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Literature and inspiration

The materials in the literature list below will provide you with background knowledge on innovation and entrepreneurship. We recommend you read the texts below as preparation for your participation in Wofie.

 

REcommended videos

Exponential Organizations - Salim Ismail, at USI (42:26 min.). Published July 9 2015, USI Events.
Salim Ismail is a sought-after speaker, strategist and entrepreneur based in Silicon Valley and Global Ambassador at Singularity University.
Salim Ismail’s USI talk is about the new breed of Exponential Organizations. Our environment is changing through technologies and globalization, becoming more and more transparent and open. However, companies are still following an old business model : hierarchy, centralization, top down, ownership. Following Salim Ismail, it’s time to disrupt this model, those industries and change how business has to be done in the future.

Alexander Osterwalder: Tools for Business Model Generation [Entire Talk], Uploaded Feb 6 2012, Stanford eCorner
If you do not know what a business model is, we recommend you to check out this video from the Swiss business theorist and Ph.d., Alexander Osterwalder, where he explains The Business Model Generation: Entrepreneur and business model innovator.
Alexander Osterwalder discusses dynamic, yet simple-to-use tools for visualizing, challenging and re-inventing business models. Osterwalder articulates how to use the visual language of his business model canvas framework, and shares stories of how this approach helps organizations of all sizes to better create, deliver and capture value.

 

Sam Altman from Y-Combinator: How to Start a Startup: Lecture 4 & 5 (52:22 min. and 50:17 min.)
If you would like to get inspiration about developing an idea, forming the perfect team, doing market research, conforming customer development interviews, raising money, sales, marketing, etc. we recommend you to watch these videos.
Everything we know about how to start a startup, for free, from some of the world experts. How to Start a Startup is a series of video lectures, initially given at Stanford in Fall 2014.

 

ABOUT Disruption

What is Disruptive Innovation? (16 pages)
Christensen, Clayton M.; Raynor, Michael E. and McDonald, Rory. Harvard Business Review, December 2015 Issue. Harvard University

 

About innovation

Innovation - a New Guide (46 pages)
Fagerberg, Jan - No 20131119, Working Papers on Innovation Studies from Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo
- Online access through Aalborg University Library or here.

Into the Surge of Network-driven Innovation: Extending the Historical Framing of Innovation (15 pages)
Claus Møller Østergaard, Claus Andreas Foss Rosenstand, Frank Gertsen and Johan-Ulrik Lervang
Proceedings of The XXIV ISPIM Conference - Innovating in Global Markets: Challenges for Sustainable Growth Conference, 16 June 2013
- Online access through Research Portal, Aalborg University

Into the Surge of Network-driven Innovation: Extending the Historical Framing of Innovation (16 pages)
Østergaard, Claus Møller; Rosenstand, Claus Andreas Foss; Gertsen, Frank; Lervang, Johan-Ulrik.
Proceedings of The XXIV ISPIM Conference - Innovating in Global Markets: Challenges for Sustainable Growth Conference. 2013. Publication: Article in proceeding
- Online access through Research Portal, Aalborg University

The process of innovation (43 pages) – scroll down and find the article under Archive – 2003
Pavitt, Keith - SPRU Electronic Working Paper Series, August 2003, The Freeman Centre, University of Sussex

Search strategies for discontinuous innovation (24 pages)
Bessant, J., & von Stamm, B. In Creating Wealth from knowledge: Meeting the Innovation Challenge (pp. 203-227). Edward Elgar: Cheltenham (2008)
- Full text online access through Aalborg University Library is not possible

 

About entrepreneurship and business plans

What makes entrepreneurs entrepreneurial? (9 pages)
Sarasvathy, Saras D. University of Virginia - Darden School of Business, 2004 (access through Aalborg University Library).

What do investors look for in a business plan? A comparison of the investment criteria of bankers, venture capitalists and business angels (21 pages)
Mason, Colin and Stark, Matthew. In "International small business journal”. Volume 22, issue 3, 2004, page 227-248
- Online access through Aalborg University Library or here.

Entrepreneurship as Method: Open Questions for an Entrepreneurial Future (24 pages)
Sarasvathy, Saras D.  and Venkataraman, Sankaran In “Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice”. Jan2011, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p113-135. 23p. 1 Chart.
- Online access through Aalborg University Library or here.

Discontinuous innovation and supply relationships: strategic dalliances (11 pages)
Phillips, Wendy · Lamming, Richard · Bessant, John · Noke, Hannah In ”R&D Management”. Sep2006, Vol. 36 Issue 4, p451-461. 11p. 1 Diagram, 4 Charts.
- Online access through Aalborg University Library or here.