Trends Report

The Three Archetypes Of Innovation Management Tools

Vendors: Embody The Right Archetype To Speed Customer Acquisition

August 14th, 2008
With contributors:
Navi Radjou , Edward Radcliffe

Summary

As the innovation management tools market matures, three distinct provider archetypes will emerge to stabilize the tech solution ecosystem — innovation platform providers, innovation event orchestrators, and innovation community facilitators. For vendor strategists, understanding their archetype is a critical first step toward navigating the complex customer acquisition process. Regardless of whether a provider commits to a single archetype or a hybrid model, it must understand the future typology of the marketplace in order to successfully design a forward-looking market strategy.

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