The DSM perspective can assist in understanding, designing and optimising complex systems – including products, processes and organisations. This volume comprises peer-reviewed papers representing state-of-the-art in DSM research and applications. The papers were presented at the 15th International DSM Conference held in August 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.

Testing Business Ideas Book

Testing Business Ideas

  • Author : David J. Bland
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2019-11-06
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119551423

Testing Business Ideas Excerpt :

A practical guide to effective business model testing 7 out of 10 new products fail to deliver on expectations. Testing Business Ideas aims to reverse that statistic. In the tradition of Alex Osterwalder’s global bestseller Business Model Generation, this practical guide contains a library of hands-on techniques for rapidly testing new business ideas. Testing Business Ideas explains how systematically testing business ideas dramatically reduces the risk and increases the likelihood of success for any new venture or business project. It builds on the internationally popular Business Model Canvas and Value Proposition Canvas by integrating Assumptions Mapping and other powerful lean startup-style experiments. Testing Business Ideas uses an engaging 4-color format to: Increase the success of any venture and decrease the risk of wasting time, money, and resources on bad ideas Close the knowledge gap between strategy and experimentation/validation Identify and test your key business assumptions with the Business Model Canvas and Value Proposition Canvas A definitive field guide to business model testing, this book features practical tips for making major decisions that are not based on intuition and guesses. Testing Business Ideas shows leaders how to encourage an experimentation mindset within their organization and make experimentation a continuous, repeatable process.

The Three Rules Book

The Three Rules

  • Author : Michael Raynor
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2013-05-30
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780670922963

The Three Rules Excerpt :

In The Three Rules, Michael E Raynor and Mumtaz Ahmed provide the answer to the ultimate business question: how do some companies manage to keep excelling, year after year after year? 'The objective is to deliver the best possible performance and sustain it for as long as possible' In every sector there's an outlier. An exceptional company that faces the same difficulties as competitors, but constantly delivers superior results. What are they doing differently? And what can they teach us? Michael E. Raynor and Mumtaz Ahmed analysed 25,000 companies spanning forty-five years to find the answers. What they discovered were three clear rules that the most exceptional companies follow when faced with the most difficult decisions. With a powerful combination of detailed case studies and rigorous data analysis, reading, learning and applying The Three Rules will help your organization become truly exceptional. Michael E. Raynor is a director at Deloitte Services LP, where he explores corporate strategy, innovation, and growth with clients in a variety of industries. He is the coauthor, with Clayton Christensen, of The Innovator's Solution, and the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed The Strategy Paradox and The Innovator's Manifesto. Mumtaz Ahmed is a principal in Deloitte Consulting LLP and the chief strategy officer of Deloitte LLP, responsible for the U.S. firm's strategy, corporate development, innovation, eminence, and brand.

CIGOS 2019  Innovation for Sustainable Infrastructure Book

CIGOS 2019 Innovation for Sustainable Infrastructure

  • Author : Cuong Ha-Minh
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-10-10
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 1264
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811508028

CIGOS 2019 Innovation for Sustainable Infrastructure Excerpt :

This book presents selected articles from the 5th International Conference on Geotechnics, Civil Engineering Works and Structures, held in Ha Noi, focusing on the theme “Innovation for Sustainable Infrastructure”, aiming to not only raise awareness of the vital importance of sustainability in infrastructure development but to also highlight the essential roles of innovation and technology in planning and building sustainable infrastructure. It provides an international platform for researchers, practitioners, policymakers and entrepreneurs to present their recent advances and to exchange knowledge and experience on various topics related to the theme of “Innovation for Sustainable Infrastructure”.

Innovation in Financial Services Book

Innovation in Financial Services

  • Author : Lech Gąsiorkiewicz
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-10-30
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000204155

Innovation in Financial Services Excerpt :

This book delves into the many innovative changes that the financial industry has undergone in recent years. The authors investigate these developments in a holistic manner and from a wide range of perspectives: both public and private, business and consumer, regulators and supervisors. Initially, they set the framework of their analysis by discussing innovation cycles in financial services. Thereafter, they tackle the issue of financial innovations and their consequences for financial stability. They then review the new approaches to financial consumers’ protection, which emerged in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. The authors underline the fact that this new approach is heavily influenced by the recent innovative drive in the financial industry. Next, they switch their attention to the public sector, examining the innovative processes in monetary policy and central banks, structural innovations in the supervisory models and systems, and they assess some specific supervisory challenges regarding blockchain and the application of mathematics in the supervisory capacity. Additionally, the book examines a range of issues related to the private sector, such as recent developments regarding risk transferring mechanisms on the financial market, artificial intelligence and natural language processing for regulatory filings, the development of process management in insurance companies and other innovative products on the market. Finally, Innovation in Financial Services discusses how the digital transformation of the financial system impacts the interaction between the public and private sectors. The book is intended for graduate and postgraduate level students, researchers, public sector officers, as well as financial sector practitioners.

Fostering Innovation Book

Fostering Innovation

  • Author : Andrew Laudato
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2022-02-09
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119853114

Fostering Innovation Excerpt :

Proven and practical strategies for leading IT teams and departments In Fostering Innovation: How to Build an Amazing IT Team, accomplished technology strategist, executive, and leader Andrew Laudato delivers an eye-opening exploration of how to design, build, staff, and run a high-performing IT department. The book is filled with universally applicable strategies and techniques that can transform any IT team into an all-star cast perfectly aligned with your organization’s objectives. Incorporating proven and practical processes throughout the narrative, the book offers useful continuous improvement concepts the reader can apply to their team, company, and professional development. Readers will also find: Foolproof ways to put people before technology Detailed discussions of perennially important topics, like the importance of uptime, how to deploy redundancy, and creating the perfect organization chart Strategies for managing and motivating the wonderfully unique individuals we refer to as "technologists." The perfect resource for newly minted Chief Information Officers and Chief Technology Officers, Fostering Innovation will also earn a place in the libraries of non-technical professionals who work closely with IT, and business leaders seeking a better understanding of how to lead an IT team.

Promoting Innovation  Productivity and Industrial Growth and Reducing Poverty Book

Promoting Innovation Productivity and Industrial Growth and Reducing Poverty

  • Author : Maureen Mackintosh
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-04-27
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317990864

Promoting Innovation Productivity and Industrial Growth and Reducing Poverty Excerpt :

Development and the ending of mass poverty require a massive increase in productive capabilities and production in developing countries. Some countries, notably in Asia, are achieving this. Yet ‘pro-poor’ aid policies, especially for the least developed countries, operate largely without reference to policy thinking on the promotion of innovation for productivity growth. Conversely, policy-makers and researchers on innovation and industrial policies tend to know little about the potential for social protection to support innovation and productivity improvement. This book aims to focus attention on this gulf between research on innovation and on poverty reduction and to identify some of its policy consequences; to set out some ways in which this gulf can be bridged, analytically and empirically; and to contribute to the creation of an agenda for further research and an understanding of the urgency of the implied rethinking. The first two chapters provide sustained arguments for embedding social policy thinking in much more ‘productivist’ frameworks of thought that focus on raising productivity and employment; and for identifying growth theories that can incorporate satisfactory understandings of innovation and employment upgrading. A set of chapters then tackle these broad themes in the context of health, addressing the interlinked issues of innovation, health inequity and associated impoverishment. The final set of chapters examines the challenge of creating industrial policies that generate both innovation and employment, using and going beyond concepts of systems of innovation.

The Contrary Forces of Innovation Book

The Contrary Forces of Innovation

  • Author : T. Hoholm
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2011-07-26
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230302082

The Contrary Forces of Innovation Excerpt :

The complexity and tensions of industrial innovation processes are fleshed out through the analysis of an intriguing case study from the food industry. Drawing together insights from multiple disciplines, this book shows the controversial nature of innovation processes.

Discovery Driven Growth Book

Discovery Driven Growth

  • Author : Rita Gunther McGrath
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • Release Date : 2009-03-16
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN 10 : 9781422129494

Discovery Driven Growth Excerpt :

You've been charged with growing your business. Incremental growth can no longer deliver the results you need. You need truly dynamic growth - and you need to achieve it without risking a hugely expensive gamble. How can you encourage innovative new ventures and pursue ambitious growth while minimizing risk? In Discovery-Driven Growth, authors McGrath and MacMillan show how companies can plan and pursue an aggressive growth agenda with confidence. By carefully framing their strategic growth opportunities, testing each project assumption against a series of checkpoints, and creating a culture that acts on evidence and learning instead of blind stumbling, companies can better control their costs, minimize surprises, and know when to disengage from questionable projects--before it's too late. Providing tools that will help you select and better assess the potential of any strategic venture, from new product lines to entirely new businesses, the authors outline a comprehensive process that lets you identify, manage, and leverage your company's full portfolio of opportunities. By reducing up-front costs and eliminating unnecessary risks, you'll be able to avoid missteps and explore more options to create the breakthrough growth that your business requires.

Innovation Book


  • Author : Adam Jolly
  • Publisher : Kogan Page Publishers
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN 10 : 0749436271

Innovation Excerpt :

Innovation, based on research, seeks to find the characteristics and processes which distinguish innovative companies and to provide management tools for inspiring, delivering and commercializing innovative new ideas. It uses case studies to show innovation in practice.

Innovation Leadership Book

Innovation Leadership

  • Author : David G. Gliddon
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-06-12
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 134
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351712699

Innovation Leadership Excerpt :

A leader's ability to discover and implement innovations is crucial to adapting to changing technologies and customer preferences, enhancing employee creativity, developing new products, supporting market competitiveness, and sustaining economic growth. Gliddon and Rothwell provide an exciting and comprehensive resource for readers that are currently seeking to build success in organizations with new ideas. Innovation leadership involves synthesizing different leadership styles in organizations to influence employees to produce creative ideas, products, services, and solutions. It is a practice and an approach to organization development and organizational change. Innovation leadership commonly includes four basic stages, which are: (a) support for idea generation, (b) identifying innovations, (c) evaluating innovations, and (d) implementation. There are two types of innovations, including: (a) exploratory innovation, which involves generating brand new ideas, and (b) value-added innovation, which involves modifying and renewing ideas that already exist. The two fundamental leadership theories that are generally necessary for innovation leadership are path-goal theory and Leader Member Exchange theory. The key role in the practice of innovation leadership is that of the innovation leader. However, there are currently multiple perspectives on the definition of an innovation leader. An individual in an organization, a group within an organization, the organization itself, and even a community, state, or nation can be considered an innovation leader. The book explores each of these perspectives on the definition of an innovation leader.

Prizes to Spur Innovation and Technology Breakthroughs Book

Prizes to Spur Innovation and Technology Breakthroughs

  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science, Space, and Technology (2011). Subcommittee on Research and Technology
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Electronic books
  • Pages : 57
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:31951D03800051U

Prizes to Spur Innovation and Technology Breakthroughs Excerpt :

Training Engineers for Innovation Book

Training Engineers for Innovation

  • Author : Denis Lemaître
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2018-10-22
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119563365

Training Engineers for Innovation Excerpt :

Throughout history, engineers have been defined as those who bring technological innovation to society. However, the concept of innovation and the role of the engineer are now changing as a result of globalization, the digital revolution, growing inequalities and environmental concerns. Training Engineers for Innovation therefore analyzes the ways in which the educational systems for engineers are adapting to these new demands, as well as the conditions in which this training has developed. This book brings together the works of a consortium of researchers dedicated to the subject area as part of the Innov’Ing 2020 project. Its contributors present various means to devise effective pedagogies adapted to a holistic approach to innovation which incorporates the technical, economic, social, ethical and environmental dimensions of engineering.

The Business Model Innovation Process Book

The Business Model Innovation Process

  • Author : Yariv Taran
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-11-22
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000521238

The Business Model Innovation Process Excerpt :

Business Model Innovation Process: Preparation, Organization and Management examines a range of critical questions that merit thoughtful interdisciplinary consideration, such as: Why do business models, and their innovation in particular, matter today? How can the process of business model innovation be understood, organized and managed adequately under increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous technological, business and geo-political conditions? What should decision-making and risk-management look like under these conditions, with managers whose rationality is bounded? The book offers a detailed account of the relatively unknown process of business model innovation by looking into the intersection of strategic, operations and innovation management, organizational design, decision-making and performance management. In doing so, this book addresses fundamental issues, and introduces new ideas and theoretical perspectives. In envisioning and thinking about various potential scenarios of business model innovation and understanding how to organize for each of these under different conditions, the book provides original arguments and suggestions for practitioners. For that purpose, the book also offers many compelling real-life examples of business models and their innovation. Combining theory and practice, this book is an essential read for researchers and academics of business model innovation, as well as strategic management, digital transformation, innovation management and organizational change. It will also be of direct interest to practitioners and business leaders seeking new perspectives to increase their competitive advantage.