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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...
 
business ecosystem: Moore, James F.
 

business ecosystem

Moore, James F.

  • topic: innovation & risk, org. design & development and strategic management
  • period: 1993
A business ecosystem describes the structure and behaviour of a network of high-tech organisations that share a key technological platform and the ways individual firms can flourish in such an environment. Dr. James F. Moore was a Senior Fellow at Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet and Society where he founded the Open Economies...
 
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,...
 
pest analysis:
 

pest analysis

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  • topic: marketing & sales and strategic management
  • period: 1950-1959
Beginning in the 1950's, research on organisations emphasised the importance of understanding the wider meso- and macro-economic environment in which organisations operate. An organisation on its own cannot affect environmental factors, nor can environmental factors affect the profitability of an industry or an organisation. Conducting a strategic analysis...