Booz & Company’s annual study of the world’s biggest corporate R&D spenders finds that most companies have stuck with their innovation programs despite the recession — and many are boosting spending to compete more effectively in the upturn.
Issue 57, Winter 2009
In this issue
Integrated Innovation at Pitney Bowes, On Peter Drucker’s Centennial, The Most Powerful Paths to Profits, and More
- Why the impact of this preeminent, farsighted management writer is still so difficult to gauge.
- This bedrock U.S. manufacturing sector is facing consolidation, further cutbacks, and renewal.
- How to choose which units to cut and which to keep.
- Twelve strategies to shape a company’s destiny.
- Economic recovery in China, India, and elsewhere in the region could be the strongest source of sustained global growth for years to come.
- Though often missing, a formal operations strategy can guide the crucial decisions that build competitive advantage.
- The U.S. military’s elite training programs offer a model for the strategic deployment of human capital and for building effective teams.
- A leading proponent of natural capital valuation says we can build long-term prosperity by assigning prices to the ecosystems next door.
- When presented with options that evoke a measure of self-control, consumers may behave in a way that contradicts their goals.
- Companies should deliberately disrupt the normal flow of work at multiple levels, because it can lead to breakthroughs for the organization.
- In industries that offer necessary but often undesirable services, managers must strive to understand how their services affect the stress levels of their customers.
- After disasters, broker organizations can help corporations act quickly by matching corporate dollars to humanitarian need.
- Emotions can get in the way of rational decision making. Anger, in particular, can make employees increase their commitment to a failing plan.