Morten Hansen The innovation value chain | INSEAD Knowledge


Read INSEAD professor Morten Hansen and visiting professor Julian Birkinshaw interesting article on innovation as a chain, where first step may be a simple as to find the weakest link.

Innovation isn’t all about great ideas. INSEAD Professor of Entrepreneurship Morten Hansen and visiting professor Julian Birkinshaw argue that companies often fail because they don’t recognise that innovation is a chain that requires strength at every link to succeed.

[From Morten Hansen The innovation value chain]

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Why Diversity Can Backfire On Company Boards – Business Insight – Wall Street Journal / MIT Sloan – MIT Sloan Management Review


Read an interesting article from MIT Sloan about enforcing diversity for diversity’s sake.

WHEN it comes to corporate boards and diversity, the conventional wisdom is simple: Diversity is good. When directors are too alike, the thinking goes, they look at problems—and solutions—the same way. There’s no one to challenge prevailing ideas, or to speak out on issues important to certain groups of customers and employees.

[From Why Diversity Can Backfire On Company Boards – Business Insight – Wall Street Journal / MIT Sloan – MIT Sloan Management Review]

The new nature of innovation revealed | InnovationManagement.se


Read the interview with Tanja Bisgaard, Chief analyst at FORA

The paradigm of innovation as driven primarily by technology and science is passé. A new paradigm is emerging, with the publication of success stories of companies innovating through other ways. The Danish and Finnish governments jointly funded a study into the new nature of innovation, as a contribution to the OECD’s work on innovation strategy. Innovationmanagement.se asked the FORA team behind the report to present the highlights. FORA is a research and analysis division under the Danish Authority for Enterprise and Construction

[From The new nature of innovation revealed | InnovationManagement.se]

COP15: A derailed innovation management process | InnovationManagement.se


We have flipped the calendar and entered a new decade. It is a month since the closure of COP15, and we are still analysing results. Innovations were claimed to be the drivers required to reduce CO2-emissions. And, in this context, COP15 kicked off an innovation management process, involving heads of states, and a steering committee, and it was hoped would show the way to a better tomorrow. What went wrong and why did it go so wrong?

[From COP15: A derailed innovation management process | InnovationManagement.se]

Intelligent tool to create food innovation | InnovationManagement.se


Read about an interesting initiative to develop an intelligent tool to create food innovation. The article is published by InnovationManagement.se.

In Denmark, new food trends are popping up like mushrooms. Consumers want climate-friendly, organic food that is locally produced. They want to be informed about calorie-content when they eat in restaurants, and they want ‘homemade’ food – cooked by someone else.

[From Intelligent tool to create food innovation | InnovationManagement.se]