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Soft Innovation and Uncertainty: Variant Proliferation, Insurance Markets, and Finance

Paul Stoneman

in Soft Innovation: Economics, Product Aesthetics, and the Creative Industries

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199572489
eISBN:
9780191722257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572489.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter addresses issues relating to risk and uncertainty, and particularly the choice between corporate innovation strategies of small numbers nurturing and letting a thousand flowers bloom. ... More


‘Microbursts’ of knowledge and creative work in Japan 1

Philippe Byosiere

in Recovering from Success: Innovation and Technology Management in Japan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199297320
eISBN:
9780191711237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297320.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter explores the challenge of unleashing individual creativity in large corporations by examining the environment and incentives of R&D researchers. Considerable tension is found in the ... More


Innovating: A Doer's Manifesto for Starting from a Hunch, Prototyping Problems, Scaling Up, and Learning to Be Productively Wrong

Luis Perez-Breva

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035354
eISBN:
9780262336680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035354.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Society celebrates innovation after the fact. It is a revisionist exercise, and little is said about how to innovate. Aspiring innovators are told to get a big idea and a team and build a ... More


Bhopal: Catastrophe Making *

MITROFF IAN I. and LINSTONE HAROLD A.

in The Unbounded Mind: Breaking the Chains of Traditional Business Thinking

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102888
eISBN:
9780199854943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102888.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

In this chapter, the authors illustrate a vivid example of the failures of outmoded thinking and the importance of a multi-perspective analysis to avoid future disasters through the experience of the ... More


A Theory of Interactive Learning

Bart Nooteboom

in Learning and Innovation in Organizations and Economies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241002
eISBN:
9780191696886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241002.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Organization Studies

This chapter further develops and clarifies the notions of absorptive capacity and cognitive distance discussed in Chapter 3. It considers issues of governance: how to deal with relational risk in ... More


Valuation Methods: Tools of the Trade

David B. Audretsch and Albert N. Link

in Valuing an Entrepreneurial Enterprise

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199730377
eISBN:
9780199932795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730377.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter summarizes several valuation tools. These tools include forecasting, weighted averages, present value and capitalization, and risk analysis. Each tool is illustrated through a numerical ... More


Conclusion

Harold James, Peter Borscheid, David Gugerli, and Tobias Straumann

in The Value of Risk: Swiss Re and the History of Reinsurance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689804
eISBN:
9780191769450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689804.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Innovation

The author concludes this part of the book with review of how the industry reacted to external challenges through industry-wide cooperation. He argues that reinsurance took a long time to create its ... More


Risk and return in social finance: ‘I am the market’

Alex Nicholls and Emma Tomkinson

in Social Finance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198703761
eISBN:
9780191773013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703761.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

The chapter explores how far existing tools and framework for calculating risk and return parameters in mainstream finance can be applied to modelling the likely social returns to a given allocation ... More


Risk, Doing, Learning, and Uncertainty

Luis Perez-Breva and Nick Fuhrer

in Innovating: A Doer's Manifesto for Starting from a Hunch, Prototyping Problems, Scaling Up, and Learning to Be Productively Wrong

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035354
eISBN:
9780262336680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035354.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Your innovating requires you to be more alert regarding what you can do about what you think you know and don’t know. So, the notion of risk as hit or miss is limiting. But what really matters is how ... More


Introduction

Harold James, Peter Borscheid, David Gugerli, and Tobias Straumann

in The Value of Risk: Swiss Re and the History of Reinsurance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689804
eISBN:
9780191769450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689804.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Innovation

In the introduction to the history of Swiss Reinsurance Company Tobias Straumann describes the main challenges the company encountered throughout its 150 years of history. He lists underwriting and ... More


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