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    1. July 2, 2014

      UK business clusters need help to grow, says study

      Britain has 31 business clusters that contribute significantly to the economy but more needs to be done to help them grow,...

    2. June 10, 2014

      Why CSV makes sense for business schools

      The recent discussion about the concept of Creating Shared Value demonstrates a one-way direction in criticising the...

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    1. FT Alphaville

      June 9, 2014

      Valiant Valeant

      Bill Ackman, founder and showman in chief of Pershing Square is adding a new string to his bow on Monday morning as co-host...

    2. April 25, 2014

      Scandinavia can be an inspiration for creating shared value

      Michael Porter, renowned management strategist and author of the influential Competitive Strategy (1980) and Competitive...

    3. April 24, 2014

      The opposing perspectives on creating shared value

      Ever since Michael Porter and Mark Kramer published their article on “Creating Shared Value” (CSV), I felt that this was a...

    4. April 23, 2014

      Shared values that are lost in translation

      For centuries western scholars wrote in Latin. To not know Latin was to not be educated. Today’s business schools use a...

    5. April 22, 2014

      The MBA blind spot

      Most MBA programmes today limit success as much as they enhance it: they ignore powerful opportunities to improve economic...

    6. April 20, 2014

      Premise of ‘creating shared value’ risks misleading MBA students

      Anyone with even a passing interest in corporate social responsibility cannot have failed to notice the buzz that has built...

    7. March 26, 2014

      The Bard’s backers, in three acts

      When Shylock is ordered to “become a Christian”, schoolchildren in the audience for The Merchant of Venice at Shakespeare’s...

    8. The World

      January 24, 2014

      Davos thought: How to leave happier than when you arrived

      Matthieu Ricard (c) WEF I’ve been to happier meetings on glummer subjects than the Davos dinner I joined on Thursday about...

    9. June 13, 2013

      Management

      Peter Drucker, who did more than most to promote the study of modern management, once pointed out that when Karl Marx’s...

    10. August 21, 2012

      Christine Brown-Quinn

      Christine Brown-Quinn is an MBA graduate and the founder of The Female Capitalist, a consultancy practice. She is focused on...

    11. The World

      August 16, 2012

      Romney-supporting economists

      Mitt Romney in Ohio on August 14 (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Earlier this week, the Romney camp released a warm letter of...

    12. MBA blog

      August 13, 2012

      Expanding one's horizons

      Mahbub ul Haq (1934-1998), the founder of the Human Development Report stated that The basic purpose of development is to...

    13. June 11, 2012

      On a mission to transform global leaders

      In addition to the multilateral agencies, non-governmental orga­nisations and non-profits at this month’s Rio+20 summit,...

    14. May 7, 2012

      Universities must adapt to financial realities

      Cuts in government funding in Europe and the US have left public universities scrambling for solutions. While broad...

    15. April 9, 2012

      MBA curriculum needs to embrace theology

      Five senior people are holding a postmortem examination on a critical personnel appointment. They had unanimously chosen...

    16. March 7, 2012

      Business should help the heartland

      If Harvard Business School graduates ruled the political world, Mitt Romney would be the US president instead of struggling...

    17. MBA blog

      February 13, 2012

      It’s (still) all about engaging the sports fan

      Washington DC is widely known for being the hub (or “cluster” as Michael Porter would call it) of political and business...

    18. January 30, 2012

      Bark with bite

      Academics succeed if their names are linked to one important idea that outlives them. Professor Theodore Levitt’s name is...

    19. October 12, 2011

      Memo to UK’s top civil servant: strategy please

      Congratulations, Jeremy Heywood. You’ve got Britain’s best public sector job. All the fun of being prime minister – but...

    20. September 30, 2011

      Apply five basic forces to the four big audit firms

      From Mr Tim Prizeman. Sir, Your report (September 27) about the reasonably stiff measures being discussed in Brussels to...

    21. September 27, 2011

      Is radical innovation a thing of the past?

      It is a rash commentator who calls the end of history. Such declarations, as Francis Fukuyama discovered, tend to be made on...

    22. September 25, 2011

      An academic who shares his values

      Michael Porter looks and behaves like a corporate titan as much as an academic. This is not unusual; the wisdom of top...

    23. September 6, 2011

      Alcatel-Lucent: stuck on the phone

      Management doyen Michael Porter identified two simple business strategies: product differentiation and cost leadership. But...

    24. July 17, 2011

      Expertise for entrepreneurs

      As the US and UK continue to focus on job creation, the foundation arm of Goldman Sachs, the investment bank, is tapping...

    25. June 22, 2011

      Benefits flow as top people join the battle

      The world economy may remain fragile, but companies are not abandoning efforts to address their social and environmental...

    26. June 7, 2011

      Working harder to pin benefits down

      Companies across the UK may be increasingly eager to proclaim how responsibly and sustainably they are doing business, but...

    27. May 31, 2011

      Ten Questions - Rachel Greenberger

      Rachel Greenberger: “My business heroes are local heroes” Rachel Greenberger is an MBA student at Babson College: Olin. The...

    28. May 6, 2011

      US consultancy fails to register as Libya lobbyist

      A consultancy co-founded by the business writer and academic Michael Porter said on Friday it had been at fault in not...

    29. February 21, 2011

      Society and the right kind of capitalism

      After the Four Horsemen of the Corporate Apocalypse have bolted, society usually calls in the Four Hand-Wringers of the...

    30. February 1, 2011

      Optimal balance between research and experience

      From Dr Jonathan P. O’Brien. Sir, I wish to respond to criticisms of my research paper that have recently appeared in the...

    31. December 14, 2010

      Harvard’s Porter assists US economic development

      Harvard Business School guru Michael Porter, father of the economic cluster, is to help US policy-makers formulate economic...

    32. October 11, 2010

      The winning tactic of cultural continuity

      Assuming that Liverpool Football Club is sold to John Henry and his team from New England Sports Ventures, and that current...

    33. July 5, 2010

      The added value of a group

      Babel Media is a company that could, in theory, be based anywhere. It provides the video games industry with outsourced...

    34. February 23, 2010

      Tax rises drive off investors, Brown is told

      Britain must not raise taxes on wealth creators any further if it wants inward investment to spur recovery, one of the...

    35. February 22, 2010

      UK warned not to raise taxes on wealthy

      Britain must not raise taxes on wealth-creators any higher if it wants inward investment to spur recovery, one of the...

    36. October 28, 2009

      Sharing assets

      Clusters, or groups of companies that share technology and ideas, became fashionable in the 1990s, writes Brian Groom . A...

    37. June 10, 2009

      Soapbox: the new frontier

      Last week, US President Obama defended government intervention in GM, the ailing automotive giant, as the company was filing...

    38. May 12, 2009

      Auto majors failed to use their greatest resource

      From Prof Stuart Holland. Sir, Frank DeRose’s tirade against both Barack Obama and the UAW (Letters, May 5) misses both the...

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