Services overview

IM reports. In-depth, comprehensive reports on the historic and current development of the company’s approach to innovation management, tools and techniques, brought up to date with the latest initiatives. Reports examine leadership styles, policies and management practices, and address the question; how did these companies build and sustain innovation over such a long period.

The reports are based on a variety of sources including, interviews with suppliers and ex employees, biographies of a company’s senior executive officer, third party interviews, and analyses of company and investor presentations. Each report uses a framework for cataloging the information in such a way that the reader can easily apply best practices to their own organization.

Mini-profiles. Each report highlights one or more features of  the company’s approach to the management of innovation.

Company research. Companies which have been successful at innovation, may have failed, or have had a unique experience are reviewed. So far the list includes; Nucor, Massey-Ferguson Ltd., Apple versus RIM (now Blackberry), Koch Industries and Glencore.

Innovation topics. Papers on a variety of innovation management issues; Board responsibility for risk, the importance of research and development, etc.

SMEs only. CIO has a special section devoted to subject which are of interest to those more concerned with small and medium-sized organizations; SMEs. Most of the third party research on corporate innovation has been done with a focus on large companies since these are the companies which. being public companies, publish more information than do SMEs. Much of what larger companies do is applicable to SMEs but necessarily scaled to meet immediate needs.

Country innovation. National governmental policies can impact corporate innovation. CIO reports on interesting developments in select countries.

On-line survey. Take part in an on-line, fully confidential survey on innovation management practices. Completing the survey provides the registrant with a view of their own corporation’s practices, compares results with other registrants and a ‘score’. The survey can be tailored for group use.

Consulting services. CIO outlines its approach to the development of business strategy incorporating an approach to the management of innovation.