Measuring Open Innovation: measuring joint ventures

In previous articles we identified 4 types of open innovation practices incumbents can engage in and we looked at how two of the four can be measured. Specifically how can free and paid pilots be measured, how can acquisitions (M&A) be measured and how venturing (corporate venture capital investments) can be measured. Now let’s turn […]

Measuring Open Innovation: measuring corporate venture capital

In previous articles we identified 4 types of open innovation practices incumbents can engage in and we looked at how two of the four can be measured. Specifically how can free and paid pilots be measured and how can acquisitions (M&A) be measured. Now let’s turn our attention to a third type of open innovation […]

Measuring Open Innovation: measuring M&A

In a previous article we identified 4 types of open innovation practices incumbents can engage in and we looked at how one of the four can be measured. Specifically how can free and paid pilots be measured. Now let’s turn our attention to a second type of open innovation activity: acquisitions, more commonly referred to […]

Measuring Open Innovation: measuring free and paid pilots

Make no mistake, open innovation engagements are not single-sided deals; they have to work for both partners if they are to be effective. It is vital therefore that chief executive officers of both the corporate and the start-up share common strategic goals of delivering innovation whilst at the same time growing their respective companies, improving […]

Measuring Innovation Culture

In the field of corporate innovation, one of the most often-used terms is “culture of innovation”. It’s the centre of the conversation when market success of companies like NETFLIX, Gore or Zappos is discussed. And it’s also brought up when people have a need to point fingers at some companies inability to grow beyond their […]

Efficiency of the innovation investment (EII)

Innovation expenditure falls primarily under the operating expense (OPEX) of a company. Because OPEX makes up the bulk of a company’s ongoing costs, leaders typically look for ways to reduce OPEX without causing a critical drop in quality or production output. And innovation is always a prime target when OPEX cuts are needed as initiatives […]

The 9 Mistakes Venture Boards Make

This article was originally posted on The Future Shapers where I’m a regular contributor. Although in principle everyone agrees that corporations need to get better at mimicking the venture capital world when it comes to taking investment decisions in ventures, in reality this is proving harder to apply.  One of the vehicles corporations created internally […]

Measuring Ethics

This article was originally posted on The Future Shapers where I’m a regular contributor. Today all industries go through changes, making an understanding of the factors that influence purchase decisions highly important. With every firm attempting to gain a desired share of the market by providing the highest quality products that are readily available at […]

The Venture Boards

This article was originally posted on The Future Shapers where I’m a regular contributor Measuring innovation at product team level is not enough to have an innovation accounting system. Innovation has become an important activity for the survivability and future profitability of a company. Therefore more and more stakeholders are drawn to the process of […]