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Business ResearchToday Business Research is the foundation for all new and growing Businesses.From Manufacturing to Services sector ,all businesses have unique problems and issues of sustainability.Business research in areas of uncertainity is imperitive as a tool to keep it going as well as proactively avoid major shakeouts.New Ideas and innovations also need to be tested and well researched in implementation to ensure success of the product.

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A new book written by Professor Emeritus of INSEAD- Yves Doz- titled Ringtone: Exploring the Rise and Fall of Nokia in Mobile Phones, charts the peak and eventual decline of the Finnish giant. But more than Nokia, this book is about learning from the past mistakes, so they do not repeat for others. The world of business I replete with stories of once dominant companies that fell by the wayside or even closed down. Besides Nokia, another famous case is that of Polaroid. There are three main reasons attributed for the usual company failures. The most commonly cited one is poor leadership from the very top of the CEO level. The next one is about any firm’s processes, structures, business models and its very corporate strategy. The third one is about companies failing to respond to rapid structural changes in the macro environment. The management choices made and organization structure adapted are what can help any company avert future disasters. Likewise, they need to find ways to weather the worst of storms.

Source:https://knowledge.insead.edu/strategy/why-successful-companies-usually-fail-10001

Uploaded Date:15 September 2018

After the relative failures of the last two tournaments, France won the 2018 Football World Cup in style. A detailed interview with the head coach Didier Deschamps and some other senior members of the backroom staff, certain important trends emerged to quantify the success. These five measures observed are not only applicable to football or sport in general, but indeed also to the world of business. The first one is to measure and quantify success which is not merely through profits. The French football club Olympique Lyonnais for example supplied three members to the winning squad, and is known for its exceptional talent recruitment right from the grassroots as any organization should aspire to. Another trait is to leave the comfort zone behind as several French players did early on, venturing abroad and explore new horizons. A third dimension that emerged was that somehow the management must aspire to keep up the intrinsic motivation levels high. This approach is in stark contrast to arch-rivals England where external riches act as motivators. In spite of some early hiccups and past failures, France stuck to its philosophy. Instead of directly copying the style of recent champions Germany or Spain, France developed their own. Similarly, companies would be well-advised to devise their own corporate strategy with scope for rapid iterations, but a belief in the philosophy. Another areas French football excels in, is discovering talent.

Source:https://www.strategy-business.com/article/Five-Smart-Behaviors-That-Helped-France-Win-the-2018-World-Cup-Can-Help-Businesses-Too?gko=5bc50&sf197479301=1

Uploaded Date:13 September 2018

The reasons that led to the Great Recession of about a decade back, have unfortunately not ebbed away. Conditions remain for another such event occurring again. Mortgage-backed securities or bonds still abound in the open market. This is especially true for the USA where a number of mortgage originators disappear the moment a crisis is discovered. So, beyond the regulation of the documentation, real changes will have to made in the implementation. The housing inflation on right now is a potent reminder of how things became just prior to the previous crisis. Banking needs to restrain itself rather than constantly trying to leverage its business potential. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is no longer as effective as it used to be. Some strong regulation is needed which will effect changes from the banks’ corporate strategy level itself.

Source:http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/is-the-us-headed-for-another-mortgage-crisis/

Uploaded Date:13 September 2018

There is an agenda among several citizen-centric governments to change their style of functioning. Four major strategies have been identified which governments would be well advised to take up as citizens expect these kinds of end services. First of all, instead of designing entities around sectors, they will be developed on the lines of the citizen priorities. Sporadic centres of excellence will instead give way to empowered accelerators right at the heart of the government. Talent management will get renewed focus as agile teams will be built and resources allocated accordingly. This will end the earlier practice of static and siloed teams. Instead of the fragmented, entity-centric services, governments must now have a single, multichannel platform that will act as its face.

Source:https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/reorganising-government-four-changes-help-your-provide-vincent-chin/

Uploaded Date:11 September 2018

The future of global trade is being affected by two contrasting factors. One is increasing protectionism thanks to acts such as the US withdrawal from the TPP and UK’s from the EU. The other factor is the increasing digitization that is blurring national boundaries. As a result of the latter, it is the platform-based economy that is replacing the pipeline model. This model saw manufacturing get outsourced away from developed countries to developing ones. Now the scale of this model is reducing thanks to reduced expenditure in the home developed countries using robotics and automation. Developing countries have also seen an upsurge in commodity consumption leading to a slower pace of delivery of final goods to the developed ones. Another impact is that while goods traffic is plateauing, services is actually growing. GE and Siemens as a result are leveraging their enormous data warehousing capabilities to venture increasingly into providing services instead of equipment. This platform economy is also enabling many smaller players to participate in the global marketplace taking advantage of platforms such as Alibaba’s, with We Chat and Amazon soon set to join in. All this will make platforms even more power. Salesforce’s Einstein and IBM’s Watson for example are already providing cutting edge business intelligence to organizations. A lot of traditional big companies that are supply-chain leaders too will need to rethink their strategy to occupy some space on the platform side. Such platforms will even affect low-income countries such as Philippines and Bangladesh who may lose jobs in the future to the army of freelancers working now in the gig economy.

Source:https://knowledge.insead.edu/blog/insead-blog/how-the-platform-economy-is-reshaping-global-trade-9991

Uploaded Date:11 September 2018

The top IT companies such as Google, Microsoft, Netflix and Yahoo have generally led most rankings on employee satisfaction. Workplace perks such as free meals and on-site gyms are a common site. Now, several other industries have also joined in such as the Virgin Group that is giving up to a year’s paternity leave to fathers. However, there was until recently little conclusive proof that all these workplace perks genuinely drive profits or improve the company’s image for smoother talent recruitment and retention. So, a massive study with a huge data set was conducted using Thomson Reuters’ data. The study clearly confirmed the biases, that indeed these are beneficial. Employment quality, health and safety, management training and workplace diversity are four aspects companies would be well-advised to work on.

Source:https://www.strategy-business.com/blog/Workplace-Perks-Wasteful-Indulgence-or-Powerful-Profit-Driver?gko=3a4f3

Uploaded Date:11 September 2018

A decade back, the belief underpinning business teams was that the human need to talk to others regarding product knowledge would soon be over. This would instead be replaced by web chat or text messages. While this field especially via WhatsApp has indeed grown, the focus of businesses has shifted to voice-based devices such as Google Home Pub or Amazon Echo. Marketing research conducted by You Guv asserts that in a period of barely six months ending March 2018, there was a doubling in the number of people in the UK owning a smart speaker. Google’s Duplex is the next level in terms of such innovation. For the older established players to match up to the digital natives, they will first have to master a family of related technologies such as machine learning and business analytics. The customer service industry too will need to revaluate its existing infrastructure to gauge best how it can utilize the same.

Source:https://www.future-customer.com/put-down-your-phone-and-ask-alexa-instead/

Uploaded Date:11 September 2018

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