Stephen Chick, INSEAD Professor of Technology and Operations Management

Managing several products in a rapidly changing consumer goods industry is no easy task. They key is simplicity. For multinationals reducing the number of brands in a factory can offer big competitive advantages.

Supercomputing is being squeezed by new cloud computing competitors and more expensive component suppliers. How will the likes of IBM adapt to this hostile environment?

  • Developed market manufacturers can’t compete on price or lean management anymore. The winners are finding ways to lock in customers with collaborative, data-driven services and activities.

  • Research and ideas shared at recent INSEAD alumni panel discussions shed light on the elements required to capture and effectively use big data.

  • “Where there’s muck there’s brass”. Letting market players make money out of e-waste is key to avoiding rapidly expanding landfill. But with so many interests at stake it’s not as simple as it sounds. The recently recast Waste Electrical and...

  • Debate about pay practices for corporate CEOs continues but is there really a disconnect between CEO compensation and performance?

  • Social media is helping consumers make better purchasing decisions, but it can give companies greater insights to help them make better business decisions.

  • Recalls have increased significantly across all industries in recent years. And while their damaging repercussions are evident, the causes are often hotly contested. We have found that there are systematic reasons for product recalls that can be...