Case Study on Corporate Entrepreneurship: Steve Jobs of Apple

Corporate Entrepreneurship is broadly described as the process whereby an individual or a group of individuals, in association with an existing organization, create a new organization or instigate renewal or innovation within that organization. This definition includes two aspects of CE, a new business creation within existing organizations and renewal of the current strategy of the corporation. The vital notion is that corporations must capitalize on the entrepreneurial thinking of the managers to chase future evolution under changing and uncertain environments. Overall, studies suggest that Corporate Entrepreneurship activities are composed of three areas: idea generation, selection, and implementation or retention. Autonomy is an integral and central part of CE.… Read the rest

Sentiment Analysis (Opinion Mining) – An Overview

With the proliferation of opinionated content on the web, this particular application of natural language processing – Sentiment Analysis (Opinion Mining) is used to determine the sentiment of the given speech or text is gaining more popularity. In layman’s term sentiment analysis aims at identifying and classifying spoken words or written text as positive, negative or neutral.

What is Sentiment Analysis?

In the field of Natural language processing, sentiment analysis also known as opinion mining is task of classifying a given text as positive, negative or neutral based on the opinion or subjectivity of the text. Sentiment analysis can be considered a sub filed of text classification which involves classifying a text in to predefined categories.… Read the rest

Digital Transformation and Digital Leaders

Today’s businesses are always more interconnected via various networks and platforms as society in general is experiencing a Digital Transformation, this digitalization exposes businesses to new opportunities but also new threats. As the way business is conducted changes, the figure of leaders that lead organizations through the business ecosystems need to change obtaining a range of skills, abilities and behavior in order to be successful as Digital Leaders.

So a question arises: Who is a digital leader? Digital leaders can be found across the organization in the various levels, from operational levels as operational managers, division level as divisional or line managers, executive level as executives such as CEOs, CIOs, or Board levels.… Read the rest

Green Productivity for Sustainability

With the start of the new millennium, the world has seen rapid change and change in the approach of the manufacturing industry with regards to sustainable development. Formerly, lone voices were urging a concern for the environment with a thought for sustainable development while improving business performance are now coalescing into a “movement”- new thinking and new ways of approaching old problems have made it perfectly possible to address these issues together, most effective when planned as part of a total review of the life-cycle of products and their manufacturing and delivery processes- and this movement being called Green Productivity. The global economy is coming under growing pressure to pay for the restoration of damaged environments.… Read the rest

Overview of Reverse Innovation Concept

Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble, in their book on Reverse Innovation defined the term “Reverse Innovation”; they define it as any idea, which will be first adopted in developing world. This phenomenon was not very common in the past for a simple reason that the rich and affluent that had the ability to demand were mostly concentrated in developed nations. Demand drove the technology and hence most of innovations happened in the west. United States and Germany have about 300 noble laureates in science and technology, while India and China who are six times in population have less than ten of them in total.Read the rest

The Emergence of Frugal Innovation

The old innovation paradigm was called closed innovation which was based on the strict control of successful innovation. Under this view, organizations generate their own ideas, develop them, finance them and support them on their own. In short, companies maintain complete control of all aspects of the innovation process and inventions are kept highly secretive. Traditionally many organizations followed this model and it worked well for most of the twentieth century.

However, over the years a number of factors have led to the erosion of the closed innovation approach. First, due to an increase in the mobility and availability of highly educated people, large amounts of knowledge leave the research laboratories of many companies.… Read the rest