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Why We Shouldn’t Worry About the Declining Number of Public Companies

Harvard Business

stock exchanges has declined by almost 50% from its peak in 1996, despite dramatic increase in aggregate market capitalization. firms gravitate towards digital strategies, firms have less need for elaborate finance, marketing, production, distribution, accounting, and human resource departments. Such acquisitions become more lucrative with rising first-mover advantages, pace of technological development, and network externality. westend61/Getty Images.

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What Investors Need to Know About Zimbabwe After Mugabe

Harvard Business

This is promising for a market formerly dubbed the “breadbasket of Africa.” ” Once one of Africa’s most developed markets – with a solid education system, good infrastructure, and a relatively large middle class – decades of mismanagement have cost Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe’s new leadership faces a challenging task. Mnangagwa’s first actions in office underscore how important he views economic recovery.

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A Survey of 3,000 Executives Reveals How Businesses Succeed with AI

Harvard Business

Thirty percent of early AI adopters in our survey — those using AI at scale or in core processes — say they’ve achieved revenue increases, leveraging AI in efforts to gain market share or expand their products and services. Without support from leadership, your AI transformation might not succeed. Successful AI adopters have strong executive leadership support for the new technology. There’s still time to make AI a competitive advantage.

Why Family Businesses Come Roaring out of Recessions

Harvard Business Review

Some studies (see here or here ) have shown that during periods of economic growth, family-managed companies in the US actually perform better than professionally managed businesses. Tobin’s q is the ratio between a company’s market capitalization and the replacement cost of its tangible assets, with a higher ratio indicating that a company has more intangible assets such as patents, brands, leadership etc., Leadership Marketing

The Health Care Industry Needs to Start Taking Women Seriously

Harvard Business Review

According to our report The Power of the Purse: Engaging Women Decision Makers for Healthy Outcomes , which was based on a multi-market survey of 9,218 respondents in the U.S., Women account for a significant chunk of the market. Fifty-nine percent of women in our multi-market sample are making health care decisions for others. The good news: By engaging this market segment and rebuilding trust, health care companies can have a first-mover advantage.

Which Nation Has the Best 'Technik'?

Harvard Business Review

Paul Kennedy's seminal Rise and Fall of the Great Powers captures the way technological and economic advances have converted into strategic advantage, and how failure to "lock in" that edge accelerates imperial decline. But America's edge is eroding fast as it struggles to keep first-mover advantage over its innovations. Five thousand years ago, use of the wheel began to spread from Mesopotamia across Eurasia, revolutionizing transport and enabling chariot warfare.