discontinuity

Architectural and component innovation

 Innovations can be ‘architectural’ – changes in the ways different things are put together into a whole system.  Examples might be a motor car, a mobile phone business, a hospital.  And innovations can also be at the ‘component’ level – the parts which go into those systems – for example, the engine, brakes, fuel tank,

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Meltdown in the ice industry

This short case looks at the challenge of discontinuous innovation in the 19th century ice harvesting industry.  Click here to access:Ice industry case

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 http://www.pdfone.com/download/3_the-innovator-s-way-essential-practices-of-successful-innovation/gunfire-at-sea-a-case-study-of-innovation.html

Radical Innovation – making the right bets

This report looks at approaches adopted by European organizations to deal with the challenge of selection under conditions of high uncertainty Click to view case study: 9835 AIM Radical Innovation You can also download this report – and many others on the innovation theme – from the AIM website AIM website and search through their

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Catherina van Delden – Innosabi

These days there is a great deal of interest in user involvement in innovation – not least in the potential for ‘co-creation’ of products and services. But whilst the principle is exciting the challenge of actually making it happen – and building a business around user-led co-creation – is significant. Catherina van Delden, founder and

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