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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...
six coordination mechanisms: Mintzberg, Henry

six coordination mechanisms

Mintzberg, Henry

  • topic: org. design & development
  • period: 1979
The Canadian academic, Henry Mintzberg, distinguished six coordination mechanisms from organisational design literature. Any group of individuals that needs to accomplish a complex task faces two opposing requirements: the division of labour of the task into subtasks to support specialisation, and the coordination of these subtasks to accomplish the overall...
organisational flexibility: Volberda, Henk W.

organisational flexibility

Volberda, Henk W.

  • topic: change management, org. design & development and strategic management
  • period: 1992
The organisational flexibility model developed by Henk Volberda, professor in strategic management at Rotterdam Erasmus University, aims to guide management in understanding and identifying different types of flexibility and in creating and sustaining flexible organisations. Volberda’s doctorate thesis was published in 1992 and was...
three generic strategies: Porter, Michael E.

three generic strategies

Porter, Michael E.

  • topic: strategic management
  • period: 1980
Michael Porter regarded the selection of a defendable position within an industry as the end result of a competitive strategic analysis. He argued that successful, profitable companies generally choose to compete on either low costs or by differentiating their products to meet specific customer needs. Although these two strategic options are mutually exclusive,...