A blog about creating and running successful innovation processes

Category: Organizational structure

Innovation speed and radicalness

Approximate reading time: 2-3 min. This post discuss innovation speed and radicalness. The intensity of competition has increased among all companies, but especially among companies operating in the high-tech industry. Fast outdated products, increased customer demands, and pressure to deliver products at lower prices intensify…

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Continuous innovation at Google

Estimared reading time: 6-8 min. Some companies succeed in continuous innovation, some don’t. The story is full of companies that once were forerunners in innovation, but then lost their ability to innovate in rapid global change, such as the technology shift. Some examples of technology failures are Kodak…

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Control systems under different innovation management modes

Estimated reading time: 4-6 minutes. One study focused on the relationships between management accounting and control systems (MACS) under different innovation management modes. The study focused the importance of the choice by which individual MACS are selected for interactive (as opposed to diagnostic) use.   Empirical data…

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How should management control the front end of innovation?

Estimated reading time: 4-5 minutes. A study examined the use of management control in the front end of innovation. Specifically, how the different mechanisms of control are associated with generating strategic renewal. The foundation for successful new product development is created in the front end…

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Management control and the decentralization of R&D

Estimated reading time: 5-7 minutes. What are the organizational conditions influencing the allocation of decision rights made by headquarters of multinational corporations to their foreign R&D subsidiaries?  Should organizations consider the decentralization of R&D? A study has interesting results on this issue. The researchers contacted…

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