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hawthorne effect: Mayo, Elton
 

hawthorne effect

Mayo, Elton

  • topic: change management, culture & internationalisation and org. design & development
  • period: 1933
Between 1924 and 1933, research teams from Harvard University conducted field studies on worker productivity at the Western Electric Hawthorne plant near Chicago, one of the most advanced manufacturing facilities that employed 29,000 workers to produce telephones and telecommunications equipment for AT&T. The experiments initially...
 
value chain analysis: Porter, Michael E.
 

value chain analysis

Porter, Michael E.

  • topic: finance & accounting, marketing & sales, org. design & development and strategic management
  • period: 1985
Michael Porter published the Value Chain Analysis in 1985 as a response to criticism that his Five Forces framework lacked an implementation methodology that bridged the gap between internal capabilities and opportunities in the competitive landscape. This framework focused on industry attractiveness as a determinant of the profit potential of all companies...
 
disruptive innovation: Christensen, Clayton M.
 

disruptive innovation

Christensen, Clayton M.

  • topic: innovation & risk, strategic management and technology & operations
  • period: 1997
Christensen's disruptive innovation model, published in 1997, provides an explanation for the inability of well-managed, industry-leading companies to stay atop of their industry when confronted with new, ground breaking technological innovations. Clayton M. Christensen is an associate professor at Harvard Business School. His research...
 
five dimensions of culture: Hofstede, Geert
 

five dimensions of culture

Hofstede, Geert

  • topic: culture & internationalisation and leadership & management
  • period: 1980
In the mid 1970's, the Dutch academic, Geert Hofstede, based his five dimensions of culture on an extensive survey at IBM in which he investigated the influence of national culture. His methodology was both unique in size as well in structure. He defined organisational culture is an idea system that is largely shared between organisational members. By filtering...