Strategy Implementation Part II: The Change Management Perspective

Strategy Implementation Part II: The Change Management Perspective

A while ago I discussed a first perspective on strategy implementation - the performance management perspective. In this blog I continue the discussion started there and will focus on a second perspective on strategy implementation: the change management perspective.While the performance management ...
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SMEs Want Strategic Advice from Their Accountants

SMEs Want Strategic Advice from Their Accountants

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In collaboration with the SRA (Samenwerkende Registeraccountants en Accountants-Administratieconsulenten), Niels van de Ven (Leiden University) has conducted research on the 'Criteria Used to Select and Evaluate Financial and Legal services: A Study of Dutch SME companies'.One of the main conclu ...
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Strategy Implementation Part I: The Performance Management Perspective

Strategy Implementation Part I: The Performance Management Perspective

As noted in my blog of March 1st, strategy implementation is one of the most, if not the most, challenging tasks in strategy. The next few blogs will therefore discuss a series of perspectives on strategy implementation that may help to smoothen this difficult process. Today's blog discusses the ...
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Downloadable and Printable Value Envelope

Downloadable and Printable Value Envelope

On January 15th, I wrote a blog in which I introduced the value envelope as an alternative to the popular business model canvas. To facilitate working with the value envelope, I followed Osterwalder's example and turned it into a printable format. You can download the JPEG and PDF versions of the ...
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You Finally Have Your New and Ambitious Strategy. Now What?

You Finally Have Your New and Ambitious Strategy. Now What?

Implementing a strategy once it has been envisioned is one of the most - if not the most - challenging tasks in strategy. How many strategic plans are lying around and how many strategy days, workshops, and consulting hours have been spent on producing these? And how much of what has been ambitiousl ...
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Who Checks Strategy Frameworks?

Who Checks Strategy Frameworks?

Imagine your medical doctor prescribes you untested medication. Would you take it? Probably only if you are desperate enough, if you participate in a clinical trial, or trust your doctor blindly. Something analogous, however, happens daily in management consulting and education, where numerous unval ...
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How Consultancy Firms Develop ‘New’ Frameworks

How Consultancy Firms Develop ‘New’ Frameworks

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Strategy frameworks are important tools for managers and entrepreneurs that engage in strategizing. In previous blogs, I discussed various ones, including the business model canvas (and my own alternative: the value envelope), the five forces framework, the balanced scorecard, and the performance pr ...
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Does Planning Work?

Does Planning Work?

In two previous blogs on the role of planning in entrepreneurship, I reported about the findings of a study I did with my colleague Tiago Ratinho on business plans. Another study I am involved in looks at the role of planning and planning commitment in entrepreneurship. Rather than analyzing busine ...
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Beyond the Business Model Canvas Part II: The Value Envelope

Beyond the Business Model Canvas Part II: The Value Envelope

In July-September 2012 I wrote a number of blogs commenting on the limitations of Osterwalder's business model canvas and presenting and explaining an alternative 'value model canvas'. While I've received quite some positive feedback on the value model canvas, it appeared it also has a number of li ...
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More Limitations of the Business Model Canvas

More Limitations of the Business Model Canvas

In July-September 2012 I wrote a number of blogs commenting on the limitations of Osterwalder's business model canvas and presenting and explaining an alternative 'value model canvas'. Based on various discussions with scholars and practitioners, a revisit of a variety of strategic management ...
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