"Serving the Bottom of the Pyramid: Dealing with the Execution Challenge"
Miami 6-9 Nov 2011
Panelists: Yves Doz, INSEAD and Carlos Garcia, Novartis Latin America
"Strategic Agility for strong societies and economies"
OECD, Paris, 10 November 2011
An international workshop, organized jointly by the OECD, SITRA and INSEAD, and attended by a range of experts, government officials and academics, was held in Paris on 10 November 2011 to debate how the private sector model of strategic agility could be applied in public governance and for better government. What does strategic agility imply? What has been the experience so far? How does it fit different country contexts? What has been the effect of fiscal challenges? What issues need further development? The workshop came to a number of conclusions. The complexity, fast pace of change and wicked problems faced by governments demand a new approach to public governance. New Public Management has been overtaken. There are differences between the public and private sectors that must be taken into account. Dialogue cannot remain internal, and has to include the full range of societal voices and expertise to produce effective solutions. Some of the best policies arise organically from specific actions to tackle an issue, rather than through a grand strategy. The local levels of government need more attention, as teachers and as participants in strategic agility. Last but not least, leadership is a critical factor in our complex environment.
Link to summary and issues for further debate following the international workshop on "strategic agility for strong societies and economies"
OECD website: http://www.oecd.org
"Turning strategy into results"
2012 HSM STRATEGY FORUM May 22 & 23 - São Paulo
"Leadership for the twenty first century: Facing the collaboration gap"
Korea Symposium May 10 2012
Video link to presentation
Leading corporations, worldwide, face faster systemic complex change. Traditional ways of developing and implementing strategy won't work in the future. Operations optimized on 20th century models of excellence will be obsolete. The new century calls for adaptability and agility in an emergent strategic context. What are most needed to inspire these qualities are collaborative capacities, both internally within the top management of a firm, and externally between firms, and in the wider context of emerging ecosystems. In this presentation, summarizing years of research, prof. Doz outlines a few key principles to foster collaboration.
"Globalization of Innovation"
SMS Singapore 7-9June 2012
Panelists: Yves Doz ( INSEAD ), Laurent Perier ( ST Microelectronics ), Steven Veldhoen ( Booz & Company ).
In the true spirit of SMS, this panel brought together findings from multiple key players. From significant INSEAD research, to first-hand experience in R & D with ST Microelectronics, together with leading edge perspective with Booz & Consultants on the issues of managing distributed global innovation in Asia. Amongst other key issues that were discussed, the panel notably focused on how to configure and coordinate innovative activities both on the level of the firm and as well as individual projects. Emphasis was also given on how to overcome geographic and cultural distances as the scope of activities broaden.
"Thinking About the Multinational: Countries, Costs and Capabilities
Thinking about the MNE"
AOM Boston 3-7 August 2012
The multinational enterprise (MNE) is a complex social and economic organization involving multiple countries. It has been studied from many different perspectives, with transaction cost economics and the internalization thesis providing critical insights into the nature of the MNE. We know that home and host countries are significant factors and that costs matter. However, we still have little understanding of why some MNEs do better than others. By incorporating capabilities perspectives into existing theories, this symposium aims to develop theories that can further explain the heterogeneity of MNEs more fully.
"Strategic Agility in Public Management"
Authors: Yves Doz, INSEAD; Timo Hämäläinen, Sitra; Mikko Kosonen, Sitra
The current volatile environment and the growing sovereign debt crisis in Europe and the US call for a new policy approach. Traditional large public sector bureaucracies, and strategic planning and budgeting performed well in the more stable environment of the post war decades. This paper explores how public administrations and governments can develop their strategic agility in the new more volatile environment, by fostering strategic sensitivity, resource reallocation fluidity and collective commitment among senior officials. Empirically, it draws on the experience of Finland, Scotland, and several other countries in making their governance more strategically agile.
Paper is Available
"How Strategic Agility Will Help You Stay Ahead of the Game"
Israel- Sept 3, 2012
Link to event http://mba.technion.ac.il/kenes_2012
"Strategy Implementation: Global Challenges"
SMS Prague 6-9 October 2012
Panelists: Yves Doz ( INSEAD )
"The Changing Nature of Innovation in Emerging Economies"
Panelists: Yves Doz ( INSEAD ), John Bell ( Royal Philips ), Steven Veldhoen ( Booz & Company ).
Companies in emerging economies are shifting from being followers and imitators to becoming leaders and innovators. The session focused on this shift, taking China as an emerging country where innovation now takes a leading role. The panel also explored how Western companies active in China and India respond to this challenge. In true SMS spirit this was an "ABC" panel.