Deep dive Absorptive capacity This explores the concept of AC and its implications for building innovation management capability
Supply chain learning This deep dive explores the theme of shared learning and innovation across supply chains and suggests that the competitive advantage of firms like Toyota owes much to sustained implmentation of this approach
Servitization This deep dive explores the growing shift towards a service economy with even large scale manufacturers changing their approach.
‘With every pair of hands you get a free brain!’ This comment from a manager sums up a big innovation challenge. how to mobilise the natural creativity within a workforce and engage them in the innovation challenge? This deep dive explores some of the issues involved. High involvement innovation There is a related tool
Frugal innovation is a term increasingly used to describe an approach to innovation which is simple and sustainable. It grew out of experiences in locations where shortages of key resources required ingenious solutions to problems and where the simplicity of such innovations permits their widespread diffusion.
This is a report exploring the ways in which design thinking can contribute to effective innovation. AIM Executive Briefing Intelligent Design