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Why should we care about industries?

Last year Steve Denning wrote a great piece in Forbes on the limits of industry structure as a predictor of competitive advantage. In a recent article co-authored with Fredrik Hacklin and Boris Battistini I follow up on this important message and discuss the limits of industry-centered strategic thinking in an era of convergence. Drawing on […]

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Facts or fabrications?

The expectations (and hopes) on innovation are high. Managers, consultants, and politicians expect (or hope) innovation will deliver solutions to increased competition and shrinking state budgets. When innovation is a top agenda item it becomes even more important to get the facts right – to make sure that the solutions developed are feasible, effective and, […]

Bringing open source to work!

More and more companies are learning about the benefits of working with open source software (OSS). What few realize, however, are the challenges associated with adopting a new way of software development. In a recent paper by Oliver Alexy, Joachim Henkel and myself (just accepted in Research Policy), we analyze the effects OSS has on […]