Insights

The Geneva Innovation Movement curates and publishes practice insights in the form of white paper studies. The goal is to make changemaking initiatives available for the ecosystem in a central place.

Summary of Katherine Tatarinov's award-winning dissertation on innovation for transforming the United Nations (UN) to solve the grand challenges in a technologically evolving world. Her findings show the cross-sectoral potential for delivering global impact through innovation. It also shows that IB scholars have the frameworks and tools to move beyond traditional contexts to address real problems in the global economy.

Journal of International Business Studies

Digital solutions are increasingly used to address “wicked problems” that are locally embedded but require global approaches. Scaling these solutions internationally is imperative for their success, but to date we know little about this process. The paper analyzes how four digital solutions driven by the United Nations are built and how they scale internationally.

Zeitschrift Vereinte Nationen

The United Nations is often criticized for its lack of innovative spirit. However, there are many groundbreaking innovations emanating from the UN. Important drivers of this are entrepreneurship and digital technologies, which enable even large bureaucratic organizations to develop new capabilities and launch transformation processes. IN GERMAN

INSEAD

The United Nations is both a fascinating playground for artificial intelligence applications and a showcase of AI implementation problems and solutions. This Knowledge Piece explains why. Based on on the research by the same authors "Ethically Embracing the New Frontier: Artificial Intelligence Initiatives in International Organizations (2021)" also curated on this page.

Geneva Innovation Movement Association

Read all about the accomplishments of the Geneva Innovation Movement Association in its first year of operations, as well as its plans for the future.

AIB Insights

The UN organizations are major players in international governance and are characterized by bureaucratic, globally dispersed and politically driven structures, but are hardly ever considered in IB research. The UN organizations are struggling to create innovative approaches to fulfil their core missions in today’s digital world and evidence shows that intrapreneurship and scaling innovation will be critical for transformation.

Journal of Management Studies

Innovative projects spearheaded by UN country offices are remodeling the institution and expanding its role. Digital initiatives and initiatives that scaled through headquarters were shown to have the strongest impact, changing ways of working, embedding new skills, and restructuring teams across the UN. The research highlights that fostering even single innovative projects could lead to fundamental transformations in the UN through mechanisms of imprinting.

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