By Sherilyn Casiano
In the conversation about succession planning, most of the discussion revolves around the future continuity of the business. Very little is said about the impact of such a transition in human terms. Below, Sherilyn Casiano examines this human factor and shares recommendations for how to effectively deal with the human aspect of succession [...]
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Lessons and Experiences from the Journey of Succession
By Richard Shrapnel
Succession is a dynamic journey, and anyone involved in this process should seek to understand it before venturing forward. Below, Richard Shrapnel explores the journey of succession.
Succession is a journey that preferably commences the day you start your business but often only starts when an owner [...]
By Djeevan Schiferli, IBM
Some European cities are turning to Big Data to not only predict the weather and its potential impact, but also to address public safety and business concerns that accompany adverse conditions. Below, Djeevan Schiferli argues that the ability to make better use of all this data can dramatically improve the way cities, [...]
By Richard Ball
The city of Exeter is proactively developing its credentials as a true exponent of “smart specialisation”, one of the pillars of the European Commission’s “Europe 2020” strategy to deliver smart and sustainable growth. Below, Richard Ball discusses how Exeter is facing up to the smart specialisation challenge and driving significant economic growth.
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 [...]
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.