Case Studies

These hand-picked articles represent the very forefront of innovation. If you plan on attending any of the dean’s classes, consider printing these out and reading them as your homework.

Innovation Networks
By Navi Radjou
Forrester Research (2006)

Funding Growth in an Age of Austerity
By Gary Hamel and Gary Getz
Harvard Business Review (2004)

Knowing a Winning Idea
By Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne
Harvard Business Review (2000)

Building an Innovation Factory
By Andrew Harfadon and Robert I. Sutton
Harvard Business Review (2000)

Another Look at How Toyota Integrates Product Development
By Durward K. Sobek, II, Jeffrey K. Liker, and Allen C. Ward
Harvard Business Review (1998)

Picking Winners for Product Portfolios
By Robert G. Cooper and Scott J. Edgett
Product Development Institute

Here are some additional materials for familiarizing yourself with the Competing Values Framework

The Competing Values Framework: An Introduction
By Kim Cameron

Using the Competing Values Framework to Make Innovation Happen
By Jeff DeGraff and Katherine Lawrence

Why Tech Doesn’t Transfer All That Well and How it Can
By Jeff DeGraff and Matthias Martin

Using Jump-Starting: Stimulating New Connections
Excerpt from Creativity at Work, By Jeff DeGraff and Katherine Lawrence