Rapid advances in manufacturing technology point the way toward a decentralized, more customer-centric “maker” culture. Here are the changes to consider before this innovation takes hold.
- A new study shows how the decisions made today by goods producers and policymakers will shape U.S. competitiveness tomorrow.
- August 23, 2011
- Economic strategist Clyde Prestowitz argues for better support for manufacturing.
- The outlook for manufacturers and suppliers may be bullish, but a new survey shows that industry executives see big challenges ahead.
- The wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal sector has grown in fits and starts — and now may have the momentum to become a self-sustaining industry.
- Holding fast to the two myths that have long dominated strategy in consumer-oriented industries — that bigger companies win, and that one or two players control every product category — can get a firm into trouble. A capabilities-driven strategy can provide a better path to profit.
- A review of Earth, Inc., by Gregory Unruh.May 24, 2011 by David K. Hurst
- To escape the commodity trap — and to compete effectively in a knowledge-based economy — business leaders of all kinds need to reinvent themselves as innovators in services.May 24, 2011 by Rob Norton
- Effectively managing service operations is crucial to controlling labor costs and improving customer satisfaction. By addressing six drivers of performance, executives can go a step further — turning their service operations into a key source of competitive advantage.
- His inventions from 50 years ago enabled cell phones, laptops, and flat-screen TVs. Now, at age 88, he’s aiming to make solar power cheaper than coal.February 22, 2011 by Lawrence M. Fisher
- U.S. multinationals are looking to small companies and startups for the next big ideas.January 24, 2011 by William J. Holstein
- To create growth in uncertain times, use this disciplined and market-focused methodology. It can help you discover and distill attractive new ideas and build a business case for implementing the best of them.
- Innovation as a Social ActNovember 23, 2010 by Krisztina “Z” Holly
- Business strategy is at an evolutionary crossroads. It’s time to resolve the long-standing tension between the inherent identity of your organization and the fleeting nature of your competitive advantage.November 23, 2010 by Cesare Mainardi
- For consumer durables, environmental sustainability starts with discarding conventional wisdom.
- November 23, 2010
- Even successful public relations is no longer enough to protect a company’s reputation.
- Booz & Company’s annual study of the world’s biggest R&D spenders shows why highly innovative companies are able to consistently outperform. Their secret? They’re good at the right things, not at everything.
- The CEO of HCL Technologies describes how he focused his company on growth by engaging staff in unprecedented ways.
- The recent economic crisis and subsequent rise in unemployment hit male workers particularly hard.October 15, 2010
- A study of the digital camera market in its nascent stage finds that firms look to prior experience when developing features that will appeal to customers unfamiliar with a new product.October 8, 2010
- GM’s former head of R&D has a bold vision of how the automobile will evolve in the cities of the 21st century.
- How the world’s cities develop their infrastructure over the next 30 years will determine the future path of global warming.
- For Girish Paranjpe, co-CEO of India’s Wipro Technologies, the best response to economic crisis was reinvestment: in people, green technology, and expansion.
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