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Le Roi est mort, vive Le Roi Life after Succession

By editor2 • Mar 19th, 2014 • Category: Finance, Leadership, Management, New, Regulation & Ethics, Sustainability

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 [...]

Eight Types of Corporate Crisis and the Role of National Culture

By admin • Nov 18th, 2013 • Category: Finance, Innovation, New

By Kai Hammerich & Richard D. Lewis
A crisis is a defining moment in any organization’s life. Below, Kai Hammerich and Richard D. Lewis consider eight of the most typical sources of an existential corporate crisis to better understand root causes and highlight the influence of national culture.
A crisis is a defining moment in any [...]

The HUMAN Brand: How We Relate to People, Products and Companies

By admin • Nov 18th, 2013 • Category: Finance, Innovation, Management, New

By Chris Malone & Susan T. Fiske
Social science research tells us that over 80 percent of our judgments can be predicted by fundamental warmth and competence perceptions. Below, Chris Malone and Susan T. Fiske discuss how the application of warmth and competence theory can help companies and brands strengthen their relationships with customers, and argue [...]

New Business Creation Among BRICS Seven Times Faster Than G7 Since The Financial Crisis

By admin • Sep 17th, 2013 • Category: Finance, Innovation, New, Operation

By Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM International
RSM International is the seventh largest global network of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. Below, a comparative study examines the impact of the global financial crisis on businesses across diverse global economies.
As one of the world’s largest networks of independent audit, tax and advisory firms, with 700 offices [...]

Dynamism and Discontinuity: Eight Trends in the Business Environment that will Shape Strategy

By admin • Sep 17th, 2013 • Category: Finance, Innovation, Management, Operation

The need for bold strategies to capitalise on the dynamism of our times has never been greater. In this article, Mike Canning and Eamonn Kelly outline eight trends that are shaping the competitive futures of firms. A CEO we were helping recently shared a disconcerting but all too frequent observation. It was clear to him that [...]

6 Keys to Inventory Optimisation

By admin • Jul 19th, 2013 • Category: Finance, Innovation, Management, New, Operation

By Karin Bursa
Many companies around the world have adopted inventory optimisation and those without a formal process are falling behind their competition. Effective companies must factor in the global nature of their business when thinking about reducing inventory. Karin Bursa, a Vice President at Logility, discusses the six factors that can lead to Inventory Optimisation [...]

How Western Multinationals Can Organise to Win in Emerging Markets

By admin • May 20th, 2013 • Category: Finance, Management, New

By Vimal Choudhary, Martin Dewhurst & Alok Kshirsagar
As Western multinationals shift their focus to emerging markets, they must adjust their structures, processes, and decision-making speed to compete successfully. This article explores the challenges presented by emerging markets and offers several approaches to successfully survive within them.
Many leading Western multinational corporations expect that their future success [...]

Developing Multicultural Competence

By admin • May 20th, 2013 • Category: Finance, Management, New

By Luciara Nardon, Richard M. Steers & Carlos J. Sanchez-Runde
In our globally expanding economy, it is no longer enough for successful managers to have great directive skills, they must also be able to understand and adapt to the different cultures they operate in. The recently published Management Across Cultures: Developing Global Competencies (Cambridge University Press) [...]

First Look: Developing A New Map For Effective Business Succession in Family Businesses

By admin • May 20th, 2013 • Category: Finance, Management, New

By Richard Shrapnel
Family Business Succession is never a simple, straightforward endeavour. Besides the financial outcomes of the transition, the human needs and emotional involvement of all family members must be taken into account. The business advisory firm Baker Tilly International, in cooperation with Swinburne University, has taken a closer look [...]

Don’t Despair: Growth from Consumer Behaviour Change in Developed-Market Economies

By admin • May 20th, 2013 • Category: Finance, Innovation, New

By Paul F. Nunes, Sam Yardley & Mark Spelman

Mired in a period of low growth, developed economies are becoming increasingly tough places to do business. Fortunately, while the overall size of markets may be stagnant or even shrinking, individual consumers are not standing still. Their behaviour change is offering a significant growth opportunity for [...]