From trash to treasure: A checklist to identify high-potential NPD projects from previously rejected projects – In my opinion, the ultimate value of management research is to provide employees and companies with actionable checklists to guide their decisions. In this research, they do just that, providing a checklist to help identify previous failed projects that are worth revisiting
The impact of public funding on science valorisation: an analysis of the ERC Proof-of-Concept Programme – Being involved in the ATTRACT project, this is an interesting study which explores another proof of concept grant by the ERC. They find that:
“By all measures of valorisation success that we employed – licensing, start-up creation, research contracts, and consulting, as well as access to follow-on funding – projects that had received the grant performed significantly better than those that had not. “
Explaining Ignoring – Working with Information that Nobody Uses – fascinating study on why people ignore data that they themselves produce. They describe rationales for ignoring data including people thinking that it is not their responsibility, people worrying that they may be interfering with others’ business, people uncertain about the data’s usefulness in the current context and people believing that they may be worse off if the current system is disrupted.
Getting the Picture Too Late: Handoffs and the Effectiveness of Idea Implementation in Creative Work – When employees are made to implement an idea without having much input in their prior development, they tend to create less creative final output. Reminds of the not-invented-here syndrome where employees tend to not leverage well technologies that are not developed in-house.