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Seizing Opportunity in Data Quality

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The cost of bad data is an astonishing 15% to 25% of revenue for most companies.

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Developing Successful Strategic Partnerships With Universities

Companies often struggle to establish and run university partnerships effectively.

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Supply Chains Built for Speed and Customization

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Thanks to technologies like 3-D printing, a new supply chain model is emerging.

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Effective Project Management

Give Technical Experts a Role in Defining Project Success

November 15, 2017 | Michael Li

Poor communication between managers and technical experts is an obstacle to technology innovation that literally has been present for centuries. To overcome these issues, leaders need to absorb three key lessons about how to manage the inherent tensions between defining technical requirements and achieving valuable business outcomes.

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Partnerships and Alliances

Business Needs a Safety Net

Business leaders must partner with policy-makers to improve disaster preparedness and resilience.

Competing Through Joint Innovation

The Chinese telecom company Huawei has used strategic partnerships to gain ground in Europe.

Engaging With Startups in Emerging Markets

Partnering with emerging-market startups is easier if four key factors can be addressed.

Navigating the Patent Minefield Through Consortia

Tech consortia help reduce patent risk, but managers must weigh the pros and cons for innovation.

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Supply Chain Sustainability

Sustainable Procurement Requires Perseverance

Your company’s commitment to sustainability depends on finding sustainable suppliers. What if there aren’t any? Such situations may arise more often than not — so keeping your commitment to a sustainable supply chain may mean taking a long view by making incremental improvements and encouraging suppliers to examine and change their own practices.

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The Changing Role of Manufacturing

Choosing Scope Over Focus

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March 29, 2017 | Richard A. D’Aveni

Digital technology has already upended the media and information sectors. It’s about to do the same to the manufacturing economy, and pave the way for what can be called the “pan-industrial” strategy.