Radical Innovation, Part II: Managing the Unmanageable

A new survey by the Boston Consulting Group – “The Most Innovative Companies of 2014” – finds that the most successful companies tend to centralize the decision-making of their innovation efforts. “What we’ve found is some very stark lines between companies that … are average innovators to those that are strong innovators and those that are breakthrough innovators,” says Kimberly A. Wagner, a partner and managing director at BCG. Wagner discusses the survey findings, which garnered more than 1,500 responses from “CEOs down to engineers on the shop floor,” in this Knowledge@Wharton interview.

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