Special Report: China’s Next Phase

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Accelerated Innovation: The New Challenge From China

Chinese companies are reengineering new product development in ways that reduce lead times.


What’s Next for the Chinese Economy?

After a period of remarkable growth, China now faces substantial economic and political challenges.


Protecting Intellectual Property in China

Companies doing business in China need to manage their intellectual property vulnerabilities proactively.


Do-It-Yourself Leadership Training in China

In China, demand for skilled business managers exceeds supply. Can leadership self-development programs address that gap?


Marketing’s Framing-the-Game Effect

The Upside to Large Competitors

August 19, 2014 | Neeru Paharia, Anat Keinan and Jill Avery

New research suggests that a smaller company can benefit by making consumers aware that it competes against bigger corporations. In six lab and field studies, the authors explored the effects of having a large, dominant competitor and found advantages in highlighting a competitor’s size and proximity. “Small brands see consumer support go up when they are faced with a competitive threat from large brands,” write the authors. “This support translates into higher purchase intention, more purchases and more favorable online reviews.”

New in Social Business


How Facebook is Delivering Personalization on a Whole New Scale

As Facebook becomes adept in overlaying tiers of customer data, it’s delivering personalization on a mass media scale never seen before.


Infographic: Social Business Driving Positive Outcomes

An infographic provides highlights of the 2014 social business report and illustrates the importance of social maturity.


Leveraging the Extended Enterprise: MITRE’s Handshake Tool Builds Virtual Collaboration

A social business tool called Handshake is helping U.S. government agencies crowdsource collaboration.


Moving Beyond Marketing

The 2014 research report by MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte finds that measurement sophistication is finally taking hold in social business.

Get More From Your Business Processes

Business processes are tasks that work to achieve a defined business outcome. These articles, both new and classic, explore how companies can incorporate technology into business processes and handle the management issues that come along with change.