How to cultivate a more knowledge-intensive team or organisation

Germany, Berlin. Mesopartner Summer Accademy 2012. www.mesopartner.com.

It is interesting to reflect how over my career the organisations I work with have gone from trying to gather additional information from beyond the organisation to trying to make sense of all the information around them. Actually, some people I know are actively disengaging from reading newsletters, books, blog sites or other channels because… Continue reading How to cultivate a more knowledge-intensive team or organisation

Identifying firms to work with to induce upgrading of industries

Businesses absorb knowlege from other businesses that are economically competent

This post was revised in February 2018. When working on the improvement of innovation systems in developing countries, we have to work with firms. These firms have several roles, and there are three units of analysis: The firm is an important unit of analysis of innovative practices (product, process, business model). The firm is also… Continue reading Identifying firms to work with to induce upgrading of industries

Innovation is not linear

You would think that everyone would know this by now. You are wrong. Frequently, policy makers, universities and technological supporting institutions erroneously describe innovation according to a linear model that assumes that innovation is applied science. It is assumed to be ‘linear[1]‘ because it is believed that there are a series of well-defined stages that… Continue reading Innovation is not linear