ARTICLE ALERTS

[30 JUNE 2006]

1. US-India strategic partnership: implications for Asia & Beyond / Dr Mavara Inayat [Regional Studies, Vol. XXIV, No.2, Spring 2006]
The paper discusses the implications of the US-Indian strategic partnership forged in 2005 for Asia and beyond.
Keywords: Indo-US Relations, Strategic partnership

2. Changing dynamics of relations between South Asia & the Gulf region / Syed Rifaat Hussain [Regional Studies, Vol. XXIV, No.2, Spring 2006]
This paper reviews recent developments in the structure of bilateral ties between India and Pakistan, and to analyse the implications of the changing character of their relations for the Gulf region.
Keywords: Indo-Pak Relations, Economic relations - South Asia and Gulf Region

3. The US-India relationship is vital to global economy, security / Richard B Cheney, US Vice President [India Abroad, 30 June 2006]
The Indian people and leaders have acted more responsibly than some countries that actually signed the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty...
Keywords: Indo-US Relations, Foreign relations - India

4. India's quest for energy security / Mani Shankar Aiyar, Minister for Oil and Gas, GOI [University News, June 26-July 2, 2006
Convocation address of the Minister at the XXVII annual convocation of Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad.
Keyword: Energy security - India

5. The Wisdom of Deliberate Mistakes / by Paul J.H. Schoemaker and Robert E. Gunther [HBR, June 2006]
We all know we can learn from our mistakes. So why not go out and make some? Here’s a systematic way to make carefully planned mistakes that pay off.
Contents: Why Mistakes Are Necessary, When to Make Mistakes, How Mistakes Speed Learning, Which Mistakes to Make, Many Wrongs Can Make a Right

 

6. Leadership Run Amok: The Destructive Potential of Overachievers / by Scott W. Spreier, Mary H. Fontaine, and Ruth L. Malloy [HBR, June 2006]    

If you believe too many executives think, “It’s all about me,” you’re right: Research shows that an ethos celebrating individual achievement has been shoving aside other motivations, such as the drive to empower people, that are essential for successful leadership.
Keywords: Leadership, Overachievers, Achievement-oriented behavior, Overachieving leaders

7. Why Innovation in Health Care Is So Hard / by Regina E. Herzlinger [HBR, June 2006]           

If any business needs a dose of creativity, it’s health care. A systematic assessment of the industry’s innovation ills suggests some remedies and offers a framework for thinking about the obstacles to new ventures in any business.
Keywords: Innovation in healthcare, Healthcare innovation

ARTICLES ON INNOVATION

8. Connect and Develop: Inside Procter & Gamble's New Model for Innovation / Larry Huston, Nabil Sakkab [HBR, March, 2006]
Procter & Gamble's radical strategy of open innovation now produces more than 35% of the company's innovations and billions of dollars in revenue.
Keywords: Innovation - Case Study, Innovation model - Procter & Gamble

9. Innovation Versus Complexity: What Is Too Much of a Good Thing? / Mark Gottfredson, Keith Aspinall [HBR, November, 2005]

To get at the roots of profit-destroying complexity, companies need to identify their innovation fulcrum, the point at which the level of product innovation maximizes both revenues and profits. 
Keywords: Innovation management, Innovation strategy

 

10. Manage Customer-Centric Innovation-Systematically / Larry Selden, Ian C. MacMillan [HBR, April 2006]

It takes more than good intentions to innovate in a customer-centric way. A disciplined process of customer R&D at the front lines will turn wishes into an enduring competitive edge-and a growing market cap.
Keywords: Innovation management, Innovation strategy

 

11. Match Your Innovation Strategy to Your Innovation Ecosystem / Ron Adner [HBR, April, 2006]

Successful innovation requires tracking your partners and potential adopters as closely as you track your own development process.
Keywords: Innovation Strategy

 

12. The Why, What, and How of Management Innovation / Gary Hamel / [HBR, February, 2006]

Over the past century, breakthroughs such as brand management and the divisionalized organization structure have created more sustained competitive advantage than anything that came out of a lab or focus group. Here's how you can make your company a serial management innovator.

Keywords: Innovation management

 

13. No Monopoly on Innovation / Michael Riordan [HBR, December, 2005]
Many economists argue that monopolies stifle innovation. But before the breakup, AT&T and its R&D units constituted probably the most potent innovation engine the world has known.
Keywords: Innovation strategy

 

14. Tales of innovation in India [Businessworld, 3 July 2006]
The first innovation for India awards throws up a variety of winners: automakers, policemen, software companies, pharma research companies, NGOs and yes, a chicken breeder. In this cover story, articles included are:

          Squeeze the dry towel / Pallavi Roy

          What ails innovation / Rajiv Narang and Ranjan Malik

          Lack of resources is our biggest asset - Interview with Vijay Govindarajan / Aarti Kothari

          The innovator's toolkit / Aarti Kothari

          How we did it - The winners' innovation stories

Keywords: Innovation awards - India, Innovation practices in India, Innovation model, Innovation resources