Innovation and Change

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  How large is the disruption in banking?

Vives, Xavier Profitability concerns, fintech growth and the potential reach of Big Tech are reshaping banking. The case of China, where Alibaba's Ant Financial is permeating almost every aspect of consumers' lives, exemplifies this digital disruption. Read article

  Business model innovation: how founders instill it

Snihur, Yuliya; Zott, Christoph Attention founders: you have a window of opportunity in which to create an innovative approach to business models that will define your firm going forward. Read article

  Corporate venturing: a bridge for Europe's Valley of Death

Siota, Josemaria; Alunni, Andrea; Riveros-Chacón, Paola; Wilson, Mark Europe, like other regions, is excellent at moving from money to research but falls short at moving from research to money. How to reduce the gap to support innovation? Read article

  When speaking the world's global language comes with unwanted side effects

Reiche, Sebastian; Neeley, Tsedal Multinationals may choose to enforce a single corporate language to improve communication and information flows. Yet, from company morale to turnover intentions, the results are sometimes surprising. Read article

  Innovative spirit: lessons in leadership from the Sagrada Familia

Lee, Yih-Teen; Ribera, Alberto; McBride, Emily The Sagrada Familia by the architect Antoni Gaudí is proof of how to turn vision into reality. By taking a cue from Gaudí, executives may be inspired to realize their own visions in ways they never thought possible before. Read article

  Gaby-Luise Wüst: "It's important to have a purpose that you're able to communicate clearly"

Sachon, Marc The President of Audi China discusses the evolution of the auto market in Asia, and why she believes it is an exciting time for the industry. In this interview with IESE's Marc Sachon, Wüst reveals the four pillars of her management philosophy. Read article

  7 steps to innovate amid high digital density

Pérez Balaguer, Jesús; Gregory, Robert Wayne; Zamora, Javier

How can companies create new value propositions in high-digital-density environments? Jesús Pérez Balaguer, Robert W. Gregory and Javier Zamora propose a seven-step methodology based on the "jobs to be done" theory.

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  Health and (h)appiness: in search of the right business model

Antoja, Gabriel; Ribera, Jaume; Mur, Javier Mobile health (mHealth) apps are experiencing double-digit annual growth rates, according to some studies. Yet many initiatives fail to find the right formula to stay afloat, says a report led by Jaume Ribera. Read article

  Job stickiness? The unexpected benefit of patents

Melero, Eduardo; Palomeras, Neus; Wehrheim, David A surprising finding about patented innovations has implications for managing patent-heavy firms. Research by IESE's David Wehrheim and co-authors may lead the way for larger investments in inventors' learning and development for the long term. Read article

  3 success factors for crowdfunding

Kyriakou, Harris; Genc, Yegin Crowdfunding is creating opportunities for many innovators. Studying successful campaigns also shines a light on innovation that even the largest corporation can learn from. Research by IESE's Harris Kyriakou identifies three key factors that help predict success. Read article
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