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By Dominique Turpin - 29/07/2015
Business education is rapidly changing. What characteristics do today's professors need to thrive?
By Bill Fischer,Umberto Lago,Fang Liu - 22/07/2015
How Haier stays dedicated to solving problems for consumers while continually reinventing itself
By Stefan Michel - 15/07/2015
How can companies align priorities to capture more value?
By Winter Nie - 08/07/2015
The term 'war for talent' is getting ever more popular and IMD Professor Winter Nie explores why it's raging forward in China.
By Michael Wade - 07/07/2015
New research from IMD and Cisco is cracking the code on organization and business model change in the digital era
By Cyril Bouquet - 30/06/2015
Uber shows how business models and consumers priorities are changing
By Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez,Anne-Catrin Glemser - 30/06/2015
3 things to consider when getting the next generation ready to take over the family business.
By Carlos Cordon,Pau Garcia-Milà - 25/06/2015
Mobile Internet use has reduced the time people spend reading online material. How can your company use big data to grab customers' attention.
By Ralf W. Seifert,Ekaterina Kuznetsova - 25/06/2015
How L'Oréal has increased loyalty and obtained new customers with point of sales material supplies
By Francisco Szekely,Zahir Dossa - 23/06/2015
How some financial institutions have developed new business models and created alternative value chains to address a wider variety of societal needs.
By Francisco Szekely,Zahir Dossa - 17/06/2015
How companies are creating value and reducing their damage to the environment
By Goutam Challagalla,Brian Murtha,Bernard Jaworski - 17/06/2015
A number of the world's leading-edge marketing firms have adopted a firm-specific set of marketing principles to guide their marketing plans.
By Carlos Cordon,Teresa Ferreiro - 17/06/2015
4 ways to adapt to the digital revolution successfully
By Albrecht Enders,Jean-Louis Barsoux,Andreas König - 10/06/2015
Career strategy: who captures the value you create?
By Shlomo Ben-Hur,Nik Kinley - 10/06/2015
Gamification is serious business. Here are 5 ways to gamify almost anything.
By Donald Marchand,Michael Wade - 05/06/2015
Digital business transformation is change built on technology. Here is how Burberry, Starbucks and Novartis turned themselves around.
By Phil Rosenzweig - 05/06/2015
Short-term downturns in China are not the whole story. The country is here to stay. Are you ready for the China challenge?
By Ralf W. Seifert,Olov Isaksson - 05/06/2015
In a study of 15,000 firms over a period of 36 years we observe no significant decrease in the bullwhip effect over time. This is both surprising and worrying given recent company efforts.
By Carlos Cordon,Teresa Ferreiro - 29/05/2015
Three ways companies can take advantage of big data.
By Ralf Boscheck - 29/05/2015
Selecting an MBA program requires a closer look behind the ranking façade. Here's what potential MBA candidates should look out for.
By Arturo Bris,José Caballero - 21/05/2015
Government policies and company practices can increase quality of life and boost competitiveness.
By Michael Wade - 21/05/2015
Entertainment tastes for the younger generation are shifting. But how do their favorite media like YouTube and Twitch make money?
By Paul Strebel,Salvatore Cantale - 15/05/2015
Value extraction can become addictive and erode competitiveness. How can your company determine its risk?
By Carlos A. Primo Braga - 13/05/2015
The interplay between trade agreements and tax laws is convoluted. Do we need a World Tax Organization?
By Shlomo Ben-Hur,Nik Kinley - 08/05/2015
Is intrinsic motivation the only approach for motivating productive behavior? Or should leaders keep reward and punishment in their toolbox?
By Michael Wade - 04/05/2015
Every day companies and industries are being disrupted by digitally-savvy startups and new entrants. Here's how incumbents can resist.
By Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez - 01/05/2015
Wealthy families must decide if they want to manage their wealth together and how to go about it. Here is what they should ask themselves.
By Hunter Paul - 01/05/2015
If we want time-scarce executives to spend more time online, there had better be a compelling reason to do so.
By Shlomo Ben-Hur,Nik Kinley - 24/04/2015
It's rare to find "behavior change" listed in any job description but changing people's behavior and improving their performance is a critical part of a leader's role.
By Nuno Fernandes - 24/04/2015
Organizations can minimize the risk they face to foreign exchange volatility by creating hedging programs.
By Martha Maznevski - 16/04/2015
How can managers tap into millennials' strengths and help them become the next generation of leaders?
By Arturo Bris,José Caballero - 16/04/2015
The IMD World Competitiveness Center will place heavier importance on sustainability and job creation in its annual ranking.
By Stefan Michel - 10/04/2015
Charging different customers different prices for the same or a similar product or service is tricky. Here's how it's done.
By Seán Meehan - 02/04/2015
CEOs should stop the coalface and follow these four pieces of advice.
By Carlos A. Primo Braga - 01/04/2015
In the current global environment business will ignore geopolitical risk at its own peril.
By Aileen Ionescu-Somers,Francisco Szekely - 27/03/2015
IMD research on Unilever and sustainability has identified four opportunities for change and three questions that all decision-makers should be asking themselves.
By George Kohlrieser - 27/03/2015
Today's leaders have to be resilient to face the pressures of modern working life.
By Marco Mancesti - 20/03/2015
In the current era of volatility, unpredictability, complexity and ambiguity, managers need to adapt the way to navigate.
By Dominique Turpin - 20/03/2015
Getting the most out of any high-level gathering takes practice and a bit of luck. Dominique Turpin shares his insights inspired by this year's trip to Davos.
By Winter Nie - 13/03/2015
Learn about Hali-Power - an example of a company that pushed its way to success, most popularly known for its MiLi brand of hardware.
By Seán Meehan - 06/03/2015
Leading low-cost and no-frills firms such as Ryanair, Aldi and Toyota are becoming more likeable without diluting their highly valuable positioning. This is bad news for their mid-market rivals.
By Francisco Szekely,Zahir Dossa - 06/03/2015
Patagonia changed its business model, challenged the customer and sold less to become a sustainability pioneer.
By Carlos A. Primo Braga - 06/03/2015
Carlos Braga looks at how Greece and Europe got into the current crisis, who's to blame and what lies ahead.
By Howard Yu - 27/02/2015
The Japanese government helped its country prosper by supporting big companies in the past but it can no longer rely on that strategy to boost its economy
By Bettina Buechel - 27/02/2015
In being innovative with telecom, Indosat is showing how mobile financial services present a new way to provide value and convenience to customers.
By Seán Meehan - 20/02/2015
Sir Matthew Pinsent is one of the most successful Olympic athletes of all time. Here he speaks about his career and the lessons it might contain for senior executives seeking to take their own performance to the next level.
By Misiek Piskorski - 20/02/2015
There are many reasons China outdoes the rest of the world in online use. A lot of them are related to what is happening in the offline world there.
By Didier Cossin,Estelle Métayer - 13/02/2015
Boards have become essential to companies' strategic success. Unfortunately, most boards are confused about their strategic role and are failing to add value in this area.
By Jean-Pierre Lehmann - 13/02/2015
There is no such thing as common Asian values, a uniform Asian paradigm or a collective Asian dynamic. Asians should decrease intellectual dependence on the West.
By Joachim Schwass - 06/02/2015
Our new research shows that a strong brand based on family identity can reduce and contain the unique forces that threaten to pull a family firm in different directions.