Innovation strategy

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.    

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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Strategy toolkit

This toolkit gives some examples of tools which can help in developing an innovation strategy

Paper aeroplane activity

The paper aeroplane exercise is a simple activity to help explore issues around innovation types, strategy and management.

Activity: Exploring innovation strategies

Innovation is about change – but simply changing things randomly and in different directions is not likely to move the organization forward. As the old saying has it, ‘if you don’t know where you are going, you’ll probably end up somewhere else!’ So we need an innovation strategy, some kind of roadmap for guiding and

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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.