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Radical Innovation

The Bias Against Radical Innovation

By Oguz Acar The problem with truly innovative ideas is that, far from being enthusiastically received by those entrusted with evaluating them, they are more...

Strategic Leadership and Decision Making Under Extreme Crisis: Looking at Complexity Through Flexible Lenses

By Pedro B. Água Eleven years have elapsed since the 11 of March 2011, when one of the strongest earthquakes recorded in history did hit...
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Fixing the Progression Paradox: One Way to Accelerate Social Mobility

By Simon Eaves, Camilla Drejer and Dominic King Socio-economic background continues to weigh on career progression in the UK. Despite this, a new Accenture study...

What The War In Ukraine Means For Business

By Paul Bracken The war in Ukraine has far reaching implications for business. Companies will face more complicated political and social issues than the stark,...
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The Imperative of the Vigilant Corporation

By Jacques Bughin After COVID-19, now comes the appalling Ukrainian-Russian war, and the threat of stagflation. But if turbulent times rule –doesn't it pay to...
Cybersecurity

Five Lessons of Cybersecurity the Public Sector Can Offer

By Dr. Öykü Işık, Dr. Tawfik Jelassi and Valérie Keller-Birrer The public sector’s many years of experience fighting for cybersecurity offers unique insights for businesses...
Interviewing Elites and Guanxi in China

Interviewing Elites and Guanxi in China

By Dr Hongqin Li, William S. Harvey and Jonathan V. Beaverstock With China’s growing influence, Chinese leadership is attracting more limelight from around the world....
Startup

How Corporations Can Partner With Startups In Emerging Markets

By Shameen Prashantham Mingke Luo is a young Shanghai-based entrepreneur who is founder and CEO of MrS.ai, a startup that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to...
Kit Scott Brown

When The Opportunities Are Out Of Plain Sight

Interview with InterExec Founder, Mr. Kit Scott-Brown Executives looking to progress their career face the problem that many of the best opportunities are not presented in...
Transformational Culture

The Eight Enablers of a Transformational Culture

By David Liddle Culture is the greatest asset, or the greatest liability, an organisation has.  Yet in many companies it is barely talked about and...
Business Strategy

Three Steps to Make Sure a Strategy is Implemented

By Pietro Micheli, Warwick Business School (WBS) Studies have found that companies use many different methods to devise a strategy and even more ways in...
Digital Transformation

The Challenge of Digital Transformation

By Nicolas van Zeebroeck and Jacques Bughin The typical rationale put forward for failing digital transformation is linked to ill-designed processes, absence of organizational commitment,...
AIM for a Thriving Planet

AIM for a Thriving Planet

By Chris Nichols, Philippa Hardman, Michael Chaskalson and Helen Sieroda The first article in this series introduced Team Mindfulness using the AIM model and explored...
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To Elevate a Brand: Dream, Do and Dare

By JP Kuehlwein and Wolf Schaefer There are brands that are seen as peerless and priceless. They are able to sustain appeal, a price premium...
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What Motivates People To Become A Leader?

By Tina Kiefer, Warwick Business School (WBS) “I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.”...

TimeXtender Helps European Companies from Numerous Industries Manage Their Data

Managing corporate data is mission critical for any company or organization and for good reason. When having an abundance of high-quality data and instantaneous...
Designing a Customer-centric Growth Strategy

Designing A Customer Value-Centric Growth Strategy

By Thales Teixeira It has been five years since I published the first article on Decoupling theory here in the European Business Review,  explaining how,...
Innovation

The Four Ways of Organizing Innovation

By Christoph Burger, Christoph Räthke, Bianca Schmitz and Jens Weinmann How have innovation practices changed in the last years? We conducted around 20 semi-structured interviews...
The issues that shape strategy

The Issues That Shape Strategy

By Leonardo Meeus Companies do not only compete in markets; they also compete on social and political issues. Depending on the business opportunities or threats...
Values in Organisations

Internalising Values in Organisations

By William S. Harvey, Sharina Osman and Marwa E.A. Tourky We read a lot about the importance of organisations being led by their values, but...
ESG

Developing a Strategy for Managing Non-Financial Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) Risks and Opportunities

By Tim Bovy, Ian Hodges, and David Ryan In Business, everything flows from strategy. Strategy requires that organisations prepare detailed assessments of risks and opportunities,...
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Strategic Drivers for the Post-Pandemic Era

By Dr. Alessandro Lanteri Every day business news cover dozens of new products, technologies, consumer behaviours, and business models that could be critical to the...
Retail Growth Strategie

Retail Growth Strategies: Surviving COVID-19

By Omar Toulan and Niccolò Pisani The economic turbulence spurred on by the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the retail sector. On...
Stakeholders

How enterprises can create meaningful purpose together with their stakeholders

By Nicholas Ind and Venkat Ramaswamy Before the onset of COVID, there was a seeming shift in the idea of why business organizations exist....
Ethical Audits and Positive Culture Transformation

Raising The Ethical Bar: Ethical Audits and Positive Culture Transformation

By Simon Dolan, Steven Hawkins, Chad Albrecht and Bonnie Richley While most organizations have a code of conduct (or a code of ethics), many...

The New Normal Of Business In The Age Of Coronavirus

As we’ve experienced during the Covid Pandemic, there’s a need for businesses to adapt to the new “normal” of operations. From stay-at-home orders frequently...

From boring to breathtaking – Putting together an impeccable business presentation

If there is one thing that all of those who speak in front of an audience should thrive at, that is getting the public’s...

Organisational difficulties in producing thought leadership

By William S. Harvey, Vincent Mitchell, Alessandra Almeida Jones and Eric Knight Over the past several decades, thought leadership has moved from being individual gurus...

Advantages, Limits And Strategies For Online And Offline Collaboration

By Fernanda Arreola and Pierre Daems During the period of confinement, organizations around the world were forced to develop new tactics and strategies for orchestrating...

B2B eCommerce and COVID-19: 6 Challenges and Solutions for 2021

As 2021 approaches, and as the economy adjusts to new realities, the outlook for B2Bs looks promising. B2B buyers have radically changed their opinion about...

5 Keys to Resolving Cross-Functional Rivalries in your Digital Transformation

By Bhaskar Ghosh, Nigel Stacey, Raghav Narsalay, Aarohi Sen, and Paul Barbagallo The challenge is as old as business itself: How do you get people...

How Business Should Protect Intellectual Property

The age of technology and exchange of information in the digital domain have made our daily lives easier, but also brought numerous new challenges...

Being Prepared for Surprises to Happen: Huawei as a Black Swan?

By David De Cremer In life, it’s always possible that things change in the blink of an eye. One day everything is as it has...

How to Profit from Reference Marketing in B2B Markets

By Andre Vilares Morgado Reference marketing plays an important role in business markets. Customer references have a positive impact on vendors’ reputations. It also portrays...

Reasons Why a Business Plan is Key to Success

A business plan is a fundamental part of your overall business strategy. You must have one, should you want your business to prosper and...

Negotiating in a Digitalised Era

By Guido Stein and Kandarp Mehta When negotiations take place between business organisations, it’s clear that those involved in the discussions will be intensely focused...

Distinguish Crisis from Disaster: 5 Notes for Making Decisions

By Axelle Bagot and Houman Harouni One of the most common forms of leadership failure is treating a crisis like it is a disaster, and...

A Wake-up Call for the Corporate World

By Christoph Burger, Antony Froggatt, Catherine Mitchell, and Jens Weinmann New regulations and opportunities in the decentralized energy market can be good for the planet...

DVC Framework: Accelerating Digital Value Creation

By Dr Mike Cooray and Dr Rikke Duus In this article, we present the Digital Value Creation (DVC) framework. The DVC framework can be used...
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The Current Frontier in Industrial Manufacturing: Bringing Software Systems to Market

By Bianca Schmitz, Olaf Plötner, Viktor Jarotschkin and Johannes Habel Industrial manufacturers increasingly market software systems that help customers optimize value chain processes. However, many...
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Why Location Matters in Business

In spite of today’s digital climate and the fact that remote working is on the rise, geographical location still plays an integral role in...
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The 3 Myths of Employee Autonomy

By Carsten Lund Pedersen Employee autonomy is becoming one of the latest trends in business management with many industries failing to implement and benefit from...
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Six Lessons I Learned About Innovation

By Terrence Hahn In today’s society, it is hard to conceptualise innovation without the context of technology. It is imperative to understand the technological shift...
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“Managing by Values” (MBV): Innovative tools for successful micro behavioural conduct

By Anat Garti and Simon L. Dolan “Values values on the wall, just do the business and forget them all” wrote Liran and Dolan (2016)1...

Leading an Upstart Victory: Fateful Decisions That Carried a Mid-Ranking American Football Team...

By Jeffrey Klein and Michael Useem One of the most momentous decisions is picking the right person to lead the team all the way to...
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A New Way to Look at Negotiation

By Jan Potgieter Contrary to common assumptions, negotiation is so much more than conflict resolution; and to get the most from your negotiations you have...

A Lesson In Extreme Negotiation: Negotiating With Kidnappers

By Kandarp Mehta and Guido Stein This article is a case analysis based on real events. The case analyses how a young British man who...

Going for gold! Five decades of business transformation, Oliver Wight celebrates its 50th Anniversary

2019 is the year Oliver Wight celebrates its 50th Anniversary as a world-leading business transformation specialist. Founded in 1969, as man first set foot...

TRIP Framework: Re-Thinking Organisational Competitiveness in Digital Spheres

By Mike Cooray and Rikke Duus Across industries, organisations are in search of new ways to enhance their competitiveness in the midst of digital disruption...

Scaling Agility: The Fuel that Drives the Organisation’s Digital Transformation

Interview with Professor Stijn Viaene In today’s rapidly-changing corporate world, it’s imperative for businesses and organisations to respond and adapt more quickly than ever before....

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