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Managing People in Mergers and Acquisitions Part 2: Integration and Survival

May 24, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, Corporate Governance, Global Business, People Management, Business Process, 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. Section 2 will focus on the importance of …

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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 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, MBA & Executive Education, Global Business, People Management, Strategic Spotlight, 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

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

Industry 4.0: How Businesses in Aargau are Mastering Technological Change

March 25, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Business, Industry 4.0, 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: Tailoring the Strategy Function for Success Sound Business:

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 (3)

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 (20)

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