- Austin Dsouza added an answer:18The Business Model Canvas: What theory could identify/explain its advantages over other business model approaches?
The Business Model Canvas is tremendously successful. But what’s bothering me is the question of WHY?
Obviously, good marketing by Osterwalder & Pigneur is involved (workshops, blogs etc.). However, this can’t be the whole story, right? Not so many people would use the Canvas if it didn’t have any value over competing business model approaches.
I believe the success cannot arise from the choice of the nine components either. A number of authors have proposed business model components similar to those in the Canvas but did not have comparable success.
Rather, to me it seems to be about the visualization (visualization = the "grid/matrix" that visually arranges the nine components). But then the question is: How does the visualization make the Canvas good/useful? And which theories could help to shed light on this? Is it possible at all to provide a theoretical explanation?
What are your ideas concerning these questions? I am looking forward to any hint or suggestion :-)
Many thanks in advance!!!
Here is a review and comparison of several business model approaches (ontologies)
- Josef Punčochář added an answer:35Is it possible to have light without electrical power?
In general, light is produced for household purpose with bulb, CFL, tube, LED etc from electrical power. There is a big portion of world that lives in dark after sun sets. These people do not want electrical power, they want light first.
Is it possible to create a pollution free light without electric power and without burning something. Light that is sufficient to illuminate a 12 x 12 feet hut without an electricity connection. Light that is very very cheap (not more than $1 per week and 8 hours per day)….Don’t tell solar or known things….suggest something wild…some new idea….innovative…no power only light….Just for the sake of discussion….
Hi Vasile, the picture is very nice. It's worth seeing. In return, look at a triode about of the year 1917th. Beautiful, is not it? This, however, shone with electricity. :-)
It is product S&H.Following
- Santosh J. Dubey added an answer:43Why are innovation and diversity used as positive performance statements?
The overiding priority of my work is to deliver effective solutions that resolve healthcare service delivery problems and to make things work better.
However, two recurring barriers to the success of that 'fixing' process is the pervasive view that innovation and diversity are 'positive performance indicators'.
Yet, fundamentally 'innovation' is about doing something new or in a new way and 'diversity' simply refers to an environment that contains several differences.
The following is an example of the common responses whilst conducting during the front end problem resolution research which I term 'establish the facts due diligence').
Investigator's question: Why were these actions / strategies were followed?
Staff / Section Team Response: These are innovative and promote diversity.
Investigator's question: Was an assessment / evaluation done to assess the likely effectiveness of said innovation and diversity actions?
Staff / Section Team Responses vary along these lines: We don't understand what you mean / We don't look at from that angle / Why / This is based on the latest research.
The sense I often glean from these types of situation is that there is a desire and a higher value placed on being seen to be innovative and a champion of diversity rather than effective.
Any and all constructive is welcome
Well, wait till you hear about us instinctive Anarchist Indians! But yeah, ideas are there to be challenged. I think its' just a matter of how we go about the process, maybe. As long as the lines are not crossed, the world's our oyster! Enjoyed speaking to you!Following
- Gara Garcia added an answer:11Is there any plant in Europe which operates the pyrolysis of sewage sludge?
I am looking for examples in Europe of plants (pilot or real scale) which operate the pyrolysis of sewage sludge, as an innovative thermal process for the treatment of it.
I am too looking for examples in Europe of pilot scale pyrolysis plants of sewage sludge. In my case, I'm looking into the pyrolysis of digestated sludge, dried at 90% DS. The temperature we are intending to apply is approx. 850oC which will produce mainly H2. The main concern at the moment is the high concentration of H2, since we want to obtain energy in a CHP. Most of the CHP manufacturers design units for biogas and therefore the feasibility of the project could be compromised since it;s anticipated that the CH4 production will be low.
Any information regarding this would be very grateful.
- Liv Kumar added an answer:18How can a multinational manufacturer use its resources and capabilities to match the opportunities that arise from the external environment?
My research is based on the business strategic analysis of an international company Procter and Gamble.
I would like to know how international manufacturers have innovated throughout the years (management, supply chain, services).
Dear @Miguel Angel Pérez Benedito,
I have used the Radar Chart of Lean Six Sigma Maturity Scores in a previous project but indeed it can be also a proactive approach to understand how the strategy of a company operates. Like a mechanism.
- Noor Saadah Zainal Abidin added an answer:9Is there anyone who has data or research articles about Distributed innovation?
Is this a new and hot topic in Management sciences and the data/articles are easily accessible/available?
Perhaps you could also refer to the following links:
- Manuel Morales added an answer:28How can a professor use Research Gate among his students to enhance a spirit of innovation, creativity, and discovery?Having returned from the United States to Colombia, I have found that my students almost always use the "we-can't-do-that" expression. I wish to expose them to innovative ways of thinking. I also wish to help them see things from various perspectives and basically I wonder if Research Gate can be a good tool to enhance discovery, creativity, and innovation.
A revised "Flawed Scientific Method" document has been uploaded to replace the previous version. This version is designed to go with the public invitation to help science self-correct. In essence, this one page document illustrates for the public the mechanics of the discovery of Einstein's nonlocal hidden variables (see link).Following
- Pacapol Jakrapan Anurit added an answer:13Measure of Disruptive Innovation Capabilities?
Has anyone used any construct to measure the disruptive innovation capabilities? Please share your experience.
Innovation is another theoretical concept that may be applied and interpreted differently. You may learn how this research measured Knowledge Management.Following
- Fawad Sadiq added an answer:4I have Managerial Cognition as one of the variables in my framework. Do you recommend using Kirton's AI Inventory to operationalise it or any other
The Managerial Cognition is an independent variable, in my research framework. Please suggest if Kirton's Adaptors Innovators Inventory (32 items) can be used to operationalize the variable? Any other valid constructs, if its not recommended?
Thank you everyone for the help. Phil, the Kirton's AI inventory was developed to measure the cognitive styles related to creativity, problem solving and decision making. You are right that KAI alone does not give the complete picture of how a person sees things and behave, therefore it has to be used with other variables that can help in assessing the same. That's why the question was posted here if someone has prior experience of using the KAI inventory in this context. You may like to refer to the article below for KAI construct. Bagozzi, R. P., & Foxall, G. R. (1995). Construct validity and generalizability of the Kirton Adaption–Innovation Inventory. European Journal of Personality, 9(3), 185–206. http://doi.org/10.1002/per.2410090303Following
- Brian Prasad added an answer:16Can anyone help me out in finding the questionnaire of administrative innovation and technical innovation?
my topic is impact of TQM practices on organizational effectiveness with the mediating role of innovation.
Preparing such a questionnaire perhaps require looking at various approaches to TQM practices.
Furthermore, TQM is not only used in managing quality in manufacturing or production settings but also has been employed in other quality settings, such as during product development.
An example of such application can be found in the paper attached. Take a look...Following
- Bakhtinur Khudanov added an answer:5What are the opportunities in Horizon 2020 for research projects on Open Innovation?Anybody interested in discussing possible collaboration?
We are very interested in collaboration in the framework of EU Horizon 2020. However no organisation has agreed to work together, yet. Do you have any idea?Following
- Samarth Gupta added an answer:5Can you share with me some articles related to information technology driven innovation?
Related to sustainable development.
Also linked to the innovation process from a knowledge management perspective?
- BK Punia added an answer:6How important is Family-CEOs Innovative Behaviour?
Does anyone know of studies or can suggest approaches to deepen our understanding of the link between family-CEOs personality and their individual innovative behaviour
There is an old saying that "Charity Begins at Home". In the context of present question it signifies that family-CEOs personality and their individual innovative behaviour leads the organization to newer heights through not only newer ideas but also through other managerial and administrative measures.Following
- Janjira Janchome added an answer:4Which is the latest innovation management model for conglomerates?A conglomerates means group of business firms, there maybe different business or there are established in the group by the policy or business objectives of the group. So these firms should have the same origin of philosophy of their group. When the conglomerates move to be an Innovative organization, what's required of their firms in the group? How does the board committee of the group drive and manage their firms to be innovative firms?
Dear J. W. Zartha,
Thank you for your useful answer.
- Valdemar Freitas Sousa added an answer:3When we observe a teacher in class in a primary school, how can we differentiate a simple moment invention to a pedagogical innovation process?And how we can discern the motivation? For example, is it a personal motivation, based in the expertise, axiology; or is a political stance?
Based on your question, I’m assuming that you’re asking for a basis of distinction between some last minute pedagogical strategy change, during a class, that looks innovative, from an action, framed on a larger, reflexive, pedagogical (and axiological — as stated by Kevin) process.
Figuring out motivations is one of the trickiest things to do — and not just in teaching. If one’s indeed observing the teacher in the classroom (doing some form of participant or non-participant observation), why not ask him after class? Ethnographic interview could be a good tool for getting that kind of information. That way, one could see into his/her intentions, pedagogy, worldview, etc. If the teacher one’s watching is a reflexive teacher, who’s framed her/his practice under an innovative paradigm, even if she/he does introduce a “simple moment invention” (as you called it) during class, it might be innovative, because it’s framed under his/her innovative worldview.
Hope it added something to your discussion.
Take care. Valdemar.Following
- Katarzyna Szczepańska-Woszczyna added an answer:18How can collaboration between university, business and government be best faciliated?Managing these innovation networks by adopting a network approach can lead to effective coordination, understanding, communication efficiency and innovation outcomes.
On example of my university I can see effective such activities:
- cooperation within the group of regional stakeholders, such as: provincial office, offices of neighboring cities and communes, Regional Chamber of Commerce, Agency of Entrepreneurship Development and other;
- a membership of Business Council – the institution cooperating with the City President. Its main objective is connected with giving opinion on crucial issues of the city functioning and development;
- agreements with the regional companies that confirm the cooperation in the scope of common didactic, scientific, research and development ventures. Agreements include mutual use of achievements and experience for research purposes, preparation of new economic solutions, organization of internships and trainings for students, application of managers’ practical knowledge in the implementation of a didactic process. University is making efforts to activate the cooperation with business practice in the scope of common organizational undertakings as well as scientific and implementation projects.
- a membership of Chamber of Commerce of Advanced Technologies, Union of Private Employers of Education associated with Confederation of Private Employers LEWIATAN – the biggest organization representing interests of Polish entrepreneurs;
- cooperation with external partners, with the biggest Polish scientific and research centers as well as scientific societies i.e. Scientific Society of Organization and Management, Institute of Theoretical and Applied Informatics of Polish Academy of Science, Polish Information Processing Society;
- activity in structures that unite the biggest Polish higher education institutions, Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland. The KRASP members undertake actions leading to creating the effective and integrated system of national education. They represent common interests as well as promote the development of higher education, science and culture.Following
- Antonio García Sánchez added an answer:8Should we measure Individual-level innovative work behavior (IWB) as a uni or a multi-dimensional scale?
Specifically referring to the Jansen (2000) or Scott and Bruce (1992) scales
I agree with Sandra's answer: multidimensional measures of innovation is preferred unless your research deals with a specific and very narrow focused innovation.
With some exceptions (Ebersberger et al. 2011), most analyses on innovation analyse a single R&D variable, usually internal R&D expenditures. However, certain empirical studies on this question suggest the need to approximate innovation from a variety of angles (AnniqueUn and Romero –Martínez 2009; Vega-Jurado et al. 2009). Some firms may concentrate their technological effort on aspects other than developing internal R&D capabilities (Franco and Quadros 2003; Schmidt and Sofka 2009; Cantwell, 2014; Narula, 2002). This suggests that the approach to R&D needs to be comprehensive, perhaps taking into consideration all innovative activities in terms of Oslo Manual.
On the other hand, there are significant differences across industries (NACE rev) in innovative activities that are developped and in their relative importance (Garcia, Molero and Rama 2014, 2015). So, I suggest to construct some measure referred to industry average in order to avoid industry bias.Following
- Zoheir Ezziane added an answer:7Is there anyone who is working on Innovation and education learning on Primary data (Questionnaires)?
Is there anyone who is working on Innovation and education learning specially on Primary data (Questionnaires)? and suggest me some article and journals who published the article about this topic. thanks
I found a coupe of interesting references that might be useful. Please see the following link and the attached document.
- Giselle Rampersad added an answer:10Can anybody recommend any literature on "national innovation capacity" and its variables?.
Try the following article for some variables:
Rampersad, G. C. (2015). Managing Innovation Clusters: A Network Approach. Journal of Management and Strategy, 6(3), p9.
- Giselle Rampersad added an answer:33Can anyone suggest a method for innovation in entrepreneurship?
I read some innovation methods in technology, but in management, I think there are some also.
One of my past studies focused on how to encourage innovation through collaboration among organizations. See the following article.
Rampersad, G., Quester, P., & Troshani, I. (2010). Managing innovation networks: Exploratory evidence from ICT, biotechnology and nanotechnology networks. Industrial Marketing Management, 39(5), 793-805.
More recently, I have been investigating how to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in university settings – both innovation skills in students and also building innovative universities.
See the following articles:
Rampersad, G., & Patel, F. (2014). Creativity as a desirable graduate attribute: Implications for curriculum design and employability.
Rampersad, G. C. (2015). Developing university-business cooperation through work-integrated learning. International Journal of Technology Management, 68(3-4), 203-227.
Rampersad, G. C. (2015). Building University Innovation Ecosystems: The Role of Work Integrated Learning as a Core Element in the University-Industry Nexus. Journal of Research in Business, Economics and Management, 4(1), 231-240.
Rampersad, G. C. (2015). Managing Innovation Clusters: A Network Approach. Journal of Management and Strategy, 6(3), p9.
The articles are all open access so you should be able to access them. Hope they help.
- Amandine Pinget added an answer:6Do you have references on perceived financial barriers, for environmental innovation and technological innovation?
I'm looking for articles with a comparison of perceived financial barriers in environmental and technological innovation, for large firms or SMEs.
I would be very pleased of any references on this subject. Thank you in advance.
Dear Mr Horbach,
Thank you for this reference, I already read it and it was helpful.
- Silburn Clarke added an answer:23What are the best measures on employee innovative output in firms ?
The realisation of employee innovative performance and output varies in the literature. A popular measure is the patent. However, in the context on a long ideation funnel where 3000 ideas are said to lead to 300 potential patents which may eventually result in one commercial success, (Stevens & Burley 1997), then patents would seriously underrepresent the deep and rich ideation cauldron that feeds innovative output. Further, patents record "substantially new" process or product developments, and not the small incremental "shopfloor innovations" that are more pervasive and occurring daily in firms (Axtell et al 2000). In that context, what other measures would be suitable for capturing and reflecting innovative output at the individual employee level in firms
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- Bojidarka B. Ivanova added an answer:4Is the construction of flexible tetra-carboxylato rare earth organic framework with rigid di-carboxylate available and innovative?
The porous metal organic framework material is very popular as an innovative functional material. The flexible tetra-carboxylic acid is one type of chelate ligand, barely used to construct metal-organic framework. The rigid di-carboxylic acid is one type of efficient ligand to construct transition metal-organic framework. However, both of the two acids are unable to meet the high coordination demand of rare earth, therefore, it is very difficult to construct a stable porous framework by using the two type of ligands alone. By using flexible tetra-carboxylic acid and rigid di-carboxylic acid, will some new porous and stable MOFs be prepared? Thank you for your review on this project.
Generally functionalized - COOH containing organics are among the prominent templates for ligandsFollowing
- Abdelhammid Bourouaha added an answer:17Is there any relationship between the formal training and innovation?
looking for the relationship between the training as an input to foster innovation
Dear Daniel Paulino Teixeira Lopes,
thank you very much for your answer and you commentsFollowing
- Stanislaw P. Stawicki added an answer:8Can anyone recommend researchers who study the culture of innovation?
Beyond Tony Wagner, has anyone studied the kinds of cultures that promote and sustain innovation?
This is an important, yet often overlooked topic. Without strong institutional backing, buy-in at all levels of the organization, and cultural acceptance, most efforts to implement successful innovation programs are bound to fail. One important thing to note is that innovation can be present / implemented in a variety of forms -- individual, institutional, management, educational, process, product, traditional inventions, etc. Below is a list of several important / noteworthy contributions to this area (Kept in alphabetical order):
Claver, E., Llopis, J., Garcia, D., & Molina, H. (1998). Organizational culture for innovation and new technological behavior. The Journal of High Technology Management Research, 9(1), 55-68.
Dahlgaard, J. J., & Dahlgaard, S. M. P. (1999). Integrating business excellence and innovation management: Developing a culture for innovation, creativity and learning. Total Quality Management, 10(4-5), 465-472.
Frohman, A. L. (1998). Building a culture for innovation. Research Technology Management, 41(2), 9.
Gudmundson, D., Tower, C. B., & Hartman, E. A. (2003). Innovation in small businesses: Culture and ownership structure do matter. Journal of Developmental entrepreneurship, 8(1), 1.
Jaskyte, K., & Dressler, W. W. (2004). Studying culture as an integral aggregate variable: Organizational culture and innovation in a group of nonprofit organizations. Field methods, 16(3), 265-284.
Jaskyte, K., & Dressler, W. W. (2005). Organizational culture and innovation in nonprofit human service organizations. Administration in social work, 29(2), 23-41.
Jones, G. K., & Davis, H. J. (2000). National culture and innovation: implications for locating global R& D operations. MIR: Management International Review, 11-39.
Pohlmann, M., Gebhardt, C., & Etzkowitz, H. (2005). The development of innovation systems and the art of innovation management—strategy, control and the culture of innovation. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 17(1), 1-7.
Hopefully this list of publications / references will further supplement the other sources provided above.
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- Aida Salazar added an answer:9Internal or external innovation: Which one is more efficient?
I would like to know if there are any empirical studies that provide information about efficiency of innovation measures developed in the company versus the R&D acquired to other firms. Thanks
Hi Juan Luis.
Both two are important, but depends of factors inhibitors and enablers.
- Abdelmajid El Waatmani added an answer:4What is the relationship and/or similarities between an industrial district and cluster? What is your opinion?Some authors do not establish significant differences between these concepts. But others clearly differentiate them. Is there any intentional confusion?Following
- Carlos Jesús Madariaga Fernández added an answer:7What's the difference between technological change and innovation?I have been studying innovation and I can't understand what is the difference between these topics.
In brief summary .... technological change is given by the substitution of a technology on the other, innovation is given by the adaptation of this new technology to your company. You can change the technology without there with this innovation.Following
- Katja Thoring added an answer:10What is the most important issue for innovation: time, space or velocity?For creative answers.Following
- Lijinwei Vv added an answer:5welcomeHello, Dear friends
Thank you for join this group.
Developing countries have lots of difficulties to solve their innovation system problems. You know, these systems in such countries are not really "system". They are fragmented and emerging ones and the system actors sometimes act in contrast. Economical and political context and "rules of the game" of these countries are very different from developed ones. There is not enough theories in innovation policy-making field useful and suitable for developing countries too.
But, if we know other's experiences and share them, we'll learn from them to solve our problems. So, feel free to share your experiences, opinions and ideas, interested publications and even problems. They all will be useful.
Study and research need strong atmosphere,extensive rural area shorts of atmosphere,i think government can build a system in rural including small library as innovation center to integrate study,train,research,which could facility group study formed a good community whatever offline and onlineFollowing
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