Innovation strategy

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

Evolution of the Bicycle

This resource looks at the idea of innovation life cycles and patterns of change, using the example of the evolution of the bicycle from many experiments through to the emergence of a dominant design Click to view case study: The evolution of the bicycle

Corning

This case looks at Corning and how the company has built a strong position through innovation management over many decades Click to view case study: Corning-Glass