Balancing Innovation via Organizational Ambidexterity – Part 3

This is the third and final part of a 3-part article co-written by Frank Mattes and Ralph-Christian Ohr. The first part highlighted that radical and incremental innovation build on two different innovation set-ups (exploration and exploitation, respect. The second part showed in a sample of seven leading firms that ambidexterity is used in two main types – contextual and structural …

Balancing Innovation via Organizational Ambidexterity (Part 2)

In the first part of a 3-part article series (see HERE) innovation-3’s Frank Mattes and Integrative Innovation’s Ralph-Christian Ohr worked out why successful firms need to balance radical and incremental innovation. They introduced the concept of organizational ambidexterity as an appropriate way for simultaneously conducting exploration and exploitation, the two paradigms behind radical and incremental innovation. This second part shows …

Report from the German flagship conference on Open Innovation

At the end of September, leading Open Innovation practitioners from the German-speaking countries gathered for the annual flagship conference, organized by Germany’s leading business daily, the HANDELSBLATT. The speaker panels included some of the best firms from the German-speaking countries, including Bayer, Beiersdorf, Deutsche Bank, Nestlé, smatch.com, Volkswagen and Wittenstein (one of Germany’s “hidden champions”). The international perspective on Open …