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The Employee Owned Business Model During Growth and Adversity: How Well Does it Hold Up?

July 17, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Finance & Economics, Succession PlanningComments (0)

By Joseph Lampel, Ajay Bhalla & Pushkar P. Jha Criticism of modern corporate capitalism in the wake of the current economic crisis is reawakening interest in alternative ownership and governance models such as employee owned businesses (EOBs). EOBs are well suited for knowledge intensive firms where their combination of ownership and employee

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Social Media Strategy: Learning from the Online Cola War

May 20, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY, Global Business, Social MediaComments (1)

By Fang Liu and Willem Smit The battle between Coca-Cola and Pepsi1 has been one of the longest and most arduous in the history of brand competition. Over the years, these cola wars have been fought over distribution, mass-advertising via in-store

Bigger is no Longer Better: Complexity and the New Frontier

May 20, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, Global Business, Finance & Economics, Business ProcessComments (0)

By Andrei Perumal, Kelly Jones & Ann Bryan The world has changed – and complexity has emerged as one of the defining issues of our time.   You might also like: Reinvention: Critical to Business Success, but not Always Obvious Conflict Contagion: A

Walking the New Corridors of Power: Positioning your Business for the Era of Emerging-Market Integration

May 20, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Global Business, Delivering Innovation - Accenture ResearchComments (0)

By Mark Purdy, Athena Peppes, Armen Ovanessoff & Kuangyi Wei Over the past decade, the corridors of trade and investment have increasingly been occupied by emerging markets—engaging with each other, “E2E.” This development is bound to upset

Needed: Executives (and Citizens) with a Global Mindset

March 23, 2012 • LEADERSHIP, INNOVATION, MBAs & Executive Education, Global Business, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Nakiye A. Boyacigiller We are facing challenges of a global nature that require global citizenship, global responsibility, and global solutions. These cannot be achieved without an increasing cadre of managers who understand the world through global

Understanding and Mastering Complexit

March 23, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, Global Business, Business ProcessComments (0)

By Wolfgang Amann, Christoph Nedopil & Ulrich Steger Complexity is re-emerging as a topic in top management. A combination of factors, such as the severe repercussions of the financial crisis and the acceleration of technological change, has reminded

Delivering Transformational Change

March 23, 2012 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, TransformationComments (0)

By David Miller Change is becoming more frequent, radical and complex. Failure rates of change projects are high because organisations fail to implement the change fully. To overcome these challenges, the knowledge, skills and processes must be developed by

The Future Quotient: Managing Seriously Long-Term Risks and Opportunities

March 23, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Global Business, Finance & EconomicsComments (1)

By John Elkington To succeed in the new world order, leaders need to switch from thinking about incremental change to transformational, systemic change. You might also like: Reinvention: Critical to Business Success, but not Always Obvious Conflict Contagion:

So, you think you have a strategy? Five poor excuses for a strategy

January 23, 2012 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Corporate Governance, Global BusinessComments (0)

By Freek Vermeulen No matter how colourful your PowerPoint presentation, it does not mean you have a strategy. So what is strategy and what are the most common mistakes one can make when presenting a strategy?   You might also like: Reinvention: Critical

Has the quality of our politicians declined or is the world becoming impossible to manage?

January 23, 2012 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Global Business, Social ImpactComments (0)

By Michael Cox We live not just in ‘interesting times‘, but in quite extraordinary times where few in the West now appear to have much confidence any longer in the notion of the West. Time therefore to take a moment to reflect on how these multiple and