- Information technology has emerged as a key component of competitive advantage.
- October 1, 1998 by Lawrence M. Fisher
- In the 1980's the goal of restructuring was to cut costs and create greater efficiencies. While companies benefited, the shareholder was often left out. Now the goal is to create value for stockholders. Here is how it can be done.
- To create a successful merger requires respecting each partner's differences. It also requires procedures for settling disputes and integrating workforces strategically.July 1, 1998 by Glenn Rifkin
- In commodity-goods markets, price is usually the only differentiator. But if you can brand those goods and bundle them with services, even bricks and sand can command premium prices. Here is how to turn commodities into branded goods.
- To compete, companies are forming alliances as never before. But quantity does not equal quality. Succeeding in an alliance requires creating the right structures for the right situations.
- Business is about making money, not measuring macho. The scrap heap of corporate disasters is littered with managers whose ego drive overwhelmed good sense..April 1, 1998 by Benson P. Shapiro
- AK Steel went from industry laggard to industry leader. Its transition has a great deal to teach business about transformation.October 1, 1997 by John Holusha
- Few industries have been changing as quickly as health care. As it does, alliances become more important to growth. But does that mean undoing what has already been done?July 1, 1997 by David G. Knott
- With the marketplace changing so rapidly and product lives shortening, sales has become a strategic issue. But how do you make certain it is managed properly and that a company's best customers are satisfied? You do it by making sales a boardroom issue.
- What does it take to grow shareholder value at world-class rates? More than profit and revenue increases. It takes strategic innovation to make it into the top tier.
- July 1, 1997 by Bradley K. Googins
- How to Think Like a CEO: The 22 Vital Traits You Need to Be the Person at the Top by D.A. Benton (463 pages, Warner Books, 1996)July 1, 1997 by Deborah L. Jacobs
- Gemba Kaizen: A Commonsense, Low-cost Approach to Management by Masaaki Imai. (354 pages, McGraw-Hill, 1997)July 1, 1997 by Barbara Presley Noble
- Cisco Systems plans to dominate its market and is well on the way, having acquired 14 companies since 1993. While many acquisitions bring with them attendant stress, Cisco has more than doubled its sales and net income in 1996. The secret: not just buying, but finding organizational synergies prior to the purchase.April 1, 1997 by Glenn Rifkin
- Catching the right moment to take action when successful business models begin to wane requires skilled detection work and the courage to face reality. In the second article of a two-part series on value migration -- the process by which changing markets and new competitors threaten a company's equilibrium -- a system of early-warning diagnostics is recommended.
- From the Ground Up: Six Principles for Building the New Logic Corporation by Edwin E. Lawler 3d (299 pages, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1997)October 1, 1996 by Barbara Presley Noble
- Suppliers of goods and services that flow through distribution channels face unique challenges. A 10-point plan shows the way to deliver the proper price and service to those who really count: the end users.July 1, 1996 by Evan Hirsh
- The classical business model is a 19th-century invention. Has it outlived its usefulness? What should replace it? New research suggests alternatives that can lead to flexibility and growth for the bottom and top lines.
- April 1, 1996 by Glenn Rifkin
- The old model, which says revenue growth and shareholder-value growth are correlated, does not go far enough toward explaining how the best companies create value. It ignores the formidable concept of strategic innovation.
- New software programs are now available that act as "smart filters" on the information superhighway. They can sort through mountains of data and find answers to specific questions. And they can learn. Their promise is to make the "horizontal" organization even flatter.October 1, 1995 by Lawrence M. Fisher
- The majority of companies have passed through the first wave of reengineering. Now the issue is growth.October 1, 1995 by Brian N. Dickie
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