How Technology is Transforming Management

Frontiers Fall 2016

To celebrate the launch of Frontiers — a new MIT SMR initiative exploring how technology is reshaping the practice of management — we asked 15 leading lights from academia and industry to give us a glimpse into the future by contributing essays in response to this question: “Within the next five years, how will technology change the practice of management in a way we have not yet witnessed?”

Frontiers

Exploring the Digital Future of Management

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Rise of the Strategy Machines

While humans may be ahead of computers in the ability to create strategy today, we shouldn’t be complacent about our dominance.

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Video Interview

Paul Michelman on the Launch of MIT SMR’s Frontiers Initiative

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September 14, 2016 | Deborah Gallagher

In a video interview, MIT SMR editor in chief Paul Michelman explains the impetus behind the launch of the publication’s Frontiers initiative and the value he hopes it will hold for readers. Michelman explains the genesis of the Frontiers idea, the nature of the essayists selected for the program, and why it’s important for MIT SMR to launch this initiative now. He also discusses the themes that emerged from the essays, including the changing nature of the man-machine collegial relationship.

Making Business Resilient

From Risk to Resilience: Learning to Deal With Disruption

In a volatile, global economy, supply chains have become increasingly vulnerable. Supply chain practices designed to keep costs low in a stable business environment can increase risk levels during disruptions. But companies can cultivate resilience to unexpected disruptions by understanding their vulnerabilities and developing specific capabilities to compensate for them. The authors identify and detail 16 capabilities companies can use to respond to particular vulnerability patterns.

Strategies for Business Resilience

Companies can continue creating value in the face of disasters, both natural and man-made, when they develop community resilience strategies.

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Innovation Strategies

Open access brought to you by PwC-90

How will your company achieve the types of innovation necessary for continued growth and success? Open access to these three MIT Sloan Management Review articles about strategies for achieving innovation is provided courtesy of PwC.

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The 2016 Internet of Things Report

Data Sharing and Analytics Drive Success With IoT

September 8, 2016 | Stephanie Jernigan, Sam Ransbotham, and David Kiron

We found that obtaining business value using the connections the IoT creates between an organization and its customers, suppliers, and competitors depends on companies’ willingness to share data with other organizations

Managing Talent Effectively

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When Strategy Walks Out the Door

Companies that overlook their employees as sources of strategic insight may find themselves losing talent – and key ideas.

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