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Aargau – Scope for Life Sciences Innovations

September 16, 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 successfully supported innovation with its high-tech programme. Alongside energy technology,

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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 (2)

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

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The Key Levers for Sales Transformation Success

May 24, 2016 • Global Business, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TransformationComments (1)

By Warren Shiver and Michael Perla For a sales organisation to reach its “ideal transformational advantage” it needs to pull the right levers in the sales force and across the entire organisation to drive meaningful and significant improvement. In this

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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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The Missing Puzzle Piece? How Action Learning Can Help Solve the Dual Challenge of Talent Development and Talent Sourcing

May 23, 2016 • Global Business, MBAs & Executive Education, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Talent Management, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Alex Makarevich, Christian Acosta-Flamma and Simon L. Dolan To win in the “war for talent”, companies can no longer rely on conventional recruitment methods that put emphasis on formal credentials. Action Learning, seems to be a rising trend that

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Annelise Alig Anderhalden, Director, Aargau Services Economic Promotion

April 16, 2016 • Female Leadership In Our Time, Global Business, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Women in LeadershipComments (0)

  Click here to download your free copy of the Female Leadership in Our Time   ON THE FIVE MOST IMPORTANT BENEFITS OFFERED BY AARGAU The region offers a remarkable concentration of skilled staff with high-tech expertise. It is renowned for its

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Industry 4.0: How Businesses in Aargau are Mastering Technological Change

March 25, 2016 • Global Business, INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

Businesses operating in Switzerland are particularly exposed to global competition. High production costs and the strong Swiss franc mean that they are forced to constantly optimise their business processes. The fourth industrial revolution presents an

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Why You Need to Localise Now

March 25, 2016 • Global Business, Marketing & Consumers, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Christina Comben If you do business on a global scale, with multilingual and multicultural clients, you should be localising your marketing message to your target audience. You might also like: The 4 D’s of Successful Business Transformation The Quest