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Abstract

The case 'Cisco - Innovation as the Engine of Growth', describes the four approaches to innovation that Cisco Systems, Inc adopted. The case starts out by tracing the gradual growth of the company in the networking industry and its emergence as a leading technological company. It provides detailed information about Cisco’s four approaches to innovation - 'Build, Buy, Partner, and Integrate'. In addition, it describes other initiatives of the company to foster innovation such as the 'Spin-in' initiative and its efforts to encourage open innovation. The case also highlights the current challenges faced by the company and the future focus areas of its innovation efforts.
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Industry:
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Very large
Other setting(s):
1984-2014

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Abstract

The case 'Cisco - Innovation as the Engine of Growth', describes the four approaches to innovation that Cisco Systems, Inc adopted. The case starts out by tracing the gradual growth of the company in the networking industry and its emergence as a leading technological company. It provides detailed information about Cisco’s four approaches to innovation - 'Build, Buy, Partner, and Integrate'. In addition, it describes other initiatives of the company to foster innovation such as the 'Spin-in' initiative and its efforts to encourage open innovation. The case also highlights the current challenges faced by the company and the future focus areas of its innovation efforts.

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Location:
Industry:
Size:
Very large
Other setting(s):
1984-2014

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