Strategies for Fostering Local New Service Development Teams in CapGemini and the MINALOGIC Cluster in Grenoble

  • Bernard Chapelet
  • Dimitris G. Assimakopoulos
  • Frederique Pedreno
Part of the Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management book series (ITKM)


In a world where innovation is seen as the source of progress and competitiveness, how does one innovate in a sustainable way? It is possible to consider this question in two different ways. The first way focuses on businesses and considers how these innovate. The second focuses on the industrial district or cluster and examines how the whole network of stakeholders who constitute the local “eco-system” innovates. There is no perfect superposition with regards to these two views, but rather an intersection. In this context, what is the nature of this convergence in interest and how can it be strengthened? This is the underlying question this chapter poses. Put simply, for any business, as for any district, the innovation equation can be expressed in the following way: resources – a “stockpile of technologies” and expertise – plus the ability to exploit these resources in order to transform them into innovative products and services, adding value for customers. This chapter deals with the second member of the equation: the ability to exploit the resources in question, in a context where the associated models of organization are undergoing rapid transformation. Actually, in companies – regardless of business type: large, small or emerging – and also in districts, new models of organization have appeared for the transformation of resources into innovative products and services. These require, for their part, the implementation of new strategies in order to strengthen their ability to innovate in a situation of increased competition, linked to the acceleration of globalization.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernard Chapelet
    • 1
  • Dimitris G. Assimakopoulos
    • 1
  • Frederique Pedreno
    • 1
  1. 1.LINC LabGrenoble Ecole de ManagementGrenobleFrance

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