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Self-test quizzes

These are some quick interactive self-test quizzes covering various themes. Introduction to innovation Social innovation and entrepreneurship Globalization Building innovative organizations Sources of innovation Discontinuous innovation Searching for opportunities Innovation networks Developing new products and services Starting new ventures Knowledge and intellectual property Creating value and growing ventures Learning to manage innovation      

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Patrick McLaughlin interview transcript

Patrick McLaughlin, Cerulean video transcript  This is the transcript of a video in which Patrick explains how Cerulean manages its innovation process and particularly highlights the challenges of moving to a culture which supports radical innovation.

Teambuilding

This resource gives an overview of the importance of team roles. Teambuilding (1) It is based on the work of Meredith Belbin and more information about his description of team roles can be found here A version of the questionnaire which will allow you to assess your own and other team roles can be found here

Benchmarking in the global automobile industry

  Benchmarking in the automobile industry This case provides an illustration of benchmarking.  The particular project it describes led to the emergence of ‘lean thinking’ as an approach which has had major impact in manufacturing, service and the public sector.    

Helen King interview transcript

This is a transcript of the interview with Helen King talking about the use of futures techniques for the Irish food industry. helen King Tobias Rooney interview You can find the interview here  

Ray Anderson, Interface

Ray Anderson , founder of Interface ( a major floor coverings company) increased sales and doubled profits while turning the traditional “take / make / waste” industrial system on its head.  He was passionate about sustainability and pioneered a wave of innovation which still drives the business.  This TED Talk video gives some insights into

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Responsible innovation framework

Innovation is not always for the best and sometimes changes which seem positive at the time turn out to have hidden or unexpected consequences.  Richard Owen and colleagues have been looking at this challenge and have developed a framework for thinking about ‘responsible innovation’.  You can find a link to the (open access) core article

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