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A Wake-Up-Call for the Boards on Innovation

November 24, 2016 • Corporate GovernanceComments (0)

By Alessandro Di Fiore, Jonas Vetter and Joachim von Heimburg Today, innovation is not limited to products, but includes business models. Boards can play a critical role in shaping a balanced ambidexterity, raising the company executives’ strategic attention on the future prosperity of the company.   If you were to ask your Board “What are …

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Values, Values on the wall, Just do business and forget them all: Wells Fargo, Volkswagen and others in the hall

October 20, 2016 • Corporate Governance, LEADERSHIP, Social Impact, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICSComments (1)

By Avi Liran and Simon L. Dolan There is a growing discrepancy between the values stated on the wall and values in action. In the case of Wells Fargo, most of the company’s values and visions were breached. In this article, the authors discuss effective

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The Dirty Dozen: How Unethical Behaviour Creeps Into Your Organisation

July 19, 2016 • Corporate Governance, Editors' Pick, Social Impact, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICSComments (1)

By Urs Müller and Ulf Schäfer This article presents some of the most influential drivers of unethical behaviour in business and suggests counter-strategies. Reviewing the literature from relevant disciplines, the authors draw the attention to twelve factors

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Managing People in Mergers and Acquisitions Part 2: Integration and Survival

May 24, 2016 • Business Process, Corporate Governance, Global Business, OPERATION, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Talent Management, Team ManagmentComments (1)

By Guido Stein and Marta Cuadrado In Part One, we addressed the key reasons why companies decide to pursue merger, the reasons why many of them fail, and the realities of mergers. In Part Two of this article, we will discuss human due diligence in Section 1.

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Managing People in Mergers and Acquisitions Part 1: Reasons and Reality

March 25, 2016 • Business Process, Corporate Governance, Global Business, OPERATION, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Talent Management, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Guido Stein and Marta Cuadrado In Part One of this article we will address a number of issues related to mergers. First, we will look at the key reasons why companies decide to pursue them and the reasons why many fail. Second, we will consider the

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An Investor’s Least Favourite Statement – “Oops, Wrong CEO”

January 20, 2016 • Corporate Governance, LEADERSHIP, Leadership DevelopmentComments (1)

By Leslie Pratch It is possible to identify executives who are likely to act with consistently high integrity and who demonstrate sound, timely judgment when they occupy positions of power. These executives – as distinct from others who have similar

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The Fairness Challenge of the Internet of Things

January 20, 2016 • Big Data & Analytics, BLOGS, Corporate Governance, David De Cremer on Management, Internet of Things, TECHNOLOGYComments (2)

By Bang Ngyuen and David De Cremer The Internet-of-Things essentially enables mass data collection and analysis, to the benefit not just of businesses, but individuals and society too. However the question is, are businesses behaving ethically when

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Leadership Innovation: Huawei’s rotating CEO system

November 20, 2015 • BLOGS, Corporate Governance, David De Cremer on Management, Editors' Pick, Global Business, LEADERSHIPComments (0)

By David De Cremer and Tian Tao The CEO of an organisation is where the buck stops, and to whom all credit is due for success. But is this idea of the CEO as a “heroic leader” out-dated? Organisations need to implement leadership innovation to secure a

Brilliant Senior Team Work

November 20, 2015 • Corporate Governance, Editors' Pick, John Sutherland on Leadership and Teamwork, LEADERSHIP, Leadership Development, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By John Sutherland A large number of businesses have a gap between the espoused strategy and what actually happens day by day. So much so that it even has its own phrase in the consultancy world – “the rift between the rhetoric and the reality”. In this

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Conflict Contagion: A Virus to Watch and Treat Early

March 12, 2015 • Corporate Governance, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Karsten Jonsen, Karen A. Jehn, Sonja Rispens and Lindred L. Greer Conflicts are daily realities of organisational teams, and most people are aware of how they negatively impact an organisation’s performance. This article explores how managers can resolve