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On good management: the corporate lifecycle

  • Change or die! With this stark claim begins the journey through the corporate lifecycle. Why do so many companies fail? Why do managers struggle to recognize change early or hesitate to take vigorous action? Why – and how – must the traditional lifecycle concept be modernized if it is still to provide valid orientation?_x000D_ In this essay, Roland Berger CEO Burkhard Schwenker analyzes the challenges facing managers today and explores their implications for good management. Corporate management, he argues, must once again become more direct, more personal, more entrepreneurial. His experienced and thoughtful analysis is complemented by insightful, candid interviews with renowned entrepreneurs and business leaders, conducted by journalist Mario Müller-Dofel. Finally, Schwenker outlines an agenda calling for action in six specific areas.

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Document Type:Book
Author:Burkhard Schwenker
Chairs and Professorships:Chair of Strategic Management and Digital Entrepreneurship
Center:Center for Strategy and Scenario Planning (CSSP)
Year of Completion:2013
Wiesbaden: Gabler, 2015 ISBN 978-3-658-02877-0, eISBN 978-3-658-02878-7