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Innovation System Works for Services, Too

 A self-proclaimed technology and innovation evangelist, Brian Bowers of Bell and Howell is interested in ways to use change to foster growth. In fact, that’s part of his job description as Chief Technology Officer for the company, which is a … Read More

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NIH Researchers Join NSF Innovation Corps

On June 18, NSF announced a program for training NIH researchers in evaluating their scientific discoveries for commercial potential. The program, dubbed I-Corps™ at NIH, is a pilot of the NSF Innovation Corps™ (I-Corps) program aimed at accelerating the translation … Read More

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Will Your Company Be a Survivor?

Fortune’s June 16 issue carried it’s editor’s boast over the magazine’s 60th annual ranking of the 500 largest U.S. companies and how their collective profits exceeded $1 trillion (“Wow!”)  More soberly, on June 14, Peter Diamandis (X-Prize founder and Singularity … Read More

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Can You Answer Your CEO’s Three Big Questions?

CEO’s ask tough questions before they fund an innovation. The toughest arrive like arrows shot in the heat of a management meeting. They aim to kill an innovation, to add it to their growing pile of unfunded projects. That’s been … Read More

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No Easy Button: The Real Story of Big Data Analytics

Now that Big Data Analytics has become a hot topic, Big Data expert Prof. Mariann Jelinek observes, “the ‘hype cycle’ has advanced to include both puff and backlash.” Big Data enthusiasts often write about such operational advantages as shorter customer … Read More

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Why Big Data Is Not All Hype: The Power of Unstructured Text Analytics

“Is big data really all it’s cracked up to be?” a New York Times writer asks. And the Financial Times wondered in March whether we are making a big mistake with big data. Such queries reflect a growing worry that … Read More

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CIMS Industrial Fellow Welcomes Challenges

By Michelle Grainger The Olympics aren’t usually associated with innovation, despite the new events that debuted at the 2014 games in Sochi, Russia, in February. In fact, it would be hard to find an event more wedded to tradition and … Read More

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Five Things You Might Not Know About Santokh Badesha

By Michelle Grainger Santokh Badesha may be one of CIMS’s newest Industrial Fellows—he was appointed in the spring of 2013—but his face is familiar to most CIMS members, other fellows both Industrial and Academic, and many in the innovation management … Read More

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Does Effective Resource Dedication Lead to Superior New Product Performance?

By Paul Mugge What is the impact of investments in knowledge workers and financial new product development (NPD) resources to new product financial performance? Innovation doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Companies need to invest their human capital and financial resources … Read More

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Which Dimensions of Innovation Management “Maturity” Lead to Superior ROA?

By Michelle Grainger If a company invests in innovation, will they—the financial returns, that is—come? That’s the question on every CEO’s mind. It was also on the mind of Michael Stanko and Jonathan Bohlmann, professors at the N.C. State University … Read More

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