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Competing With Ordinary Resources

Not every company needs to be built around a strong brand, exceptional talent or exclusive technology.

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Are You Ready For the Certainty of the Unknown?

Companies and individuals will need to embrace impermanence and continual reconfiguring in “the remix era.”

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Sustaining an Analytics Advantage

Companies that are experienced in using analytics successfully offer five lessons for corporate leaders.

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A Battle For Emerging Markets

The New Mission for Multinationals

May 18, 2015 | José F.P. Santos and Peter J. Williamson

Something strange is happening as globalization marches forward: Increasingly, powerful local companies are winning out against multinational competitors. Some 73% of executives at large multinational companies say that “local companies are more effective competitors than other multinationals” in emerging markets. To compete effectively, multinationals need to let go of their global strategies and embrace a new mission: Integrate locally and adapt globally. That means becoming embedded in local distribution, supply, talent and regulatory networks as well as in the broader society.

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Creating New Strategic Direction

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What does it take to chart a new strategic vision for an organization — and then put it into action? Open access to this group of MIT Sloan Management Review articles on how companies are embracing change and developing innovative strategy is provided courtesy of Columbia Business School Executive Education.

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Adapting to the Sharing Economy

New strategies are helping companies embrace “collaborative consumption” and the "sharing economy."

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Dethroning an Established Platform

The experiences of Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Gmail offer four keys for entering platform markets.

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Which Strategy When?

Managers must figure out when it’s best to pursue strategies of position, leverage or opportunity.

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Strategies for the Sharing Economy

Adapting to the Sharing Economy

December 16, 2014 | Kurt Matzler, Viktoria Veider and Wolfgang Kathan

Instead of buying and owning products, consumers are increasingly interested in leasing and sharing them. New strategies can help companies embrace this “collaborative consumption.” For instance, Ikea and Patagonia have found that helping people resell or give away products both enhances the companies' reputations and helps customers create space in their homes for new Ikea and Patagonia items. Companies have also found value in embracing opportunities to share existing assets and capacities.

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Closing the Gap Between Strategy and Execution

In fast-paced industries, companies should think of strategy as an iterative loop. Author Donald N. Sull draws on his study of dozens of companies in volatile markets to outline a strategy loop framework with four essential steps.

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Making Better Decisions

Business executives have access to far more data than any previous generation of managers, and that transforms the way many decisions are made. How can managers get to better decision making?

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Why You Decide the Way You Do

Six scholarly articles offer intriguing insights into factors that can affect the decision-making process.

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When Consensus Hurts the Company

Research offers insights into when trying to reach consensus is the right course, and when it isn’t.

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