From ‘publish or perish’ to societal impact: Organisational repurposing towards responsible innovation through creating a medical platform – explores how an academic research project transformed itself to create larger societal impacts. I find it amazing how management academics can see any phenomenon in new light and make everything sound interesting. Definitely will be an inspiration for future studies that I do.
Digital transformation: What we have learned (thus far) and what is next – important review of digital transformation. They identify the following areas needing further research: measurement of success of DT initiatives; skills required for DT; organization of DT and societal impact. They also identified emerging research avenues including: the role of technology, the interaction between physical and digital environment, the interaction between technologies and organizing at a global scale.
The role of skill versus luck in new venture survival – instead of seeing entrepreneurs as gamblers, it’s better to see them as sailors. They cannot change the weather but they can adjust how their sails are positioned, motivate their crew and redirect their ships if needed.
Rapid Validity Testing at the Front-End of Innovation – Researchers explore RVT which aggregates lean innovation, prototyping, design thinking and pretotyping into one framework. It’s the first time I’ve heard of pretotyping which is the stripped-down version of a product to enable rapid testing. RVT’s components include:
- Problem framing
- Prototyping as test
- Prototyping as communication
- User integration
- Product iteration
- Commercial learning
- Business model iteration