Evidence from innovation theory and auto-industry history suggests that the market share for hybrids is about to accelerate sharply.
- As the difficult economy causes consumers to trade down in their purchases, companies need to adjust their offerings to their customers’ new behavior.
- Economies that depend primarily on a single resource are exposed to ongoing shocks, but an export-based diversification strategy can alleviate the tremors.
- The author of Emotional Intelligence says business leaders will need greater interpersonal awareness in an era of corporate transparency.August 26, 2008 by Lawrence M. Fisher
- To succeed in a mature industry like consumer products, the trick isn’t being first — it’s being hard to copy.
- With the right kind of organization, you can expand while cutting costs.
- Competitive companies from emerging economies are vying on the same level in mergers with the most powerful corporations in the West.
- No longer the tech darling, RFID is slowly reemerging as a valuable way to monitor small pieces of big supply chains.August 12, 2008 by Jeffrey Rothfeder
- Extending supply chains to low-cost nations may make economic sense, but disruptions from natural catastrophes can drown the gains.July 22, 2008 by William J. Holstein
- To do business in China, companies can no longer ignore their effect on the country’s water and air.July 8, 2008 by Brendan Vaughan
- Community college partnerships are training workers with made-to-order skills.July 1, 2008 by Gwen Moran
- Facing mounting competitive pressure, India’s biggest firms are reshaping themselves as multinationals.June 24, 2008 by William J. Holstein
- Effective product innovation depends on fast access to critical design and engineering data. At Whirlpool, the challenge turns out to be as much human as it is technological.
- The lean process expert explains why it’s so hard to emulate Toyota.June 10, 2008 by Jeffrey Rothfeder
- In a world that requires business leaders to address the concerns of all their stakeholders, we must reshape management education to be both practical and aspirational.June 10, 2008 by Mary C. Gentile
- As businesses improve their environmental performance, government should be a powerful partner.June 10, 2008 by Gary M. Rahl
- How John Deere bucked industrial trends to become an international growth star.May 28, 2008 by William J. Holstein
- Myths abound regarding the pros and cons of biofuels. Here is a scorecard to separate truth from fiction.
- The numbers may be rosy, but the U.S. export initiative is still hobbled.April 15, 2008 by William J. Holstein
- Multinational companies must respond to China’s rising costs by bringing their own global best practices to its shores.
- The seer of “semiglobalization” argues for appreciating regional distinctions.February 26, 2008 by Art Kleiner
- To consistently turn out profitable new offerings, companies must integrate three distinct innovation portfolios.
- A new form of global organization grounded in “gateway” countries can allow a company to operate profitably around the world.
- Why it’s important not to lose sight of long-term goals during a recession.February 26, 2008 by Asaf Farashuddin
- From a strict loyalty perspective (ignoring the benefits of higher margins), many stores have already overdone private labels. But for value-oriented chains, the loyalty effects are less pronounced; their goal should simply be to convince customers that their private-label goods are of high quality.January 10, 2008
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