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Looking at innovation beyond the sails and the foils

24 September 2013


In this article, Grant Frear suggests Team New Zealand’s manoeuvres in the America’s Cup show the benefits of process innovation. Zara and giffgaff are also discussed as examples of companies that have successfully explored new processes. 


These two articles provide more information on Zara and Giffgaff.

Discussion starters

  • Technological systems: Use this and other examples of particular technological systems to illustrate how factors related to redundancy and reliability impacted on system design, development, and maintenance.  (level 7)
  • Characteristics of Technology: Use this and other examples to discuss how creative and critical thinking have supported technological innovation. (level 5)

Keywords: process, characteristics of technology, technological systems, innovation

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