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Annelise Alig Anderhalden, Director, Aargau Services Economic Promotion

April 16, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Women in Leadership, Global Business, Female Leadership In Our TimeComments (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 research and educational institutions and the high-quality education. Furthermore, the region offers

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Industry 4.0: How Businesses in Aargau are Mastering Technological Change

March 25, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Business, Strategic SpotlightComments (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

Why You Need to Localise Now

March 25, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Marketing & ConsumersComments (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: 21st Century Leaders: Driving Success Amid Intense Disruption

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

March 25, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, Corporate Governance, Global Business, People Management, Business Process, 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

Change Capability Building

March 17, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, Global Business, Business Process, Strategic Spotlight, Team Managment, TransformationComments (0)

By David Miller and Audra Proctor The volume and complexity of change that organizations are facing continues to increase, and they cannot risk the negative impacts of not executing their business critical changes. Whether focused on cost reduction, process

Why Guanxi Matters in Business Relationships with China

March 17, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, David De Cremer on ManagementComments (2)

By Bang Nguyen and David De Cremer Business relationships between China and Europe have existed for quite some time and with the a renewed focus on the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road initiatives, this relationship is likely to

Internationalisation in Online Retailing

March 15, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY, Global Business, Marketing & Consumers, Business Mobility & E-Commerce, Strategic SpotlightComments (1)

By Moritz Hahn and Niccolò Pisani Online retailing is clearly on the rise. In this article the authors offer a snapshot of the current status of online retailing and provide insights on how differences between countries play a fundamental role in shaping

Why Focus Matters to Your Leadership: Understanding Huawei’s Business Strategy

February 9, 2016 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, David De Cremer on Management, Editors' Pick, Leadership Development, Strategic SpotlightComments (19)

By David De Cremer Contemporary business develops at a rapid pace, with many uncertainties, internationally connected stakeholders, and little latitude to make mistakes. In such a dynamic environment companies need strong leadership to survive and build a

The Rationality of Risk, Part 3: Rollercoasters, Burning Ships and the Hero’s Journey

January 20, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Editors' Pick, Surdak on TechnologyComments (0)

By Christopher Surdak In part three of the series on The Rationality of Risk, Chris Surdak gives some guidance on making friends with risk. Loss, failure and disappointment are a fundamental part of risk, and they are the part that most of us don’t

Soothe Your Senses: A Multisensory Approach to Customer Experience Management and Value Creation in Luxury Tourism

January 20, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Marketing & Consumers, Editors' PickComments (2)

By Klaus-Peter Wiedmann, Franziska Labenz, Janina Haase and Nadine Hennigs A growing trend in luxury tourism is the consumer’s desire for highest levels of customer service and full range travel experiences that combine first class transport, excellent