Cases

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  

Gunfire at Sea

This is a famous case study which highlights the challenges of introducing radical ideas into established organizations. Click to view: http://cs.gmu.edu/cne/pjd/TT/Sims/Sims.pdf  

User-led innovation in the medical sector – Tim Craft, AMS

User-led innovation in the medical sector This podcast is an interview with Dr Tim Craft, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care and also Deputy Medical Director of the Royal United Hospital, Bath, U.K. Tim is also Managing Director of AMS, a medical devices company specialising in anaesthesia equipment. It particularly explores his experience with the

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Fujifilm

This case looks at how Fujifilm responded to the major changes in the photographic industry as a consequence of the emergence of digital imaging. Click to view case study: Stefan Kohn Disruptive Innovations Fuji Film

Polaroid

The problems which eventually dragged a famous technological innovator down into Chapter 11 bankruptcy are well-described in this presentation by Christian Sandstrom of Chalmers University. It is a good case because it highlights the deep difficulties involved – this wasn’t simply a matter of blindly missing the technological point but a much more challenging issue

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Helle-Vibeke Carstensen

Helle-Vibeke Carstensen is responsible for innovation within the Danish Ministry of Taxation and in this video talks about some of the challenges of enabling innovation in the public sector.  There is a transcript of the interview here. More details can be found at: http://www.skm.dk/foreign/ She is also involved with Mindlab, an innovation support agency which

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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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Suzana Moreira

This is an interview with Suzana Moreira of Mowoza.com Originally set up as a way of connecting migrant workers with their families back home and allowing cash transfers to support purchase of food, books and other needs, the business has developed into a a simple-to-use mobile commerce service; conveniently and efficiently giving informal cross-border traders instant access

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