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Resultaten voor tag: 2017

R&D offshoring, firm innovativeness, and the role of technological leadership

Blog: How does R&D offshoring affect firm innovativeness?

Datum:24 mei 2018
In a globalized world where talent and knowledge are no longer limited to just a few economies, firms are increasingly offshoring R&D activities to foreign locations. Often firms do so to source foreign knowledge and to increase their R&D efficiency. Practitioners and scientific researchers alike heavily debate the drivers of R&D offshoring, but how does R&D offshoring affect firm’s innovativeness?

Strategie en verandering binnen franchiseformules

Datum:11 december 2017

Op vrijdag 8 december jl. heeft dr. Evelien Croonen een presentatie gegeven voor de franchisegever van Anytime Fitness. De titel van de presentatie was "Strategie en verandering binnen franchiseformules". Hieronder volgt een zeer beknopte samenvatting van...

Why firms should invest in CSR but we investors should be cautious about high-CSR firms?

Blog: Why firms should invest in CSR but we investors should be cautious about high-CSR firms?

Datum:07 december 2017

Should corporations pursue social good beyond the interests of its shareholders and that which is required by law? Typically, the response to this question has been based on the results of the study of the economic impact of corporations’ involvement in...

Figure. Recommended level of standardization given the level of environmental dynamism

Blog: Strategy: Finding a good fit

Datum:23 november 2017


Strategic management often focuses on finding a fit between the firm and its environment. This could involve changing the firm, the environment, or both in order to create a good fit. This process of creating a good fit can get very complex with a...

Linking export markets to small African farmers

Blog: Linking export markets to small African farmers

Datum:14 november 2017

The creation of export opportunities for farmers in developing countries is generally seen as a promising instrument to increase the income of the rural poor. Some call this a need for frugal innovation while others may refer to a need for market or...

What makes a successful R&D strategy?

Blog: What makes a successful R&D strategy?

Datum:02 november 2017

In 2015, European companies invested more than EUR 190 billion in Research and Development (R&D) activities(1). Even in times of economic turmoil many executives seek to keep R&D high on their companies’ agendas(2). Thus, companies seem to be fully aware...

Onderzoek Innovatiemonitor genomineerd voor award op internationale conferentie

Datum:31 oktober 2017

Welke combinaties van samenwerkingspartners stimuleren de innovatieprestatie van bedrijven? Recent onderzoek van drs. Sten Wennink, onderzoeker aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, probeert deze vraag te beantwoorden met behulp van de Noord-Nederlandse...

Innoverende mkb-bedrijven kiezen sneller voor samenwerken

Datum:19 oktober 2017

Samenwerken bij innoveren loont alleen als bedrijven zelf ook investeren in innovatie. In Noord-Nederland zijn 55 verschillende samenwerkingsinitiatieven geïdentificeerd. Mkb-bedrijven maken actief gebruik van deze samenwerkingsinitiatieven. Dat blijkt uit...

Blog: Sustainability transition and innovation: The spatial dimension / Duurzaamheid transitie en innovatie: de ruimtelijke dimensie

Blog: Sustainability transition and innovation: The spatial dimension

Datum:12 oktober 2017


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Sustainability transitions include moving from fossil-based to renewable energy, and changing from disposable consumerism to a circular economy. Such a transition is a global challenge and coordination on an international...

Het ‘koud’ introduceren van Scrum of Agile levert weinig op

Blog: Het ‘koud’ introduceren van Scrum of Agile levert weinig op

Datum:05 oktober 2017

Projecten – tijdelijke ‘ondernemingen’ met een duidelijk beginpunt en een afgebakend doel - zijn een belangrijk middel tot flexibilisering van organisaties. Lange tijd was projectmanagement qua toepassing beperkt tot het ingenieursveld en de gehanteerde...