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Creating More Accurate Acquisition Valuations

Deal markets can be “hot” or “cold,” and that can bias executives’ evaluations of potential acquisitions.

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How Global Is Your C-Suite?

National diversity of top management should be a topic of conversation for boards of directors.

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Thriving in an Increasingly Digital Ecosystem

To prepare for digital disruption, companies need to consider which of four business models to adapt.

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Local Companies Get Competitive

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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Business Model Strategies

What can companies do to position themselves most strongly in their industries? These articles from the MIT SMR archives focus on business model innovation.

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Getting the Most From Advisors

How Strategic Is Your Board?

September 16, 2014 | Didier Cossin and Estelle Metayer

Strategic thinking at the top of a company is more important than ever for business survival. But boards of directors have no clear model to follow when it comes to developing the strategic role for the companies they oversee. Should they supervise, cocreate or support strategy? A structured assessment of a board’s strategic responsibilities can bring clarity to its role in creating strategy, and boards should be prepared to change their role in strategy if the industry context changes.