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.
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
A resource-based theory study is one of the most widely accepted theoretical perspectives in explaining competitive capabilities in relation to capability and sustainable competitive advantage. For example, the study tends to be designed as a conceptual framework for explaining the conditions under which firms may achieve a sustainable competitive advantage through capabilities which are valuable, and non-substitutable. Accordingly, the present study interconnects the theoretical relationship between the capabilities and competitive advantage of the resources-physical, human, and technology, which provide conditions under which firms may achieve a sustainable competitive advantage from the dynamic capabilities. The new insights suggest that firm’s three dynamic competitive capabilities are considered as complementarities when one capability enhances the value and effect of another capability. The primary result of this study is towards the complementarities, in addition to individual influences of the resources, of these capabilities, which lead to the predictions of its Customer Relationship Management advantage that prepares and assures towards a sustainable advantage objective.
An insightful look at leadership transition from the successor's perspective Success and Succession examines the leadership transition process from the successor's point of view, and outlines the considerations and strategies that lead to a better future for the business. With a focus on practical planning and execution, this insightful guide provides insight into the strategies that smooth the transition and help the new leadership make better business decisions. You'll learn when and how to start planning, who you need on your team, and the obstacles you should anticipate along the way. You'll learn to navigate the uncertainty the process entails, and how to identify opportunities for reciprocal understanding and adopt workable approaches for successful resolution of a multitude of transition issues. Interviews with those at various stages of transition highlight the real-world application of these ideas, and give you an inside look at what worked, what didn't, and what they wish they had thought of. The transition of leadership in an independent, non-public professional service business can be emotional and difficult for everyone. This book gives you a framework for smoothing the process and driving the best possible future of the business. Consider the complexities of succession and transition Balance conflicting dynamics of outgoing and incoming leadership Plan for operational, financial, and emotional obstacles Develop and execute a winning strategy for long term success The transition from founder to successor is far from an academic exercise, and is not linear. Answers are hard to find, and the ebb and flow of the process requires patience, creativity, and willingness to try again. Success and Succession provides a unique strategy for success, from the perspective of incoming leadership.
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.
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.
In the modern energy-demanding lifestyle there is an overwhelming need for exploring sources of energy which are renewable and eco-friendly. Bioconversion of biowaste streams for energy production is an increasingly promising option. Through the biogas value chain, bioconversion presents a very attractive route to valorise various biowaste and enables communities to meet their energy needs, conserve resources and protect the environment. However there are challenges in sustainable implementation of biogas technology. The book has therefore reviewed the biogas value chain from a critical sustainability perspective. It has also covered a detailed case study of the potential of biogas production from biowaste in Kenya and how it influences environmental sustainability. The evaluation of biowaste energy potential and the development of a simple yet effective methodology to assess its sustainability are some of the key issues that this book has addressed. In addition, the book also incorporates a thought provoking analysis of the potential contribution of biowaste-based biogas energy to environmental sustainability from an integrated industrial and domestic case study perspective.
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.
THE FRAMEWORK EVERY LEADER CAN USE TO CREATE GREATER VALUE FOR AN ORGANIZATION "The Art of Strategic Leadership is a practical look at strategy, which at times can be overcomplicated, or viewed as an abstract concept, by even the best leaders. This book
The Dairy Industry in Kenya promotes human nutrition, reduces poverty and creates job opportunities to those people in the dairy value chain. Dairy companies perform various activities in the milk value chain which include; milk collection, cooling and bulking, transportation, processing, packaging and marketing the end products. These activities contribute significantly to the cost of milk and therefore the need to enhance differentiation.Analyzing these activities and their interrelationships assists the processor to find sources of competitive advantage. Milk is a perishable product and its critical handling is very important to the processors. Therefore the survival of any company will depend on its competitive advantage over its competitors. Each company has an obligation to win consumers' confidence in provision of quality product and at a competitive price. This book therefore seeks to examine value chain analysis as a strategic tool to enhance competitiveness in the dairy industry in Kenya. The book also seeks to raise key issues to the main actors in the dairy industry.
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.
With the incursion of modern information technologies, content has been distributed mainly through digital channels. This has led to the emergence of companies providing specialized information (e.g news, reports, and bulletins) in specific market sectors, these companies are known as content providers. Despite of the increasing concern in the establishment of knowledge economies and while much attention has been given to e-business in the literature, the economic effects due to interactions among content providers, competitive intelligence systems (CIS) and final users have largely been neglected. This gap deserves significant attention to be analyzed from a value perspective. This book analyses how content provider firms and CIS interact in B2B transactions. The authors present a snapshot of the industry, identifying actors, their interactions and implications from the perspective of value creation in order to present a new theoretical framework which is used to analyze the value creation mechanisms of six cases. Finally, the authors envision some possible paths for future development for CIS and content providers.
There's another bubble hiding in our economy. It represents over $4 trillion dollars in S&P market capitalization. It's twice the size of the subprime mortgage market. But unlike other bubbles, the assets at risk cannot be traded away or hedged against uncertainty. Rather, they are the fundamental drivers of competitive advantage for most organizations: their brands. Drawing on a decade's worth of brand and financial data from Young & Rubicam's BrandAsset Valuator, the largest brand database in the world, John Gerzema and Ed Lebar lay out credible evidence that businesses think brands are worth more than the consumers who buy them. The number of high-performance, value-creating brands is diminishing across the board. Yet at the same time, the financial markets keep raising brand valuations. The result? A brand bubble that could erase large portions of corporate intangible value and send another shockwave through the global economy. The authors reveal their surprising findings from extensive academic research, featuring the discovery of energized differentiation, a quantifiable measure of a brand's motion, creativity, and continuous evolution. Brands with this quality are irresistible to consumers and demonstrably more valuable to business. Through interviews, data, and fascinating case studies of today's most vibrant companies, Gerzema and Lebar guide readers through a five-stage process for reorganizing the organization around the brand - the key to sustainable, profitable brand performance. Формат издания: 16 см х 23,5 см.
The goal of this book will analyze the processes by which the human resource is managed in light of its strategic importance and will examine the relationships between the traditional human resource functions and the various business functions so that efficiency and effectiveness are balanced and optimized. These processes and relationships are reviewed in light of both the domestic and global environments now and in the future.
Lean Six Sigma implementation has been expanded into diverse industry sectors for a variety of objectives. Recently, the application of Lean Six Sigma into improving environmental performance is noted by practitioners, even though there is very few or no academic literature discussing the implementation. This generates the new research opportunities for academia. Thereby, the research is born to fill out the gap between academic study and industrial practice, and to encourage the execution through pragmatic experience and theoretical analysis. The overall aim of this study is to explore the value of Lean Six Sigma in environmental sustainability. A two-step research is designed to demonstrate the process of exploiting Lean Six Sigma application at environmental perspective and the research results. In general, the research process is simplified as “discover the value” and “add the value”. Although this thesis focuses on the value of Lean Six Sigma implementation into environmental sustainability, it emphasizes the application in industrial field and broadens the perceptive of Lean Six Sigma application, and introduces further research opportunities in this research area.