Driving Innovation reveals the dynamics of intellectual property (IP) as it
drives the innovation cycle and shapes global society. The book presents
fundamental IP concepts and practical legal and business strategies that
applytoall innovationcommunities, includingindustry,nonproﬁt institu-
tions, and developing countries.
Research In Motion (RIM) Ltd. was incorporated in 1984 by Michael Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada under the Ontario Business Corporations Act. RIM is engaged in the research, design, manufacture and sale of wireless and is a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry solution in 1999. (Euromonitor, 2011)
For several years, innovation has been omnipresent and part of strategic matters.
The word “innovation” is in the headlines of reports, articles and business media,
and is also the subject of events, projects, think-tanks, clubs and blogs. Several
forums on social networks are devoted to its various facets. This is a global
In the 20
Century, innovation was a subject for research centers of large
companies and public laboratories.
Have you heard about technology management? Maybe yes, but probably
not very much. Does it matter? We believe it’s vital. Why? Technology
aspects are as essential to management in contemporary business as
economics. They should not need a special label, and might be assumed
to be given as equal attention as other business aspects. Unfortunately,
however, this is currently not the case.We even venture to say that more
often than not important technology aspects are neglected in general
management. For example, how many CEOs can say which technology
is vital to the future of their company?...
Chapter 12 - Managing innovation and Fostering corporate entrepreneurship. After reading this chapter, you should have a good understanding of the following learning objectives: The importance of implementing strategies and practices that foster innovation; the challenges and pitfalls of managing corporate innovation processes; how corporations use new venture teams, business incubators, and product champions to create an internal environment and culture that promote entrepreneurial development;...
Chapter 8 - Fostering an innovative organisation. In this chapter, students will be able to understand: Distinguishing change from innovation, external & internal forces for change & innovation, life cycle stages, termination, organisational development (OD), innovation for competitive advantage, product development,...
The topic discussed in this chapter is strategic organisation design. This chapter includes contents: overview: organisation structure design, assessing structural alternatives, weighing contingency factors, matching strategy & structure, promoting innovation.
Chapter 13 - Corporate entrepreneurship and innovation. Studying this chapter should provide you with the strategic management knowledge needed to: Define strategic entrepreneurship and corporate entrepreneurship; define entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial opportunities and explain their importance; define invention, innovation, and imitation and describe the relationship among them; describe entrepreneurs and the entrepreneurial mind-set;...
Wedweek and Brandweek Books are designed to present interesting, insightful books for the general business reader and for professionals in the worlds of media, marketing, and advertising. These are innovative, creative books that address the challenges and opportunities of these industries, written by leaders in the business. Some of our writers head their own companies, others have worked their way up to the top of their field in large multinationals. But they share a knowledge of their craft and a desire to enlighten others....
The Deloitte Member Firm Public Leadership Institute, a part of Deloitte Touche
Tohmatsu’s (DTT) public sector industry group, identifies, analyzes and explains
the major issues facing governments today. The focus of the Institute is to help
public leaders tackle their most complex policy and management challenges.
Through the Institute, Deloitte member firm public sector industry practices
deliver cutting edge thought-leadership, innovative solutions to issues facing
governments and strategic policy development.
CHAPTER 13 The Master Budget
After completing this chapter, you should be able to answer the following questions:
Why is budgeting important? How is strategic planning related to budgeting? What is the starting point of a master budget and why?
However, China’s industry is dependent on non-wood fibers (largely agricultural
residues) at a 3:1 ratio over wood fiber. This suggests a concentration of many smaller
operations. In fact, China’s rapid agricultural growth since 1978 provided fiber for
eight-fold growth in the production of smaller papermills between 1984 and 1992
(CTAPI (1993)). The smaller mills have been rapid innovators, but they remain
especially environmentally intrusive. They are dependent on pollution control
technologies that are not as effective for non-wood fibers.
The importance of innovation was highlighted by the March 2000 European Council in
Lisbon. As a response to the challenges of globalisation and the new knowledge-driven
economy, the European Council called for a challenging programme for building knowledge
infrastructures, enhancing innovation and economic reform, and modernising social welfare
and education systems.
The Single Market needs to continue to adapt to reach the potential for businesses and
consumers in a borderless Europe. Technological change offers huge possibilities, but it needs
to be accompanied by new approaches in areas like procurement, standards, and intellectual
property. The EU needs a long-term framework for energy and climate policies so that
investment and policy target competitiveness and tackle climate change.
Business process management (BPM) is a holistic management approach focused on aligning all aspects of an organization with the wants and needs of clients. It promotes business effectiveness and efficiency while striving for innovation, flexibility, and integration with technology. BPM attempts to improve processes continuously. It can therefore be described as a "process optimization process." It is argued that BPM enables organizations to be more efficient, more effective and more capable of change than a functionally focused, traditional hierarchical management approach....
As with every hypothesis test, inference based on alpha estimates can lead to the detection
of a lucky fund, namely a fund with a significant estimated alpha, while its true
alpha is equal to zero. When a single performance test is run on the estimated alpha
of one fund (or one portfolio of funds1), luck is easily controlled by setting the significance
level γ (or alternatively the Size of the test). For instance, if γ is set to 0.05,
the probability of finding one lucky fund under the hypothesis that its alpha is zero
amounts to 0.05, by construction.
In the past decade manufacturers and retailers have
been gradually switching from above the line mass
media advertising to a variety of below the line sales
promotions. Although sales promotions take up a
very large share of total marketing expenditure, they
remain an area of less strategic consideration or
attention than any other aspect of the promotion mix
(Srinivasan and Anderson, 1998). The potential
benefits of using sales promotions could range from
giving immediacy and encouraging purchase of a
product or service by changing the perceived value-
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