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Published: October 27, 2009
 / Winter 2009 / Issue 57

 
 

Profits Down, Spending Steady: The Global Innovation 1000

Reprint No. 09404

Author Profiles:

  • Barry Jaruzelski is a partner with Booz & Company in Florham Park, N.J., who leads the firm’s work for high-technology and industrial clients. He has spent more than 20 years working with clients, specializing in corporate and product strat­egy, product development efficiency and effectiveness, and the transformation of core innovation processes.
  • Kevin Dehoff is a partner with Booz & Company in Florham Park, N.J., and is the global leader of the firm’s innovation business. He has spent more than 15 years helping clients drive growth and improve perfor­mance through innovation, in areas including research and development, technology management, product planning, and new product development.
  • Also contributing to this article was consulting editor Edward H. Baker.
 
 
 
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Resources

  1. Barry Jaruzelski and Richard Holman, “Innovating through the Downturn: A Memo to the Chief Innovation Officer,” (PDF) Booz & Company white paper, March 2009: How companies can tailor their product and technology initiatives to new market realities and refocus their investments on their core R&D and innovation capabilities.
  2. Barry Jaruzelski and Kevin Dehoff, “Beyond Borders: The Global Innovation 1000,” s+b, Winter 2008: Last year’s study revealed, for the first time, how R&D money is benefiting most parts of the world.
  3. Barry Jaruzelski and Kevin Dehoff, “The Customer Connection: The Global Innovation 1000,” s+b, Winter 2007: This study, identifying two primary success factors in innovation strategy: aligning the innovation model to corporate strategy and listening to customers every step of the way.
  4. Barry Jaruzelski, Kevin Dehoff, and Rakesh Bordia, “Smart Spenders: The Global Innovation 1000,” s+b, Winter 2006: This study, uncovering a small group of high-leverage innovators who outperform their industries.
  5. Zia Kahn and Jon Katzenbach, “Are You Killing Enough Ideas?s+b, Autumn 2009: How companies can improve their innovation performance by getting their formal and informal organizations in sync.
  6. Alex Kandybin, “Which Innovation Efforts Will Pay,” MIT Sloan Management Review, September 25, 2009: How companies can use an incisive analytic tool to gauge their overall R&D effectiveness.
  7. Paolo Pigorini, Vinay Couto, Ariel Fleichman, and Carlos Gondim, “Reshaping Your Company Business Model: Building for the Future During the Downturn,” (PDF) Booz & Company white paper, June 2009: How to best implement long-lasting and effective initiatives aimed at fundamentally improving the way companies operate.
  8. C.K. Prahalad, “The Innovation Sandbox,” s+b, Autumn 2006: To create an impossibly low-cost, high-quality new business model, start by cultivating constraints.
  9. For more thought leadership on this topic, see the s+b website at: www.strategy-business.com/innovation.
 
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