Innovation strategy

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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Paper aeroplane exercise

The paper aeroplane exercise is a simple group activity which helps explore some of the core topics in innovation strategy.

Joseph Schumpeter

This brief note looks at the contribution to our understanding of innovation made by the great Austrian economist Schumpeter note

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

Frank Piller on mass customization

In this video interview Frank Piller talks about some of the challenges in exploiting the new ‘mass customization’ opportunities and the implication of the ‘3D printing ‘revolution’ for business models. Frank Piller interview

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

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