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How Banks Grow Now

November 20, 2018 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SPECIAL FEATURES, Finance & Economics, Marketing & Consumers, Delivering Innovation - Accenture Research, Editors' PickComments (0)

By Piercarlo Gera, Alessandro Secchi and Luca Gagliardi Spending on customer loyalty keeps going up, but returns are diminishing. This article will tackle how banks manage and integrate new techniques in keeping up with their customers’ needs and demands in order to maintain ties with their clients and achieve growth simultaneously in the fast-changing

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Building Sustainability into Real Estate

November 20, 2018 • INNOVATION, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Climate Change, Emerging Ideas, Social ImpactComments (0)

By Joanna Radeke, Alexander Boether, and Alexandre Bezzera Both residents and shareholders enjoy the right returns when real estate companies collaborate and innovate for environmental solutions, according to a research project done by the Center for

Second-hand Luxury: Should Personal Luxury Brands Sell Pre-owned Products?

November 19, 2018 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Marketing & Consumers, Business Model, Editors' Pick, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Jean-Noël Kapferer As luxury brands seek to protect their symbolic capital and prestige, entering resale markets is a strategy to be carefully considered before diving into, JN Kapferer examines the challenges and opportunities for luxury brands to enter

Corporate Venturing: Challenges and best practices of large firms innovating with start-ups

October 18, 2018 • INNOVATION, Business Model, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

By Mª Julia Prats, Josemaria Siota, Celeste Saccomano Tommaso Canonici  and Xavier Contijoch Innovation in large corporations, particularly the practice of corporate venturing to innovate with start-ups, is emerging at great speed, increasing the

NOTHING IS FREE: Data-driven optimisation unlocks freemium business models’ real potential

September 18, 2018 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Finance & Economics, Business ModelComments (0)

By Stefan Wagner and Julian Runge In today’s digital era when the marginal cost of (re)production and distribution of products and services tend to be close to zero, freemium strategy is becoming more appealing among companies as going freemium can be an

What Governments Need to Understand About Ethical AI

September 18, 2018 • TECHNOLOGY, Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Ideas, Europe's recovery is possible. This is how…Comments (0)

By Josh Entsminger, Dr. Mark Esposito, Dr. Terence Tse, and Danny Goh The increasing application of artificial intelligence across the value chain reflects that such a technological development provides competitive advantages to enterprises. However, as

Fintech: a Force for Disrupting and Democratising Financial Services

August 25, 2018 • LEADERSHIP, TECHNOLOGY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Artificial Intelligence, Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Entrepreneurship, Future of BusinessComments (0)

Fintech is like a snowball on a hill that is getting bigger and bigger and changing finance tremendously. London-based entrepreneur Viktor Prokopenya is well acquainted with this scene; particularly with fintech’s ability to disrupt and democratise

Bridging Silos: Aligning Innovators with Strategic Leaders

August 8, 2018 • INNOVATION, Digital TransformationComments (0)

By Dipika Mallya While innovation is a strategic mandate for most organisations today, there is often a disconnect between teams tasked with innovation and other leadership and strategy units. This can be overcome by aligning the language, culture and

An Innovator’s Midsummer Dream Come True

July 5, 2018 • INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Business Model, Emerging Ideas, Future of Business, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Ulrich A.K. Betz , VP, Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Incubator, Merck   Organisations are eagerly looking for new ways to boost their innovation capabilities and open innovation is a widely accepted paradigm to achieve this goal. The Merck

Actions, Not Words Yes, Working Parents Can Succeed – And You Can Help Them Do So

July 1, 2018 • People Management, EntrepreneurshipComments (0)

By Daisy Dowling Organisations of all sizes and types struggle with the “working parent problem”: how to retain, and foster best performance amongst the significant percentage of their employees who are raising young children. At the same time, working