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Innovation Governance: How Top Management Organizes and Mobilizes for Innovation by Jean-Philippe Deschamps, Beebe Nelson

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CHAPTER 10

Appointing Individual Innovation Champions

Example 2 – DSM's Innovation Governance Model: The Entrepreneurial CIO1

Royal DSM is a global life sciences and materials sciences company headquartered in the Netherlands. In 2009, it received the Outstanding Corporate Innovator Award from the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA). The award recognizes organizations that demonstrate exceptional skill in continuously creating and capturing value through new products and services. This award, presented to Rob van Leen, DSM's chief innovation officer (CIO), indirectly recognized the quality of the company's innovation governance. The company had indeed made a lot of progress in the way it managed innovation since transforming ...

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