Spring 2007 Issue
Beware the Stealth Mandate
Laurence J. Stybel and Maryanne Peabody
Improving the Performance of Top Management Teams
Andrew J. Ward, Melenie J. Lankau, Allen C. Amason, Jeffrey A. Sonnenfeld and Bradley R. Agle
Navigating a Path to Smart Growth
Sebastian Raisch and Georg von Krogh
In Praise of Resource Constraints
Michael Gibbert, Martin Hoegl and Liisa Välikangas
Finding the Right Job For Your Product
Most companies segment their markets by customer demographics or product characteristics and differentiate their offerings by adding features and functions. But the consumer has a different view of the marketplace. He simply has a job to be done and is seeking to “hire” the best product or service to do it. Marketers must adopt that perspective.
Clayton M. Christensen, Scott D. Anthony, Gerald Berstell and Denise Nitterhouse
The Art of Managing New Product Transitions
Feryal Erhun, Paulo Gonçalves and Jay Hopman
The New Principles of a Swarm Business
Peter Gloor and Scott Cooper
The Need for Third-Party Coordination in Supply Chain Governance
Gabriel R. Bitran, Suri Gurumurthi and Shiou Lin Sam
Corporate Culture in the Numbers
A company’s policies provide insight into its culture.
Do Stronger Laws Prevent Corporate Crime?
Societal consequences give power to formal sanctions.
Weakness or Opportunity
Some weaknesses can be addressed with proper effort and resources, while others simply cannot be changed.
The Five Stages of Successful Innovation
Defining an innovation process increases companies’ future value.
Financial Management & Risk
Protecting Your Employees’ Retirement
Personal investment puts management at risk.
3 Critical Issues in Internet Retailing
Managing returns, structuring the physical distribution network and deploying product inventories are all key.