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Innovating during a downturn

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In the last 12 months, “innovation has become more important, not less,” according to innovation expert Vijay Govindarajan.

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Cutting costs strategically

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Need to lower costs? Think about “re-featuring” your product, suggests Scott D. Anthony of Innosight.

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Creative responses to the downturn

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While layoffs make headlines, some companies are finding creative ways to respond to the recession.

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Designing the Right Product Offerings

Companies create product versions from multiple components. The big challenge is how to take the available components and combine them into the product versions and product lines that will maximize profits.

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Offshoring Without Guilt

The increasingly common practice of migrating business processes overseas to locales such as India, the Philippines and China is often seen as a negative phenomenon that suppresses domestic job markets. On the contrary, says the author, offshoring is a critical component of next-generation business design, a dynamic process of continually identifying how to deliver superior value to customers and shareholders.

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Value Networks — The Future of the U.S. Electric Utility Industry

Electric utility companies will have to reinvent themselves to change from vertical to “virtual” integration based on value networks segmented into six areas: generation, transmission, distribution, energy services, power markets, and IT products and services.

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