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Viewpoint Evolving the Strategy at Ford

Of the more than 40 years I have spent with Ford Motor Company all over the world, the last 10 have been the most exciting. The decade of the 1980s brought a massive cultural change at Ford.

The Vision of the Integrated Enterprise

The time is the mid-1990s. After a long business dinner with your field service managers, you are crawling down the interstate highway (traffic hasn't improved over the past five years!).

How Japanese Multinationals Work So Well

The Japanese multinational gains its efficiency and effectiveness through a management system superbly well equipped to handle complex coordination.

Viewpoint Continuous Renewal at Motorola

Few of the challenges of leadership are as pressing as the task of addressing ourselves to the renewal of the dynamic high-technology industries. This paper contains a potpourri of thoughts on this subject.

Managing Rapid Technological Development

The introduction of new technology into products is accelerating in industry after industry. Today, the pace at which companies introduce new technology has become a principal determinant of competitive success - or failure. Arthur D.

The New Environmental Stewardship

Heads of corporations have long been fluent in the languages of competition, finance, shareholder value, and - more recently - manufacturing strategies and global information networks. But for many, environmental management was an issue to be looked after elsewhere in the organisation.

Japan's Changing Management Style

In response to the rapidly changing world markets in which they compete, Japanese firms are facing the need for significant changes in the way they manage themselves. While some changes are already under way, more drastic changes may be expected.

Academic/Industry Liaisons

It has been 37 years since Watson and Crick unraveled the genetic mysteries and catapulted molecular biology into the forefront of laboratory sciences. Events in the academic laboratories since then have been nothing short of revolutionary.

Proprietary Technology: The Next Challenge for the NICs

The future economic success of the Asia Pacific region is predicated on developing and sustaining a successful manufacturing sector.

Toward Effective Supplier Management: International...

The purchasing function is acquiring high priority in the eyes of senior management for a number of reasons. First, increasingly global strategies for marketing and manufacturing require equally global approaches to sourcing.