Asia is now the top regional destination for R&D spending, followed by North America and Europe. See also Interactive: Where Companies Spend Their R&D Money.
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- Comparing R&D spending in 2007 and 2015 reveals the new geography of innovation. See also “Innovation’s New World Order.”
- Early adopters get most of the attention from analysts and marketers, but focusing on consumers who are resistant to innovations is another way to bring new products to market.
- How do we shape effective public policy in an age of rapid change?
- The health insurer is leading the way for the reformation of the U.S. healthcare system by saving consumers money and testing innovative ideas.
- Honda’s practice of learning from errors had to change when failure became deadly.
- Multinationals are shifting their R&D focus from cost savings to knowledge-based research.
- This technology company almost died of financial hubris, but its behind-the-scenes resurrection proves there’s sometimes a fine line between winning and losing.
- Balancing the immediate desire for personalization with a need to understand more than our immediate environment might ultimately offer the deeper reward.
- The top-ranked executive coach recommends four books that will make you a better leader.
- In a new biography of the brothers who invented the airplane, David McCullough describes the frustrations and triumphs involved in getting aviation off the ground.
- The best R&D is kept separate from strategic planning, but is closely linked to strategy.
- Oil-field services companies, which invent the technologies used to drill for oil and gas, have reaped the rewards of an intense focus on innovation.
- To revive stagnant loyalty programs, companies should replace the routine granting of points with unpredictable, tangible rewards.
- This infographic provides a snapshot of the emerging wearable technology market.
- New platforms linking investors and entrepreneurs could have a dramatic effect on the banking industry and on economic growth.
- Customers always come first for this Chinese appliance maker — even as it continually reinvents itself and expands around the world.
- Conventional wisdom suggests that delays during the new product development cycle can hinder a project, or even kill it entirely. It’s time to rethink this narrow outlook.
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