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    Cross Your “Ts” For Better Innovation

    By Paul Mugge, Timothy L. Michaelis and Michelle Grainger  Editor’s note: This article is excerpted from the May-June issue of the CIMS Innovation Management Report (IMR). Paul Mugge is Director of CIMS, Michelle Grainger is its Managing Director, and Tim … Read More

    Chief Innovation Officer: There’s a Certificate for That

    Guest Post By Brett Trusko Editor’s Note: This post is excerpted from the May/June issue of the CIMS Innovation Management Report. In it, Brett Trusko–assistant professor at Texas A&M University and president of the International Association of Innovation Professionals—explains why … Read More

    It’s Not Your Grandfather’s Accounting Profession Anymore

    Guest Post By D. Scott Showalter  The accounting discipline has been slower than most to adopt to embrace innovation. But that looks to be changing: More and more accounting firms are employing data analytics to better serve their clients. In … Read More

    IT Skills + Business Acumen= Savvy Data Scientist

    Editor’s note: This is part of an occasional series profiling people who work for or on behalf of CIMS and its mission. This profile focuses on Rakesh Ravi, a recent Master of Science graduate of the N.C. State Department of … Read More

    Open Innovation: Six Steps to Analyze the IP Landscape

    Guest post by Wim Vanhaverbeke and Paul Germeraad Editor’s note: Wim Vanhaverbeke of Hasselt University in Belgium and management consultant Paul Germeraad have led efforts to research, validate and disseminate best practices in Open Innovation. In this article, excerpted from … Read More

    How to Create an Innovative Enterprise

    Guest post by Curtis R. Carlson, Ph.D. Editor’s note: Curtis R. Carlson spoke to 500 people at the 8th Global Peter Drucker Forum in November 2016. Carlson, the founder and CEO of Silicon Valley-based Practice of Innovation, asked participants, “How … Read More

    Take These Three Steps to Foster Lean Innovation

    Guest Post By Tucker G. Marion Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt of an article that appears in the January-February 2017 issue of the CIMS Innovation Management Report. In it, Tucker Marion–Associate Professor and Director, Innovation Masters Programs, D’Amore-McKim School … Read More

    Casting a Wide Web Net to Research Product Safety

    Editor’s note: For industries concerned about both innovation and public health, knowing everything about what goes into their products is a no-brainer. This responsibility is especially important for manufacturers of chemical-based products such as coatings, including paint. Sometimes, harmful effects … Read More

    Resolve to Catch Up on Your Innovation Reading

    If one of your new year’s resolutions is to read more, specifically more about innovation, then here’s a gift for you. CIMS Innovation Management Report Editor Mike Wolff recommends several must-read articles to help you get caught up before you … Read More

    Graduating Entrepreneurs: A Fresh Look at Biz Ed

    Guest Post by Dane Stangler  Editor’s note: The following article is excerpted from the November/December 2016 issue of the CIMS Innovation Management Report. The author, Dane Stangler, is vice president of research and policy at the Kauffman Foundation, where he … Read More