Innovation Library

Welcome to the future today

Welcome to the future today

Royston Seaward and Martin Laws from Deloitte look at how companies of the future will use innovation to optimise the workplace for employees and clients. (Stuart Crainer)

  • Theme:
    • Corporate
  • Type:
    • Read
Making choices: Brynne Herbert

Making choices: Brynne Herbert

School alumna and founder and CEO of MOVE Guides, Brynne Herbert MBA2012 believes that differences between men and women should be embraced in the workplace.

  • Theme:
    • Corporate
  • Type:
    • Read

So, what’s new?

New research by Sapnoti Eswar examines whether using derivatives to mitigate risk prevents firms from innovating.

  • Theme:
    • Corporate
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    • Read
Costa Coffee: Project Marlow "Saving the World from Mediocre Coffee"

Costa Coffee: Project Marlow "Saving the World from Mediocre Coffee"

Watch this case study on innovation, which outlines the stages of a new product. (Julian Birkinshaw)

  • Theme:
    • Corporate
  • Type:
    • Watch

Why corporate venturing heralds a new approach to innovation

Harnessing gazelles? Realising innovation through corporate venturing. By Dr Gary Dushnitsky, associate professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at London Business School. (Gary Dushnitsky)

  • Theme:
    • Corporate
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    • Read

Managing Complexity: The Battle Between Emergence and Entropy

The business news continues to be full of stories of large companies getting into trouble in part because of their complexity. JP Morgan has been getting most of the headlines, but many other banks are also under investigation, and companies from other sectors, from Siemens to GSK to Sony, are all under fire. (Julian Birkinshaw)

  • Theme:
    • Corporate
  • Type:
    • Read
How can you tell if you need to rethink the delivery of your service?

How can you tell if you need to rethink the delivery of your service?

One good indicator is too much paperwork. Like piles of inventory in a factory, stacks of paperwork indicate problems in the flow of the service and communication problems both within and across the service boundary. (Kamalini Ramdas)

  • Theme:
    • Corporate
  • Type:
    • Read
The future of work

The future of work

The world of work has been undergoing huge changes, and all of us are being propelled into a future shaped by astounding scientific and technological advances. Those changes have already impacted most, if not all, workplaces; but Lynda Gratton believes that the next wave of changes we face will be especially noteworthy. (Lynda Gratton)

  • Theme:
    • Corporate
  • Type:
    • Read
The compensation/ performance equation

The compensation/ performance equation

Gary Dushnitsky, Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and Zur Shapira, ‘Entrepreneurial finance meets organisational reality: Comparing investment practices and performance of corporate and independent venture capitalists’ (Zur Shapira)

  • Theme:
    • Corporate
  • Type:
    • Read
Sparking innovation

Sparking innovation

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) faced a situation common to large global organisations: how to allocate marketing resources to smaller, regional brands. Julian Birkinshaw and Peter Robbins report on the company’s inventive approach to worldwide marketing that led to the development of a unique and productive network. (Peter Robbins)

  • Theme:
    • Corporate
  • Type:
    • Read

Related Results

Shortsighted strategies

New research points to a “managerial myopia” caused by bosses putting short-term prosperity before long-term value. John Walker takes a closer look.

  • Theme:
    • Leadership
  • Type:
    • Read
Twins and outs

Twins and outs

Michaël Bikard has conducted the first twin studies of new knowledge, looking at how and why some ideas succeed and others fail. Georgina Peters asks the questions. (Georgina Peters)

  • Theme:
    • Leadership
  • Type:
    • Read
Claiming the credit

Claiming the credit

Impartial decisions in the best interests of the organisation are more elusive than you might think according to research by Marco Bertini, Daniel Halbheer and Oded Koenigsburg. (Steve Coomber )

  • Theme:
    • Leadership
  • Type:
    • Read