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Open Innovation: Increasing Your Corporate Venturing Speed While Reducing the Cost 

Date: 30/01/2019 Author(s): Prats, Mª Julia; Siota, Josemaria; Martinez-Monche, Isabel; Martínez, Yair Collaborator(s): BeRepublic; Editor(s): EIC - Centro de Iniciativa Emprendedora e Innovación Document type: Study and Monograph How much should it cost (in time and money) to integrate opportunities' value into the parent company using corporate venturing mechanisms? How can those costs be reduced, while increasing the speed? Do the costs differ according to mechanism? Which mechanisms are quicker? And which are the most cost-effective? How long should a chief innovation officer ... More information Read related article

Pangea: la tienda de viajes más grande del mundo 

Date: 30/01/2019 Author(s): O'Donnell, T.S.; Nueno, José Luis Document type: Case David Hernández, el emprendedor detrás de Pangea, se plantea los pasos a seguir después de abrir la segunda tienda en Barcelona. Panga es una gran superficie especializada en viajes. Una decisión chocante en un momento en que las ventas de viajes se producen en online o con gran participación online. Hernández ha llegado a la conclusión de que le cuesta ... More information

¿Se puede resucitar a un difunto? 

Date: 24/01/2019 Author(s): Valor Sabatier, Josep Document type: Opinion La mayoría, si no todos los negocios en el mundo requieren certificaciones o licencias para operar: desde los hospitales a los bares, o de las aerolíneas a los cines. No es posible establecerse y prestar un servicio por el que esperamos cobrar sin los correspondientes permisos. More information

Qualitative Customer Research 

Date: 18/01/2019 Author(s): Röthke, Claudia; Gregory, Robert Wayne Document type: Technical Note In order to create products and services that are successful in the market, it is crucial for companies and start-ups to develop empathy and understanding for their (potential) customers' needs, contexts and expectations. This technical note aims to point out the significance and motivation of qualitative research and provides guidance in the iterative ... More information

Ser los mejores del mundo 

Date: 13/01/2019 Author(s): Oliver, Xavier Document type: Opinion Tuve la oportunidad de trabajar con una empresa en México este pasado diciembre que me hizo reflexionar muchísimo sobre el papel de la ambición en los negocios. Cuando hablamos de ambición a veces nos parece que es algo malo o que no hace falta aspirar a ella. Quizás sea porque asociamos ambición a competencia feroz con compañeros y colegas. More information

Tournaments to Crowdsource Innovation: The Role of Moderator Feedback and Participation Intensity 

Date: 01/2019 Author(s): Camacho, Nuno; Nam, Hyoryung; Kannan, P. K.; Stremersch, Stefan Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Firms increasingly use innovation tournaments to crowdsource innovation ideas from customers. This article uncovers antecedents and consequences of customers’ participation intensity over the course of a tournament. More specifically, the authors theorize on the effects that the type and timing of moderating feedback have on tournament participants’ ... More information

How prepared is your business to make the most of AI? 

Date: 01/2019 Author(s): Zamora, Javier; Herrera, Pedro Document type: Non-refereed article As a manager, you need a basic understanding of the concepts behind machine learning, so that you can communicate effectively with the experts who implement AI projects in your organization. You must also evaluate your organization's readiness and ability to undertake AI projects. To improve your chances of success, we explain the essentials and recommend ... More information Read related article

Crowd lending: A global phenomenon arrives to Sub-Saharan Africa 

Date: 12/2018 Author(s): N'Guessan, M. N.; Alegre, Inés; Berbegal Miraben, Jasmina; Mas-Machuca, Marta Document type: Chapter Thanks to globalization, crowdfunding in general has become a relevant mean through which small business owners and entrepreneurs in developing countries can raise the capital needed to start and expand their businesses. In this context, attention should be paid to crowdlending, the online loan-based crowdfunding phenomenon and a very promising and ... More information

Offshoring Innovation to Emerging Countries: The Effects of IP Protection and Cultural Differences on Firms' Decision to Augment Versus Exploit Home-Base-Knowledge 

Date: 12/2018 Author(s): Pisani, Niccolò; Ricart, Joan Enric Editor(s): Cátedra Carl Schroeder de Dirección Estratégica Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Developed-country multinationals (DMNEs) have increasingly engaged in the practice of offshoring innovation to emerging countries. In this article, we leverage and extend the institution-based view to further our understanding of this phenomenon. Specifically, we examine the differential effects of formal and informal institutions on DMNEs' strategic ... More information

IT Consumerization and the Transformation of IT Governance 

Date: 12/2018 Author(s): Gregory, Robert Wayne; Káganer, Evgeny; Henfridsson, Ola; Ruch, Thierry Jean Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) IT governance describes the decision rights and accountability framework used to ensure the alignment of IT-related activities with the organization's strategy and objectives. Conversely, IT consumerization refers to the process whereby the changing practices and expectations of consumers influence the IT-related activities of workers and managers ... More information Read related article
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