The Age of Super-Transparency


What’s Your Strategy for Supply Chain Disclosure?

Today’s supply chains are required to be lean, agile, sustainable, and — increasingly — transparent.


Using Social Media in Business Disputes

"Lawsourcing" campaigns are helping smaller organizations advance legal and public relations goals.


Leading in the Age of Super-Transparency

How can companies adapt themselves to the demands of super-transparency?


How Transparency Changes Business

The Winter 2016 issue of MIT SMR explores how transparency effects the power structure.

The Rise of Sustainability-Oriented Innovation

Sustainability-Oriented Innovation: The More the Merrier

January 12, 2016 | Jason Jay, Sergio Gonzalez, and Marine Gerard

In the third in a four-post series on Sustainability-Oriented Innovation (SOI), the authors look at the SOI process and the key actors and roles involved. To facilitate and accelerate the complex process of SOI, the authors suggest the development of SOI centers of excellence and SOI communities of practice. With both, diverse networks of problem solvers can emerge and start managing the challenges of socially and environmentally complex issues.


The Social Side of Marketing

The prospect of free viral marketing is incredibly appealing — but often elusive. Many companies are looking beyond simply establishing a social presence toward getting social media marketing right.


When Customers Become Fans

Smartphone maker Xiaomi cultivates user pride through user-centered and open innovation.


Customizing Social Media Marketing

There is no one-size-fits-all strategy for social media marketing. Instead, companies need to tailor campaigns to fit their products.


How to Innovate Strategically

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How are companies finding the most creative and competitive strategic vision? Open access to these MIT Sloan Management Review articles on spurring innovative strategy is provided courtesy of Stanford Graduate School of Business.


Strategic Innovation

Companies can successfully challenge industry leaders even without radical technological innovation.


Innovation From the Inside Out

Grameen Bank and others know that you get the best answers by burying yourself in the questions.


Leadership in the Digital Age


The Dark Side of the Digital Revolution

Digital technology is changing modern business — and many executives are waiting too long to embrace those changes.


Dare to be Digital: Transforming Your Workplace

Many companies know they need to transition to a digital workplace, but they’re finding it difficult.


How CEOs Can Leverage Twitter

By tweeting, CEOs have an opportunity to initiate and influence online conversations.


The Rise of Visual Content Online

Images have taken on a broader role in representing brands, communicating value, and cultivating identity.

Innovation in Emerging Markets

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Growing economies like China and India are hotbeds of innovation. Open access to these three MIT Sloan Management Review articles about innovation in emerging markets is provided courtesy of PwC.


Strategic Innovation at the Base of the Pyramid

Innovation in developing markets has less to do with finding new customers than addressing issues of product acceptability, affordability, availability and awareness.


Strategies in Project Management


What Successful Project Managers Do

Successful project managers often combine elements of traditional and agile approaches to project management.


How Executive Sponsors Influence Project Success

The role of project sponsors is often overlooked, but actively engaged executives are crucial to a project’s success.


Reducing Unwelcome Surprises in Project Management

A project’s “unknown unknowns” can be reduced through both product design approaches and behavioral approaches.


Accelerating Projects by Encouraging Help

Making it safe to be honest about when projects are getting off track can promote cooperative behavior.

Rethinking Product Development

Lessons From Hollywood: A New Approach To Funding R&D

Could science-based industries benefit from a financing model similar to one used to make Hollywood movies? “We propose that a form of governance centered on the project rather than the company may be a more efficient way to organize innovation in science-based industries,” write the authors. Their proposal addresses the fact that traditional venture capital “wasn’t designed to deal with the costs, risks, and slow payout of science-based industries.”

Developing Effective Intellectual Property Partnerships

All too often, companies from emerging and established economies talk past each other when discussing intellectual property. The result is that often fail to consider all their options for a productive collaboration. The authors detail five ways that companies can structure such IP partnerships, and say that it’s important for a company to choose the one that’s the best fit for the project: "The choice of IP business models is a strategic decision, not merely a legal matter."


Freedom vs. Control

Balancing Tradeoffs in Social Media

January 4, 2016 | Gerald C. Kane

Successful enterprise social media use has less to do with the tools employed than with the climate that a company creates. Cultivating the right climate requires balancing a number of tradeoffs through crafted social media policies, adapting characteristics of existing organizational culture, and having managers model effective social media practices for employees. In part 5 of his 5-part series, Gerald C. Kane offers a perspective on how to balance these tradeoffs and create the right mix for a company and its culture.