Innovation

Ready to scale your startup? Not so fast, says new research

The book Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies, by Reid Hoffman and Chris Yeh, has caught the attention of many entrepreneurs — likely inspiring them to scale…

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Are startups more vulnerable to innovation imitation?

  When entrepreneurs bring an innovation to the market, they can’t always capitalize on its potential. Large corporations stealing inventions from “the little guy” is an overworked Hollywood script for…

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How do Human Capital and Pro-Market Institutions Shape Ambitious Entrepreneurship in Good and Crisis Times?

Scholars and policymakers have highlighted the positive impact of human capital on entrepreneurial activity. Vast attention has also been directed to the beneficial role of pro-market institutions for entrepreneurship. A…

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General skills training programs benefit firm and worker by strengthening their relationship

Offering general training to workers in flexible arrangements — such as gig or contract workers — may seem as though it has limited benefits to the firm when compared with…

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A new study uses machine learning to predict CEO deception, helping prevent corporate fraud

Financial analysts have a tendency to favor deceptive CEOs, particularly high-status analysts, according to new research published in the Strategic Management Journal. Using an advanced machine learning model, the researchers…

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New study suggests corporate culture thwarts efforts to hire innovative candidates

Recruiting “entrepreneurial” candidates has become a key strategy for increasing innovation and agility at most large corporations, yet the difficulty of finding and hiring innovative talent has almost become a…

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Sticking with old technology can be a strategic move

Technological innovation — especially disruptive innovation — is often heralded as the best strategy for a company. But new research published in Strategic Management Journal found that as competitors adopt…

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For Some Companies, There’s Strategy (and Success) to Sticking with Older Technology

When many phone companies shifted to making smart devices, one firm in particular — Nokia — stuck by its flip phone design. This summer, the device saw a burst in…

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Machine learning can help detect CEO lies and thwart corporate fraud

Sam Bankman-Fried’s trial on federal fraud charges began this month. The founder of the failed crypto exchange FTX is just one recent example of high-profile executives who deceived analysts —…

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SMJ: Blinding Idea Evaluation? New Experiment Reveals Little Bias in the Innovation Process

Innovation and implementation of new ideas can directly influence organizational outcomes. Thus, organizations often dedicate significant time to the assessment of countless new ideas through myriad idea evaluation systems. However, the…

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