Research & Development

Food-Industry Convulsion Prompts Papa John’s To Tap Another New CEO

Rob Lynch’s move from Arby’s to become CEO of Papa John’s underscored the musical-chairs nature of life at the top of America’s food chain these days.
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Chicago Facility Is First Advanced-Manufacturing Institute To Have Funding Follow-On

The Digital Manufacturing and Design Institute (DMDII) by UI Labs on Goose Island in Chicago became the first advanced-manufacturing institute to get follow-on funding, thanks in part to the effectiveness of Illinois representatives on Capitol Hill.

7 Secrets of Successful Innovation

Internal innovation is a clear hallmark of successful mid-market companies. Here are some ideas on how CEOs can boost their companies’ R&D quotient.

R&D Helps Mid-Marketers More Effectively Compete

Some mid-market CEOs have found ways to successfully overcome the challenges of fostering an innovation culture and devoting resources to R&D.

What Do R&D Budgets Actually Tell Us?

Many companies tout their R&D spending as a way of expressing their commitment to innovation. But correlating R&D budgets to productive output isn’t very...
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CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Confidence In 2021 Economic Recovery Strengthens In September

In a survey of more than 600 CEOs, 4 out of 5 forecast a positive business environment by this time next year—if a vaccine is found and the presidential election goes off smoothly.