3M - MMM - $12.00 - nominated for best innovation management practices
A highly-diversified, idea-intensive company, which has the best combination of policies and management practices encouraging innovation. 3M’s practices (the pptx is free). Under Thulin, 3M is back on track. An IM report. 39 pages. March 1, 2017.
Google - Mini profile - $5.50 - manages 'differently'
Google manages its innovation through a combination of management practices (pdf), some new and some old, but updated by technology and a nod toward openness and transparency the likes of which the corporate world has not experienced. 30 pages, December, 2014.
Starbucks - SBUX - $4.50 - controlled innovation at its best
Deere & Company - DE - $5.50 - solid management of innovation
DE, established in 1837 as John Deere, continues to dominate the agricultural equipment sector globally and, particularly over the last decade, has reinforced its commitment to innovation by strengthening its approach to both people and financial management. An IM report. 31 pages. February 12, 2017.
IBM - Can it survive? $9.00
IBM is in transformation. Will it be sufficient? This essay sets out five new initiatives (IBM’s Survival pptx) drawing on the review of three periods – the eras of the Watsons’, Gerstner, and Palisamo/Rometty. The author is Peter Farwell. 72 pages. February 15, 2016.
General Electric - GE - $2.50 - back to its root culture
GE ‘s restructuring is almost complete. With mostly a great culture and effective management practices in place, the immediate challenge is to improve financial returns. Innovation, decentralization and ‘simplicity’ are keys to success. An IM report. 45 pages. February 25, 2017. See current update for free GE update December, 2017.
Innovation management (IM report) reports addresses the question; how did these companies build and sustain innovation. Reports offer insights and ideas into the management of innovation. Background on IM reports.
A great source of ideas for students of management, young and old, and organized so the analyst can apply best practices to their own organization.
Mini-profiles (MP) explore innovation management best and worst practices.
Based on researching over 40 companies. Companies researched. 25 Factors have been identified as impacting entrepreneurship and innovation