- 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.
- October 15, 2010The recent economic crisis and subsequent rise in unemployment hit male workers particularly hard.
- October 8, 2010A 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.
- 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.
- May 25, 2010 by Bill BirchardThe office-furniture design leader is betting on innovation as it continues to push the envelope of management practice.
- Providing new goods and services to “bottom of the pyramid” customers requires a radical rethinking of product development.
- April 19, 2010 by David K. HurstA review of Beating the Commodity Trap, by Richard A. D’Aveni.
- March 8, 2010 by Karen HenrieDespite improvements in the global economy, chemicals, retail banking, consumer packaged goods, engineered products and services, oil and gas, and technology still need to transform.
- March 1, 2010 by William J. HolsteinCorning Inc.’s process for developing inventive products actually works, a claim that few companies can make.
- February 26, 2010Nell Minow, coauthor of Corporate Governance, introduces a lesson in corporate transparency from The Responsibility Revolution: How the Next Generation of Businesses Will Win, by Jeffrey Hollender and Bill Breen.
- February 23, 2010 by Edward TseFor global companies, ignoring China is not an option. But they must adapt their strategies to the country’s changing markets, increased competition, and shifting government priorities.
- A fine-tuned supply chain is more than the sum of its parts. Ideally, each link improves the next.
- February 23, 2010 by Mark StahlmanThe history of investment and technology suggests that economic recovery is closer than you think, with a new silicon-based global elite at the helm.
- February 3, 2010 by Sheridan PrassoWilliam Fung, the head of an old and very large Hong Kong trading company, on making and selling products in a vastly altered global landscape.
- January 25, 2010 by William J. HolsteinWhich manufacturing operations should return to the United States?
- Five steps to “differentiated” sustainability for a full embrace of environmentalism.
- December 15, 2009 by William J. HolsteinWith industries contracting and jobless rates among manufacturing workers skyrocketing, community colleges have become the new home of retraining programs.
- November 24, 2009 by Matt PalmquistCompanies should deliberately disrupt the normal flow of work at multiple levels, because it can lead to breakthroughs for the organization.
- November 24, 2009 by Tim LaseterThough often missing, a formal operations strategy can guide the crucial decisions that build competitive advantage.
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