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Super-Fluid Companies Keep Pace with Customer Needs

Idea posted: May 2021

Institutions: University of Cambridge Judge Business School    Zhejiang University School of Management   

Many companies struggle to keep up with today’s supercharged, constantly evolving competitive markets, where customers needs, products and technologies change at ever-increasing speed. An in-depth study of the global telecom…

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The Cost Advantage of Reshoring

Idea posted: June 2018

Institutions: University of Bath    The University of Manchester Alliance Manchester Business School   

Despite the well-known and well-documented financial benefits of outsourcing and offshoring business activities, a growing number of U.S. companies are changing direction: they are moving their business activities, including manufacturing…

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Meeting Sustainability Priorities in Competitive Operational Strategies

Idea posted: August 2016

Institutions: ESADE    Politecnico di Milano School of Management   

Company follow different strategies in their quest for competitive advantage. For example, some companies compete on price. Other companies try to differentiate themselves from competitors through their capabilities. Still others…

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Lean Manufacturing More Effective in Collectivist Cultures

Idea posted: August 2016

Institutions: ESADE    University College Dublin    Georgetown University McDonough School of Business   

Developed in Japan, lean manufacturing introduced tools, processes and a mindset that eliminated waste and ensured the smooth flow of production without sacrificing quality. Kanban, a system that sounds the…

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Bad Luck Doesn’t Just Happen: The Case of the Costa Concordia

Idea posted: March 2016

Institutions: LUISS Guido Carli    Nova School of Business and Economics    University of Technology Sydney   

Despite its best intentions, a company may have structures and processes in place that allows it to construct its own misfortune. This is organizational ‘zemblanity’, a term coined by writer…

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Management Practices that Lead to Corporate Social Responsibility

Idea posted: October 2015

Institutions: Saint Mary's University    Queens University School of Business   

While much research has focused on the impact of corporate social responsibility (CSR) on profitability and results, less attention has been paid on the antecedents of CSR — that is,…

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The Overlooked Productivity Costs of Collaboration

Idea posted: October 2015

Institutions: Kellogg School of Management    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine   

Collaboration, either formal or discretionary (informally approaching others for guidance, information or assistance), is considered a virtue in today’s workplace. The advantages of collaboration are many, ranging from creativity and…

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CFO Survey: Most Hit by Hackers Otherwise Optimistic

Idea posted: July 2015

Institutions: Duke University Fuqua School of Business   

Highlighting the continuing challenge of information systems security, more than 80% of companies around the world have been hacked by cyber-criminals, including more than 80% of companies in the U.S.,…

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The Unexpected Impact of Click and Collect Retail Programs

Idea posted: July 2015

Institutions: Tuck School of Business    Kellogg School of Management   

A website today is indispensable for any retail operation, no matter how small. The Internet is an integral part of the shopping experience. Not every online retail experience is the…

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