Revisiting Miles-Snow Typology of Strategic Orientation using Stakeholder Theory
Monitoring trends is a key requirement for national and corporate policy makers to stay up-to-date with socio-economic and technological transformations, to anticipate emerging developments at the global and local levels, and to use this intelligence to prioritize areas for innovation and investment. This chapter aims at discussing how the results of trend monitoring can be integrated into the process of Science, Technology and Innovation policy formulation and business Research & Development planning processes. The chapter starts with an overview of the relevant innovation literature that gives a background in a broader theoretical context, where the technology monitoring activities can be better justified conceptually. This background provides to generate two models, which will portray positioning and functioning of Global Trend Monitoring in the policy and business planning process. Some practical aspects of how and in what form the results of Global Trend Monitoring should be provided to the target communities of policy makers and business planners are elaborated throughout the chapter.
Nowadays, the formation and development of an asset management system of "Russian Grids" is one of the key processes and priorities of the company, covering all levels of strategy. On the one hand, the relevance of finding an optimal asset management strategy is caused by a necessity to synchronize the strategies of different business levels with the company’s strategy and to transmit the relationships between the strategies into the key performance indicators of business processes. On the other hand, all the subsidiaries of "Russian Grids" are at different levels of development, and the same goals could not be achieved by all companies at the same time. This article considers one of the possible approaches to searching an optimal asset management strategy for subsidiaries under the general direction of unified asset management strategy development and the corporate strategy. The asset management strategy choice depends on the level of its maturity and efficiency of the company with condition of necessity to synchronize the strategies of different business levels and to decompose relationships between these strategies through corresponding key performance indicators.
The article is focused on business model innovation (BMI) from the perspective of its role in today's competition of large corporate entities. The work aims to make three main contributions. First, by relying on strategy-focused and innovation management-focused BMI studies, and linking the two approaches, the author develops the "dynamic concept" of business model's strategy dimension through bringing both perspectives together. Second, the manuscript examines how BMI can become a source of sustainable competitive advantage though all the main components of successful business models seem very visible and easy to copy. Third, by unpacking key elements of a business model, the paper discloses what BMI does really mean in terms of concrete changes and how these changes could affect a competitive position of a large firm.
This article offers a critical review of the concept of "shared value" proposed in 2011 by M. Porter and M. Kramer. This concept is an important element of corporate strategy development. The idea of the approach is that the business builds its commercial and social priorities, and because of this, it can develop a more balanced way. However, this concept is not indisputable, and contains a number of difficulties in understanding and implementation.
In 2012, gross retail sales volumes finally reached and exceeded the pre-crisis period of 2008. The industry is fully recovered from the recession, and majors set new milestones for business growth. Therefore the important task for logisticians in retail companies is to analyze main stages and projections for industry development, strengths and weaknesses of chosen market strategies, its impact to decision making process within distribution network designing. The article presents the periodization of the development of retail trade in Russia, market performance and description of market leaders in the industry at the current stage, key market trends and major strategic concerns. All these aspects are considered by the author in linkage with logistics management, structure and configuration of distribution network for retail companies.
Smoking is a problem, bringing signifi cant social and economic costs to Russiansociety. However, ratifi cation of the World health organization Framework conventionon tobacco control makes it possible to improve Russian legislation accordingto the international standards. So, I describe some measures that should be taken bythe Russian authorities in the nearest future, and I examine their effi ciency. By studyingthe international evidence I analyze the impact of the smoke-free areas, advertisementand sponsorship bans, tax increases, etc. on the prevalence of smoking, cigaretteconsumption and some other indicators. I also investigate the obstacles confrontingthe Russian authorities when they introduce new policy measures and the public attitudetowards these measures. I conclude that there is a number of easy-to-implementanti-smoking activities that need no fi nancial resources but only a political will.
One of the most important indicators of company's success is the increase of its value. The article investigates traditional methods of company's value assessment and the evidence that the application of these methods is incorrect in the new stage of economy. So it is necessary to create a new method of valuation based on the new main sources of company's success that is its intellectual capital.
портовый менеджмент, показатели деятельности, анализ эффективности, система учета, распределение издержек, методы анализа деятельности портовой системы
At present many industries reveal tendency for setting up of vertically integrated companies (VIC) the structure of which unites all technological processes. This tendency proved its efficiency in oil industry where coordination of all successive stages of technological process, namely, oil prospecting and production -oil transportation - oil processing - oil chemistry - oil products and oil chemicals marketing, is necessary. The article considers specific features of introduction of "personnel management" module at enterprises of oil and gas industry.
vertically integrated companies; personnel management