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Are you cognizant of the changes in women's leadership during our "he-cession"? Ginka Toegel, the Program Director for IMD's Strategic Leadership for Women, provided analysis on this topic in the following Tomorrow's Challenge article.

IMD Faculty members shared their thoughts on China's past, present and future as the country celebrated "Liberation Day". Last week, Faculty offered insights on China's climate change challenges.

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SPECIAL CHINA FOCUS
The China climate change conundrum
Global peace and prosperity are at stake
Are Chinese companies facing up to their climate change responsibilities?
A perspective from IMD's Forum for Corporate Sustainability Management
Celebrating an economic turn-around
A look back at the events that have shaped China today
China's 60th anniversary of "re-emergence"
Reflecting on the past
The nuts and bolts of China's competitiveness
The story of a country's rise and the challenges ahead
Low cost competition in China
Lessons from Saurer
The integration challenge behind China's growing overseas M&A activity
Domestic success stories and overseas challenges
Waiting for a Chinese savior
Why China will not save the rest of us from our crisis
From Google in China to the Google of China
The story of Baidu
GROWTH See all of this category
Don't waste the crisis
Opportunity knocks!
How Havaianas became a global brand
The potential for emerging countries to become international marketers
LEADERSHIP See all of this category
The 5 Cs of going green
How to achieve responsible procurement
The DNA test for family business brands: True family, step-cousin, or lost son?
The results from a worldwide internet panel of managers
Smart people, leading smarter people
Leadership for a better world
GOVERNANCE See all of this category
Preserve bonuses
Let stakeholders decide
 
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RESEARCH THEMES See all of this category
"The customer value proposition should drive supply chain design: an example in mass retailing"
By IMD Professors Corey Billington and Winter Nie

In this article, the authors use examples in mass retailing to illustrate the link between value propositions and supply chains. They argue that aligning the customer value proposition with the supply chain model is critical to a company's competitiveness.
"Surviving and profiting from the crisis means leading through and learning from the crisis"
By IMD Professor Ulrich Steger and Research Associate Christoph Nedopil

In order to help all managers and board members not only to understand and manage the current economic crisis but also to profit from it by aligning interests and behaviors and focusing capabilities, IMD Professor Ulrich Steger and Research Associate Christoph Nedopil propose a three-step crisis management approach.
"Maximizing profits. Procurement’s new role?"
By IMD Professor Corey Billington and Andy Tsay Associate Professor at the Leavey School of Business

Procurement can play an important role in maximizing your profits. But how? In this article, Corey Billington and Andy Tsay describe how you must set up the appropriate infrastructure and your procurement organization will be able to create and exercise options that significantly reduce your taxes.
NEWS See all of this category
IMD Alumni Poker Event
Credit Suisse CEO Brady Dougan offers insights on leadership in challenging times
Family business research unveils new insights on the next generation of entrepreneurs
IMD and Lombard Odier distinguish family business Merck for pioneering spirit
IMD MBA ranked number two worldwide by The Wall Street Journal
IMD and the Career Women's Forum to launch special award
Evian Group and Friedrich Ebert Foundation call for candidness in trade and climate change negotiations
IMD Professor Jean-Pierre Lehmann - G20 Summit analysis
All Swiss Alumni event
Hertz executive praises IMD relevance, diversity and content delivery
Robert Chatwin: MBA 2003 alumnus
MBA 2009 participant profile – Valeria Pavlyukovskaya
IMD Professor Stéphane Garelli on the state of economic affairs in Switzerland
EMBA Discover Expedition Diary
Professor John Weeks’ article on Usain Bolt featured in Forbes
New IMD Book: International Management Behavior
IMD keeps a perfect beat – Paddle for Cancer dragon boat race
IMD Professor David Robertson in Harvard Business Review
 
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