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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,...
 
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...
 
system dynamics: Forrester, Jay Wright
 

system dynamics

Forrester, Jay Wright

  • topic: org. design & development and strategic management
  • period: 1961
In the 1960's, MIT developed System Dynamics as an offshoot of the broader discipline of Systems Thinking. Systems Thinking detected structures underling complex problems and allowed individuals to become aware of the mental models they used to perceive reality. System Dynamics simulated interactions between objects in dynamic systems...
 
mass customisation: Pine II, B. Joseph
 

mass customisation

Pine II, B. Joseph

  • topic: marketing & sales, strategic management and technology & operations
  • period: 1993
Mass customisation is an economic production paradigm as well as on an organisational level a strategic response to fragmenting markets. Mass customisation explains how affordable goods and services can be delivered to satisfy the needs of the individual by combining the efficiency of mass production and the customisation level of craftsmanship....