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Bimonthly journal publishing scholarly articles written by business management professionals.

Articles from May/June

Bundling Products and Services: The New Super Solution That Gives Companies an Edge
Imagine how difficult it would be to get your meals if there were no supermarkets or restaurants to offer multiple products and services all in one place. If you had to source your meat from one supplier, your potatoes from another, and so on. It would...
Creating Competitive Advantage Using Big Data
It seems that almost every organization is on the "big data" bandwagon. But, as this author writes, rallying around the newest, new thing is one thing. Understanding what big data is and how it can move your organization forward to lead the pack is quite...
Distributed Leadership at Google: Lessons from the Billion-Dollar Brand
By any standard or metric, Google is a standout company, and perhaps the main reason for its superiority is its remarkable style of leadership. What employee turnover or attrition? That enviable style, however, was not established overnight. At least,...
Four Blueprints for Ensemble Decision-Making
When making a decision, two heads can be better than one, but two - or even more - perspectives are definitely better than one, especially in today's dynamic and widely different global markets. These authors call it ensemble decision making and they...
Leadership Character and Corporate Governance
When it comes to selecting and assessing CEOs, other C-suite level executives or board members, the most important criteria for boards to consider are competencies, commitment and character. This article focuses on the most difficult of these criteria...
Lean Innovation - Getting to 'Next'
Remember Blockbuster? Well then, surely you've heard about Kodak, that is its untimely and altogether avoidable demise? What caused those companies' failures is the very thing that enabled others like Netflix to own the franchise in their industry: It's...
Six Signs That Your Innovation Program Is Broken
A successful innovation is a little like an iceberg: Look under or behind the innovation and you'll see the smart practices, processes and structures that supported the success of the innovation. Herewith, six practices to avoid, and that are sure to...
Three Rules for Exceptional Performance
Maybe it's time to have a look behind the generally accepted rules for successful, sustained performance. As readers will learn, and as these authors write, the rules that really drive companies to superior performance are quite different than what many...
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