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Hidden costs of outsourcing

Categories: Articles in English, Life Sciences, Processes, Strategy

Outsourcing has become the order of the day for companies seeking lower their operating costs. The article, while admitting the cost benefits of outsourcing, highlights the possible risks associated with outsourcing and suggests an alternative solution.

Publication date: 2008-05

The Chinese automotive industry – An industry overview and future challenges

Categories: Articles in English, Automotive, Strategy, Transaction

China’s automotive market is on the cusp of change. This article looks at the current state of China’s automotive industry and considers the challenges that Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) face in gaining a foothold in this industry.

Publication date: 2008-05

Best operational practices at Rusal

Categories: Articles in English, Other industry sectors, Processes, Strategy

Corporations with operational business units across the globe often face a lack of standardization of business processes. This results in different levels of effectiveness. One of the world’s largest producers of aluminium and alumina, UC RUSAL, identified and expanded the processes to overall business units.

Publication date: 2008-02

Customer lifetime value

Categories: All, Articles in English, Strategy

Creating customer lifetime value is crucial to building a successful enterprise. This article describes how you can incorporate this tool into your marketing strategy, keeping both your customers and shareholders happy.

Publication date: 2008-02

Innovation management

Categories: All, Articles in English, Strategy

Innovation management has an important role in influencing a company’s organic growth and framing its strategic and economic goals. This article gives an insight into the practical aspects of establishing innovation management in a company.

Publication date: 2008-02

Zahlen sich Innovationen wirklich aus? Innovationsrenditen am Aktienmarkt

Categories: Articles in German, Processes, Strategy, Technology

Bislang wurde angenommen, dass Aktienmärkte positiv auf kurzfristige Gewinnankündigungen reagieren und eher negativ auf Ankündigungen zu Innovationsprojekten, deren Verlauf unsicher ist. Die Studie zeigt jedoch, dass die Renditen von Innovationsprojekten bislang unterschätzt wurden. Investoren können bereits vor Markteinführung von positiven Renditen eines Innovationsprojektes profitieren. Eine wichtige Rolle spielt dabei die richtige Kommunikation vom Entwicklungsprozess an.

Publication date: 2010-03

Do innovations really pay off? Total stock market returns to innovation

Categories: Articles in English, Processes, Strategy, Technology

The current study develops a new metric to assess the payoff to investing in innovation. The method is based on a computation of the abnormal stock market return to a firm on the day it announces an innovation event. The study is based on an analysis of 5,481 innovation events from 69 firms across 7 markets, during the period 1977-2006. The study finds that, contrary to widely held beliefs, the stock market responds strongly and promptly to investments in innovation several years ahead of the launch of a new product. The findings may help managers more accurately assess the total market value of a proposed innovation or innovation project, well ahead of launch, as well as the potential returns for particular innovation activities.

Publication date: 2010-03

Can transformation outsourcing be a “win-win”?

Categories: All, Articles in English, Organization & People, Strategy

The article describes the transformation process at the Russian power engineering giant, RAO EES, and the gains it produced. It also highlights the value of flexibility in adapting structural changes in tune with a changing business environment.

Publication date: 2010-03

Can IT transformations be standardized?

Categories: Articles in English, Information Technology, Strategy, Technology

SNP T-Bone is a boon to companies seeking IT transformation in a challenging environment. This article highlights the features of the software, which is said to be the only standardized software that supports transformation of the core business and business organization processes.

Publication date: 2010-03

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