1 Innovation – What it is and Why it Matters

Oliver Gassman on business models

This is a short video interview with Professor Oliver Gassman , talking about business model innovation which was the subject of his keynote speech at the ISPIM 2014 conference in Dublin.

Eastville Community Shop

Eastville community shop  This is an example of social entrepreneurship in action and explores the motivations and experiences of a group who set up a local community shop. There is also an activity linked to this case

The Maker revolution

New technologies around computer-aided design and manufacturing have finally matured to the point where almost anything you can imagine can be made using technologies like 3-D printing.  In these videos Chris Anderson, of ‘Wired’ magazine, discusses the implications of this new industrial revolution. Video 1 Video 2

Model T Ford

Click here for case study.   And these two videos give some insight into the innovations in both product and process surrounding the Model T Ford. Video 1 Video 2  

Tesco Goes West

Professor Michelle Lowe (Southampton University)has been making an extensive longitudinal study of the entry of the UK retailer, Tesco, into the US market. This involved significant innovation along a number of dimensions including opening up new market positions, developing supply chains and rethinking the product/service offering. Her case study ‘Tesco Fresh and easy’ is also

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Freeplay Energy

Freeplay Radio  This is a case study of a social enterprise originally aiming to provide radios to improve education and communication amongst disadvantaged populations.  It has subsequently grown into a major provider of a wide range of support and has renamed itself Lifeline Energy – follow this link for the case. See their website for more

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Strategic advantage through knowledge

This case explores the example of Torotrak, a business founded on breakthrough technology but still trying to secure a strong competitive position through the careful deployment of that knowledge. Click for the case and related activity. Torotrak case and activity 2014

Philips Systems building towards sustainability

This case provides more details of the Systems Building stage of Philips journey towards sustainability. Philips Systems Building For more on the overview of the journey click here And for more on the content of the journey, click here