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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 flourish even more. As such guanxi is an integral part of …

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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 (18)

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

Remote Teams: Managing Attitudes, Not Activity

January 20, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, People Management, Team ManagmentComments (1)

By Drew Gurley Managing remote teams is tricky. If attitude is the icing, function is the cake. In this article, Drew Gurley discusses why we should manage attitudes within remote teams and not their activities.   You might also like: Tolerating Failure: A

Change as Strategy

January 20, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, Global Business, Business Process, Editors' Pick, Strategic Spotlight, TransformationComments (0)

By Walter McFarland This article suggests that some traditional approaches to organisational change are obsolete – and recommends a new approach focused on creating new types of organisations optimised for change and changing. These ‘change-focused’

The Rationality of Risk, Part 2: Avoiding Risk, Keeping Busy, and Resorting with Praetorians

November 20, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Finance & Economics, Surdak on TechnologyComments (2)

By Christopher Surdak, JD In part two of the series on the Rationality of Risk, Chris Surdak provides an overview of some of the avoidance techniques that business people use to try to generate business returns without accepting any risk.   You might also

Impact of Digital on How We Implement Change

November 20, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY, Global Business, Internet of Things, Social Media, Strategic Spotlight, TransformationComments (0)

By Audra Proctor No one doubts the effectiveness of face-to-face workshops for organisational change implementation. But the practicality of things, such as, availability, time, expense and choice of venue, to name a few, makes running training workshops a

Sharing Business Ownership to Execute Your Strategy

November 20, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Global Business, Emerging Ideas, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Felix Barber and Michael Goold Co-owners sharing business rewards do not need to take on the same mix of responsibilities; instead, to create more value, all can focus just on those responsibilities they are best able to discharge. In this article, Felix