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Noncompete clauses seem nearly universal--and not just in technology companies. But the effect is especially strong on specialist and "star" inventors, according to new research by Harvard Business School's Matt Marx, Deborah Strumsky, and Lee Fleming. Marx reflects on the business and career implications in this QandA.
This article discusses the Operations Plan as an action document to coordinate the activities of the company towards achieving the overall goals and mission.
What's your quantifiable risk in conducting (or not conducting) specific business activities? Operational Risk Management (ORM) has stepped up as a practical tool for finding out, especially in technology-related arenas.
This Web site offers a primer on the litigation process, and includes easy-to-understand definitions of standard litigation-related terms.
The process of going through a legal audit isn't easy, but the risks associated with avoiding the issue are too high for any company to bear. Doing so is not only necessary, but beneficial.
Last spring, Athena Alliance, along with support from the Kauffman Foundation OECD, The Conference Board, and US National Academies, put together an inspiring conference on the role of intangible assets— information, workforce skills and know-how, effective management and marketing, business models, relations with suppliers and customers, software and databases, and intellectual property— in job creation and economic growth.
The hidden cost here is outsourcing customer service functions. This article cites major corporations that tried it and didn't like it because customer satisfaction decreased. If you're a service company, think twice about short-term cost savings versus long-term competitive advantage.
Outsourcing, the author notes, is not abdication and it is not always successful, but it may well be a viable part of your company's future.
Even if it's "in place," your network requires continual vigilance and improvement. This article provides five "no-nos" that will help you keep up to date and up to speed by avoiding big mistakes.
One of the key links in the office products industry is the supply chain. This article covers how one company innovates and acts entrepreneurially to be a leading company in the reseller business sector.
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