Protecting innovation to enable a full return on investment is a matter of commercial necessity and professional pride, writes James Dean
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Newcomers with innovative technologies can steal markets and leave established companies high and dry, so executives must be forward-thinking and ready to change course, as Charles Orton-Jones reports
Innovation is responsible for about two-thirds of private-sector productivity growth in the UK. But this involves much more than R&D. Since the early-2000s, firms have been focusing their innovation investment in intangible assets, such as organisational improvement and staff training. Nesta, which supports innovation in the UK, says its research shows innovation drives growth
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