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strategy+business (Issue 69 / Winter 2012)

Below is a full article list from this issue of strategy+business.


Overcoming the Global Innovation Trade-Off
by Yves Doz and Keeley Wilson
How to maintain creative complexity without the limitations of co-location.
 
The Lesson of Lost Value
by Christopher Dann, Matthew Le Merle, and Christopher Pencavel
A new study finds that underestimating strategic risk is the number one cause of shareholder value destruction. But it doesn’t have to be.
 
The Offline Executive
by Henry Mintzberg and Peter Todd
A manager’s effectiveness depends not only on using e-mail and other electronic communication, but also on learning to shut it down.
 
Kicking the Sales Promotion Habit
by David Ganiear and Karla Martin
Addiction to discounts is costly for retailers, but in moderation, promotions can boost profits and brand value.
 
s+b Trend Watch: Grocery Shoppers Plan to Stay Frugal
According to a recent survey, many of the frugal habits that grocery shoppers adopted during the recession are here to stay.
 
Talent Is a Strategic Asset: A Virtual Roundtable
by Christopher Click
At Devon Energy, building the most critical capabilities requires a high-touch approach to human capital and the HR function.
 
The University’s Dilemma
by Tim Laseter
In the face of disruptive change, higher education needs a new, more innovative business model.
 
The Global Innovation 1000: Making Ideas Work
by Barry Jaruzelski, John Loehr, and Richard Holman
The early stages of innovation can be challenging. But Booz & Company’s annual study of R&D spending reveals that successful innovators bring clarity to a process often described as fuzzy and vague.
 
A Strategist’s Guide to Personalized Medicine
by Avi Kulkarni and Nelia Padilla McGreevy
Breakthroughs in pharmaceutical innovation are poised to change the prevailing business model of the industry — with dramatic effects on healthcare costs and practice.
 
Best Business Books 2012
by Theodore Kinni
Our annual review of the year’s best business books.
 
Best Business Books 2012: Biography
by Alice Schroeder
Virtuosity Squared
 
Best Business Books 2012: Strategy
by Phil Rosenzweig
Considering Competition
 
Best Business Books 2012: Marketing
by Shaun Holliday
Brand New
 
Best Business Books 2012: Innovation
by Krisztina “Z” Holly
Context Is King
 
Best Business Books 2012: Healthcare
by J. Philip Lathrop
Beyond the Rhetoric of Reform
 
Best Business Books 2012: Organizational Culture
by Sally Helgesen
Small Talk
 
Best Business Books 2012: Capitalism
by James O’Toole
Of Markets and Morals
 
Best Business Books 2012: s+b’s Top Shelf
 
The Thought Leader Interview: William J. O’Rourke
by Ann Graham
The former head of Alcoa Russia teaches executives that in international business practice, ethics and competitive advantage go hand in hand.
 
Walking the Talk on Foreign Experience
by Matt Palmquist
To stem the loss of repatriated employees, multinationals must show them more respect.