Tag Archives: Capabilities

The use of digital platforms in virtual teams:

Posted on 29. mar, 2012 by .

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Last week, I was teaching (Deusto Business School) a session about the use and impact of digital platforms on virtual teams. This was an in-company seminar for a multinational firm. We were reviewing digital platforms and technologies for three different functions in a virtual team: sharing information, communicating, and collaborating. I would like to share […]

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A long-term plan for a more competitive Spain

Posted on 14. mar, 2012 by .

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We need to become more competitive in Spain, I agree with Paul Krugman. But, how can we do it? First it is the recognition that it will take time. This is a long conversation. It will take time to build competitive capabilities (even more in a country) to win the race of prosperity, but we […]

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Developing innovation capabilities to ensure sustainability

Posted on 14. sep, 2010 by .

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(versión en español más abajo) In a recent article written for Debates IESA (see Innovar para hacer sostenible el negocio), I argued that companies must work internally on the development of innovation and adaptation capabilities to ensure their sustainability in a highly dynamic and uncertain business environment. How can companies do it? How do companies […]

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Does the Balanced Scorecard tell the whole picture about Strategic Capabilities?

Posted on 21. abr, 2010 by .

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(Versión en español mas abajo) The Balanced Scorecard (BSC) has become a standard de facto, widely used in many corporations to support strategy formulation and execution. And capabilities, the drivers of competitive advantage (and the main topic of this blog) are key components of any sound business strategy. Is it possible that firms that have […]

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How capabilities are related to strategy?

Posted on 09. feb, 2010 by .

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(Versión en español más abajo) The Long Conversation approach argues that the development of organizational capabilities (e.g. technology mastery, workplace practice, talent management … etc) can be better understood through an emergent and diligent learning process.    One question immediately comes to mind:  “Yes, but what capabilities should our corporation be developing?  Are all capabilities equally […]

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Creating Capabilities to Support Sustained Performance

Posted on 25. ene, 2010 by .

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(Versión en español más abajo) In an interview recently published by Management Issues, one of us argued the following: “Many organizations work on the basis of short-term objectives and short-term actions to tackle the challenges they face. This could be good in some contexts but, in the long-term, we think we need to create internal […]

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