Training programmes and policy making to enhance innovation


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Training programmes and policy making to enhance innovation in high-growth firms: the case of Israel,
Presentation by Dr. Iris Arbel, Director Knowledge Centre for Innovation, Israel’s Technion Institute of Technology

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    1. 1. Training programs and policy makingto manage innovation in high-growthfirmsDr. Iris ArbelKnowledge Center for InnovationTechnion – Israel Institute of TechnologyFaculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, KCI, 2013
    2. 2. KCIImplementationof innovationprograms forindustryKnowledgecenterResearchArbel, KCI, 2013
    3. 3. Integration of Top-Down Policy –Making:resource Allocationand Bottom – Up Processes within the organization:Managing the Innovation ProcessOur Strategy
    4. 4. Thinking about high-growth Firms’ ChallengesCompetitionCo-OpetitionArbel, KCI, 2013InnovationManagement tools
    5. 5. First ChallengeCompeting in the global worldArbel, KCI, 2013
    6. 6. The DNA of theNational CultureCulturesChinaSingaporeUSAGermanyIsraelNationalculturalvaluesMeanMeanMeanMeanMean4.94A5.31A4.15B5.22A4.01CUncertaintyavoidanceHierarchy andobedienceto Arbel, KCI, 2013
    7. 7. Global Leader CompetenciesGlobal characteristics (e.g. Global identity, Culturalintelligence, Openness to cultural diversity).Personal Traits (e.g. Emotional Stability, Extraversion,Openness to diversity, Conscientiousness).Adaptability and Flexibility (e.g. be confident in theface of change and uncertainty).Interpersonal Skills (e.g. work as an equal withpersons from diverse background).Learning System (e.g. curios to learn).International Expertise (Former experiences inglobal settings, B-culturalisim, Languages, High culturalknowledge)
    8. 8. Second ChallengeCo-Opetition – Cooperation AmongCompetitorsArbel, KCI, 2013
    9. 9. How cooperation between competitorscontributes to innovation?9–Increases resources for innovation(Quintana-García & Benavides-Velasco, 2004)–Enhances access to markets andnew customers (Ahuja, 2000)Arbel, KCI, 2013
    10. 10. Factors that enablecooperation competitors :• Competitiveenvironment• Dynamic environment• PerspectiveTakingManagement -level factorEnvironmentalfactors
    11. 11. MAGNET : A model for cooperationbetween competitors MAGNET program sponsors innovative genericindustry-oriented technologies Located at the Office of the Chief Scientist of theMinistry of Industry, Trade & Labor Aimed to strengthen the countrys technologicalexpertise and enhance competitiveness Activities are based on collaboration betweencompanies and academic research groupsorganized in consortia
    12. 12. The Greatest ChallengeProviding management skills and practicaltools for managing innovationArbel, KCI, 2013
    13. 13.  Providing tools and applications to implementinnovation: strategy, products, service organizations andprocesses Implementing innovation projects and organizationalissues during the program, moderated by the mentors Building a professional social network of thecompanies Collaboration with the, Ministry of Industry,Commerce and Labor.‘MOVING UP’:Is it possible to manage innovation?
    14. 14.  6 meetings, once a month: frontal lectures; case studies;guest lectures; action learning; meetings with the mentors Major subjects: Innovation strategy The journey of the idea Change management and leadership Teamwork Innovation in a Global World Innovation marketing strategies Strategic human resourcesMOVING UP: Structure
    15. 15. The Journey of the IdeaMOVING UP: practical modalIdeation PhaseProblemIdentificationImplementSelectionIdeaGenerationMobilizationMarketPenetrationInitiation Phase Implementation
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    17. 17. Projects in the program:• Example: To structure a platform that enables theemployees to raise innovative solutions : whatmechanisms? how to choose ideas?Arbel, KCI, 2013
    18. 18. Innovation management process
    19. 19. The Bottom LineTop -Down:Recommendations:• Encouraging cooperationthrough governmentprograms.• Appointing an officialgovernmental body toguide and supportenterprises.• Supporting theestablishment of clusters onthe basis of industries,sectors or geographicallocations.Bottom – Up: Practicaltools• Training and educationprograms for managementinnovation• Mentoring by leading CEOsin the industry• Cooperation betweencompanies: joint R & Dprojects.Arbel, KCI, 2013
    20. 20. you!For Future Collaboration:Arbel, KCI, 2013