Understand how blockchain works and explore a variety of strategies to implement it in your organization effectively
Become familiar with business challenges faced by companies when using blockchain
Discover how companies implement blockchain to monetize and secure their data
Study real-world examples to understand blockchain and its use in organizations
In addition to cryptocurrencies, blockchain-based apps are being developed in different industries such as banking, supply chain, and healthcare to achieve digital transformation and enhance user experience. Blockchain is not only about Bitcoin or cryptocurrencies, but also about different
technologies such as peer-to-peer networks, consensus mechanisms, and cryptography. These technologies together help sustain trustless environments in which digital value can be transferred between individuals without intermediaries.
This book will help you understand the basics of blockchain such as consensus protocols, decentralized applications, and tokenization. You'll focus on how blockchain is used today in different industries and the technological challenges faced while implementing a blockchain strategy. The book also
enables you, as a decision maker, to understand blockchain from a technical perspective and evaluate its applicability in your business. Finally, you'll get to grips with blockchain frameworks such as Hyperledger and Quorum and their usability.
By the end of this book, you'll have learned about the current use cases of blockchain and be able to implement a blockchain strategy on your own.
What you will learn
Become well-versed with how blockchain works
Understand the difference between blockchain and Bitcoin
Learn how blockchain is being used in different industry verticals such as finance and retail
Delve into the technological and organizational challenges of implementing blockchain
Explore the possibilities that blockchain can unlock for decision makers
Choose a blockchain framework best suited for your projects from options such as Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric
Who this book is for
This book is for CXOs, business professionals, organization leaders, decision makers, technology enthusiasts, and managers who wish to understand how blockchain is implemented in different organizations, its impact, and how it can be customized according to business needs. Prior experience with
blockchain is not required.
This book provides a practical guide to mastering The Knowledge Entrepreneur Toolkit and to establishing High Diversity Groups in universities. Both are key to universities boosting their capacity for innovation and their impact both internally and on major world issues. This is not a traditional
academic book. Rather, it represents a practical and pragmatic guide for academics, professional staff and university leaders to develop the skills and cultures needed to work intelligently and creatively with high levels of diversity. High levels of diversity, intentionally assembled, is the key to
high performing leadership groups and research groups within universities.
The author challenges academics and professionals within universities to pay as much attention to the development of their intra- and inter-personal skills and knowledge as they do to academic and professional skills and knowledge. He suggests that development of these skills has often been
neglected, resulting in the inability of universities to realise the full potential of diversity and to create new knowledge and innovations that add value.
Long standing university cultures and practices are challenged by this book. Yet universities are being required to adapt rapidly to technological and social changes as well as societal expectations. The Knowledge Entrepreneur and High Diversity Groups are two very timely frameworks to enable
universities in meeting these challenges.
Peruta examines emerging pervasive models of innovation and how their nature, effects, and origins are characterized. The book starts with the definition of markets for knowledge resources and analyses the integration of market players (e.g. suppliers, customers, competitors, laboratories and
research institute) such as the fundamental prerequisite for promoting the development of the new era of open innovation. By focusing on different organizational models and considering both mechanisms pecuniary and non-pecuniary, the book aims to compare the theoretical assumptions and the
managerial implications of the emerging open business models with the traditional closed innovation ones. The open business models are characterized essentially by the fact of encouraging innovation as part of the interactive co-creation process outside the boundaries of the firm.
Kristian J. Sund, Robert J. Galavan, Stefano Brusoni
Exploring the management of innovation is a largely interdisciplinary endeavour. It requires scholars to address problems from a variety of perspectives that include strategic, operational, technological and behavioural. The problem domain includes the management of innovation, technology strategy,
research and development, information technologies, technology-based entrepreneurship, and the commercialization of scientific research. Behavioural theories of innovation have developed in multiple directions over the years, and this collection of chapters takes stock and provides examples of new
developments at the intersection of innovation studies, and studies of managerial and organizational cognition.
This is the third volume in the New Horizons in Managerial and Organizational Cognition series and comprises a collection of contributions that reflects the rich and encouraging developments at the intersection of cognition and innovation. The book explores the frontiers of socio-cognitive and
socio-psychological research as it relates to innovation management and innovation processes. Major topics covered include attention, decision making, information processing, learning, cognitive frames, ecosystems and business model innovation, perceptual and interpretive processes, ethics and
social dilemmas, power, and change.
Organizational culture isn't just a hot topic--it's an untapped asset and potential liability for all businesses. And yet, for all its potential to make or break, few know how to manage cultures with proficiency. Culture Your Culture: Innovating Experiences @Work provides the much-needed
"how-to" with Design of Work Experience (DOWE). Tapping into human-centered design, interdisciplinary innovation concepts, and other research, this leading edge approach partners employees and their employers in unprecedented ways to co-create solutions and differentiating experiences that
are customized, relevant, and profoundly impactful to the organizations for which they are intended--all while building employee engagement, learning agility, and capability. Be open to changing mindsets, for this is not your typical business book. Part-business case, part-instructional, and
part-commentary, the guidance offered here puts your organization--not some detached case studies--at the center to envision how DOWE can help you design solutions and experiences unique to your context.
Culture will no longer be esoteric or intangible, but overt, meaningful, fully leveraged, and truly experienced. No more hacking through trial and error to a culture that lacks sustainability. We can practice the management of culture and organizational change through lived experiences, with
intention, rigor, and discipline.
Leaders, managers, teams, and employees alike will benefit from understanding the need for this approach, how it's defined, why it works, and what to do to successfully tackle business challenges and positively influence lives with this innovative model--if you are willing to do the work to get
Companies who invest in successful Customer eXperience (CX) innovation stand out from the crowd. Markets tend to reward these companies because it is rare for firms to try something new, much less prove customer acceptance of their attempted innovations.
Firms offering remarkable CX create loyal customers who happily pay more for their products and services, and then refer them to other customers for free.
This book outlines innovative processes used to research, conceive and develop innovations in the CX space for both large and small companies. The challenge is not so much finding out what customers like, as it is remaining apart from the crowd of rivals and copycats.
Written as a practical guide for managers with a background in line management, operations, marketing, finance or customer service, this book contains a simple framework with an extensive range of design thinking and creative problem solving tools. Starting with a validation for investing in
improving your firm’s CX, the book also provides a primer on competitive advantage, the most critical objective of strategic planning.
Mastering the book’s content creates the potential for any business manager or owner to find a hard-to-copy market advantage and drive their business’ growth.
‘Designing Creative Organizations’ is one of the first books to cover ways to organize creativity, innovation and business model development in a way that provides a seamless transition from an idea generated through team brainstorming to a business solution. It provides systematic ways
to design new business models, and how to choose technologies to support them. By defining agility as continuous business model innovation, the book describes how organizations can become agile in an increasingly complex and disruptive world. Drawing on current developments, the book examines both
large and medium-sized organizations successfully creating a design-centric culture to encourage innovation in their products and in the ways that they engage with clients. Design-centric culture is seen here as one where people throughout the business ask the question: ‘how do I design my
business to make things work better’, rather than ‘how do I use the existing system to do something’. This book will be of value to all those who are designing business systems in volatile environments and for students and researchers of innovation, design thinking, business model
design and product development.
The book intends to make a contribution to new theoretical concepts and knowledge to existing leadership theory. Through in-depth case studies of international corporations that have achieved business innovation, the book aims to provide new leadership theory of practitioners who promote strategic
knowledge creation activities to achieve business innovation and new practical insights. The book discusses in detail theoretical concepts and practical knowledge in the leadership interaction among the different management layers (top, middle and lower layers) and among the different layers (formal
layer, psychological boundary layer, and informal layer).
Digital Darwinism takes a closer look at disruptive thinking to inspire those who want to be the best at digital transformation. Change across business is accelerating, but the lifespan of companies is decreasing as leaders face a growing abundance of decisions to make, data to process and
technology that threatens even the most established business models.
These forces could destroy your company or, with the right strategy in place, help you transform it into a market leader. Digital Darwinism lends a guiding hand through the turbulence, offering practical strategies while sounding a call to action that lights a fire underneath complacency to inspire
Digital Darwinism shines a light on the future by exploring technology, society and lessons from the past so you can understand how to adapt, what to embrace and what to ignore.
Tom Goodwin proves that assumptions the business world has previously made about "digital" are wrong: incremental change isn't good enough, adding technology at the edges won't work and digital isn't a thing - it's everything. If you want your organization to succeed in the post-digital
age, you need to be enlightened by Digital Darwinism.
Digital disruption is ubiquitous and has changed both the way businesses operate and the way people live. Disruption caused by innovation affects firms across multiple industries, from financial services to industrial firms, business processes to payment systems, manufacturing to supply chains.
Further, scholars hear more and more about artificial intelligence (AI), big data, machine learning, blockchain, and fintech as examples of contemporary manifestations of disruptive technology that will profoundly influence disciplines beyond business and finance, such as law, health care and
government. Global extensions of these technologies and innovations challenge the efficacy and boundaries of law. Indeed, disruptive innovations are potentially change the way we consider the future as humans versus some super artificial intelligence.
This volume contains fourteen articles split across four parts, exploring the debate around the topics of fintech, AI, blockchain, and cryptocurrency. Featuring a cast of global contributors, this is an unmissable volume exploring the most current research on digital innovation in the financial and