Think: Cranfield - October 2011

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Think: Cranfield is the online newsletter of Cranfield School of Management. It features the latest in management thinking and research output from Cranfield's world class experts and researchers.

Global Megatrends: What next for business?

Massive, global megatrends are heading towards us. Business survivors will need to know what these are and act upon them so that they can continue to prosper, drawing on a clear vision of the new future and quickly identifying and seizing market opportunities. View Article

Humanitarian Disasters: Why logistics is vital

When humanitarian disasters hit the headlines, we hope and expect that rescue and resources are rapidly and effectively applied. The disciplines of supply chain management and logistics have transformed the ability to speedily ensure resources reach the right place, to the right timescales. View Article

Best Factory Awards: A Story of Change

Over the last 20 years that Cranfield have been assessing the Best Factory Awards, there have been significant changes in manufacturing. The cluttered factory of the past containing mountains of inventory and with long-lead times has become a distant memory. What has taken its place, and can our Best Factories hold their own on the world stage? View Article

Open Innovation: Harnessing a Vast Reservoir of Assets

Companies can no longer afford to rely entirely on their own resources. Open innovation–making the best use of internal and external resources–is becoming an integral part of the future of doing business. Managers need to know: What does open innovation consisted of? How do you put this into practice? What blocks and barriers are there? View Article

News from Best Practice Clubs

A regular spot where topical subjects and guest speakers as featured by our best practice research clubs are brought together in one place to help inform and inspire. View Article

Doctoral Research Previews

Our doctoral research reflects some of the key issues faced in business today and the following glimpses provide insight into upcoming research findings from Cranfield. Get involved or be inspired! View Article

The Autumn edition of Management Focus, the School's thought leadership magazine is now available to download.

The flagship magazine features the latest news from Cranfield School of Management and articles from the School's faculty on a wide range of topics affecting managers today, drawing on Cranfield’s research and expertise. This issue also features an interview with Carl Clump MBA 1980, Group Chairman of the payment card fraud prevention company Retail Decisions (ReD). Click here to view the magazine interactively or download.

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