Frontiers

Exploring the Digital Future of Management

How Far Will Robots Go?

Automation brings with it questions about what to do about worker displacement.

The Future of Manufacturing

The Importance of Structured Management Practices

Certain types of management policies are associated with higher productivity and profitability.

The End of Focus: A New Wave of Manufacturers Will Choose Scope Over Scale

New digital technologies are changing the rules of competition by expanding the boundaries of what a company can handle and introducing new sources of advantage.

Getting Past the Hype About 3-D Printing

Near-term expectations for additive manufacturing techniques are overoptimistic.

The Revolution Will Be Customized (and Recycled and Solar-Powered)

The new frontier of ultra sustainable manufacturing: solar-powered 3D printing.

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Strategies for Effective Teamwork

Embracing a Strategic Paradox

If handled well, conflicting demands in a business can be sources of creativity and opportunity.

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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Using Analytics to Drive Innovation

Analytics as a Source of Business Innovation

February 28, 2017 | Sam Ransbotham and David Kiron

The 2017 Data & Analytics Report by MIT Sloan Management Review finds that the percentage of companies deriving competitive advantage from analytics increased for the first time in four years. Incorporating survey results and interviews with practitioners and scholars, the report finds that companies’ increasing ability to innovate with analytics is driving a resurgence of strategic benefits from analytics across industries. The report is based, in part, on MIT SMR’s seventh annual data and analytics global survey, which includes responses from 2,602 business executives, managers, and analytics professionals from organizations located around the world.

Making a Digital Business Model Work

How to Monetize Your Data

The ability to monetize data — not hoard it — can offer competitive advantage in the digital economy.

What’s Your Data Worth?

Many organizations need to develop greater expertise at valuing their data assets.