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Article Digital Technology Management
How digital is making luxury (relatively) more democratic
Luxury brands have come a long way since the early 2010s when they were in denial of e-commerce. Across sectors, luxury actors are now embracing digital opportunities throughout their operations and business models. To do this, they are partnering with cutting edge technology inventors such as Accenture. Along the way, it’s the strategic posture…
By Stéphane J. G. Girod
in Forbes.com 6 December 2022
How digital is making luxury (relatively) more democratic
By Stéphane J. G. Girod
in Forbes.com 6 December 2022
Summary
Luxury brands have come a long way since the early 2010s when they were in denial of e-commerce. Across sectors, luxury actors are now embracing digital opportunities throughout their operations and business models. To do this, they are partnering with cutting edge technology inventors such as Accenture. Along the way, it’s the strategic posture…
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Article Sustainability Strategy Global Business
Businesses are forging ahead with climate action
The recent COP27 meeting made only limited headway on measures to tackle climate change, but climate action by companies gives more grounds for optimism, and the current challenging economic and geopolitical environment is not going to divert businesses from their net-zero commitments, WBCSD CEO Peter Bakker tells Knut Haanaes
By Knut Haanaes
in I by IMD 2 December 2022
Businesses are forging ahead with climate action
Article Strategy Culture Innovation Leadership Competitiveness
Align strategy and culture for a competitive edge
Leaders can harness their attention, motivation, capabilities and capacity to link strategy with culture, and reap benefits for every stakeholder.
By Patrick Reinmoeller
in I by IMD 2 December 2022
Align strategy and culture for a competitive edge
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 Innovation Mindfulness
How mindfulness cultivates creativity and innovation
Promoting “organizational mindfulness” can help foster creativity and innovation – two indispensable elements for a company’s success and sustainability, says Faisal Hoque.
By Faisal Hoque
in I by IMD 29 November 2022
How mindfulness cultivates creativity and innovation
Article Leadership Economics Strategy
How to be a good leader in a bad economy
“My days are full of turnabouts. I have to go back on promises, reshuffle priorities, and I second-guess too much. It’s wearing on me, and I feel like I am spending hard-earned goodwill,” a member of an executive leadership team told me in one of our sessions. “I want to pause for a moment and talk about how I can be a good leader in a bad econo…
By Merete Wedell-Wedellsborg
in HBR.org 29 November 2022
How to be a good leader in a bad economy
By Merete Wedell-Wedellsborg
in HBR.org 29 November 2022
Summary
“My days are full of turnabouts. I have to go back on promises, reshuffle priorities, and I second-guess too much. It’s wearing on me, and I feel like I am spending hard-earned goodwill,” a member of an executive leadership team told me in one of our sessions. “I want to pause for a moment and talk about how I can be a good leader in a bad econo…
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Article Family Business Sustainability Politics
Von einer Krise zur nächsten? Familienunternehmen im 21. Jahrhundert
War in Ukraine, economic consequences of the pandemic, climate change, structural change – family businesses in Europe are currently facing many challenges. How can you overcome these? And how can SME policy support them in this? Based on their respective scientific research results, Friederike Welter, Alfredo De Massis, Arnis Sauka and Ute Step…
By Alfredo De Massis Arnis Sauka Ute Stephan and Friederike Welter
in Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik November 2022, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 249-251, https://doi.org/10.1515/pwp-2022-0041
Von einer Krise zur nächsten? Familienunternehmen im 21. Jahrhundert
By Alfredo De Massis Arnis Sauka Ute Stephan and Friederike Welter
in Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik November 2022, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 249-251, https://doi.org/10.1515/pwp-2022-0041
Summary
War in Ukraine, economic consequences of the pandemic, climate change, structural change – family businesses in Europe are currently facing many challenges. How can you overcome these? And how can SME policy support them in this? Based on their respective scientific research results, Friederike Welter, Alfredo De Massis, Arnis Sauka and Ute Step…
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Article Leadership
How “nudges” can prompt changes in behavior 
Acknowledging the importance of “nudging” on the informal networks that make up an organization’s central nervous system is important, as it is this central nervous system that needs to learn and adopt new behaviors and attitudes, says Bettina Büchel.
By Bettina BĂĽchel
in I by IMD 25 November 2022
How “nudges” can prompt changes in behavior 
Article Economics Politics Leadership
Les chefs d’entreprise devraient-ils être des diplomates?
In any case, they have to try. At a recent conference in Hong Kong, UBS Chairman Colm Kelleher said, “We don’t read the American press, we actually believe what China says.” Obviously, this made people happy in China; elsewhere, a little less so. A little later, Mark Carney, the former governor of the Bank of England, tried to correct the record…
By Stéphane Garelli
in Le Temps 25 Novembre 2022
Les chefs d’entreprise devraient-ils être des diplomates?
By Stéphane Garelli
in Le Temps 25 Novembre 2022
Summary
In any case, they have to try. At a recent conference in Hong Kong, UBS Chairman Colm Kelleher said, “We don’t read the American press, we actually believe what China says.” Obviously, this made people happy in China; elsewhere, a little less so. A little later, Mark Carney, the former governor of the Bank of England, tried to correct the record…
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Article Leadership Team
How to mega dive, with professor Cyril Bouquet
IMD Professor Cyril Bouquet talks about the importance of leadership and how businesses can prepare for a mega dive
By Cyril Bouquet
in I by IMD 24 November 2022
How to mega dive, with professor Cyril Bouquet
Article Strategy
Swiss Re CEO: Negative effects of the pandemic may last for “two decades”
In conversation with IMD’s Jean-François Manzoni at the Nikkei Global Management Forum, Swiss Re’s Christian Mumenthaler talked about his prediction and highlighted the need for companies to work across value chains to improve their collective environmental footprint.
By Kazuo Ichijo
in I by IMD 23 November 2022
Swiss Re CEO: Negative effects of the pandemic may last for “two decades”
Article Digital Technology Management
Disruption disrupted: How new digital developments can put legacy firms back in pole position
Drawing on insights explored in greater depth in his new book, The Future of Competitive Strategy, in this article Professor Subramaniam outlines the growing opportunities available to firms with a long pre-Internet history and a substantial industry presence – the “legacy” companies.
By Mohan Subramaniam
in I by IMD 22 November 2022
Disruption disrupted: How new digital developments can put legacy firms back in pole position
Article Leadership Entrepreneurship
I failed but emerged stronger from the experience  
Arnaud Henneville-Wedholm’s dreams of glory were crushed in a David and Goliath battle with Mark Zuckerberg, but he firmly believes that failure can be a springboard to success if managed well.
By Arnaud Henneville-Wedholm
in I by IMD 21 November 2022
I failed but emerged stronger from the experience  
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 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