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How Corporations Can Change Systems Through Innovation

Posted May 23, 2022 | Sustainability | Leadership | Amplify
Systems innovation
Corporate innovation often produces severe, unintended social consequences. Even as innovation creates value for a firm, it can destroy value within other systems. Here, the authors propose that companies move away from the traditional innovation model focused on the firm to a systems innovation model focused on the firm and its products in relation to other systems.
About The Author
Tima Bansal
Pratima (Tima) Bansal is Professor of Strategy and Canada Research Chair in Business Sustainability at Ivey Business School, Western University, Canada. She has been researching the intersection of sustainability and strategy for almost three decades, especially through the dimensions of time, space, and scale. Dr. Bansal has published her research in more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and in two books. She has also helped to foster research,… Read More
Ju Young Lee
Ju Young Lee is a Postdoctoral Associate at Ivey Business School, Western University, Canada. His research interests include under­standing the processes of transformational changes, or the lack thereof, at different levels (i.e., systems, field, and organizational). Dr. Lee is particularly drawn to change initiatives that address grand societal challenges, such as poverty, inequalities, and climate crisis. At Ivey, under the supervision of Dr.… Read More
Alice Mascena Barbosa
Alice Mascena Barbosa is a Postdoctoral Associate at Ivey Business School, Western University, Canada. She recently completed her PhD at IESE Business School and her research interests consist of understanding how businesses integrate notions of social and environmental impact, and how they organize for it either at their inception or at later stages. Alice is working under the supervision of Dr. Pratima Bansal on co-creating knowledge with… Read More
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