In search of blue oceans: The Starwood experience
Are companies using Blue Ocean Strategy to search for ‘uncontested market space’ and, if so, how? One group which has been exploring blue ocean thinking for the past three years is Starwood Hotels and Resorts.
However, as INSEAD Knowledge has been finding out, the company has so far been taking a step-by-step approach to implementing the concept, rather than try to realise any sort of ‘grand vision’. As Starwood Vice President Robyn Pratt puts it, it’s more a ques
Empowering the young in an ageing society: Selene Biffi of Youth Action for Change
Influential decision makers are seldom youthful, but in Italy young adults could qualify as a marginalised minority group. Precarious and poorly-paid employment is endemic even for university graduates. Unemployment for those aged 15 to 24 is among the highest in Europe at nearly 20 per cent, and hovers roughly fourteen points higher than Italy’s general population.
KLM: Aviation has to become 'more sustainable'
Airlines cannot shirk the responsibility that comes with being major producers of polluting greenhouse gases and must aggressively pursue policies to minimise their environmental damage. Thats the view of Jan Ernst de Groot, managing director of the Dutch company KLM Airlines, which by its own estimate gives off some 10 million tonnes of carbon dioxide a year from its fleet of 194 aircraft.
Mapping out the challenges for social innovation research
Social entrepreneurs and enterprises may have limited resources but they’re resourceful and are capable of tackling failed markets, as well as intractable ‘wicked’ problems. But the key question, according to Pamela Hartigan, Director of Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Said Business School, Oxford University, is how far can social innovation help forge a new global order that is more sustainable, responsible, and humane than what has gone before?
Helping China's elderly come to terms with a digital world
As the world’s most populous nation, China is expected to have 248 million people who are 65 years of age and above by 2020 – and those numbers will continue to grow.
With life expectancy progressing well into the 80s, the elderly will pose an interesting challenge for society, and the Chinese government in particular.
Discussion about the Moldavan Legal System
Student Group Speaker Series Discussion about the Moldavan Legal System October 28, 2010 International Law Society | email International Law Society Do you know anything about the Moldavan Legal System? Yes? No? A little bit? In this podcast, five distinguished appellate judges from the Republic of Moldova discuss the legal framework of a new country [...]
Putin to Snowden: "We do not allow" mass surveillance
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe April 17 - Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden calls Russian Vladimir Putin during his televised question and answer session with the nation to ask about mass surveillance. Nathan Frandino reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe an
Checklist - Language Assistantship
This is a resource released as part of the E-Portfolio Toolkit based on experience of developing the “Year Abroad E-Portfolio”, undertaken by the School of Languages at Leeds Metropolitan University.
What Upheaval in the Middle East Means for Business
The events in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are bringing historical political and social changes. But what do they mean for business? To gain some perspective, Knowledge@Wharton spoke with Wharton finance professor Bulent Gultekin and Fadi Arbid, CEO of Amwal AlKhaleej, a leading private equity firm in the region. In the podcast below,
Up Close with Michael Payne, author of Olympic Turnaround
Michael Payne, author of Olympic Turnaround, discusses his role on the IOC and the evolution of the Olympic brand.
Fondation Croix-Rouge française 2015 : Qualité de vie au travail dans l'ESS (Vidéo) Modérateur : Edith ARCHAMBAULT, Professeur émérite de Sciences Economiques
Colloque de 2015 de la fondation Croix Rouge Française : Travail et lien social.
Intervenante : Emmanuelle PARADIS, Chef de projet Prévention et santé chez CHORUM
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Mussa Idris speaks on refugee opportunities in the US
Thousands of refugees each year face hurdles in rebuilding lives away from homes where they were persecuted, and on October 20, 2014 in the Global Neighborhood, Elon University students learned more about issues confronting new arrivals to the United States.
Particle Technology- Fluid Flow in Porous Media The forth lecture in the module Particle Technology, delivered to second year students who have already studied basic fluid mechanics. Fluid flow in porous media covers the basic streamline and turbulent flow models for pressure drop as a function of flow rate within the media. The Modified Reynolds number determines the degree of turbulence in the fluid. The i
The forth lecture in the module Particle Technology, delivered to second year students who have already studied basic fluid mechanics. Fluid flow in porous media covers the basic streamline and turbulent flow models for pressure drop as a function of flow rate within the media. The Modified Reynolds number determines the degree of turbulence in the fluid. The i
How Firms can Reap the Rewards of Innovation
These days almost every company worth its balance sheet insists that it invests in "innovation." But does it make or lose money on these investments? That is the question that James Andrew and Harold Sirkin tackle in their new book titled, Payback: Reaping the Rewards of Innovation. According to the authors, who are senior vice presidents and directors of The Boston Consulting Group, a new idea is just an invention -- and not a true innovation -- unless it generates financial returns. In an inte
Part IV: Timing Is an Art Form
Cisco SVP Dan Scheinman and Wharton's Saikat Chaudhuri Discuss Acquisitions and Innovation, Part IV: Timing Is an Art Form
Dana Gioia on the Close Connection between Business and Poetry
Dana Gioia (pronounced Joy-a) claims to be the only person in history who went to business school to be a poet. Having earned a degree from Stanford's graduate school of business, he worked 15 years in corporate life, eventually becoming vice president of General Foods. In 1991, Gioia wrote an influential collection of essays titled, "Can Poetry Matter?" in which he explored, among other themes, the nexus between business and poetry. Since 2002, he has been chairman of the National Endowment of
Finding That Sweet Spot: A New Way to Drive Innovation
Larry Huston was vice president of knowledge and innovation for many years at Procter & Gamble. During that time, he was the architect of its Connect + Develop program, the creator of P&G's Brand Bootcamp operation, and innovation leader for the company's global fabric and homecare business, among other initiatives. He is now managing partner of 4INNO, and recently joined Wharton's Mack Center for Technological Innovation as a senior fellow. Knowledge@Wharton asked Huston to talk about innovatio
Craigslist's Craig Newmark: '100% of What We Do Is Based on Community'
Jon Spector, a former Wharton vice dean and now CEO of the Conference Board, spoke with participants at the Community 2.0 conference in Las Vegas earlier this year to explore how companies are trying to harness communities to reshape their businesses. In this podcast, Spector speaks with Craig Newmark, founder and customer service rep of Craigslist.com. Spector is a co-author, with Barry Libert, of the forthcoming Wharton School Publishing book, "We Are Smarter Than Me: How to Unleash the Power
Looking for a Company to Run? Search Funds Could Be the Answer
For those entrepreneurs who want to run a company but prefer to skip the start-up stage, search funds offer a possible alternative. A specialized form of private equity first launched in the mid-1980s, search funds are becoming increasingly popular -- and their supporters claim they can offer investors attractive returns and business owners a compelling exit strategy. What does this trend in private equity mean for investors, and for small businesses that might be acquisition targets for these f
The Son Also Rises: Donald Trump, Jr., on Real Estate Opportunities in Emerging Markets
Back in the heady days of the real estate boom, property prices in New York City soared along with those in the rest of the U.S. When the subprime mortgage crisis hit and prices collapsed, the city's market held out longer than others -- for two reasons. First, it is a major financial center with strong demand; and second, the weak dollar made it possible for international buyers and investors to find deals at discounts as high as 40%. Where will the New York market be in 2009? Where are the mos