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Transforming the Global Supply Chain

July 22, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, Global Business, Business Process, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Carlos Cordon and Winter Nie The rise of the emerging economies, fluctuating prices in commodities, the lingering effects of the global financial crisis and an unprecedented series of natural disasters are forcing major transformations in the global supply chain. Last year’s tsunami in Japan and floods in Thailand, which produces a fourth of the

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Making China Your Top Priority

July 22, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Global Business, Marketing & Consumers, Delivering Innovation - Accenture ResearchComments (0)

By Gong Li, Henry Egan and Andrew Sleigh Companies have never had such an array of options when it comes to investment opportunities in the emerging world. However, as businesses rush to expand their geographic footprint in the next wave of emerging markets,

Effectively Managing Innovation

July 22, 2012 • INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Daniel Evans At EMLYON we have had the opportunity to help develop the innovation efforts for companies around the world. Our combined experience suggests that there are some key factors that must be considered so that these efforts are effective. These

The Will and Skill to be Strategic

July 17, 2012 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SPECIAL FEATURES, Corporate Governance, Global BusinessComments (0)

By Patrick R. Dailey & Chuck Russell Strategy guidance is a board’s most crucial responsibility. With contemporary directors repeatedly being exhorted to step up their contribution to strategy, the question below tests any Chairman’s confidence in

Getting More for Less: Revolutionising the Reward “Asset” Empowering Reward to Perform Better. Are We Making Reward “Work” Enough?

July 17, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SPECIAL FEATURES, People Management, Finance & EconomicsComments (0)

By James Markham In a period of recession, most major companies look for new ways of selling or streamlining operations. Rarely, however do companies turn to improving the operational capability of the Reward function. Of course, everyone accepts that Reward

Leadership and Culture: Part 2 – Engaging the Enterprise: Creating a Growth Mindset Tribe

July 17, 2012 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, People Management, Leadership Development, Team Managment, TransformationComments (2)

Mindset Tribe By Sean Culey Part 1 of this article (published in The European Business Review, May/June 2012) set out the case for Culture; it’s impact on financial performance, talent, effectiveness and morale, and why developing the right culture is

How Europe Can Rebuild Skills and Generate Growth

July 17, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Global Business, Delivering Innovation - Accenture ResearchComments (0)

By Tim Cooper, Athena Peppes, Mark Purdy and Matthew Robinson Europe is facing a jobs and unemployment crisis that is unprecedented in recent times You might also like: Reinvention: Critical to Business Success, but not Always Obvious Conflict Contagion: A

Sales Growth: Five Proven Strategies from the World’s Sales Leaders

July 17, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Finance & Economics, Strategic Spotlight, Team ManagmentComments (4)

By Thomas Baumgartner and Maria Valdivieso de Uster Achieving growth is enormously challenging in today’s complex and fast-changing business environment. But growth opportunities do exist for companies with the skill and will to find them. The rise of

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

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