Strategic Planning For A Challenging World: The Martian Solution©

Thu, 03/10/2016 | By: admin

It is clear that the U.S. and global economies are experiencing a great deal of uncertainty and anxiety. This is impacting efforts to plan for the current year and the longer term. This article addresses these issues and proposes an unorthodox perspective as a "lens" for creating solutions - what I have termed "The Martian Solution©."

Corporate Culture and Organizational Effectiveness: Additional Empirical Evidence from Europe

Tue, 02/09/2016 | By: admin

This article presents current research in progress examining the extent to which corporate culture can be a determinant for the effectiveness of companies...based upon empirical research conducted by Antonia Dimitrova for her PhD dissertation at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski," in Bulgaria.

MS Digital Edition - 2015 Year in Review

Wed, 01/06/2016 | By: admin

The MS Digital Edition is a compilation of all the articles written throughout 2015.

The Magic of $1 Billion in Revenues

Wed, 12/09/2015 | By: admin

It is well established that 50% of all new ventures fail within five years....However, something very interesting and significant seems to occur at Stage 6.

“Planning is Everything”

Thu, 10/22/2015 | By: admin

The success of the US Military during World War II led to a great increase of interest in an application of principles of strategy to business enterprises.

Management Systems Methodologies Help a Fast Growing Entrepreneurship in Bulgaria Transition to a Professionally Managed Firm

Tue, 09/22/2015 | By: admin

The transition from a startup to a professionally managed company is a challenge many of the companies in the IT sector in Bulgaria are facing. In this article the CEO of ForTeam, Ivailo Iliev, describes one example of the application of Management Systems methodology and tools to help a firm make the transition for an entrepreneurship to a professionally managed firm.

The Implications of Gender Quotas on Boards on Top Management’s Gender Leadership Styles

Tue, 08/18/2015 | By: admin

“How does the increase of women on boards potentially affect the way that top management leads?” To analyze the interplay between the board composition and top management's leadership styles, the thesis combined structural and interaction dynamics theory from organizational behavior studies with gender leadership theory.

Effective Leadership

Tue, 08/18/2015 | By: admin

Editor’s Note: The purpose of this brief article is to give context for the research study in the companion article in this issue of Management Systems perspectives written by Josephine Serj Nicolajsen and Ilona Miettinen Langgård.

Barriers to Sustainably Successful Growth: Growing Pains and Organizational Development of Polish & US Companies

Wed, 06/24/2015 | By: admin

In January 2015, our firm (Management Systems) began a joint research project with our affiliate in Poland (APAX) and the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development ("PARP"). The objectives of this research were: 1) to assess the "degree of organizational development" and related "growing pains" of a sample of Polish companies and 2) to compare the scores of the companies in Poland with those of US companies in our data base.

Becoming an Organizational Champion or Organizational Roadkill

Thu, 05/28/2015 | By: admin

For the past 40 years, Eric has been engaged in studying organizational success and failure. As a result of this research and experience he has distilled certain key lessons and identified certain myths that inhibit organizational success.