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Publication date: 1 September 1997

Wendi Bukowitz

As organizations have become increasingly effective at reducing costs and improving efficiency in their operations, their attention has shifted to revenue growth. Tapping the…

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As organizations have become increasingly effective at reducing costs and improving efficiency in their operations, their attention has shifted to revenue growth. Tapping the collective creativity and know‐how of employees is emerging as one of the best ways to anticipate customer needs and grow new markets. Typically, when companies set out to create knowledge bases, the first issue that they tackle is technology. In many cases, resources and patience are exhausted by the time they have resolved technology issues. This paper reviews Arthur Andersen’s experiences in developing knowledge bases ‐ focusing on content; knowledge sharing; and culture change.

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Journal of Knowledge Management, vol. 1 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1367-3270

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Article
Publication date: 1 March 2013

Wendi R. Bukowitz

This case aims to describe what innovation looks like and how it works in Fidelity Investments, a financial services organization that is large and decentralized.

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Purpose

This case aims to describe what innovation looks like and how it works in Fidelity Investments, a financial services organization that is large and decentralized.

Design/methodology/approach

The case looks at how the firm's internal consultants introduced idea‐management systems, idea‐management contests, design thinking, open innovation, innovation tools, coaching and mentoring and new innovation processes

Findings

The study show that internal consultants made progress by demonstrating that different ways of thinking through business problems could lead to better solutions without making a huge investment of resources – people, time, and budget.

Research limitations/implications

The implementation results findings are based on first‐hand reporting by the author.

Practical implications

The combination of internal consultants and business unit champions learned to create a home for innovation that focuses and leverages impact.

Originality/value

This case explains how the internal consulting unit charged with disseminating innovation processes developed the trust and cooperation of the company business units.

Article
Publication date: 1 June 2001

Ruth L. Williams and Wendi R. Bukowitz

This paper will explore the emerging trend of business methods patenting by posing the following question: “Is the growing emphasis on asserting ownership over some forms of…

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This paper will explore the emerging trend of business methods patenting by posing the following question: “Is the growing emphasis on asserting ownership over some forms of intellectual capital inimical to the organization’s ability to realize value from innovation?”. The legal landscape for patenting in both the USA and Europe will be reviewed, focusing on how the law has expanded protection over time to include intangibles such as business methods and software. The authors will depict how awareness of these changes has made its way into the general business discussion, examining arguments for and against business methods patenting from both a public policy and a business perspective. They will then explore how the emerging requirements for fast‐paced innovation may impact an organization’s decision to pursue an aggressive patenting strategy. Finally, the authors will outline a set of considerations for organizations considering the plunge into business methods patenting.

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Journal of Intellectual Capital, vol. 2 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1469-1930

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Publication date: 14 January 2014

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Strategy & Leadership, vol. 42 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1087-8572

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Article
Publication date: 1 March 2013

Catherine Gorrell

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Strategy & Leadership, vol. 41 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1087-8572

Article
Publication date: 1 February 1996

Robert J. Hiebeler

This article is based on the results of a benchmarking study of knowledge management that was initiated at the Knowledge Imperative Symposium in Houston, Tex., in September 1995…

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This article is based on the results of a benchmarking study of knowledge management that was initiated at the Knowledge Imperative Symposium in Houston, Tex., in September 1995. The symposium was co‐sponsored by Arthur Andersen and the Houston‐based American Productivity & Quality Center.

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Planning Review, vol. 24 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0094-064X

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