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Why Context Is Critical To Making Successful Choices

How should firms decide whether to centralize or decentralize the selection and purchasing of critical IT infrastructure? … [Kristina McElheran’s] recent study forthcoming in the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy provides new evidence that, the advice of IT consultants notwithstanding, there is no single...
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How To Know When To Make Things Tougher Or Easier

In place of Murray and his laissez-faire style, they named Norman Freedman, who had helped design the assembly lines that produced the first color television tubes. Freedman was a forceful manager who insisted on maintaining complete control over all aspects of his projects.  This approach...
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