The Role of the Executive Champion

Success Begins at the Top It is hard to overstate the importance of a champion at the senior levels of the organization.  Many alliances fail or falter when they lose the executive champion and the role is not backfilled with a strong leader. The role of the champion is many fold. They represent the alliance [...]

By |2018-07-27T18:51:33+00:00October 21, 2013|

Creating Value from Innovation and the Role of Alliances

Innovation takes many forms.  We often focus on innovation as technological breakthroughs and indeed those are important to fuel corporate growth.  But there are other forms of innovation which can be just as powerful and just as disruptive to the status quo in creating strategic competitive advantage.  Innovation in operations, in business processes and in [...]

By |2018-07-27T18:51:49+00:00December 3, 2009|

Two new, emerging best practices in alliance management

The ASAP 2009 State of Alliance Management Report looked at thirty-six commonly recognized best practices of alliance management and benchmarked them across the community of respondents representing 431 companies. This year the researchers looked a bit deeper into innovation alliances and identified two new emerging best practices. While innovation alliances were found to be more [...]

By |2018-07-27T18:52:04+00:00July 4, 2009|