Enhance business performance by using sustainability for competitive advantage The Future of Value reveals what it takes for companies to grow and outperform the competition in today's growth-constrained, sustainability conscious world. The author shows leaders how to use sustainability as a powerful, pragmatic lens to enhance business performance. He also explores how to craft and oversee a portfolio of effective tools, develop competitive strategies, and adjust value chain activities, talent management practices, and corporate policies to help organizations execute powerful sustainability strategies. He provides a systematic, yet instantly familiar, model all companies can use to connect sustainability with their growth and competitive strategies. In this way, the author shows leaders how to shape, color, and own The Future of Value. Outlines the keys to implementing sustainability in organizations to achieve business success today and tomorrow Reveals how to engage stakeholders in day to day sustainability management as a means to shape and fuel efforts to continuously renew their sustainability strategies The author is a 15-year veteran of sustainability and strategy management consulting, having worked with clients in the US, Japan, Australia, and Europe. He has an MBA in Strategic Management from The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and writes a regular column for Sustainable Life Media and GreenBiz, two of the world's most heavily trafficked sustainability news and thought leadership portals The author draws useful and accessible conclusions from a rich, diverse set of corporate interviewees. A core part of his research was the selection and interrogation of more than 25 Global Fortune 500 companies' sustainability, strategy, and finance leads.
The research was conducted in Islamabad, Pakistan. Purpose of this research is to investigate how investing in human capital creates value in the education sector, specifically higher education sector in Pakistan. Teachers of four universities were the sample for the research and they were asked through questionaires that how much important did they and the institutions consider human capital, for value creation. Recommendations, managerial implications of the results and impact on future study has also been given in this research.
TURN YOUR CHALLENGES INTO SUCCESSES – LEARN HOW AND WHY SOME TEAM STRUGGLE AND SOME SUCCEED This groundbreaking resource defines what business analytics is, the immense value it brings to an organization, and how to harness its power to gain a competitive edge in the marketplace. Author Evan Stubbs provides managers with the tools, knowledge, and strategies to get the organizational commitment you need to get business analytics up and running in your company. Drawing from numerous practical examples, The Value of Business Analytics provides an overview of how business analytics maps to organizational strategy and through examining the mistakes teams commonly make that prevent their success, author Evan Stubbs uncovers a four-step framework which helps improve the odds of success. Built on field-tested experience, The Value of Business Analytics explains the importance of and how to: Define the Value: Link analytics outcomes to business value, thereby helping build a sense of urgency and a need for change. Communicate the Value: Persuade the right people by understanding what motivates them. Deliver the Value: Link tactical outcomes to long-term strategic differentiation. Measure the Value: Validate wins and deliver continuous improvement to help drive ongoing transformation. Translating massive amounts of data into real insight is beyond magic—it’s competitive advantage distilled. Nothing else offers an equivalent level of agility, productivity improvement, or renewable value. Whether you’re looking to quantify the value of your work or generate organizational support, learn how to leverage advanced business analytics with the hands-on guidance found in The Value of Business Analytics. Drawing on the successes and failures of countless organizations, author Evan Stubbs provides a reference rich in content that spans everything from hiring the right people, understanding technical maturity, assessing culture, and structuring strategic planning. A must-read for any business analytics leader and an essential reference in shifting the perspective of business analytics away from algorithms towards outcomes. Learn how to increase the odds of successful value creation with The Value of Business Analytics.
All the companies today in a competition are lodged in The Red Ocean. The ways and the processes opted by any marketer to sell itself revolve around a phenomenon that gathers a competitive advantage for it. The soul of these efforts in the Red Ocean can be summarized in the pursuit either of differentiation or low cost, no matter whatever road map is taken for it. But, who will answer the basic values of the consumer? When the marketer shall be able to realize the brass text of the value? What is actually the value phenomenon asked? And why the pursuit of value is dealt in a True Blue Ocean? How shall a marketer understand the core values of a Blue Ocean that answer the psychological, physical, emotional and social value for any user?
Technologies play an important role in creating competitive advantage as well as controlling environmental impacts. This study deals with the relationship between environmentally sound technology and competitiveness of companies. It focuses on technologies in the value chain of printed paper from forest to market. How do environmentally sound technologies impact on competitiveness of companies? How do these technologies differ across the value chain? How do pollution prevention technologies and pollution-abatement technologies differ in influences? Competitiveness impacts are measured by the terms of cost and differentiation. The so-called Porter Hypothesis conserning the role of the pollution prevention technology in fulfilling legal requirements and creating competitiveness, is accepted only partly by this study. A new term of "environmental value creation" is defined.
For the recorded history of management, the world has managed value creation according to what can be seen, touched and proven. In today's knowledge-based economy, value creation is derived primarily from how well firms manage intangibles (knowledge, service, expectations, response time, innovation, change management, etc). The large capital outlays that signified the manufacturing economy are no longer required. In fact, such 'tangibles' now explain less than 20% of the value of most publicly listed firms. For example, Time Warner has only 6.49% of its value attributable to tangibles. As such, for every $1 of true value, only $0.065 cents is being measured and managed by conventional management practices. For Oracle Corporation, tangibles account for only 4% of its value. For General Electric (worth over US$450 billion), tangibles account for less than 11% of its value.Intention, context, emotional intelligence, escalation, and sustainability are words that are generally absent from the operational management techniques of managers worldwide. They form, however, the basis of skills required to manage organizations in today's knowledge-based economy. The authors investigate the ways that intangible values can be identified, measured, and managed. Their revolutionary and innovative taxonomy not only reveals fundamental differences between a manufacturing economy and one which creates value through knowledge, relationships, and time. By using case studies, a compelling mixture of theory and applications, and a set of accounting tools, the authors demonstrates how a new value framework can protect investors while giving companies the ability to generate long-term growth.*Shows how intangible values can be identified, measured, and managed*Presents a revolutionary and innovative taxonomy with a new set of accounting tools *Demonstrates with case studies how a new value framework can protect investors while enabling companies to generate long-term growth
How to use brands to gain and sustain competitive advantage Companies today face a dilemma in marketing. The tried-and-true formulas to create sales and market share behind brands are becoming irrelevant and losing traction with consumers. In this book, Gerzema and LeBar offer credible evidence–drawn from a detailed analysis of a decade's worth of brand and financial data using Y&R's Brand Asset Valuator (BAV), the largest database of brands in the world–that business is riding on yet another bubble that is ready to burst–a brand bubble. While most managers still see metrics like trust and awareness as the backbone of how brands are built, Gerzema asserts they're dead wrong–these metrics do not add to increased asset value. In fact, by following them, they actually hasten the declining value of their brands. Using a five-stage model, The Brand Bubble reveals how today's successful brands–and tomorrow's–have an insatiable appetite for creativity and change. These brands offer consumers a palpable sense of movement and direction thanks to a powerful «energized differentiation.» Gerzema reveals how brands with energized differentiation achieve better financial performance than traditional brands have. Plus, Gerzema helps readers develop energized differentiation in their own brands, creating consumer-centric and sustainable organizations.
An updated and revised version of the business classic Power Base Selling Power Base Selling, originally published in 1990, left readers with an understanding of and language for gaining political advantage within accounts. Now famous among sellers, the concept of aligning with powerful customer individuals or «Foxes» is taken to a new level. The New Power Base Selling offers an updated and more in-depth edition of the original classic with an empirically based breakthrough to significantly increasing sales performance. It explains how competitive selling is as much a matter of politics, customer value, and strategy as it is a management science. Based on data from one of the most comprehensive sales surveys in the sales training industry, along with over 50,000 deal reviews, The New Power Base Selling will help salespeople quickly outfox the competition, impress customers with unexpected value, and achieve new levels of professional success. Create Demand, as well as competitively Service Demand Quickly leverage «Situational Power Bases» to drive up win rates Provide customers with value that advances their critical business initiatives Effectively use LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and other social tools in a sales campaign Increase customer satisfaction and competitive differentiation See measurable gains and exceed quota when you leverage customer politics, value, and competitive strategy.
A blueprint to successful value investing Successful value investors have an ingrained mental framework through which all investments decisions are made. This framework, which stems from the father of value investing, Benjamin Graham-who believed that investment is most intelligent when it is most businesslike-can put you in a better position to improve the overall performance of your portfolio. Written by Sham Gad-founder of the Gad Partners Funds, a value-focused investment partnership inspired by the 1950s Buffett Partnerships-The Business of Value Investing effectively examines the fundamental tenants of this approach and skillfully illustrates the six essential elements of the entire process. Opening with some informative discussions of how value investing focuses more on buying a piece of a business, and less on buying a company's stock, this reliable resource quickly moves on to detail exactly what it takes to become a successful value investor. Outlines the six essential elements required for a successful risk averse value investment approach Contains case studies that illustrate how to approach investing in an intelligent, businesslike fashion Walks you through the pitfalls that most investors initially fall into With The Business of Value Investing as your guide, you'll quickly become familiar with one of the most effective investment strategies ever created.
Praise for The Value Factor " It???s called ???The Information Age??? for a reason. Information, even more than capital assets, products, or brands, will be the best source of sustainable competitive advantage. In this book, Nyberg and Hurd have succeede
For traders trying to navigate the increasingly volatile credit default swap market, CDS Delivery Option provides worked-out examples, over 30 charts, a case study of Delphi, and detailed explanations of how the subprime crisis caused the credit crisis and the near collapse of the GSEs. The book includes detailed information on: how to value a CDS contract how to value the delivery option how contract value changes when the yield curve flattens or becomes steeper how contract value changes with bullish or bearish market moves how to figure out when to buy protection and when to sell protection how to hedge CDS risk when and how to unwind a contract prior to settlement when to hold a trade through delivery how to navigate a «squeeze» (when the notional value of contracts going through delivery is larger than the supply of the cheapest-to-deliver issue) when buying contracts can make their prices go down how to construct a basis trade how to find arbitrage opportunities how to analyze default probability and corporate debt when to settle via auction and when to settle via physical delivery which note is the cheapest to deliver This book is an indispensable resource for all market professionals working in the CDS market.
Fundamental analysis helps in determining the bench mark price for equity stocks. Based on how the company has done in the past, how it is faring currently, and how it is likely to do in future, the investment analyst estimates the future EPS. A good estimate requires a careful projection of revenue and costs. But, EPS forecast is based on a number of assumptions about the behavior of revenue and costs. So the reliability of the EPS forecast is questionable. So, the investors prefer to work with a range called value anchor rather than a single number intrinsic value. This will help the investors to identify whether a security is overpriced or under priced in the stock market. Based on this the investors can decide to buy or sell or hold the stocks. The present book entitled “Intrinsic Value Estimation through Fundamental Analysis–A Case Study of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd., Hyderabad” is a modest attempt in that direction. This book has been brought out to meet the requirements of M.B.A., C.A., students and Research Scholars in the field of finance. Though targeted for students and research scholars, this book should be useful to the equity analysts and investors.
How six industries are collaborating with competitors, society, and the public sector for competitive advantage No longer can we consume the equivalent of 1.3 Earths resources and expect to remain prosperous in perpetuity. We need a new economic paradigm, one that yields growth in a way that strengthens the global systems we rely on daily for survival, such as the global water, food, and energy systems. The Collaboration Economy—a model where the private, public, and civil sectors collaborate for prosperity that can last in perpetuity—is emerging. But what does this economic model look like? How does it work? How can companies survive and thrive in the Collaboration Economy? The Collaboration Economy provides easy to use frameworks and tools to enable leaders of industry, of government, and of society to lead the effort to align growth with sustainable development. Offers a plan for how the private, public, and civil sectors can successfully collaborate to steward resources, fortify global water, food, and energy systems, and spark a new era of prosperity at the same time Contains case study profiles of the leaders of the Collaboration Economy, including Unilever, GE, Coca-Cola, Nestle Waters North America, Grieg Green, and the European Parliament Written by Eric Lowitt, a globally recognized and sought after consultant, thought leader, and speaker in the fields of competitive strategy, growth, and sustainability, who has been named one of the Global Top 100 Thought Leaders on Trustworthy Business Behavior by Trust Across America
The book takes a historical approach towards the notion of sustainability and the development of the term. Important steps in the development of the sustainability term is identified and analyzed in a Change Management perspective with an underlying discourse analytical focus. The aim of this historical analysis is to identify corner stones and land marks in the development of the sustainability term in order to come up with a qualified statement regarding the future development of the term and its significance. The analysis gives reason to examine Sustainability as a General Purpose Technology and as a possible driver of a Kondratiev wave. In order to give an idea of how to proactively navigate in a sustainability driven societal paradigm, the concept of Sustainable Value Innovation is used as a basis for an including elaboration of the previous findings of this book. Based on this the book suggests how a positive Schumpeterian spiral that enables sustained competitive sustainability can be implemented.
Although the potential of information technology (IT) is beyond dispute, it proves to be very difficult to evaluate its true business value. In the present competitive business arena, modern IT provides the enabling infrastructure for efficient and effective business operations, leveraging business improvements and securing a competitive edge. Capturing the value of this IT-based infrastructure is often considered as the most critical and yet the most complex part of managerial decision-making. Many managers do not try to justify their expenditure or measure whether their money was well spent. This situation has become unacceptable in the light of the rising costs and uncertain benefits of this increasingly important type of business investment. The callfor more financial returns and more value for money can no longer be ignored. Making the right investment evaluations will make the vital difference between business success and failure. This book provides a unique perspective on assessing and creating business value from investments in IT-based infrastructure and, more importantly, it shows how the role of IT-based infrastructure is critical to obtain the full benefits of IT.