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Research briefings around the topic of Organisational Development, Change & Design

The problem with management consultants and consultancies

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A number of recent studies have shown that management consultancies often wield a significant influence on management practices, project and organisational outcomes and yet the precise benefit of their involvement is often difficult to ascribe and calculate. On the one hand, in certain situations, management consultants and consultancies have been found to provide tangible benefits, […]

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How team learning behaviours predict innovation capability

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Keywords: Learning, team learning, team learning behaviours, innovation, innovation behaviours It has become increasingly apparent, both to many organisations and to the business research community in general, that innovation and the ability to change and pivot rapidly is not only a major source of competitive advantage but also, these days, the primary method for reducing […]

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The impact of open innovation, knowledge transfer from universities and coaching on SMEs

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Keywords: open innovation, knowledge management, knowledge transfer, coaching, university, university knowledge transfer, SME, small and medium enterprises, learning, organisational learning, performance enhancement, evidence based practice A wide range of previous studies have identified the benefits that accrue to organisations from collaborating with universities and, in particular, gaining access to knowledge generated through scientific research. Research […]

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Team decision-making and communication preferences

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Keywords: decision-making, team, group, team decision-making, group decisionmaking, communication preferences, gender, team leader, leadership, altruism, trust, leader, leadership, emergent leader, appointed leader Teamwork usually comprises of a series of decisions of varying degrees of risk made on a daily basis by both the members of the team and/or the team leader. The level of risk […]

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How the five elements of entrepreneurial orientation impact business performance

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Keywords: business performance, family business, family business performance, socio-emotional wealth, entrepreneurial orientation, risk-taking, innovative behaviours, productivity, competitive aggressiveness, autonomy One of the hot topics in academic research, particularly around business performance, is the concept of entrepreneurial orientation. A number of previous studies have shown that entrepreneurial orientation is a critical ingredient in overall business performance […]

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Frugal innovation and design beyond the bottom of the pyramid

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Keywords: innovation, frugal innovation, design, frugal design, design change, product innovation, sustainability One of the emerging topics of both research and organisational interest over the last 15 years has been the area of frugal innovation. Frugal innovation refers to low-cost new products, methods and designs that have been created for or come out of what […]

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Confusing self-organising teams with self-managing teams

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Keywords: agile, scrum, agile methods, agile methodology, conflict, HR, HR governance, agile teams, self-managing teams, self-organising teams As previously written about in other research briefings, organisations are embracing a range of agile practices and there is an increase in projectification in the face of ever more complex ventures. These ventures involve functions, people and resources, […]

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Grassroots innovation and its role in entrepreneurial success

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Keywords: innovation, grassroots innovation, entrepreneurial success, entrepreneurial orientation, frugal innovation The idea of grassroots innovation has been attracting increasing amounts of research and organisational interest over the last 10 to 15 years. Grassroots innovation refers to a process of solving sustainability problems that exist for communities through a network of activists and organisations. In effect, […]

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How big is too big? Growth shock and why organisational development phases are flawed.

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Keywords: organisational size, organisational development, firm size distributions, growth shock, organisational size dynamics, stochastic shock Over the last 20 or so years there has been considerable research in organisational interest into business and organisational growth. Such research has shown that organisations tend to progress through a series of discrete development phases each with its own […]

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How entrepreneurial orientation impacts sales growth

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Keywords: entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial orientation, sales growth, sales, absorptive capacity, learning, strategic learning, organisational agility There has been a huge amount of interest in the concept of entrepreneurial orientation and its ability to increase, for example: Innovation and innovation performance and behaviours Creativity Sales performance Experimentation and risk-taking General individual and organisational performance Speed of response […]

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