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Reinventing Management

January 23, 2012 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Corporate Governance, Global Business, Emerging IdeasComments (2)

 By Julian Birkinshaw What is the future of management? Can management be reinvented to make it more effective as an agent of economic progress and more responsive to the needs of employees? You might also like: Reinvention: Critical to Business Success, but not Always Obvious Conflict Contagion: A Virus to Watch and Treat Early Sustainable …

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Does China Want to Buy Up Europe? Europe’s Crisis and China’s Reluctant Rise

January 23, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Finance & EconomicsComments (0)

By Roland Benedikter and Jae-Seung Lee In the occasion of Germany’s Angela Merkel’s visit to China on 3rd February 2012, Chinese premier Wen Jiabao stated that “China does not want to buy Europe”. While unusual in international diplomacy, Chinese

Which Companies Benefit Most from UN Global Compact Membership?

November 24, 2011 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Global Business, Social ImpactComments (0)

By Jette Steen Knudsen In this article I examine a key business question: which kinds of companies are most likely to benefit from joining international corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives and how should they proceed? You might also like:

Making Inclusive Growth a Reality: Lessons from India

November 24, 2011 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Global Business, Delivering Innovation - Accenture Research, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

By Raghav Narsalay and Anish Gupta Reaching out to the poor in emerging markets has long been a laudable social goal. But in India today, it also represents the biggest business opportunity of the coming decade. While a number of obstacles stand in the way,

Complexity Kills Profits – CEOs need to simplify their businesses

November 24, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, Corporate Governance, Global Business, Finance & EconomicsComments (4)

By Simon Collinson and Melvin Jay The competitive environment is becoming more complex and unpredictable, and senior managers have no control over the underlying trends, from globalisation to technological change. The most damaging kinds of complexity,

Making Best Practices Stick

November 24, 2011 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, Global Business, Business ProcessComments (0)

By Adrian Done, Chris Voss and Niels Gorm Rytter Several key factors influence the short-term success and long-term sustainability of best practice interventions. Management of these factors is critical to instilling a culture of capability development –

Redesigning Leadership: Design, Technology, Business + Life

November 24, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Global Business, Emerging Ideas, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By John Maeda and Becky Bermont There is a simple saying in Japanese that epitomizes the nature of striving for excellence, “Ue ni wa ue ga aru.” It translates as, “Above up, there is something even higher above up.” To me, it is an eloquent

Capturing the Growth Opportunity in Emerging Markets

September 28, 2011 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Delivering Innovation - Accenture ResearchComments (0)

By Henry Egan and Armen Ovanessoff Over the next five years, emerging markets will account for much of the globe’s economic growth. To compete on this terrain, companies in both emerging and developed markets must first grasp the true size of the

What Managers Need to Know about Platforms

July 20, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Global Business, Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Annabelle Gawer A new and powerful way to compete has taken shape in our business landscape: Platform competition You might also like: Reinvention: Critical to Business Success, but not Always Obvious Conflict Contagion: A Virus to Watch and Treat Early

Write Off or Right On?

May 20, 2011 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Finance & EconomicsComments (0)

By Andreas Tesch What businesses consider to be an uncollectable debt may not always be as clear cut as is the case when a customer is declared bankrupt…The lesson is that some businesses often write off their debts before they actually need to. You