When to Outsource Innovation?

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Cornelius Streit
Manager, Singapore

When to Outsource Innovation?

According to Michael A. Stanko, Jonathan D. Bohlmann and Roger J. Calantone in the article “Outsourcing Innovation” (Executive Adviser, November 2009), outsourcing research and development and the creation of new products can help companies to slash costs, speed development time and tap into talent outside the company. Based on an analysis of 359 companies, following four situations call for outsourcing innovation:
1. When companies would need to add lots of new knowledge to innovate.
2. When intellectual property is not well protected in the industry and new ideas can spread quickly from company to company to limit spending.
3. When companies have had lots of experience with outsourcing, as they are able to better manage the situation to produce effective results.
4. In the early stages of a project, when there are lots of technical hurdles to be overcome and the outcome is far from certain.

  Abhishek Tiwari
F&A Professional, India

When to Avoid Outsourcing of Innovation

Though sometimes be the best option, outsourcing m...

  Harpreet Singh
Student (MBA), India

When to Outsource Innovation

Outsourcing is excellent idea, specially in enviro...

  Arturo Granados
Partner, Peru

Collaboration better than Outsourcing Innovation

Outsourcing is perfect for a company that produce ...

  David Matthews, United Kingdom

Outsourcing Innovation is a Bad Idea

Daft idea, if you don’t do any internal innovation...

  Darren Harrop, United Kingdom

When to Outsource Innovation

Many organisations do not have the in-house skills...

  Elena Palkina
Manager, Russian Federation

When to Outsource Innovation

To my opinion, inno-outsourcing is suitable for th...

Consultant, France

Outsourcing Must Be Monitored

Outsourcing innovation is a key for product develo...

Consultant, India

Selective Outsourcing Innovation

True outsourcing innovation reduces cost of innova...

  Ceferino Dulay, Jr.

Outsourcing R&D: Hard to Find Know-How

On the surface, outsourcing R&D and product develo...

  Allemeersch Johan, Belgium

Insourcing of Innovation

I would prefer to use insourcing of innovation, wh...

  Elena Palkina
Manager, Russian Federation

Outsourcing R&D

I'd like to point out that investments in innovati...

  Svein Ulset, Norway

Outsourcing Innovation

Many oil companies regularly outsource innovations...

  Simon Gray
Manager, Switzerland

Outsourcing R&D is Needed

Due to increasing complexity it is close to imposs...

Business Consultant, United Kingdom

Outsourcing Innovation and Transformation

Innovation can be of three types: 1. Innovation i...

  L. Harnamsing

Outsourcing Innovation Minimizes Cost but Hampers Morale

Outsourcing is good for organisations when it come...

  hamid mohamed ahmed
Accountant, Sudan

Outsourcing Innovation

Most organizations are operating in a very competi...

  desu rama mohan
Professor, India

Outsourcing of Human Resource

The concern should be getting enough intellect who...


Outsourcing of Innovation is Outsourcing your Core Business

To outsource can have advantages and disadvantages...


Outsourcing Situations

Three situations when outsourcing should be done: ...

  Natasha Shamlou
Student (MBA), Iran

Outsourcing Has Become Easier and Cheaper

According to Jeffrey Phillips Raleigh in June,10.2...

  Alonso Acosta
Manager, Venezuela

Outsourcing Innovation? NO -- Co-Sharing: YES

Innovation is too critical a competitive advantage...

  Norm Nopper
Managing Director/Consultant, Canada

Outsourcing Innovation... Can you outsource learning?

Cornelius, I’d never seen the phrase “outsource in...


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