How to outcompete and win the business intelligence battle
More than ever before, companies are using "business intelligence" approaches and technologies to attempt to give themselves the edge over their competitors.
Why Western shops can't compete with Nigerian open air markets
Africa is pitted to be the next frontier of economic growth, but little is known about how best to market products on the continent. The answer could lie in adapting marketing strategies to local sales cultures.
Combining project and change management...
Project management and change management have been posited in previous research as an excellent combination of techniques for projects that include organizational change.
How cooperation is key to business strategy in Borgstena Textile
Effective alliances are an important part of giving companies a competitive edge. Focusing on Borgstena Textile, this study highlights the alliances that are critical to various business strategies.
Changing working lives by keeping trainees engaged in training...
Training will only improve employees’ work if they translate what they have learnt to their day-to-day working lives. Central to this knowledge transfer is the need for effective engagement of trainees...
Case study of a bankrupt not-for-profit
Crises in organizations affect everyone in them and can lead to feelings of hopelessness, as well as anger and judgement about the company's leadership.
The characteristics of better hospital management in New South Wales
A well-managed hospital can mean improved service delivery, a more efficient hospital workforce and better clinical outcomes for patients, so how can hospitals improve their management to achieve all this?
Battling for a flatter organizational structure...
Horizontal organizational structure can be attractive to managers as a way to solve efficiency-related problems. Two researchers documented case studies of organizations transitioning to a flatter structure.
How to integrate product distribution channels for real company gain
A business strategy that combines multiple channels for distribution and product sales – including web, in-store and others – can reduce costs and improve profitability.
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