The ABCs of Creating an Innovative Company

EDITOR'S NOTE: Many entrepreneurs struggle to define innovation: whether it’s a product or a process; a radical or gradual change; and even a threat or an opportunity. However, in a world where AI Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Steve Wunker

Sensemaking and Purpose Drive Innovation and Transformation

For startups and entrepreneur-led businesses, purpose is an outcome of an iterative sensemaking process.  Sensemaking is the underappreciated strategic activity of making sense of what is going Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Author: Kevin Fee

Can Entrepreneurs Innovate Without Disrupting Industries?

Editor’s note: Prof. Carton is an expert on strategy frameworks. He is especially interested in how strategy ideas develop over time and how they get used and shared in organizations. In this Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Author: Guillaume Carton

Small and Medium-Sized Firms Are Less Prepared for Crises

Newer, smaller businesses, often led by entrepreneurs, are usually comfortable operating in dynamic, ever-changing, and even unpredictable environments. They are quicker than larger firms to innovate Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Author: John Parnell

AI Won't Replace Innovators and Fresh Thinking

  How can AI and ChatGPT be useful in a world hungry for solutions to business problems? Will it ever replace people who come up with big ideas -- the entrepreneurs, researchers or scholars? Two Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Robert Buday

Government Organizations Must Innovate Like Entrepreneurs

The public sector has long benefited from partnerships with private sector companies that allow innovation and entrepreneurship to flourish. However, government agencies themselves often struggle to Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Sabra Horne

To Survive a Crisis, Re-Think Your Family’s Ties

As global crises are becoming increasingly frequent and unpredictable, family ties and family relationships—or what are collectively called “family social capital”—become critical for the Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Elias Hadjielias , Louise Scholes and Mat Hughes

Entrepreneurs Must Lead the Charge in Carbon Reduction

Entrepreneurs, not federal government subsidies, are the key to societal improvements. Consider, for example, the newly passed Inflation Reduction Act. It aims to reduce carbon emissions by giving Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Dave Ketchen and Andrew Balthrop

Should You Sell or Hold That Patent?

Approximately 16% of patents change hands during their lifetime. A patent in the right hands can be a win-win for both the buying and selling firms, as well as for consumers who can benefit from the Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Jung H. Kwon , Haemin Dennis Park and Shu Deng

Abundant Marketing Resources Can Hinder Family Firm Innovation

Most people would agree that businesses benefit from three core marketing resources: strong market knowledge, great relationships with customers and suppliers, and a sterling public image, brand, and Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Qilin Hu , Mat Hughes and Paul Hughes