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The Decoupling Effect of Digital Disruptors

July 28, 2016 • INNOVATION, Business Process, Emerging IdeasComments (1)

By Thales S. Teixeira & Peter Jamieson A new wave of Internet startups is disrupting established businesses by the process of “decoupling”. In this article, the authors discuss how these new digital disruptors allow consumers to benefit from one activity (e.g., watching shows) without incurring the cost of the other (e.g., watching ads), and offer

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Making 3D printing work for you: Defining Business Models for Additive Manufacturing

July 26, 2016 • INNOVATION, OPERATION, Business Model, Business Process, Emerging Ideas, Supply ChainComments (2)

By Matthias Holweg, Kai Hoberg, Frits K. Pil, Jakob Heinen   Companies struggle to define the value proposition 3D printing brings: While the opportunities for improving products are obvious, how to generate value from it is not. Firms need to first examine

Building the Everything Store: Amazon’s Cycles of Creativity and Circles of Destruction

May 31, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, OPERATION, Global Business, Business Process, Editors' Pick, Strategic Spotlight, Supply ChainComments (4)

By Sean Culey In just 20 years, Amazon has grown from an online startup focusing on selling books, to a devastating multi-platform, multi-industry technological disruptor, predicted to be worth $3 trillion by 2026. In his latest article, Sean Culey describes

Leveraging Collaborations to Create Shared Value

May 31, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, Global Business, Finance & Economics, Business Process, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Hervé Legenvre, Francois Bacalou & Hugues Schmitz In this article the authors discuss how the competitiveness of an organisation and the health of the communities around it are mutually dependent, connecting the two ideas and showing how to make them

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.

Where do you Begin with your (Big) Data Initiative?

May 24, 2016 • TECHNOLOGY, Business Process, Digital TransformationComments (1)

By Joe Peppard While “Big data” has garnered a lot of attention over the last number of years, many managers struggle in deciding where to begin. They can often be mistakenly seduced by technology companies with the promise of an IT solution to the (big)

Market Makers… Innovate your market, then innovate your business.

March 25, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, OPERATION, Business Process, Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Peter Fisk Peter Fisk explores how the next generation of businesses innovate from the future back, and outside in. They start by finding the best opportunities for future growth, then shaping these markets in their own vision, defining the space and

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

Structure Follows Strategy – But May not Look Like You Imagined

January 20, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Business Process, John Sutherland on Leadership and Teamwork, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By John Sutherland In the world of structural design, one size does not fit all. It pays massive dividends to get the structure fit for the purpose and strategy of your very specific business. In this article, John Sutherland discusses the seven structural