When Design Thinking Clashes With the Existing Business Culture
Increasingly firms are seeking new methods to stimulate creativity in a fast-moving business climate. Many turn to design thinking — but with mixed results. New research sought to find out why this practice is successful for some companies and less so for others. A culture clash may be at the heart of many difficulties.
What’s the Best Way for Governments to Support Renewable Energy?
Though nations agree that they must speed the creation and use of renewable energy solutions in order to avert climate disaster, there is less consensus on what government policies would most effectively serve this end. New research offers insight into the best use of public investment.
Manufacturing Innovation Drives Pharma Sales
New evidence shows that drugmakers can protect profitability by making process improvements to cut costs and strengthen the resilience of critical supply chains in the face of political pressure to ‘reshore’ operations and shortages of key ingredients amid coronavirus.
Composting Household Biowaste: Can the Private Sector Reconcile Ecological Concerns with Financial Viability?
Climate change and agricultural soils degradation are two of the leading environmental challenges the world currently faces. A universally agreed-upon solution is developing more circular patterns in supply chains to minimize the negative ecological impact of human activities potentially. In that regard, waste management can play a significant part in countries' sustainability strategies.
How Can We Force Companies To Keep Our Data Safe?
With online shopping, loyalty programs, smart devices and many other aspects of business and daily lives, companies collect vast amounts of our personal data. The risk is that they may be leaked or misused. A team of researchers designs measures that regulators and companies can undertake to preserve consumer privacy.
A 4 x 4 Matrix: What Went Into it and How it Made International Development as we Know it?
Most international development agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have some experience planning and evaluating projects using the Logical Framework matrix. Professors of Accounting Daniel Martinez (HEC Paris) and David Cooper (University of Alberta) traced the managerial traditions that informed this visual instrument and the implications this has for international development.
What Approach and What Future for Companies Hit by COVID-19? Managing Contradictions in the Affected Companies
What we are experiencing is similar to an earthquake of strong magnitude. Everyone agrees that there will be a before and after Covid-19. Whilst this earthquake assails us all, we do have control of the choices and decisions to be made. These will determine how crippled or strengthened we will be by the end... As always in times of crisis there are losers and winners, the cards are redealt.
How to Reinvent Your Business Model
Today's coronavirus crisis has driven down our economy. Such a pause has a negative impact on world trade and economic growth; its social implications (loss of income and employment, increased inequality…) will have explosive consequences. In this context, there are many calls for a model change: let's not just press the "pause" button to restart the existing model, let's use this opportunity to reinvent it!
Supply Chain Management: A Critical Role in the New Normal that is too often Forgotten
While the Covid-19 reveals the criticality of the role of Supply Chain Management in an organization, HEC Paris Adjunct Professor Michel Fender provides a clear understanding of the major stakes related to Supply Chain Management, and shares his opinion about its critical role that is usually considered during a crisis only, when it is too late.
Will Economic Decoupling Be the New Normal With the Coronavirus?
Fears about deglobalization and economic decoupling are not new but have grown in the wake of the coronavirus. Jeremy Ghez, Associate Professor on the Education Track at HEC Paris, explains in four big ideas what the Covid-19 outbreak means for the global business environment.