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Is productivity or growth more important for a business?

Short answer: it is situation-dependent. A business must be productive to grow; otherwise, the company will grow at a loss. But beyond such a simple and basic notion, the answer is not […]

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The U.S. Semiconductors Industry is readying for ten years of growth

The U.S. semiconductor industry is a global semiconductor supply chain leader. The industry is one of the largest producers of economic profit in the U.S., with an outstanding performance in 2021 and […]

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How long will competitive advantage truly protect the firm’s profit and value?

Short answer: not indefinitely. How long can you expect a competitive advantage to last when planning for growth or conducting a valuation? This article aims to provide some numbers and shed a […]

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What Are the Foundations of Your Growth Strategy?

A small fraction of companies manages to sustain profitable growth over time. Many achieve temporary growth, eventually eroded by competitors, while others maintain revenue growth without seeing a corresponding increase in value. […]

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Is sustainable growth rate an adequate measure to forecast growth?

The short answer: no. The sustainable growth rate (SGR) indicates how much the company can grow organically, where the capital structure is kept constant. But there are more sources to finance growth […]

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International Expansion through Strategic Alliances

Companies that need to widen their international presence to access new markets can use strategic alliances to get there. International partnerships not only enable firms to access global markets, but they also […]

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Market Entry Through New Business Model Design

Entering a new market with new products that target new customers requires a new business model. It is a powerful strategic initiative that changes the rules of competition. It also represents a […]

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Strategic Controls: Implementation control to stay on track

The performance of the business depends on its ability to execute its strategy in light of various changes on the ground. Implementation control is one of several strategic controls at the disposal […]

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Defensive Business Strategy: When failure is not an option

In today’s markets, protecting your business is just as essential as growing it. Competitive attacks are frequent and come from diverse sources, including direct and indirect competitors, global players, niche players, and […]

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Business Strategy: Why strategic control points count

Strategic control points are the critical foundations for the business to safeguard and enhance value. The concept was first introduced in the late 1990’s.(1) Strategic control points (SCPs) provide the infrastructure for […]

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