Discover ideas in new books
IMD Faculty members publish 10/15 new books per year. Here are the list of the most recent ones.
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From Coal to Biotech
The Transformation of DSM with Business School Support
This management book documents the remarkable transformation of DSM, first from a coal mining company to a commodity chemicals producer and then in the last two decades to the life sciences & materials sciences company it is today, with its strong focus on biotechnology.
The book gives an inside view on the ‘strategic learning cycles’ that have driven this evolutionary transformation. It also discusses the company traits that have contributed to its ability to adapt, grow and prosper. Renowned business schools such as IMD and Babson have accompanied the second transformation of DSM through their executive education programs.
The book documents this support and draws lessons for long-term collaboration between companies and the business school world.
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Changing Employee Behavior
A Practical Guide for Managers
by IMD Professor Shlomo Ben-Hur and Nik Kinley
Palgrave Macmillan, 2015
An important part of every manager's job is changing people's behavior: to improve someone's performance, get them to better manage relationships with colleagues, or to stop them doing something. Yet, despite the fact that changing people's behavior is such an important skill for managers, too many are unsure how to actually go about it.
This book reveals the simple, but powerful techniques for changing behavior that experts from a range of disciplines have been using for years, making them available to all managers in a single and comprehensive toolkit for change that managers can use to drive and improve the performance of their staff. Based on research conducted for this book, it introduces practical techniques drawn from the fields of psychology, psychotherapy, and behavioral economics, and show how they can be applied to address some of the most common, every-day challenges that managers face.
Private Equity 4.0
Reinventing Value Creation
by IMD Professor Benoit Leleux, Hans van Swaay and Esmeralda Megally
Private Equity 4.0 provides an insider perspective on the private equity industry, and analyzes the fundamental evolution of the private equity asset class over the past 30 years, from alternative to mainstream. The book provides insightful interviews of key industry figures, and case studies of some of the success stories in the industry. It also answers key questions related to strategy, fund manager selection, incentive mechanisms, performance comparison, red flags in prospectuses, and more.
Thriving in the Future
A Responsible Leader's Guide to Sustainability
by Allen Morrison and Heidi Strebel (IMD Global CEO Center)
IMD Publishing, 2015
Sustainability and responsible leadership are more than hot boardroom topics. They are the key to a successful future for every company, large or small, across the globe. But do the enormous technical and psychological challenges of transforming your organization into a sustainable poster-child fill you with frustration, skepticism or feelings of helplessness? Do you feel overwhelmed? Confused? Burned by expensive attempts to lead your organization onto sustainable paths that failed to result in "triple wins" for your business, society and the planet? Let global leadership guru Professor Allen Morrison and sustainability expert Dr Heidi Strebel of IMD's Global CEO Center guide you into a future in which your company will not only survive but thrive.
A Social Strategy
How We Profit From Social Media
by IMD Professor Mikolaj Jan Piskorski
Princeton University Press, 2014
What makes social media so different from traditional media? Answering that question is the key to making social media work for any business, argues Mikolaj Piskorski, one of the world's leading experts on the business of social media. In A Social Strategy, he provides the most convincing answer yet, one backed by original research, data, and case studies from companies such as Nike and American Express.
The Global Trends Fieldbook
From Data to Insights to Action
by IMD Professor Tom Malnight and Tracey Keys
Strategy Dynamics, 2014
Preparing an organization for this future is not an easy task. It means thinking differently, having a point of view on the future and taking action today. Drawing on a wealth of case studies and examples from BMW and DSM to Tencent, Infosys and Realdania, trend analysis from The Global Trends Report and interviews with CEOs around, the world from Ready? The 3RS of preparing your organization for the future, The Global Trends Fieldbook focuses on the critical steps of moving from data to insights to taking actions today to prepare businesses, governments, NGOs and societies for the future.
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The Halo Effect (updated ed.)
How Managers Let Themselves Be Deceived
by IMD Professor Phil Rosenzweig
Simon & Schuster, 2014
Too many of the most prominent management gurus today make steel-clad guarantees, based on claims of irrefutable research, promising to reveal the secrets of why one company fails and another succeeds, and how you can become the latter. Combining equal measures of solemn-faced hype and a whole body of delusions, statistical and otherwise, these self-styled experts cloud our ability to think critically about the nature of success in business. Like a virus, these fundamental errors of thinking infect much of what we read, whether in leading business magazines, scholarly journals, or management bestsellers.
The Value Chain Shift
Seven Future Challenges Facing Top Executives
edited by IMD Professor Carlos Cordón and Teresa Ferreiro
IMD Publishing, 2014
Value chains today have a huge impact on multinational corporations? right to exist and the way they compete. The future challenges associated with value chains are also huge and include new demands from society, emerging-market strategies, resource scarcity, risk proliferation and other issues. Anticipating and addressing these future challenges are crucial if companies are to compete effectively.
The Global Leadership Challenge
The economy is global, businesses are increasingly global, management has gone global and there is an increasing demand (and reward) for truly skilled global leaders, managers and executives. Black and Morrison address this change by asking why and when globalization truly began and explain how businesses can adapt themselves to remain competitive in increasingly global markets.
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Strategies for e-Business (3rd ed.)
Creating Value Through Electronic and Mobile Commerce
by IMD Professor Albrecht Enders, Tawfik Selassi and Francisco J. Martinez Lopez
Strategies for E-Business provides realistic and compact coverage of the key concepts linking strategy and e-business, illustrated by original case studies. Ideal for MBA students and upper level undergraduates, this book utilises extensive research, strategic frameworks, a methodological toolset and original real-world case studies to link e-business to overall corporate strategy. It builds awareness and sharpens students' analytical understanding of how companies have developed and implemented electronic and mobile commerce strategies in the real world and the issues and challenges that e-commerce strategies and applications present.
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