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Rama Bijapurkar, Author: Consumer India

At a special two-day conference entitled "Innovation in India and China", Navi Radjou, Executive Director of the Centre for India & Global Business, and Jaideep Prabhu, Nehru Professor of Indian Business, brought leading minds from the worlds of business, marketing,…

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2009 podcast bijapurkar consumer india

All change: crisis as opportunity

Professor Jaideep Prabhu, Jawaharlal Nehru Professor of Indian Business & Enterprise at Cambridge Judge Business School, on innovating your way out of a recession Quite simply a firm's business model is the combination of its revenue model and cost structure.…

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More haste, less speed: from invention to innovation

Necessity, goes the adage, is the mother of invention. Alas, mere invention is not good enough these days. Far more important is converting inventions into innovations: namely, products and services that improve consumers' lives and firms' performance. Just ask Steve…

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‘Value for money’ makes the world go round

Professor Peter Williamson, Honorary Professor of International Management at Cambridge Judge Business School, believes that in 2009, for the first time, it will be the emerging economies who will be providing 100% of the world's economic growth. Their ability, in…

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2009 podcast williamson value for money

Can innovation save the world?

Firms and governments across Europe and North America are banking on innovation, or the successful commercial exploitation of new ideas, to kickstart economies and help save the West from the current economic crisis and looming recession. Professor Jaideep Prabhu, Jawaharlal…

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2008 podcast prabhu innovation

The hidden secrets of US innovation

Professor Alan Hughes, Director of the Centre for Business Research at Cambridge Judge Business School, has studied the US innovation-led growth story. He explains that businesses can learn much from copying the US, but cautions that in order to create…

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2008 podcast hughes the hidden secrets

When the ‘dragons’ come calling

Incorporating high-technology in low-cost products, offering more product choices and turning high-end specialty products into competitively priced mass market items, Chinese companies are rewriting the rules of business. So argues Professor Peter Williamson, Honorary Professor of International Management at Cambridge Judge…

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2008 podcast williamson when the dragons

Why some technical decisions are too important to leave to engineers

In 1972, Polaroid launched the SX-70, the first fully integrated instant camera and film system, hailed by Fortune magazine as one of the greatest industrial inventions of the time. In achieving this amazing innovation, which made the cover of Life magazine, Polaroid…

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2008 podcast munir why some technical decisions