Featured Strategy Articles
Michael Arena et al.
Executives can foster innovation by understanding and tapping the power of employee networks.
Paolo Aversa et al.
Business model diversification requires careful assessments of each model’s strategic contributions.
Rafael Ramírez et al.
A new approach to scenario planning can help companies reframe their long-term strategies.
Summer 2017 Special Report:
June 13, 2017 | Martha E. Mangelsdorf
A recent trend that reflects our turbulent times: MIT SMR readers are reading up on scenario planning strategies.
The Chinese telecom company Huawei has used strategic partnerships to gain ground in Europe.
David Lopez-Berzosa et al.
Tech consortia help reduce patent risk, but managers must weigh the pros and cons for innovation.
Ha Hoang and Frank T. Rothaermel
A strategic framework that eliminates faulty assumptions can help make alliances successful.
Arvind Malhotra et al.
If managed well, internal crowdsourcing initiatives can open up a rich source of innovation.
Paths to Success in Global Markets
Ram Mudambi et al.
Some multinationals have a winning India strategy that involves both local and global value chains.
William R. Kerr
Companies entering global markets should identify an approach that best suits their business model.
Shameen Prashantham and George S. Yip
Partnering with emerging-market startups is easier if four key factors can be addressed.
Using Strategic Foresight
March 17, 2017 | Amy Webb
Any organization intent on surviving and thriving into the future must follow a disciplined approach to “flaring” and “focusing,” as it alternates between broadly imagining and vigorously challenging the possibilities.
Financial Management and Risk
Omar Abbosh et al.
Accelerating compression of both revenues and profits may rapidly prove fatal to traditional businesses. Consider the accelerating decline of voice calls as a means of communicating via mobile telephone: From 2013 to 2015, average mobile voice revenue per user declined globally by 19%, and a further decline of 26% is expected through 2020. To stave off disaster, incumbents must transform and renew their core operations — while also growing into new businesses and industries.
Nelson P. Repenning et al.
As busy as they are, leaders need to find ways to observe fundamental work processes in their organizations. When they do, they usually discover that there are gaps between theory and reality in how works get done. Michael Morales’ experience — in which identifying and addressing such gaps led to his company saving $50,000 in just 60 days — is a case in point.
Do You Have the Right Business Model?
Clayton M. Christensen et al.
Successful business model innovation requires an understanding of how business models evolve.
Kristian J. Sund et al.
Staying competitive may mean exploring new business models — but watch out for internal tensions.
Asher Devang et al.
Many Asian startups are competing on business model innovation and new technology rather than cost.
Thomas H. Davenport
Although it’s unlikely that a single system will be able to handle all strategic decisions, the narrow intelligence that computers display today is already sufficient to handle specific strategic problems.