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Report Organizational Learning Organizational Transformation
DNB and IMD: Building a culture of collaboration, through action learning. At scale
Norway’s financial services group DNB entered the 2020s on a high note of best-ever quarterly performance; a highly diverse workforce; and great strides in rolling out innovative services. Nonetheless, its top management was conscious that the company needed to strengthen the way it collaborated along functional and divisional lines. The chal…
EFMD Excellence in Practice Award 2022 Silver Award
By Ina Toegel and Martin KrĂĄlik
EFMD Excellence in Practice Case, May 2022
DNB and IMD: Building a culture of collaboration, through action learning. At scale
Report Organizational Learning Organizational Transformation Talent Management
ABS, IMD and OCP: Beyond: An ambitious next level talent development program
In 2018, OCP Group – the Moroccan-based world leader in plant nutrition and phosphate industry, and one of the most important employers of the private sector in the country – was a decade into an ambitious transformation program to capture higher value-added downstream business opportunities. To achieve its growth ambitions, it needed to develop…
EFMD Excellence in Practice Awards 2022 Gold Award
By Bettina BĂŒchel and Nancy Lane
EFMD Excellence in Practice Case, May 2022
ABS, IMD and OCP: Beyond: An ambitious next level talent development program
Case Study Sustainability Strategy General Management Social Innovation
Schneider Electric: Becoming the world leader in sustainability
Schneider Electric is a multinational company providing energy management and automation. The case briefly outlines the company’s history and describes the progressive integration of sustainability efforts into its overall strategy. This 20-year journey culminates in 2021 when Corporate Knights ranked Schneider Electric No. 1 worldwide for its s…
2022 HEC Montreal CSR Challenge – 2nd Place
Schneider Electric: Becoming the world leader in sustainability
Case Study Strategy Growth Customer Centricity Sustainability
Kinto: Toyota’s new mobility services platform
In 2019, Toyota launched KINTO, its new mobility services brand, in Europe – to address the increasing shift in consumer preferences from ownership to on-demand usership. KINTO was only the third brand to be launched by Toyota in its history (after Toyota and Lexus). This signaled to the market that the world’s largest automaker was serious abou…
2nd prize in the 2022 John Molson MBA Case Writing Competition
By Dominique Turpin Winter Nie and Ivy Buche
©2022
Kinto: Toyota’s new mobility services platform
Case Study Marketing Strategy Diversity and Equity and Inclusion Growth Social Platform Sustainability
Kineer: A social marketing challenge
Kineer Services Limited (Kineer) was a social marketing startup set up in 2018 by Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi, a prominent Indian transgender, and Manish Jain, an ex-hospitality industry veteran. Their objective in setting up Kineer was to provide a life of dignity to the socially stigmatized third gender community in India. As a startup, Kineer fa…
3rd prize in the 2022 John Molson MBA Case Writing Competition
By Dominique Turpin Umashankar Venkatesh Jones Mathew and Sandeep Puri
©2022
Kineer: A social marketing challenge
Case Study Sustainability
Angaza: A Silicon Valley journey (Abridged)
Angaza’s story is not a typical solar light story, but the story of a female social entrepreneur with a for-profit Silicon Valley mindset transforming a social enterprise from a hardware to a software business model. It is about pivots, changing value propositions, and new products and business models as Angaza evolves to escalate social impact …

Angaza: A Silicon Valley journey (Abridged)
Academic publications
Article Family Business
Identity in family firms: Toward an integrative understanding
To take stock of the literature on identity in family firms (IFF), we examine 122 journal articles published between 2006 and 2020. We then develop a thematic map to help scholars understand the structure of IFF studies and the direction that IFF research is taking. Providing a consistent vocabulary and categorization, the thematic map serves to…
By Cristina Bettinelli Elena Lissana Mara Bergamaschi and Alfredo De Massis
in Family Business Review December 2022, vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 383–414, https://doi.org/10.1177/08944865221113675,
Identity in family firms: Toward an integrative understanding
By Cristina Bettinelli Elena Lissana Mara Bergamaschi and Alfredo De Massis
in Family Business Review December 2022, vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 383–414, https://doi.org/10.1177/08944865221113675,
Summary
To take stock of the literature on identity in family firms (IFF), we examine 122 journal articles published between 2006 and 2020. We then develop a thematic map to help scholars understand the structure of IFF studies and the direction that IFF research is taking. Providing a consistent vocabulary and categorization, the thematic map serves to…
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Article General Management Strategy
A machine learning-based framework for forecasting sales of new products with short life cycles using deep neural networks
Demand forecasting is becoming increasingly important as firms launch new products with short life cycles more frequently. This paper provides a framework based on state-of-the-art techniques that enables firms to use quantitative methods to forecast sales of newly launched, short-lived products that are similar to previous products when there i…
By Yara Kayyali Elalem Sebastian Meier Ralf W. Seifert and Sebastian Maier
in International Journal of Forecasting November 2022, ePub before print, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijforecast.2022.09.005
A machine learning-based framework for forecasting sales of new products with short life cycles using deep neural networks
By Yara Kayyali Elalem Sebastian Meier Ralf W. Seifert and Sebastian Maier
in International Journal of Forecasting November 2022, ePub before print, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijforecast.2022.09.005
Summary
Demand forecasting is becoming increasingly important as firms launch new products with short life cycles more frequently. This paper provides a framework based on state-of-the-art techniques that enables firms to use quantitative methods to forecast sales of newly launched, short-lived products that are similar to previous products when there i…
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Article Human Resources Corporate Governance
My place: How workers become identified with their workplaces and why it matters
Where we work – our workplaces – have enormous effects on our work attitudes and behaviors. As workplaces become increasingly mobile, remote, multiple, and uncoupled from the organization for which the work is done, individuals – and their employers – struggle with the question of “how does this place affect me and what I do?” We need new theore…
By Blake E. Ashforth Brianna Barker Caza and Alyson Meister
in Academy of Management Review November 2022, ePub before print, https://doi.org/10.5465/amr.2020.0442
My place: How workers become identified with their workplaces and why it matters
By Blake E. Ashforth Brianna Barker Caza and Alyson Meister
in Academy of Management Review November 2022, ePub before print, https://doi.org/10.5465/amr.2020.0442
Summary
Where we work – our workplaces – have enormous effects on our work attitudes and behaviors. As workplaces become increasingly mobile, remote, multiple, and uncoupled from the organization for which the work is done, individuals – and their employers – struggle with the question of “how does this place affect me and what I do?” We need new theore…
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Article Family Business Entrepreneurship
Family multinationals: A systematic literature review to take stock and look ahead
The authors develop a systematic literature review of research on family multinationals, i.e. firms owned by one or more families that engage in foreign direct investments (FDIs). Building on the examination of past and current research, the authors develop an integrative framework and identify directions to advance this area of research.
By Emanuela Rondi Francesco Debellis Cristina Bettinelli and Alfredo De Massis
in International Marketing Review October 2022, vol. 39, no. 5, pp. 1029-1051, https://doi.org/10.1108/IMR-01-2021-0025
Family multinationals: A systematic literature review to take stock and look ahead
By Emanuela Rondi Francesco Debellis Cristina Bettinelli and Alfredo De Massis
in International Marketing Review October 2022, vol. 39, no. 5, pp. 1029-1051, https://doi.org/10.1108/IMR-01-2021-0025
Summary
The authors develop a systematic literature review of research on family multinationals, i.e. firms owned by one or more families that engage in foreign direct investments (FDIs). Building on the examination of past and current research, the authors develop an integrative framework and identify directions to advance this area of research.
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Article Family Business Entrepreneurship
Opening up the black box of family entrepreneurship across generations: A systematic literature review
What makes some families more entrepreneurial than others? How are they able to nurture entrepreneurship across generations? These are fundamental questions for family business and entrepreneurship research. In particular, the multigenerational dimension of entrepreneurial families (EFs) and the new family logics that emerge as the family grows …
By Paolo Capolupo Lorenzo Ardito Antonio Messeni Petruzzelli and Alfredo De Massis
in International Small Business Journal October 2022, ePub before print, https://doi.org/10.1177/02662426221127412
Opening up the black box of family entrepreneurship across generations: A systematic literature review
By Paolo Capolupo Lorenzo Ardito Antonio Messeni Petruzzelli and Alfredo De Massis
in International Small Business Journal October 2022, ePub before print, https://doi.org/10.1177/02662426221127412
Summary
What makes some families more entrepreneurial than others? How are they able to nurture entrepreneurship across generations? These are fundamental questions for family business and entrepreneurship research. In particular, the multigenerational dimension of entrepreneurial families (EFs) and the new family logics that emerge as the family grows …
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Article Supply Chain Disruption
Limiting the impact of supply chain disruptions in the face of distributional uncertainty in demand
Service level requirements play a crucial role in eliminating stock-outs in a production pipeline. However, delivering a specific service level can become an unattainable goal given the various uncertainties influencing both the production pipeline and customer demand and causing the manufacturer to adapt the initial strategy in response to disr…
By Anna Timonina-Farkas René Y. Glogg and Ralf W. Seifert
in Production and Operations Management October 2022, vol. 31, no. 10, pp. 3788-3805, https://doi.org/10.1111/poms.13781
Limiting the impact of supply chain disruptions in the face of distributional uncertainty in demand
By Anna Timonina-Farkas René Y. Glogg and Ralf W. Seifert
in Production and Operations Management October 2022, vol. 31, no. 10, pp. 3788-3805, https://doi.org/10.1111/poms.13781
Summary
Service level requirements play a crucial role in eliminating stock-outs in a production pipeline. However, delivering a specific service level can become an unattainable goal given the various uncertainties influencing both the production pipeline and customer demand and causing the manufacturer to adapt the initial strategy in response to disr…
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Case studies
Case Study Strategy Competitiveness Disruption Digital
Trader Joe’s: At a crossroads?
When Covid-19 hit the US in 2020, the grocery retail industry underwent a greatly accelerated digital transformation as consumers’ habits changed drastically in a matter of weeks. As Americans sought to avoid their risk of exposure to the coronavirus, the adoption of online grocery shopping, click-and-collect and self-checkout skyrocketed. By 20…
By NiccolĂČ Pisani Goutam Challagalla and InĂšs Augier
©2022
Case Study Strategy Advertising Digital Disruption
Business on the move (B) (Video case)
Case B, a video case, reveals the identity of the company and its two protagonists. Via an interview technique, students learn about the starting situation and the reasoning behind the transformation. In three segments, Nadine Borter and Thomas Fresnard reveal how they transformed the organization – and the details are compelling The intricate d…
By Katharina Lange Nadine Borter and Thomas Frésard
©2022
Business on the move (B) (Video case)
By Katharina Lange Nadine Borter and Thomas Frésard
©2022
Summary
Case B, a video case, reveals the identity of the company and its two protagonists. Via an interview technique, students learn about the starting situation and the reasoning behind the transformation. In three segments, Nadine Borter and Thomas Fresnard reveal how they transformed the organization – and the details are compelling The intricate d…
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Industry Business Management Services, Advertising and Public Relations;Media
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Case Study Strategy Digital
Bank Cler and Zak: How to succeed in digital banking
Mariateresa Vacalli is CEO of Bank Cler, a subsidiary of the larger Basler Kantonalbank (BKB), a traditional local incumbent in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. She needs to secure the successful future of Bank Cler and its mobile bank Zak, in an increasingly digitally connected and competitive space. The variety of disruptive business m…
By Patrick Reinmoeller Elie El Khoury Thibaut Jechoux Lars Spicker Olesen and Paul Tourel
©2022
Case Study Strategy Sustainability Human Resources
Ternium: Rolling into the future – human resources
Ternium is a Latin American steel company that has earned a reputation as one of the best-managed steel companies in the world, skilled in navigating turbulent markets. Driving the company are a long-term strategic focus, an engineer’s mindset of constant process innovation as old as its roots, and a goal to become the leading steel company in t…
By Omar Toulan and Shih-Han Huang
©2022
Case Study Strategy Sustainability Human Resources
Ternium: Rolling into the future – sustainability
Ternium is a Latin American steel company that has earned a reputation as one of the best-managed steel companies in the world, skilled in navigating turbulent markets. Driving the company are a long-term strategic focus, an engineer’s mindset of constant process innovation as old as its roots, and a goal to become the leading steel company in t…
By Omar Toulan and Shih-Han Huang
©2022
Case Study Strategy Sustainability Human Resources
Ternium: Rolling into the future – organization
Ternium is a Latin American steel company that has earned a reputation as one of the best-managed steel companies in the world, skilled in navigating turbulent markets. Driving the company are a long-term strategic focus, an engineer’s mindset of constant process innovation as old as its roots, and a goal to become the leading steel company in t…
By Omar Toulan and Shih-Han Huang
©2022
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Article Digital Technology Management Growth
Victims of their own success  
The world’s largest technology companies have delivered stellar growth, but the good times may prove their eventual undoing, argues Mike Wade, Professor of Innovation and Strategy at IMD Business School; Cisco Chair in Digital Business Transformation
By Michael R. Wade
in I by IMD 18 November 2022
Victims of their own success  
Article Strategy Sustainability
How to lower soaring energy costs (without worsening climate change)
As energy prices climb to record highs, businesses of all sectors and sizes need to start implementing energy-saving measures now to prepare for shortages over the winter.
By Carlos Cordon and Natalia Olynec
in I by IMD 16 November 2022
How to lower soaring energy costs (without worsening climate change)
Article Finance
Five takeaways from the FTX crypto exchange collapse
The collapse of the digital assets group exposes some of the structural weaknesses of crypto exchanges but may also focus attention on the more positive applications of cryptocurrencies that are revolutionizing our financial system, says Professor Arturo Bris.
By Arturo Bris
in I by IMD 15 November 2022
Five takeaways from the FTX crypto exchange collapse
Article Innovation Supply Chain Technology Management
Warehouses give ‘predictive maintenance’ a new foothold
PM was one of the most promising applications in the Industry 4.0 revolution, but for years it struggled to find traction. Thanks to unexpected new markets, all that looks about to change. You really don’t want to get locked out of your warehouse.
By Ralf W. Seifert and Richard Markoff
in I by IMD 9 November 2022
Warehouses give ‘predictive maintenance’ a new foothold
Article Leadership Sustainability
Transform climate grief into sustainable business leadership 
Executives and organizations should harness the impact and power of climate grief to accelerate action on sustainable business transformation, says Natalia Olynec.
By Natalia Olynec
in I by IMD 8 November 2022
Transform climate grief into sustainable business leadership 
Article Supply Chain Technology Management
How vulnerable supply chains deliver a world of trouble
Manufacturers are for the first time bearing the brunt of cyberattacks. Defending a company’s downstream supply chains is just as important as making the core business cybersecure.
By Stephen Phipson
in I by IMD 7 November 2022
How vulnerable supply chains deliver a world of trouble
Insights for practitioners
Article Digital Technology Management Growth
Victims of their own success  
The world’s largest technology companies have delivered stellar growth, but the good times may prove their eventual undoing, argues Mike Wade, Professor of Innovation and Strategy at IMD Business School; Cisco Chair in Digital Business Transformation
By Michael R. Wade
in I by IMD 18 November 2022
Victims of their own success  
Article Leadership Strategy
Jean-Pascal Tricoire
Jean-Pascal Tricoire, CEO and chairman of Schneider Electric, discusses how decentralization drives his corporate thinking
By Jean-François Manzoni
in I by IMD 18 November 2022
Jean-Pascal Tricoire
Article Leadership Strategy
How to make your matrix organization really work
Much has been written about why matrix organizations are needed and what they look like at a surface level. Far less advice is available about what it takes to make them work. This information gap sets many teams up for disappointment because matrix organizations flourish or fail based on attention to their design and dynamics.
By Vishal Bhalla Daniel Gandarilla and Michael D. Watkins
in MIT Sloan Management Review Blog 17 November 2022
How to make your matrix organization really work
By Vishal Bhalla Daniel Gandarilla and Michael D. Watkins
in MIT Sloan Management Review Blog 17 November 2022
Summary
Much has been written about why matrix organizations are needed and what they look like at a surface level. Far less advice is available about what it takes to make them work. This information gap sets many teams up for disappointment because matrix organizations flourish or fail based on attention to their design and dynamics.
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Article Strategy Sustainability
How to lower soaring energy costs (without worsening climate change)
As energy prices climb to record highs, businesses of all sectors and sizes need to start implementing energy-saving measures now to prepare for shortages over the winter.
By Carlos Cordon and Natalia Olynec
in I by IMD 16 November 2022
How to lower soaring energy costs (without worsening climate change)
Article Finance
Five takeaways from the FTX crypto exchange collapse
The collapse of the digital assets group exposes some of the structural weaknesses of crypto exchanges but may also focus attention on the more positive applications of cryptocurrencies that are revolutionizing our financial system, says Professor Arturo Bris.
By Arturo Bris
in I by IMD 15 November 2022
Five takeaways from the FTX crypto exchange collapse
Article Leadership
Power to the people: Energy’s decentralized future
Jean-Pascal Tricoire, CEO and chairman of Schneider Electric, tells IMD President Jean-François Manzoni how decentralization drives his corporate thinking.
By Jean-François Manzoni
in I by IMD 15 November 2022
Power to the people: Energy’s decentralized future
Books
Book Competitiveness Strategy Digital
The future of competitive strategy: Unleashing the power of data and digital ecosystems
How can legacy firms remain relevant in the digital era? In The Future of Competitive Strategy, strategic management expert Mohan Subramaniam explains how firms can leverage both their traditional strengths and the modern-day power of data and digital ecosystems to forge a new competitive strategy. Drawing on the experiences of a range of compan…
By Mohan Subramaniam
Published By MIT Press ©2022
The future of competitive strategy: Unleashing the power of data and digital ecosystems
Book Communication
Clean language interviewing: Principles and applications for researchers and practitioners
Combining academic rigour with real application examples, a global range of contributors analyse the use of Clean Language Interviewing in multiple settings including business, education, and healthcare.
By Heather Cairns-Lee James Lawley and Paul Tosey
Published By Emerald Group Publishing ©2022
Clean language interviewing: Principles and applications for researchers and practitioners
By Heather Cairns-Lee James Lawley and Paul Tosey
Published By Emerald Group Publishing ©2022
Summary
Combining academic rigour with real application examples, a global range of contributors analyse the use of Clean Language Interviewing in multiple settings including business, education, and healthcare.
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Book Economics Competitiveness Leadership
The future is young: How technology, talent and innovation can help us face the most pressing challenges of our time
Amid this fast and disorienting pace of change, many are instinctively looking to political leaders and world-renowned experts for answers. As a result, important conversations that should be going on have been conspicuous by their absence. In particular, these are conversations that should involve young people. If new paradigms are emerging tha…
By Bruno Lanvin and Osman Sultan
Published By International Institute for Management Development ©2022
Book Decision Making
Solvable: A simple solution to complex problems
Problem solving skills are in high demand, yet we’re not taught how to develop and apply these skills appropriately. Solvable offers a simple solution with a 3-step process—Frame, Explore, Decide—and concrete tools that you can use to become a better problem solver and successfully engage relevant people, whatever the challenge you face.
By Arnaud Chevallier and Albrecht Enders
Published By FT Press ©2022
Book Competitiveness Economics Data Analytics
IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook: 2022
The 34th edition of the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook is being launched at a moment of tremendous turmoil. COVID-19 continues to affect large parts of the world. Interestingly, while in some countries comprehensive efforts are being made to return to a state of normalcy, other parts of the world are experiencing a massive rise in the number…
By Arturo Bris Christos Cabolis José Caballero and Marco Pistis
Published By International Institute for Management Development ©2022
Book Organizational Learning Leadership Corporate University
Executive education after the pandemic: A vision for the future
Business education and executive development has been one of the most fascinating industries in the world and the fastest growing segment of higher education over the past decades. Today, it is experiencing change on a scale unprecedented since the foundation of the first business schools in the early 20th Century, both due to changes in the cor…
By Peter Lorange and Santiago Iñiguez de Onzoño
Published By Palgrave Macmillan ©2022
Executive education after the pandemic: A vision for the future
By Peter Lorange and Santiago Iñiguez de Onzoño
Published By Palgrave Macmillan ©2022
Summary
Business education and executive development has been one of the most fascinating industries in the world and the fastest growing segment of higher education over the past decades. Today, it is experiencing change on a scale unprecedented since the foundation of the first business schools in the early 20th Century, both due to changes in the cor…
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