Companies are undergoing deep transformations, new models emerge.
The increase in the margin rate of listed American companies is related to their increasing market power. / François Lévêque
Technological acceleration and emerging uses impose new modes of development. / Mari-Noëlle Jego Laveissière, VP R&D, Orange
According to Donal Trump, “Trade wars are good and easy to win.” Yet the history of international trade relations tells a very different story. / Antoine Bouët
Understanding what they really make of information leads to redefine the very role of CEOs. / Pascal Junghans
Within the current energy transition, major energy companies are making strategic shifts. How? Engie's case, by Gwenaëlle Huet
The business line is powerless to conceive its own transformation via data. How do we get out of this trap? / Akin Kazakci
The IT infrastructure landscape is evolving rapidly. What will it look like in 2020? / McKinsey Quarterly
With digital globalization comes digital protectionism. / Corinne Vadcar
Who are the data scientists, what skills do they rely on, and what exactly are they doing? / Arnaud Contival
From Steve Jobs to cloud computing and AI applied to marketing and health care, John Sculley talks about the past and the future.
The secret of resourceful venture craftsmen? Tinkering, or bricolage. / Amiel Kornel
When a firm is placed within a complex network, it must create value for the entire ecosystem. / Milena Klasing Chen
Contemporary capitalism is not the realm of free competition and transparency. Economic warfare is a fact. / Eric Delbecque
What sets the Silicon Valley apart from other clusters? Venture capitalists could very well be the differentiating factor. / Michel Ferrary
How far will our personal exponential growth go when we each control a Digital Earth that serves us and guides us? / Dan Abelow
Would a new trade war launched by the US government make America lose again? And what could be the economic and trade consequences for US trading partners?
There is little doubt that the autonomous car will be generalized soon, with a major impact on the entire automotive value chain and our environment.
China’s influence on world markets outweighs the degree of integration of its own banks and financial markets with the rest of the world. How will it change?
The Silk Road initiative has a political aim. But which one?
The next disruption could produce a flip of today’s pyramid to people-first. / Dan Abelow
People often wonder how they could even live before Amazon or Uber. I want our customers to think the same about Jumia, says founder of the 1st African unicorn.
Lowering corporate tax to 20%, instead of 35%? This measure forms part of wider radical project that will give corporate tax the same features as VAT.
Patents: what if they were not an outcome but an input to craft your company's' future? / Olga Kokshagina
Equity should be the main driver for founders and early employees. What level should be offered to a given candidate? / Willy Braun
There are two main components of a compensation policy: salaries and equity. An equation with only two variables? / Willy Braun
Behind the scene lies a complex reality. What does a sociological approach reveal?
WeChat will soon distribute its very own apps. With this move, it takes competition from an app-to-app level to an app-to-OS one. / Julien Legrand
On the one hand Uber is far from having realized its potential, on the other the platform paves the way to its future competitors.
Food industry giants seek differentiation through innovative business models. Three recent strategies bear witness to this.
Logistics is an industry that, while selling mobility, mainly manages immobility. The Physical Internet model will be much more dynamic. / Eric Ballot
Basic products from emerging markets could eventually move up and disrupt global markets. Really? / Alok Bardiya
An innovative and fast-growing company, Anaplan offers strategic planning solution that clashes with everything that existed until now.
This emerging security, whose yearly issuance still represents only 1% of the global bonds market, has just entered the reference segment: sovereign bonds.
The Chinese healthcare system is facing numerous challenges, which means great opportunities for those western players. But there will be leapfrogs.
An experiment fifteen years ago, personalization is now a central feature of e-commerce. But how do we feel about it? / Ahlem Abidi-Barthe
Different hierarchies of needs explain why there are both the Chinese way and the Silicon Valley way of doing business.
Cybersecurity is already top of the agenda for many corporate boards, but the scale and scope of Internet of Things deployments escalate security risk.
The slowdown in international trade and the digital revolution converge to shake up global value chains, a paradigm since approximately 25 years.
The fundamental shift occurring is not digitalization by itself but the complexity it generates.
In India, media have reported tensions between farmers and seed firms. What about the Indian consumers? / Satish Deodhar
Organizations need more than manage technology. They have to master complexity. That means to step back and consider all of the critical components of system.
How to reverse climate change? If the stick doesn't work, better try the carrot. It is time to turn the creativeness of financial innovation into something useful.
Analysis of the legal environment allows smart organizations to implement original strategies… even though there are a number of pitfalls. / Michael Haddad
So why is the corporate world so unprepared? A simple matter of denial or an overly superficial understanding of digital technology?
The group has shifted from defining itself as an e-commerce platform into what it now calls an infrastructure for e-commerce.
Following the diplomatic success of the Paris agreement, we need an economic success. After the time of diplomacy, progress now depends on firms and researchers.
An interview with Jacquie McNish, author of Losing the Signal: The Untold Story Behind the Extraordinary Rise and Spectacular Fall of BlackBerry.
After 40 years of two-speed growth, coastal-inland inequalities are now closing the gap. / Julien Legrand
Who should take the responsibility of initiating innovation projects? R&D, marketing, prospective teams? / Michael Haddad
The new era of industrial production builds on the concept of cyber-physical systems. Consumers are expected to play an ever greater role in this new model.
With the growing risks of assets becoming stranded by responses to climate change, one should ask whether not adjusting their investment strategy is wise.
The beauty of community is that it is bigger than the biggest company in the world, even Foxconn. There are no borders. It is really a worldwide organization.
The heart of trust is recognition. Far from being a moral issue, it is a major managerial challenge, a key to the performance of firms today.
The Internet of Things (IoT) a buzzword for a new technology landscape that is reshaping the way we live and work. But is its potential understood?
Companies are starting to use data and sophisticated analysis in issues such as recruiting, compensation and performance evaluation.
In developed countries, investment has been sluggish since 2008. Public banks and deposits funds can play a significant role. How have these secular institutions returned in the spotlight?
Digital shopping, perfect promotions, optimal consumer engagement, reductions in counterfeiting and in food waste. / Thomas Morisset
Suzie Reider, Google's managing director for brand solutions, and Gopi Kallayil, Google's chief evangelist for brand solutions, highlight six traps to be avoided.
As omnichannel retailing transforms this nation of 50 million people, retailers around the world should be watching - and learning.
Granted marketers no longer exercise the leverage they once did, it is a delusion to assume it has been transferred to consumers.
Granted marketers no longer exercise the leverage they once did, it is a delusion to assume it has been transferred to consumers; especially in an increasingly complex world where the very notion of control is, itself, becoming a myth.
Money is readily available nowadays, but the needs for long-term investments are far from being met. How can we change this situation?
These SMEs focus on niche markets that they dominate at a national, regional or even global scale, with a market share often exceeding 70%.
Business models that emerge today outline a world of hyper-competition: in the digital economy, it's always possible to find both better and cheaper elsewhere.
This is the other side of globalization: more and more cases of misunderstanding. However, it is not impossible to avoid them.
Yes, it is possible to rationalize innovation, moving on from managing equilibrium to handling a constant imbalance. No, this is no easy matter. / Rémi Maniak
Indian e-commerce firm Snapdeal recently got a major boost: a $627 million investment from SoftBank, the Japanese giant.
In China, Industries such as finance and retail are facing a technological reinvention, and great changes are also reshaping HR services.
Should the very idea of regulation evolve? It should not, to say the least, exist to protect entrenched industries and shut out competition.
Communication is at the forefront of a world of weak ties that form and break up uninterruptedly. Specialists can convert this instability into an opportunity to give a full meaning to their activity. / Howard Gross
It is no longer possible for a company to innovate alone. How to identify the right partners and develop a partnership over time? How to ensure successful exchanges?
Working no longer consists of collaborating with colleagues in a given place built for this purpose, but rather networking with others and organising a shared sociability. The question is: will the very concept of enterprise survive?
Should we imagine, come the 2030 horizon, new forms of entrepreneurial leadership? / Bernard Ramanantsoa
With the advent of Big Data, Hilton Worldwide and other companies are undergoing significant changes in their customer loyalty policies.
How can a corporate parent accelerate innovators’ learning? The experiences of prolific inventorssuggest an answer: by providing product teams with an artisanal environment that favors play, repetition and patience.
Despite a strong tendency for unification, despite our growing interdependence, the world economy is still highly fragmented. / Eric Chaney
The trend towards circular economy is drawing increasing closer attention. The challenge is now to see the concept reach maturity.
In an open world, where information systems play an increasingly structuring role, the issue of how one protects sensitive data and technologies has now become a priority question.
Will the rise of automated factories mean the end of Hon Hai's success story, and more broadly the end of China as the world factory? Not yet.
As artificial intelligence takes hold, what will it take to be an effective executive?
A new approach to knowledge is emerging which changes the very idea of competence: what an employee knows matters less than what he is able to find, and, more relevantly, what he’s able to share.
On several occasions, President Obama singled out Wal-Mart as a model in terms of energy savings. Why?
The world market for service robots will represent 25 billion euros in 2015 and could well be 100 billion euros by 2018.
Goods producers and services providers start thinking in terms of coproduction with a customer who is to become a prosumer.
Come year 2030, what will business enterprises look like?
To stay competitive, companies must stop experimenting with digital and commit to transforming themselves into full digital businesses.
While the international negotiations on climate change have not shown much progress, international standards suggest a more pragmatic way to impulse change.
What kinds of lessons can providers of microfinance services in developed countries learn from microfinance practices overseas?
Cyber-threats are now becoming systemic. Concern of all actors involved is rising, that could lead to a global counter move against digitisation.
Enterprises are now able to collect all kind of real-time information about the needs of each consumer. They can provide innovative products that are neither goods nor services.
The prospect of having a 3D printer at home could seriously modify our consumer patterns. But some challenges remain.
For the world's economy to get full value from technological innovation, it must have a robust, coordinated approach to cybersecurity.
Is there a recipe for large FMCG companies? Certainly not. But some methods, yes. And also plenty of flawed strategies. / Matthieu Perrier
The pace of innovation is escalating rapidly among threat sources, helped by an acceleration in the global proliferation of cyber expertise. Any solutions?
Can social business models become levers of strategic renewal for multinational firms? Danone's experience suggests they can indeed.
The rise of a new generation of technologies, performing many financial transactions from mobile phones, opens a new avenue for development
The myth of scientific management has all but disappeared, yet the industrial world continues to overvalue standardized methods. Isn't it time to shake up habits?
A disruptive way for SME to raise capital is putting a spotlight on the readiness of a tightly regulated securities market to adopt the openness of the Internet.
Planned obsolescence has an infamous reputation. But this business model is not all bad.