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Praises for Going East. pre order with publisher : www.afterhoursbookshop.com

The Book has entered its mass production phase and will be available in store and online at end of September 2016. The book will also be included in the October 2016’s Frankfurt Bookfair. Thank you Afterhours publication for the great work! pre order with publisher : www.afterhoursbookshop.com Available in your favourite book stores starting October […]

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The Phase-Gate Model for Product Development

A phase–gate model, also referred to as a phase–gate process or a stage-gate process is a project management technique in which an initiative or project (e.g., new product development, process improvement, business change) is divided into stages or phases, separated by gates. At each gate, the continuation of the process is decided by (typically) a […]

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The Growth Phases Model

The growth phases model of Larry E. Greiner suggests that organizations go through five stages of growth and need appropriate strategies and structures to cope. It is a descriptive framework that can be used to understand why certain management styles, organizational structures and coordination mechanisms work, and why some don’t work at certain phases in […]

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Business Plan Guideline

1.0 Introduction & Mission Statement Many people find it easier to write the introduction last, as it should contain a brief statement on each of the following: •the essence of your business •your overall strategy •key actions or areas you plan to exploit •any major factors which will affect the plan You may wish to […]

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The Peter Principle & Sensemaking

The Peter Principle much like its cousin the Parkinson’s Law is a concept in management theory is a case of ubiquitous observation: in a hierarchical/bureaucratic setting anything that works will be used in progressively more challenging applications until it fails. In an organizational structure, assessing an employee’s potential for a promotion is often based on […]

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Measuring corporate reputation by capturing the perceptions of stakeholder groups.

The Corporate Reputation Quotient of Harris-Fombrun is a comprehensive measuring method of corporate reputation that was created specifically to capture the perceptions of any corporate stakeholder group such as consumers, investors, employees, or key influencers. The instrument enables research on the drivers of a company’s reputation, and allows to compare reputations both within and across […]

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How industries change.

For me, McGahan’s (2004) Trajectories of Industry Change provides one of the time tested explanation of the drivers of change in any given industry and thus stand as a sobering reminder for us scholar practitioners on the need to stay sensitive and vigilant in facing them. I fully concur with McGahan that we can’t make […]

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Activating CSFs and KPIs to Achieve Business Excellence

CSFs and KPIs are techniques that were pioneered by D. Ronald Daniel and Jack F. Rockart. They can be used for defining and measuring business objectives. CSF is an acronym for Critical Success Factor. KPI is an acronym for Key Performance Indicator. Both of these words are widely used in the context of the design […]

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Core Competence

The Core Competence model of Hamel and Prahalad is a corporate strategy model that starts the strategy process by thinking about the core strengths of an organization. Inside-out Corporate Strategy The Outside-in approach (such as the Five Forces model from Porter) places the market, the competition, and the customer at the starting point of the […]