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The Art of Strategic Renewal

What does it take to transform an organization before a crisis hits?

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The Trouble With Stock Compensation

Does paying outside board members with equity grants lead to less socially responsible behavior?

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Combining Purpose With Profits

Several organizing principles can help companies sustain both profitability and a sense of purpose.

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Using Technology to Remake Business

The Nine Elements of Digital Transformation

January 7, 2014 | George Westerman, Didier Bonnet and Andrew McAfee

Companies use emerging technologies to achieve powerful enhancements to their operations. Research finds nine change areas: understanding customer wants and needs, increasing top-line revenues, opening new touch points for customers, automation of operations, knowledge sharing, performance management, digitizing parts of the business, creating new business models and globalization. The key is for executives to have vision, focus and follow-through.

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Elements of Strategy

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These strategy and innovation articles from the MIT Sloan Management Review archives provide frameworks for various steps in the process of strategy development and execution. For a limited time, complimentary access to these six articles is available to all site visitors.

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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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Leading Change Initiatives

Driving Change Through Corporate Programs

September 12, 2013 | By Michael Boppel, Sven Kunisch, Thomas Keil and Christoph Lechner

CEOs of large companies introduce corporate programs as a way to foster strategic renewal. But whether the goal is boosting profitability, improving business models or establishing new directions for growth, it’s important to match the design of the program with the desired outcomes.

Strategic Partnerships

How can companies work best together? From face-to-face interaction to the creative use of knowledge networks, companies are figuring out smart ways to partner with suppliers, acquired companies — and even competitors.

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Creating Shared Value at Nestlé

Hans Joehr of Nestlé describes the company’s agricultural “extension services” for rural farmers.

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