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five forces: Porter, Michael E.

five forces

Porter, Michael E.

  • topic: strategic management
  • period: 1980
Michael Porter's innovative research in the 1980's changed managers' perceptions of their own industry's importance as a factor for their company's strategy. Business unit managers would now have to study their industry's characteristics since an industry's structure determines its relative economic attractiveness and hence, the profit potential of all companies...
blue ocean strategies: Kim, W. Chan, Mauborgne, Renée A.

blue ocean strategies

Kim, W. Chan, Mauborgne, Renée A.

  • topic: change management, innovation & risk and strategic management
  • period: 2005
Blue Ocean Strategies (BOS) denote strategies that result in the creation of new markets. Red oceans represent markets where incumbents' Red Ocean Strategies (ROS) are fairly similar and rivals are battling over a shrinking profit pool. Blue oceans are new markets where BOS, in the form of value innovation, create powerful leaps in value for both the firm...
scientific management: Taylor, Frederick Winslow

scientific management

Taylor, Frederick Winslow

  • topic: org. design & development and technology & operations
  • period: 1911
At the turn of the 20th century, the American engineer, Frederick Winslow Taylor, proposed scientific methodologies to improve the productivity of shop floors at large plants. He argued that labour problems such as low productivity, high turnover, soldiering, and a conflict-driven relationship between management and staff were caused by improper production...
ten managerial roles: Mintzberg, Henry

ten managerial roles

Mintzberg, Henry

  • topic: leadership & management and personnel management
  • period: 1973
The Canadian academic, Henry Mintzberg who had trained as a mechanical engineer, wrote his PhD thesis at the MIT Sloan School of Management analysing the actual work habits and time management of chief executive officers (CEOs). In 1973, Mintzberg's thesis on the nature of managerial work was adopted as a study and published for a wider audience. Mintzberg's...