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Report Digital Competitiveness
IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking 2022
Now in its sixth year, the IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking, produced by the IMD World Competitiveness Center, measures the capacity and readiness of 63 economies to adopt and explore digital technologies as a key driver for economic transformation in business, government and wider society. Based on a mixture of hard data and survey rep…
By Arturo Bris Christos Cabolis José Caballero Marco Pistis and Maryam Zargari
28 September 2022, 6th edition
IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking 2022
By Arturo Bris Christos Cabolis José Caballero Marco Pistis and Maryam Zargari
28 September 2022, 6th edition
Summary
Now in its sixth year, the IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking, produced by the IMD World Competitiveness Center, measures the capacity and readiness of 63 economies to adopt and explore digital technologies as a key driver for economic transformation in business, government and wider society. Based on a mixture of hard data and survey rep…
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Report Leadership Agility
Making a paradigm shift in leadership development
As highlighted in this report, the realities of a tsunami of change and uncertainty has brought into sharp relief a critical number of leadership skills and attribute that are essential components of a leader’s tool kit.
By Winter Nie and Gillian Pillans
May 2022
Making a paradigm shift in leadership development
By Winter Nie and Gillian Pillans
May 2022
Summary
As highlighted in this report, the realities of a tsunami of change and uncertainty has brought into sharp relief a critical number of leadership skills and attribute that are essential components of a leader’s tool kit.
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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 Králik
EFMD Excellence in Practice Case, May 2022
DNB and IMD: Building a culture of collaboration, through action learning. At scale
By Ina Toegel and Martin Králik
EFMD Excellence in Practice Case, May 2022
Summary
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
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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 Büchel and Nancy Lane
EFMD Excellence in Practice Case, May 2022
ABS, IMD and OCP: Beyond: An ambitious next level talent development program
By Bettina Büchel and Nancy Lane
EFMD Excellence in Practice Case, May 2022
Summary
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
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Report Innovation
Exploratory podcast: When you have something to teach, but even more to learn
The UNICON Research Committee is pleased to offer this paper by Jim Pulcrano and Patrick Reinmoeller for discussion. It differs from most UNICON research, which involves collection of quantitative and qualitative data, by providing a personal and first-hand example of pedagogical innovation and insights from two faculty members with deep experie…
By Jim Pulcrano and Patrick Reinmoeller
April 2022, Unicon (Consortium for University-Based Executive Education), Discussion Paper
Exploratory podcast: When you have something to teach, but even more to learn
By Jim Pulcrano and Patrick Reinmoeller
April 2022, Unicon (Consortium for University-Based Executive Education), Discussion Paper
Summary
The UNICON Research Committee is pleased to offer this paper by Jim Pulcrano and Patrick Reinmoeller for discussion. It differs from most UNICON research, which involves collection of quantitative and qualitative data, by providing a personal and first-hand example of pedagogical innovation and insights from two faculty members with deep experie…
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Report Competitiveness Talent Management
IMD World Talent Ranking 2021
Switzerland leads the top 10 economies in the IMD 2021 World Talent Ranking 2021, showing a pandemic-induced trend in which employees are more motivated in more competitive economies and less so in non-competitive ones. Sweden is 2nd (up from 5th in 2020 in the same ranking), Luxembourg 3rd (also 3rd in 2020), Norway 4th, and Denmark 5th. Switze…
By Arturo Bris Christos Cabolis José Caballero Marco Pistis and Maryam Zargari
December 2021
IMD World Talent Ranking 2021
By Arturo Bris Christos Cabolis José Caballero Marco Pistis and Maryam Zargari
December 2021
Summary
Switzerland leads the top 10 economies in the IMD 2021 World Talent Ranking 2021, showing a pandemic-induced trend in which employees are more motivated in more competitive economies and less so in non-competitive ones. Sweden is 2nd (up from 5th in 2020 in the same ranking), Luxembourg 3rd (also 3rd in 2020), Norway 4th, and Denmark 5th. Switze…
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Report Sustainability Leadership
Business schools for climate leadership
CHAPTER 5 (IMD contribution) Climate change and Business Transformation: As we act to mitigate and adapt to climate change, we are undergoing the biggest business transformation the world has ever faced. To capture some of the opportunities presented by this transformation, companies should anchor a commitment to climate in their purpose and set…
By Knut Haanaes Natalia Olynec Julia Binder and et al.
10 November 2021 / Chapter 5 by IMD: “Climate Change & Business Transformation,” pp. 53-64
Business schools for climate leadership
By Knut Haanaes Natalia Olynec Julia Binder and et al.
10 November 2021 / Chapter 5 by IMD: “Climate Change & Business Transformation,” pp. 53-64
Summary
CHAPTER 5 (IMD contribution) Climate change and Business Transformation: As we act to mitigate and adapt to climate change, we are undergoing the biggest business transformation the world has ever faced. To capture some of the opportunities presented by this transformation, companies should anchor a commitment to climate in their purpose and set…
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Report Family Business Competitiveness
How innovative EU firms faced the COVID-19 downturn
The Covid-19 pandemic has triggered many challenges, but also opportunities, for businesses across Europe. We examine how the innovation and growth of firms in the EU have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, and how as “European Innovation Champions”, SMEs reacted to the resultant shock. We find that compared to non-innovative firms, the eco…
By Alberto Di Minin Alfredo De Massis Pietro Moncada Paterno’ Castello Anabela Marques Santos and Karel Haegeman
November 2021, Innovation for Green Deal BRIEFS SERIES – Industrial R&I – JRC Policy Insights
How innovative EU firms faced the COVID-19 downturn
By Alberto Di Minin Alfredo De Massis Pietro Moncada Paterno’ Castello Anabela Marques Santos and Karel Haegeman
November 2021, Innovation for Green Deal BRIEFS SERIES – Industrial R&I – JRC Policy Insights
Summary
The Covid-19 pandemic has triggered many challenges, but also opportunities, for businesses across Europe. We examine how the innovation and growth of firms in the EU have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, and how as “European Innovation Champions”, SMEs reacted to the resultant shock. We find that compared to non-innovative firms, the eco…
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Report Sustainability Technology Management Digital Competitiveness
IMD-SUTD Smart City Index
The third edition of the annual IMD-SUTD Smart City Index (SCI) has revealed that city-dwellers’ perceptions of how technology is helping to address urban challenges has been highly affected by the pandemic and its acceleration of digital transformation. Taking the top three places were Singapore (1st), Zurich (2nd) and Oslo (3rd). Switzerland e…
By Arturo Bris Christos Cabolis Bruno Lanvin José Caballero Marco Pistis and Maryam Zargari
28 October 2021
IMD-SUTD Smart City Index
By Arturo Bris Christos Cabolis Bruno Lanvin José Caballero Marco Pistis and Maryam Zargari
28 October 2021
Summary
The third edition of the annual IMD-SUTD Smart City Index (SCI) has revealed that city-dwellers’ perceptions of how technology is helping to address urban challenges has been highly affected by the pandemic and its acceleration of digital transformation. Taking the top three places were Singapore (1st), Zurich (2nd) and Oslo (3rd). Switzerland e…
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Report Digital Competitiveness
IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking 2021
Now in its fifth year, the IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking, produced by the IMD World Competitiveness Center, measures the capacity and readiness of 64 economies to adopt and explore digital technologies as a key driver for economic transformation in business, government and wider society. Based on a mixture of hard data and survey rep…
By Arturo Bris Christos Cabolis José Caballero Marco Pistis and Maryam Zargari
29 September 2021, 5th edition
IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking 2021
By Arturo Bris Christos Cabolis José Caballero Marco Pistis and Maryam Zargari
29 September 2021, 5th edition
Summary
Now in its fifth year, the IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking, produced by the IMD World Competitiveness Center, measures the capacity and readiness of 64 economies to adopt and explore digital technologies as a key driver for economic transformation in business, government and wider society. Based on a mixture of hard data and survey rep…
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Report Customer Centricity
Customer-led success stories
Some companies are great for customers – not only do they care but they change whole markets to work better for the customers they serve. The Customer Copernicus answers the question that follows – if it’s obvious and attractive why is it so rare? And then it answers a second question, because Tesco, O2 and Wells Fargo were like this once. Why, …
By Charlie Dawson and Seán Meehan
25 August 2021
Customer-led success stories
By Charlie Dawson and Seán Meehan
25 August 2021
Summary
Some companies are great for customers – not only do they care but they change whole markets to work better for the customers they serve. The Customer Copernicus answers the question that follows – if it’s obvious and attractive why is it so rare? And then it answers a second question, because Tesco, O2 and Wells Fargo were like this once. Why, …
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Report Industry Analysis Sustainability
Introducing an Air Ticket Tax in Switzerland: Estimated effects on demand
New assessments of the real climate impact of Swiss aviation by the Swiss Academy of Natural Sciences show that it is 50% higher than in earlier estimates. As a consequence, air travel is now recognized as the most important driver of anthropogenic climate change among all Swiss economic sectors, ahead of ground transport. Furthermore, it is wid…
By Philippe Thalmann Fleance Cocker Pallivathukkal Cherian Abraham Marius Brülhart Nikolai Orgland Dominic Rohner and Michael Yaziji
3 June 2021
Introducing an Air Ticket Tax in Switzerland: Estimated effects on demand
By Philippe Thalmann Fleance Cocker Pallivathukkal Cherian Abraham Marius Brülhart Nikolai Orgland Dominic Rohner and Michael Yaziji
3 June 2021
Summary
New assessments of the real climate impact of Swiss aviation by the Swiss Academy of Natural Sciences show that it is 50% higher than in earlier estimates. As a consequence, air travel is now recognized as the most important driver of anthropogenic climate change among all Swiss economic sectors, ahead of ground transport. Furthermore, it is wid…
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Report Technology Management Ethics Sustainability
Strengthening trust in technology when it matters the most
Public and private sector actors must work together to adopt existing tech solutions for the crisis in trust, while fostering platforms for stronger stakeholder engagement and building more robust frameworks for legislation and self-regulation.
By Öykü Işık Matt Falloon and Felix Rüdiger
IMD and St. Gallen Symposium, Joint White Paper, May 2021
Strengthening trust in technology when it matters the most
By Öykü Işık Matt Falloon and Felix Rüdiger
IMD and St. Gallen Symposium, Joint White Paper, May 2021
Summary
Public and private sector actors must work together to adopt existing tech solutions for the crisis in trust, while fostering platforms for stronger stakeholder engagement and building more robust frameworks for legislation and self-regulation.
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Report Digital Disruption Change Management
Digital vortex 2021: Digital disruption in a COVID world
The Digital Vortex 2021 is the fourth in a series of biennial studies launched in 2015 by the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation (DBT Center) at the IMD Business School. 1,235 business leaders across the globe were surveyed from February 2019 to February 2021 to better understand their attitudes and behaviors towards digital…
By Michael R. Wade Jialu Shan Heidi Bjerkan and Tomoko Yokoi
April 2021
Digital vortex 2021: Digital disruption in a COVID world
By Michael R. Wade Jialu Shan Heidi Bjerkan and Tomoko Yokoi
April 2021
Summary
The Digital Vortex 2021 is the fourth in a series of biennial studies launched in 2015 by the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation (DBT Center) at the IMD Business School. 1,235 business leaders across the globe were surveyed from February 2019 to February 2021 to better understand their attitudes and behaviors towards digital…
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Report Social Innovation Sustainability
Social innovation: Mobilizing private capital for impact
By applying novel market solutions to global social and environmental problems, social innovators can play a key role in mobilizing capital for impact. By sharing the value created with society as a whole, or with specific disadvantaged target groups, we may finally realize systemic transformation that leads to a more sustainable and equitable f…
By Vanina Farber and Patrick Reichert
Spring 2021
Social innovation: Mobilizing private capital for impact
By Vanina Farber and Patrick Reichert
Spring 2021
Summary
By applying novel market solutions to global social and environmental problems, social innovators can play a key role in mobilizing capital for impact. By sharing the value created with society as a whole, or with specific disadvantaged target groups, we may finally realize systemic transformation that leads to a more sustainable and equitable f…
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