Creative Cultures Fuel Growth: Martin Agency CEO Matt Williams shares nine simple rules for keeping corporate cultures creative.

We live in a creative age. Today’s companies compete for novel ways to tap into their employees’ collective creativity—hence the proliferation of office foosball tables and freewheeling brainstorming sessions. As CEO of The Martin Agency—the advertising firm that introduced the world to the GEICO Gecko and asked, on behalf of UPS, “What can brown do … Read more

Turning Problems into Profit: A transportation entrepreneur shows how to launch and grow a B2B start-up.

By nature, B2B start-ups tend to follow one of the golden rules of entrepreneurship: solve a problem; do not chase an idea. This, of course, stems from the fact that B2B companies often deliver products and services that solve existing industry problems. But if you have a solution to an industry problem, how do you … Read more

Innovative behavior and venture performance of SMEs: the moderating effect of environmental dynamism

European Journal of Innovation Management, Volume 18, Issue 2, May 2015. Purpose This study explores the relationship between innovative behavior and firm performance to determine empirically whether managers’ innovative behavior impacts directly or indirectly on firm performance through innovative output. A proposed conceptual model is tested with the moderating effects of environmental dynamism Design/methodology/approach An … Read more

The differentiated impacts of organizational innovation practices on technological innovation persistence

European Journal of Innovation Management, Volume 18, Issue 1, Page 110-127, January 2015. Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to test the major determinants of technological (product and process) innovation persistence and provides evidence of the significant role of organizational innovation. Design/methodology/approach – Data came from two waves of the Luxembourg Community Innovation … Read more

User participation and stakeholder involvement in health care innovation – does it matter?

European Journal of Innovation Management, Volume 18, Issue 1, Page 2-18, January 2015. Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss how and to what extent users can become involved in the process of selecting and implementing telecare and telehealth technologies in local health care services. Design/methodology/approach – The discussion is based on … Read more

The differentiated impacts of organizational innovation practices on technological innovation persistence

European Journal of Innovation Management, Volume 18, Issue 1, January 2015. Purpose This article tests the major determinants of technological (product and process) innovation persistence and provides evidence of the significant role of organizational innovation. Design/methodology/approach Data came from two waves of the Luxembourg Community Innovation Survey (CIS): CIS2006 for 2004–2006 and CIS2008 for 2006–2008. … Read more

Balancing diversity in innovation networks: trading zones in university-industry R&D collaboration

European Journal of Innovation Management, Volume 18, Issue 1, January 2015. Purpose Although the potential of innovation networks that involve both university and industry actors is great variances in cultures, goals and knowledge poses significant challenges. To better understand management of such innovation networks, we investigate different strategies for balancing diversity. Design/methodology/approach In this multiple … Read more