Ivey Business Journal Online

Bimonthly journal publishing scholarly articles written by business management professionals.

Articles from July/August

Data Theft or Loss: Ten Things Your Lawyer Must Tell You about Handling Information
Most organizations spend vast sums on information technology to gather, manipulate, store, and use the information and data they gather. Yet, as these authors point out, managing this resource entails protecting it and complying with all laws and regulations....
Management Controls: The Organizational Fraud Triangle of Leadership, Culture and Control in Enron
Almost faster than you can say mark-to-market accounting, management controls disappeared once Jeff Skilling became CEO of Enron. The rest is sad history and a shareholder's worst nightmare come true. These authors document the subversion of Enron's...
Strategic Training Always Puts Employees First
Putting the customer first has been the mantra of many companies for a long time. But however correct the mantra may be, perhaps it's time to question the wisdom of it. Some companies already have, that is, put the customer second, after employees. The...
The Talent Challenge: Creating a Culture to Recruit, Engage and Retain the Best
Successful talent management requires a sustained, three-pronged effort to recruit, engage and retain the best talent available. To succeed, a company needs strong, supportive leaders and a caring, innovative culture. These authors have worked with several...
Three Strategies for Achieving and Sustaining Growth
Far too many companies fail to achieve their growth targets in revenue and profitability. However, the probability of achieving profitable growth is heightened whenever an organization has a clear growth strategy and strong execution infrastructure....
Using Purpose to Drive Innovation
While there is an innovator's dilemma, there is also an innovator's purpose. Less well known, an innovator's purpose drives innovators to see beyond current convention, counters the natural risk aversion that large companies have to innovation, and mobilizes...
Why Creating a Learning Organization Leads the High Tech Firm to Succeed
If organizational structure follows form, the organization that learns well functions well. More precisely, the organization that enables knowledge to flow and be shared at all levels is the organization that performs best. This author describes why...
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