Reports (IM +)
3M - MMM - $5.75 - best innovation management practices
This a highly-diversified, idea-intensive company, is our best choice of a company which has the most highly developed policies and management practices encouraging innovation. Under Thulin, 3M is back on track. An IM report. 39 pages. March 1, 2017.
Google - Mini profile - $3.65 - manages 'differently'
Google manages its innovation through a combination of management practices, 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 - $3.50 - controlled innovation at its best
Follow the innovation management policies and practices in use since 2008. Innovation history since founding in 1971. With Schultz stepping down officially on April 3, 2017, will innovation continue to be a major priority for Johnson? An IM report. 32 pages. February 3, 2017.
Deere & Company - DE - $3.50 - 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 - $7.50 - 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.
Innovation management (IM report) reports examine leadership styles, policies and management practices, and addresses the question; how did these companies build and sustain innovation. Reports offer insights into the development of innovation management in each company. A great source of information for students of management, young and old, and organized so the reader can analyze and apply best practices to their own organization. Download Background to IM reports.
Mini-profiles (MP) explore innovation management best and worst practices.
Based on researching over 40 companies, 25 Factors have been identified as impacting entrepreneurship and innovation.