Innovation Performance: An Interview with Dr. Scott Edgett

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December 8, 2014
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Dr. Scott J. Edgett is the CEO and Co-Founder of Stage-Gate International, which APQC recently collaborated with for the benchmarking study Innovation Performance: Critical Drivers of Success. In the following question and answer session, Edgett, one of the top experts in product innovation, discusses:

  • what top-performing innovation organizations are doing differently than those that do not innovate,
  • what organizations can do to make sure they are not risk averse and stifling innovation,
  • what can organizations do to align innovation with business strategy,
  • differences in product innovation practices that exist between organizations that are focused primarily on business-to-business (B2B) product development   versus organizations focused on consumer markets, and
  • the steps that organizations can take to improve product or service innovation performance results.