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The Dirty Dozen: How Unethical Behaviour Creeps Into Your Organisation

July 19, 2016 • SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Corporate Governance, Editors' Pick, Social ImpactComments (1)

By Urs Müller and Ulf Schäfer This article presents some of the most influential drivers of unethical behaviour in business and suggests counter-strategies. Reviewing the literature from relevant disciplines, the authors draw the attention to twelve factors that frequently lead to moral failures of normal people in reputable organisations. The article

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Social Media and the Business of Trust

July 12, 2016 • TECHNOLOGY, Digital Transformation, Editors' Pick, Social MediaComments (0)

By Wilfried Vanhonacker How far is too far in gleaning user data and handing this over to advertisers, even though the aim is to continue to provide a valuable but free user experience? You might also like: Turning Societal Challenges into Business through

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

Managing Customer Satisfaction Better

May 26, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SPECIAL FEATURES, Marketing & Consumers, Editors' Pick, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Johannes Habel Many companies draw the wrong conclusions from their customer surveys. There is a simple method that can provide a remedy, leading to better decisions.   You might also like: Turning Societal Challenges into Business through Value Sharing

The Secret Life of Crowdfunding

May 24, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Finance & Economics, Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, EntrepreneurshipComments (1)

By Adam J. Bock and Denis Frydrych Crowdfunding is a much-hyped tool for entrepreneurs to access capital anywhere in the world. While media and public perception have generally been positive, the data suggests high failure rates for crowdfunding campaigns. We

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

Why Robots May Not Be Taking Your Job – at least, not in the next 10 years

March 25, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, People Management, Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Strategic Spotlight, TransformationComments (4)

How Organisations Can Embrace Automation By Leslie Willcocks In this article Professor Willcocks discusses the reality of robots, what they mean for ‘human’ jobs and how organisation and workers can tap into the benefits of automation. You might also

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 Appearance of Innovation

January 20, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Editors' Pick, Emerging IdeasComments (1)

By Alessandro Di Fiore, Elisa Farri and Andrea Segnalini Developing innovation capabilities is no longer enough. For organisations, innovation marketing is the next frontier.   You might also like: Turning Societal Challenges into Business through Value

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