More Tech & innovation

  • December 13, 2010

    Helping the CIO Lead

    by Mike Cooke and Edward Baker
    Charlie Feld, the former CIO of Frito-Lay and a pioneer in his field, explains how IT can play a key role in developing corporate strategy.
  • November 23, 2010

    How E-mail Privacy Affects Morale

    by Matt Palmquist
    Companies should adopt a moderately restrictive e-mail monitoring system, and be sure that employees fully understand it.
  • November 23, 2010

    How Aha! Really Happens

    by William Duggan
    The theory of intelligent memory suggests that companies relying on conventional creativity tools are getting shortchanged.
  • November 23, 2010

    Road Map to Relevance

    by Eduardo Alvarez and Srini Raghavan
    How a capabilities-driven information technology strategy can help differentiate your company.
  • November 23, 2010

    Five Factors for Finding the Right Site

    by Ajay Chamania, Heral Mehta, and Vikas Sehgal
    Placing a new research, design, or engineering center in emerging markets demands more than just “location, location, location.”
  • November 23, 2010

    A Better Choosing Experience

    by Sheena Iyengar and Kanika Agrawal
    When consumers are overwhelmed with options, marketers should give them what they really want: ways of shopping that lower the cognitive stress.
  • November 5, 2010

    Amazon vs. the Corner Bookshop

    The Internet has indeed caused many small stores to close, because they are unable to compete with large Web retailers offering reduced prices and more convenience for shoppers.
  • November 3, 2010

    The Global Innovation 1000: How the Top Innovators Keep Winning

    by Barry Jaruzelski and Kevin Dehoff
    Booz & Company’s annual study of the world’s biggest R&D spenders shows why highly innovative companies are able to consistently outperform. Their secret? They’re good at the right things, not at everything.
  • October 29, 2010

    Stock Options Aren’t for Everyone

    Researchers find no connection between improved overall firm performance and the offering of stock option compensation to rank-and-file workers.
  • October 8, 2010

    The Shaping of New Product Features

    A study of the digital camera market in its nascent stage finds that firms look to prior experience when developing features that will appeal to customers unfamiliar with a new product.
  • August 24, 2010

    A Gandhian Approach to R&D

    by Abhishek Malhotra, Art Kleiner, and Laura W. Geller
    Scientist and scholar Raghunath Mashelkar explains a new model of innovation from India that benefits the world’s poor.
  • August 24, 2010

    Strategy by Design

    by Hugo Trepant and Daniel Newman
    Enterprise architecture can eliminate the gap between an organization’s technology and its business model.
  • July 26, 2010

    Brand Building, Beyond Marketing

    by Nicholas Ind and Majken Schultz
    Consumers are becoming more suspicious of traditional branding. Here are five steps to regain their trust.
  • July 26, 2010

    A Return, Not to Normal, but to Reality

    by Art Kleiner
    Mark Anderson, the high-tech industry’s most accurate prognosticator, foresees an economic landscape still under the stress of too much liquidity — and decision makers still in denial.
  • July 23, 2010

    Empowering Product Management

    Proficient product managers communicate well, are technically savvy, and possess strong marketing skills, but also need the authority to manage cross-functional work teams to succeed.
  • July 19, 2010

    Bringing Back Market Transparency

    by Peter Golder, Hussein Sefian, and David Wyatt
    As regulators work to fix some of the problems caused by the financial markets’ changing infrastructure, five questions need to be addressed.
  • May 27, 2010

    Akbank Goes Mobile

    Edward Landry, coauthor of The Four Pillars of Profit-Driven Marketing: How to Maximize Creativity, Accountability, and ROI, introduces a passage on how analytics create competitive advantage from The Deciding Factor: The Power of Analytics to Make Every Decision a Winner, by Larry Rosenberger and John Nash, with Ann Graham.
  • May 25, 2010

    Does Location Really Matter?

    by Matt Palmquist
    For innovation-based companies, being located in an industry cluster has long been thought to enhance long-term financial prospects. This research suggests otherwise.
  • May 25, 2010

    Herman Miller’s Design for Growth

    by Bill Birchard
    The office-furniture design leader is betting on innovation as it continues to push the envelope of management practice.
  • May 25, 2010

    The Promise of the Cloud Workplace

    by Andrew Jones
    Freelancers are turning to “co-working” environments for better workplace interaction. Companies could use them to boost productivity.
  • May 25, 2010

    The Importance of Frugal Engineering

    by Vikas Sehgal, Kevin Dehoff, and Ganesh Panneer
    Providing new goods and services to “bottom of the pyramid” customers requires a radical rethinking of product development.
  • March 1, 2010

    Five Gates to Innovation

    by William J. Holstein
    Corning Inc.’s process for developing inventive products actually works, a claim that few companies can make.
  • February 23, 2010

    Data Points: Why Shoppers Switch

    A new survey reveals that for different types of products, consumers change brands in response to different marketing triggers.
  • February 23, 2010

    The New Golden Age

    by Mark Stahlman
    The history of investment and technology suggests that economic recovery is closer than you think, with a new silicon-based global elite at the helm.
  • January 11, 2010

    The Elusive Right Path to Engineering Offshoring

    by Vikas Sehgal, Sunil Sachan, and Ron Kyslinger
    Farming out product design and development can be a risky venture, as many organizations have learned the hard way. Here are five steps to making it work.
  • January 4, 2010

    The Evolution of Technology

    by Art Kleiner
    To economist W. Brian Arthur, the value of innovation depends on harnessing the natural progression of shared knowledge.