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IMD Faculty members publish 10/15 new books per year. Here are the list of the most recent ones.

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Are You a Tiger, a Cat or a Dinosaur? linkButton Are You a Tiger, a Cat or a Dinosaur?

100 Questions: How Competitiveness Influences Your Life

by IMD Professor Stèphane Garelli

Self-Published, 2016

Competitiveness, like social networks, sustainable development or climate change, is a topic that has captured the world. Politicians, businessmen and media constantly refer to it. What does it mean? How does it influence our lives? The goal of this book is to move beyond academic analysis and illustrate the day-to-day realities of competitiveness. What are the most commonly asked questions? This book offers 100 of them. Some deal with competitiveness (Is boring competitive?), while others deal with leadership (Is failure the price of success?), society (Do we work too much?) and the world around us (What are things worth?). Finally, some are more personal (Are you irreplaceable?). The style avoids technical terms since economics need not be complicated or boring to be relevant. The answers stress the impact of competitiveness on our daily lives. Why am I concerned? What can I do about it?

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How China is Becoming a Global Innovator

by IMD Professor Georges Haour and Max Von Zedtwitz

Bloomsbury, 2016

Undisputedly, China has become the world's manufacturing powerhouse, accounting for around half of all personal computers, digital cameras and kitchen appliances. However, the country is fast transitioning from low-cost manufacturing to a higher-value, innovation-led economy, a critical transformation that is at the heart of this new title. Companies are the essential engines of the wealth-creation process, particularly in the areas of internet and mobile telecommunications, and firms such as Tencent and Xiaomi are showing clear potential to become major players. Demonstrating strong commitment to the country's relentless progress in the realm of innovation, the Chinese government has encouraged the development of a business environment in which firms can experiment, operate and thrive. Created in China provides an examination of the critical human factors at play, as well as re-assessing some of the metrics traditionally used to describe and measure China's capacity for innovation.

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Business Dynamics at the Frontiers of Globalization

by IMD Professors Carlos Braga, Jean-Pierre Lehmann; Marc Laperrouza and Fabrice Lehmann

IMD Publishing, 2015

The book New Realities: Business Dynamics at the Frontiers of Globalization presents a series of assessments of where the global economy may be headed. It builds upon business cases from companies in Brazil (operating in agribusiness), China (GVCs), India (education), South Africa (sustainable energy), and Madagascar (textiles and clothing). The impact of geopolitics, diplomacy, and economic growth in terms of global governance, as well as the role of the BRICS in the world economy, is also addressed.

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From Coal to Biotech linkButton From Coal to Biotech

The Transformation of DSM with Business School Support

by IMD Professor Jean-Pierre Jeannet

Springer, 2015

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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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.

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Reinventing Value Creation

by IMD Professor Benoit Leleux, Hans van Swaay and Esmeralda Megally

Wiley, 2015

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.

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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.

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A Social Strategy linkButton 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.

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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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