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An Innovator’s Midsummer Dream Come True

July 5, 2018 • INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Business Model, Emerging Ideas, Future of Business, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Ulrich A.K. Betz , VP, Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Incubator, Merck   Organisations are eagerly looking for new ways to boost their innovation capabilities and open innovation is a widely accepted paradigm to achieve this goal. The Merck Innovation Cup is a new open innovation concept that brings together bright young talent and

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Industry 4.0 –Designing the Factory of Tomorrow in North Rhine-Westphalia

July 5, 2018 • SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Business, Industry 4.0, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

It is the topic with the biggest economic dynamic. Industry 4.0 is revolutionising the production process – and North RhineWestphalia (NRW), Germany’s industrial heartland, has a key role to play. It is here that investors from Germany and abroad meet

21st Century Leaders: Driving Success Amid Intense Disruption

June 11, 2018 • LEADERSHIP, SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Business, Editors' Pick, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

Fujitsu’s Duncan Tait on the imperatives for unlocking value in the digital age Besides having superior knowledge about optimising digital for their business, what else should leaders prioritise amid the intense pursuit of digital transformation? In our

Mining Actionable Information with Smart Capture: INTERVIEW WITH ENNO LUECKEL, EPHESOFT

June 9, 2018 • TECHNOLOGY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Business Process, Digital Transformation, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

Companies collect tons of data nowadays, but most of them do not yet profit from that treasure. The situation can be compared to the peak of the California Gold Rush: all of the easily accessible gold had been recovered already and mining the rest had become

Take Back Control: Sherilyn Williams Casiano on providing the affluent true control of their wealth

May 29, 2018 • SPECIAL FEATURES, Women in Leadership, Finance & Economics, Editors' Pick, TransformationComments (0)

What is the secret to sustain and grow your wealth in the most effective and efficient way? In this interview with Sherilyn Williams Casiano, Founder and CEO at S.I Williams Wealth Management LLC, she revealed the keys to successful wealth management based on

What the French Open can Teach Businesses about Branding

May 29, 2018 • Marketing & Consumers, Editors' PickComments (0)

The Ten Key Lessons Every Marketer Should Know By Laurence Minsky and Colleen Fahey Improving one’s brand identity is indeed one of the greatest challenges marketers have. It is for this reason that they’re constantly on the lookout for approaches on how

Amazon, Just a Click Away from Luxury

May 29, 2018 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Marketing & Consumers, Editors' Pick, Strategic Spotlight, Supply ChainComments (0)

What are the Implications for Selective Distribution? By Xavier Derville and Jean-Noël Kapferer Has the strategy of selective distribution, on which luxury brands depend for survival, evolved in the modern distribution world?  Combining their expertise

Why Forgiveness Should Be Part Of Your Compliance Strategy

May 16, 2018 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, People Management, David De Cremer on Management, Editors' Pick, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By David de Cremer Compliance strategies are integral in creating a trustworthy, high performing and innovative work culture. As such, it is imperative for companies to evaluate the effectiveness of their compliance especially in today’s complex business

Why Mark Zuckerberg’s Leadership Failure was a Predictable Surprise

April 6, 2018 • LEADERSHIP, TECHNOLOGY, David De Cremer on Management, Editors' Pick, Future of Business, Social Impact, Social MediaComments (0)

By David De Cremer In today’s more developed global village, responsible leadership is of paramount importance especially from businesses that make use of digital platforms. In 2017, The European Business Review published an original article by De Cremer,

The Challenge of Leading Digital Platforms in Responsible Ways

April 5, 2018 • TECHNOLOGY, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, David De Cremer on Management, Future of Business, Social ImpactComments (1)

By David De Cremer, Jess Zhang, and Leander De Schutter Digital platform businesses are increasingly being confronted with a host of unethical consequences due to a lack of responsible leadership and regulation. In this article, the authors identify