Posts Tagged ‘ business models ’

January classroom―innovation, creativity, and return to simpler times

January 2, 2016
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January classroom―innovation, creativity, and return to simpler times

Any of the completed work from these activities can be converted to face-to-face discussion. Try adapting the content to your specific course format. Using your classroom teams in their online Wiki sites, have students conduct the following studies: Based on the short case article this month on adult coloring books and coloring tools, conduct a…

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Philanthropy as new business model

January 2, 2016
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Philanthropy as new business model

Forbes’ 2015 Philanthropy issue follows on the June Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy.  The Summit focused on disruptive business models in philanthropy and included the top 200 billionaires and a few social entrepreneurs in the discussion.  This video clip summarizes the findings from this summit. Leaders include Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway, Steve and Jean…

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November classroom―drivers of globalization and ethical choices

November 6, 2015
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November classroom―drivers of globalization and ethical choices

Any of the completed work from these activities can be converted to face-to-face discussion. Try adapting the content to your specific course format. Using your classroom teams in their online Wiki sites, have students conduct the following studies: Conduct a study based on one of the related news headlines at the end of this month’s…

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Ethics and Artificial Intelligence Innovation

November 6, 2015
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Ethics and Artificial Intelligence Innovation

Jerry Kaplan holds many titles including Fellow at The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics.  In this video clip, he presents his arguments for new laws to define owner liability and accountability limits in light of recent advancement in robotic artificial intelligence.  This is an important subject to address, given that the field of robotics is…

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Biomedical Big-data management–business model concerns

November 6, 2015
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Biomedical Big-data management–business model concerns

One of the major concerns in biomedical big data management is that of the cost of management in an era of decreasing federal research funding.  Research generates large volumes of data that requires on-going maintenance, annotation, and storage.  With changes over time in how data is accessed and shared across disciplines, determining the sustainable value…

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Technology clusters, innovation, and emerging markets

October 5, 2015
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Technology clusters, innovation, and emerging markets

Dr. Gilbert discusses the origin of technology clusters, which usually form around prominent universities or companies. Companies attracted to these core companies and universities tend to follow on the innovation of the core, rather than develop their own breakthrough innovation, according to her research. In studying emerging markets in South Africa, she finds similar trends…

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September classroom―disruption

September 1, 2015
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September classroom―disruption

Any of the completed work from these activities can be converted to face-to-face discussion. Try adapting the content to your specific course format. Using your classroom teams in their online Wiki sites, have students conduct the following studies: Airbnb appears to be disrupting the corporate business lodging industry. Investigate two business hotel chains and compare…

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Hospitals adopt value-based contracts

April 8, 2015
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Hospitals adopt value-based contracts

The US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Health Care Transformation Task Force that includes payers and providers announced in January that they intend for more than fifty percent of their revenue to come from value-based contracts within the next three to five years. These contracts are intended to improve health care quality,…

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Global trends for strategic planning

March 3, 2015
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Global trends for strategic planning

PwC studies global trends.  As a business consultancy, they advise governments and businesses on international strategy positions.  In a recent whitepaper, they present a framework for understanding the complexity of events facing the strategy planner.  This exhibit shows the five megatrends juxtaposed with ten situations in which they have and will interact.  By forecasting the…

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Customers and innovation in the CPG industry

February 1, 2015
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Customers and innovation in the CPG industry

Why are failure rates for new products so high?  The authors of this article blame the complexity of the retail environment.  E-commerce fosters changes in business models and consumer shopping habits are shifting toward convenience.  Consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies have trouble with knowing on what basis their customers base their buying propensity. The R&D…

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