Lean Six Sigma is the bedrock of quality initiatives in manufacturing companies. Can this approach be used in service companies?
As markets develop, mobile phone manufacturers will have to adapt their value chain approaches and rethink the basis of future competitive advantage. Jamie L. Anderson and Martin E. Jönsson examine transition in the mobile handset industry.
The smart phone game has changed dramatically since Blackberry began its ascent a decade ago by redefining the category. Blackberry with its hardware and software had become an essential tool of the corporate world.
Successful leaders continually try to balance structured and unstructured approaches and thinking. Failure to do so has led recently to many burst financial bubbles.
Case study: This article tells the story of growth and diversification at Sonae, now Portugal’s largest company.
Consumers do not choose their preferred central bank base rate in the way that they buy, say, telephone services from one of a number of competing companies: independent central banks (ICBs) and utility regulators have different tasks.
Many believe that within three or four years the wireless Internet will overtake the fixed-line Internet in consumer penetration and business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce.