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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The changing face of the imaging industry

This is a case study highlighting changes over time across the sector.  Imaging case You might also be interested to read the responses of players like Fuji, Polaroid and Kodak.    

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

Disruptive innovation

In these two videos Professor Clayton Christensen explains his theory of disruptive innovation Extended lecture: Short version:  

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  


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


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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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