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This past month, the Financial Times 2009 Executive Education Rankings placed IMD number one outside the United States and number two worldwide. IMD’s open programs were ranked second (up from third in 2008) and custom-designed programs fourth.

Also during the month of May, the IMD World Competitiveness Center (WCC) announced the results of the 2009 World Competitiveness Yearbook, the world’s most renowned and comprehensive annual report on the competitiveness of nations. Based on the results of the World Competitiveness Yearbook 2009, the WCC unveiled the “Stress Test” rankings, an analysis of which countries are better equipped to fare through the financial crisis and improve their competitiveness in the near future.

Learn more about other highlights from this past month in the Webletter below.

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IMD Webletter Team
 
 
INNOVATION See all of this category
Social proof, benchmarking & incumbent failure
Why do entire industries stumble when confronted with discontinuous change?
LEADERSHIP See all of this category
The notion of mindfulness
For better self-management and better leadership
Fear of failure
Is risk aversion hindering the impact of executive education?
GOVERNANCE See all of this category
A fresh look at the current financial situation
Doing the right thing
GLOBALIZATION See all of this category
Japan's 21st century challenge
From autism to globalism
 
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RESEARCH THEMES See all of this category
How to distinguish smart big moves from stupid ones
By Professor Paul Strebel and Research Associate Anne-Valérie Ohlsson

Big moves, in the form of strategic shifts with a major commitment of resources to achieve a new goal, are pivotal points in the history of companies. When top executives make shifts in direction that go well beyond incremental experimentation or continual adaptation in terms of the resources involved, their decisions can make or break a company.
NEWS See all of this category
IMD Scholarship Foundation announces new MBA scholarship
IMD again ranked among the top in the Financial Times 2009 Executive Education Rankings
IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2009
OWP Program Director Bettina Büchel writes column in BusinessWeek
IMD Professor Dan Denison shares insights at the Churchill Club Forum (video)
Participants praise the impact of the Strategic Marketing in Action program
Evian Group brainstorming session examines the state of global trade
IMD announces re-design of its Forum for Corporate Sustainability Management
IMD Professor Jean-Pierre Lehmann co-authors new book: Japan's Open Future
Rediscovering Silicon Valley for the Executive MBA Expedition
Putting IMD Wednesday Webcasts into action
"Supply Chain Manager of the Year" reaps benefits from IMD's supply chain program (video interview)
IMD Professor Michael Yaziji co-authors new book: NGOs and Corporations
IMD helps companies bridge gap between IT and business management for maximum value
Audemars Piguet CEO Philippe Merk shares thoughts on leading in turbulent times (video interview)
 
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IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2009
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