A blog about creating and running successful innovation processes

Month: September 2017

The role of management control systems for breakthrough innovation

Estimated reading time: 7-9 minutes. What is the role of management control systems for breakthrough innovation? Innovation is not an individual concept. Incremental innovation is about improvements, while breakthrough innovation is about discoveries. Breakthrough innovations lead to a significant improvement or open entirely new opportunities….

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Mechanisms for making innovation happen in organizations

Approximate reading time: 4-6 min. Understanding what drives successful innovation is of paramount importance. One study examined mechanisms for making innovation happen in organizations. The hypothesis, from the researchers, was that innovation is a function of individual efforts and organizational systems to facilitate creativity.  …

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To generate ideas for continuous innovation

Approximate reading time 5-7 minutes. A study investigated the ability to generate ideas for innovations in large organizations. The ability to generate ideas includes management and organizational processes to stimulate, identify, select and implement ideas. The ability to generate ideas is a fundamental ability because it aims to…

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Thoughts about Swedish corporate innovation management

Reading for the weekend. Thoughts on Swedish inefficiencies in innovation management. How to use innovation as a strategy for survival? Often, we meet a news morning that scans the job to disappear to low-wage countries. On the radio we hear how we can no longer…

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Success and failure of innovation

Approximate reading time: 3-5 min. Why does not everybody innovate? It is widely recognized that innovation is key to the economic performance of firms. If nonetheless many firms do not dare to innovate, this has to do with several types of risks and uncertainties that lead to high…

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