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Swarm Economics: How 3D Manufacturing Will Change the Shape of the Global Economy

By Olaf Groth, Mark Esposito and Terence Tse The collaborative economy and commons are challenging the way

The Secret Life of Crowdfunding

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...

Eight Types of Corporate Crisis and the Role of National Culture

By Kai Hammerich & Richard D. Lewis A crisis is a defining moment in any organization’s life. Below, Kai Hammerich and Richard D. Lewis consider...

What Could Be a Hidden Key for a Successful Merger and Acquisition Project?

By Mark Goyens and David De Cremer The way we engage, communicate and deal with people involved in each phase of a merger and...
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The Personal Wealth Revolution – Time to Formalise Your Family Office

By Sherilyn Casiano For the entrepreneur and closely- held family business owner, a family office, set up with the proper foundation, can be a huge...

The Employee Owned Business Model During Growth and Adversity: How Well Does it Hold...

By Joseph Lampel, Ajay Bhalla & Pushkar P. Jha Criticism of modern corporate capitalism in the wake of the current economic crisis is reawakening interest...

Le Roi est mort, vive Le Roi Life after Succession

By Sherilyn Casiano In the conversation about succession planning, most of the discussion revolves around the future continuity of the business. Very little is said...

Sustainability: A $12 Trillion a Year Market by 2030

By John Elkington and Richard Roberts Leading companies today are starting to think of sustainability as a tool for growing profitability, using frameworks such as...

The Blue Line Imperative: A Radical New Approach to Value-Based Leadership

By Kevin Kaiser & S. David Young In The Blue Line Imperative: What Managing for Value Really Means, Kevin Kaiser and S. David Young introduce...

Your Customer is Not Just King. He or She Can Be Your VC, Too!

By John Mullins Are you looking for a venture capitalist to finance or grow your startup but you’re struggling in doing so? Surprisingly, perhaps, the...

Why has Microsoft paid US$26 billion for business networking platform LinkedIn?

By Mark Skilton The Microsoft move to acquire LinkedIn is a better move than past buyouts, the infamous failure of the Microsoft purchase of Nokia...

Neuroeconomics. An Emerging Field of Theory and Practice

By James Giordano, Roland Benedikter and Nadia Flores This article gives a short, introductory overview of basic aspects of the emerging field of neuroeconomics, as...
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First Look: Developing A New Map For Effective Business Succession in Family Businesses

By Richard Shrapnel Family Business Succession is never a simple, straightforward endeavour. Besides the financial outcomes of the transition, the human needs and emotional involvement...

What Companies Must Do Now That Better Is Also Cheaper

By Paul F. Nunes and Larry Downes Industry-disrupting products used to enter the market as inferior but more affordable versions of existing offerings, giving incumbents...

Minding the Gap: Women and Angel Investing

By Susan Coleman and Alicia Robb In spite of the impressive growth of women-owned firms in the United States in the recent years, they are...

Binary Options: An Innovative and Intelligent Way of Trading

By Banc De Binary Founded in the wake of the 2008 decision by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to list binary options on the...

Timberland Investments: A risk analysis

By Klaus Biskup Specialist knowledge is essential to maximizing timberland investment opportunities, and in particular, assessing the risks involved… Over recent years timberland investments have gained...

When Spending Hurts

By Nailya Ordabayeva and Pierre Chandon Thorstein Veblen coined the term conspicuous consumption in 1899 to describe spending with the intention of gaining social status.1...
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From Products to Solutions – Mastering Sales Force Incentives

By Johannes Habel and Olaf Ploetner As B2B companies strive to become providers of solutions rather than products, sales managers face significant challenges. Among them:...

Understanding Cloud Computing Competition, Environment and Finance

By Federico Etro Cloud computing allows firms to rent computing power and storage from cloud computing providers, and to pay on demand; this improves productivity...

Future Proofing the Capital Value of Your Business

By Richard Shrapnel Succession is a dynamic journey, and anyone involved in this process should seek to understand it before venturing forward. Below, Richard Shrapnel...

Revenue Performance Management As A Business Growth Strategy

By Phil Fernandez For more than a decade, I have had a mantra that has guided my personal approach to leadership. It goes like this:...

6 Keys to Inventory Optimisation

By Karin Bursa Many companies around the world have adopted inventory optimisation and those without a formal process are falling behind their competition. Effective companies...

The Future Quotient: Managing Seriously Long-Term Risks and Opportunities

By John Elkington To succeed in the new world order, leaders need to switch from thinking about incremental change to transformational, systemic change. An old order...

The Burning Platform of Retail Banking

By Magne Angelshaug and Tina Saebi Without argue, digitalisation has changed many aspects of our everyday lives. With these changes come different challenges and one of...

Board of Directors Oversight of Leadership Risk

By Patrick R. Dailey and Charles H. Bishop The practice of Enterprise Risk Management was born as a consequence of the Enron collapse in...

Leveraging Collaborations to Create Shared Value

By Hervé Legenvre, Francois Bacalou & Hugues Schmitz In this article the authors discuss how the competitiveness of an organisation and the health of the...

The Economic Aftermath of the Recent Earthquake in Sendai, Japan

By Ilan Noy Natural disasters potentially impact severely on economic dynamics — e.g. on production, prices, incomes, and employment — in the post-disaster period. Over the...

The Ingenuity Challenge: What Big Data Really Means for Big Business

By Mihnea Moldoveanu Big Data presents a unique challenge to big business, one that intelligence as we now think of it cannot solve alone. Big...

The Rationality of Risk, Part 2: Avoiding Risk, Keeping Busy, and Resorting with...

By Christopher Surdak, JD In part two of the series on the Rationality of Risk, Chris Surdak provides an overview of some of the avoidance...

How the Industrial Internet of Things Can Add to the Wealth of Nations

By Mark Purdy and Ladan Davarzani To capture the benefits of Internet-connected machines, national leaders must nurture the conditions that are needed to translate technological...

The Fintech Opportunity for Banks in Europe

By Elena Mazzotti and Francesca Caminiti Propelled by data-driven innovation, fintech companies continue to gain traction – taking some financial firms by surprise. For banks...

Who Innovates Out of the Crisis?

By Daniele Archibugi, Andrea Filippetti and Marion Frenz The recent economic crisis has severely reduced the short-term willingness of firms to invest in innovation. But...

Bigger is no Longer Better: Complexity and the New Frontier

By Andrei Perumal, Kelly Jones & Ann Bryan The world has changed – and complexity has emerged as one of the defining issues of our...

Are High Growth Firms Really About Profit, or Just Greed?

By Malin Brännback and Alan Carsrud Successful and profitable growth firms come from a variety of industries, but many viable business ideas are overlooked by...

Understanding the Cost of Cloud: Cost analysis of In-house vs. Cloud-based Hosting Options

By Byung Chul Tak, Bhuvan Urgaonkar, and Anand Sivasubramaniam Will cloud-based hosting be economically feasible for any given application if it migrated into the cloud?...

The Rationality of Risk: Creating Real Value After a Legacy of Easy Money

By Christopher Surdak In order to get back on the path of value-creation and rational, sustainable economic growth, businesses must first tackle their tendency towards...

Does China Want to Buy Up Europe? Europe’s Crisis and China’s Reluctant Rise

By Roland Benedikter and Jae-Seung Lee In the occasion of Germany’s Angela Merkel’s visit to China on 3rd February 2012, Chinese premier Wen Jiabao stated...

Machine Intelligence Will Shake Up Banking, But the Disruptors Won’t Be Fintech Startups

By Urs Rohner and Howard Yu Artificial intelligence and machine learning are being woven into the fabric of every aspect of our lives. The financial...

Aargau, Switzerland: Home of Innovation

Welcome to Aargau – the Swiss high-tech canton with a Triple A rating. In Aargau, where the number of people working in R&D is...

Credit Insurance – An inside story

By Neil Botting To help provide a more detailed insight into the broader function of credit insurance and the business benefits, the best way is...

Growth Principles from a Decade of Billion-Dollar ‘Startups’

By Josemaria Siota and Luiz Zorzella How did LinkedIn achieved a 35% revenue growth in 20151, after suffering media earthquakes in the previous months? Some...

Developing a Breakthrough Service Model for Profitable Growth

By Philip G. Moscosoand Alejandro Lago Stronger competition and more demanding customers require companies to deliver exceptional service and ultimately offer differentiated value propositions in...

Why Reward for Performance Fails to Deliver

By Jonathan Trevor Blind conformity can be very dangerous especially when it comes to managing your company’s talent. In this article, the author elaborates on...

Why Value Value?

By Tim Koller, Richard Dobbs and Bill Huyett Most executives have figured out how to create value for shareholders through experience, observation, and intuition. They’ve...

Will Europe’s Leading Companies Survive the ‘Lost Decade’?

By Dan Steinbock Growth in the Euro area continues to stagnate as Europe's “lost decade” progresses slowly. Dan Steinbock discusses where Brussels and the European...

Global Recessions: A Survivor’s Manual

By Irv Rothman The article is an excerpt from the book “Out-Executing the Competition: Building and Growing a Financial Services Company in Any Economy”, by...

Getting More for Less: Revolutionising the Reward “Asset” Empowering Reward to Perform Better. Are...

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...

The Quest for Operational Efficiency: The Story of DWIMBS

By Sherilyn Casiano To operate a successful business effectively and efficiently, you need to have relevant and accurate information regarding the performance of the business....

For Whom the Bell Tolls, Really – The Impact of the Sanctions Against Russia

By Dan Steinbock The sanctions against Russia are working; but not for Russia, Ukraine, the EU, or even the US. In the 2nd quarter, Russia’s GDP...

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