Innovation Governance: How Top Management Organizes and Mobilizes for Innovation
April 2014, Jossey-Bass
Innovation governance is a hot topic in the business world. In a fast-paced business environment, the ability of corporate leaders to build purpose, direction, and focus for innovation is more important than ever. In this book, the authors provide a framework for encouraging and focusing innovation by explaining what innovation governance is, the various models for governance and their advantages and disadvantages, how to assess and improve governance practices, and behavioral tactics for maximizing the effectiveness of governance. It offers guidance for everyone from the boardroom through senior management, illustrating effective governance models with real case studies from a range of companies in the United States and Europe.
- Addresses an important yet underappreciated skill for CEOs, board members, and top management
- Features real-world examples and case studies from a variety of business from around the world
- Written by an author team with hands-on experience in the subjects of innovation management, organizational learning, innovation leadership, organizational behavior, and individual leadership and teamwork
Innovation governance is a sadly neglected topic in many organizations. This book offers vital guidance and real-world experience for building innovation into any business from the top down.
PREFACE: WHY SHOULD WE PAY ATTENTION TO INNOVATION GOVERNANCE? xvii
PART I: ADDRESSING THE INNOVATION GOVERNANCE CHALLENGE 1
1 WHAT IS INNOVATION GOVERNANCE? 3
2 GOVERNING INNOVATION IN PRACTICE: THE ROLE OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS 31
3 GOVERNING INNOVATION IN PRACTICE: THE ROLE OF THE TOP MANAGEMENT TEAM 49
PART II: CHOOSING BETWEEN ALTERNATIVE GOVERNANCE MODELS 85
4 WHY FOCUS ON INNOVATION GOVERNANCE MODELS? 87
5 INNOVATION GOVERNANCE MODELS 107
6 WHICH MODELS SEEM TO WORK AND WHY? 135
PART III: LEARNING FROM THE FIELD 151
7 LEADING FROM THE TOP 153
Example 1 – IBM’s Innovation Governance Model: A Succession of CEOs Oversees “Continuous Transformation”
8 LEADING FROM THE TOP 173
Example 2 – Corning’s Innovation Governance Model: Two Executive Councils Execute Hands-on Governance
9 APPOINTING INDIVIDUAL INNOVATION CHAMPIONS 193
Example 1 – Nestlé’s Innovation Governance Model: CTO in Partnership with Business Heads
10 APPOINTING INDIVIDUAL INNOVATION CHAMPIONS 223
Example 2 – DSM’s Innovation Governance Model: The Entrepreneurial CIO
11 SETTING UP A COLLECTIVE GOVERNANCE SYSTEM 247
Example – Tetra Pak’s Innovation Governance Model: High-level Cross-functional Steering Groups
PART IV: DESIGNING YOUR OWN GOVERNANCE SYSTEM AND MAKING IT WORK 269
12 GETTING STARTED 271
How Michelin has Rethought its Governance Model
13 RECOGNIZING THE IMPERATIVES FOR AN EFFECTIVE GOVERNANCE SYSTEM 299
14 ALIGNING INDIVIDUAL AND COLLECTIVE INNOVATION LEADERSHIP 321
APPENDIX: EXAMPLES OF TASKS AND INITIATIVES TO SUPPORT INNOVATION 345
Jean-Philippe Deschamps is an innovation management practitioner with 40 years of international consulting experience. At IMD, which he joined in 1996 as professor of technology and innovation management, he focuses his research, teaching and consulting activities on the management and governance of innovation and on the profile and focus of innovation leaders. Before IMD, he was a vice president and practice leader with consulting firm Arthur D. Little.
He is the author of numerous cases, articles and book chapters, and Product Juggernauts: How Companies Mobilize to Generate Streams of Market Winners co-authoredwith P. Ranganath Nayak (Harvard Business School Press, 1995) and Innovation Leaders: How Senior Executives Stimulate, Steer and Sustain Innovation (Wiley/Jossey-Bass, 2008).
He has given conferences and lectures throughout the world, including the prestigious 2010 Millenium Prize in Helsinki, the equivalent of the “Nobel prize” for technology and twice as a speaker at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
He lives near Lausanne and is married to a practicing psychoanalyst and author
Beebe Nelson has worked as an innovation and product development consultant and facilitator for the past 25 years. As co-director and then director of the IAPD (International Association for Product Development) she helped leading innovation companies refine and improve their innovation practices. Her articles on innovation and product development have appeared in publications of the PDMA (Product Development and Management Association) as well as other professional publications, and she has given lectures and seminars on innovation topics. She holds a doctorate in philosophy from Harvard University and has taught philosophy and management at the University of Massachusetts at Boston and at Lowell.
The publication of New Product Development for Dummies (co-authored with Robin Karol, Wiley, 2007) marked the maturity of the product development field and pointed clearly to the need for excellence in innovation governance.