By Paul J. H. Schoemaker
Nelson Mandela’s life story is one that transcends borders, race, language, and culture. Below, Paul J. H. Schoemaker argues that Mandela’s remarkable story holds valuable lessons for business leaders involved in managing profound change, and considers how the core of Mandela’s strategy was to encourage racial harmony, forgiveness without forgetting, power [...]
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By Paul J. H. Schoemaker
By Peter Lorange, Jagdish N. Sheth and Howard Thomas
The traditional models of many business schools are being questioned given their serious financial difficulties. Below, Peter Lorange, Jagdish N. Sheth and Howard Thomas address the importance of the examination and evaluation of new models and approaches to management education.
Business studies remains one of the most sought [...]
By William D. Eggers and Paul Macmillan
In recent years an entire economy of societal problem solvers have emerged to tackle old problems in new ways. Below, William D. Eggers and Paul Macmillan discuss a rapidly growing and evolving solution economy in which social impact has become a form of currency with real value to millions.
By Michael A. Cusumano
In December 2005, I was invited by Oxford University to deliver the 2009 Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies and then to produce a book based on those lectures. We decided that I should try to synthesize my research, consulting, and other experiences going back to 1985 with companies ranging from Toyota, Intel, [...]
By Yossi Sheffi
Governments around the world are investing in logistics clusters to encourage economic growth and create jobs. While the advantages of high-technology, knowledge-based clusters have been analyzed extensively, logistics cluster have not. A new book: Logistics Clusters: Delivering Value and Driving Growth (MIT Press, Cambridge MA, September 2012) fills the gap. This article looks [...]
By Kevin Kaiser & S. David Young
“A blue-line company never tries to ‘manage’ its share price. Instead, it considers a higher share price the reward for good management.” In this article the authors introduce a concept called ‘blue-line management’, an approach in which all decisions of consequence in an organisation are made with one aim: to create value.
By Christophe Sempels & Jonas Hoffmann
We have jumped into an era of scarce resources. The related impacts will crescendo in the coming decades but this already raises a clear issue: how to operate in a world where Earth’s resources will have to supply the needs and desires of around nine billion humans by 2050? This [...]
By Steven P. MacGregor & Tamara Carleton
Sustainability remains the key term for our future world. As Steven P. MacGregor and Tamara Carleton embark on a major new research work which aims to gain insight into sustainable living in 2050, the authors distill key lessons from their recent treatise on sustainable innovation: lessons that can be [...]
By Katrin Muff, Thomas Dyllick, Mark Drewell, John North, Paul Shrivastava & Jonas Haertle
This article continues from Part I (in the last issue of The European Business Review) and provides insights into two critical domains of the 50+20 vision: a) the perspectives of stakeholders of management education (students, alumni, civil society, the business community, [...]
By Antonio Argandoña
Why should managers put Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) into practice? The so-called legal, ethical, social and business cases provide several reasons. In this paper we discuss these arguments, and we add new reasons that make up the ‘management case.’ By exploring why CSR is good management, this paper explains why CSR make the [...]