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Organisational Identity as the Touchstone for Strategic Decision Making

December 7, 2016 • Global Business, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By John C. Camillus   A firm’s Identity – its core values, enduring aspirations and distinctive competencies – is intended to guide management’s decision making. This article discusses the effective methodologies for translating the values, aspirations and competencies embodied in a firm’s Identity into a decision framework. Many businesses today

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Passports for Sale

December 1, 2016 • Global Business, SPECIAL FEATURES, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

Interview with Till Neumann, IMCM, founder and managing partner of Citizen Lane The luxury of a global lifestyle and world travel can be achieved through acquiring a second passport. Citizenship-by-Investment (CBI) programs are a respectable way to acquire

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And They Lived Happily Ever After – The Value of Storytelling in Consumer-Brand Interaction

November 28, 2016 • Global Business, Marketing & Consumers, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Klaus-Peter Wiedmann, Evmorfia Karampournioti and Nadine Hennigs Storytelling has become an essential element of the business environment to deliver information, manage conflicts, support team building processes, and create emotional bonds with a

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What causes managers to change their business model?

November 27, 2016 • Global Business, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TransformationComments (1)

By Tina Saebi, Lasse Lien and Nicolai Foss Business models define how companies create, deliver and capture value. But business models are not static – they need to be adapted to changing conditions. This article discusses what causes managers to change

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5 Ways Trump or Clinton Could Make Government Run More Like a Business

November 10, 2016 • Commentary, Editors' Pick, Global Business, LEADERSHIP, SPECIAL FEATURES, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Howard Schweitzer Applying business concepts to government is not a fantasy. With the right leader, a heavy dose of patience and good ideas, government can become more efficient delivering more value at decreased burden to taxpayers.   Throughout the

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What Senior Executives Should Know About Sales

September 30, 2016 • Editors' Pick, Global Business, LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Frank Cespedes Business is more complex, data more abundant, and more specialists are needed to stay up-to-date with functional best practices. As a senior executive, you can worry all you want about disruption, but you need a salesforce aligned with

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Aargau – Scope for Life Sciences Innovations

September 27, 2016 • Global Business, INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

For many years, Switzerland has been one of the most innovative and competitive business locations in Europe, as demonstrated by various rankings such as the Global Innovation Index and the Innovation Union Scoreboard. The canton of Aargau, in particular, has

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Why has Microsoft paid US$26 billion for business networking platform LinkedIn?

July 4, 2016 • Finance & Economics, Global Business, Social Media, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (1)

By Mark Skilton The Microsoft move to acquire LinkedIn is a better move than past buyouts, the infamous failure of the Microsoft purchase of Nokia mobile phone business in 2013 at $7.2 Billion is a fraction of the $26 Billion for LinkedIn. But this is a

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Building the Everything Store: Amazon’s Cycles of Creativity and Circles of Destruction

May 31, 2016 • Business Process, Editors' Pick, Global Business, INNOVATION, OPERATION, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Supply ChainComments (4)

By Sean Culey In just 20 years, Amazon has grown from an online startup focusing on selling books, to a devastating multi-platform, multi-industry technological disruptor, predicted to be worth $3 trillion by 2026. In his latest article, Sean Culey describes

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Leveraging Collaborations to Create Shared Value

May 31, 2016 • Business Process, Finance & Economics, Global Business, OPERATION, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Hervé Legenvre, Francois Bacalou & Hugues Schmitz In this article the authors discuss how the competitiveness of an organisation and the health of the communities around it are mutually dependent, connecting the two ideas and showing how to make them