Supercorp: How Vanguard Companies Create Innovation, Profits, Growth, and Social Good

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Profile Books, Oct 1, 2010 - Business & Economics - 336 pages
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Throughout her extraordinary career, Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter has always pushed the boundaries through her high-level field research, and her breakthrough ideas with practical applications for a broad audience. One of the world's bestselling business thinkers, her work on leadership and change management has influenced the most enlightened and successful executives and entrepreneurs.

Supercorp, based on a three-year worldwide research program, provides the answer to a question crucial to both business and society more broadly: as a company grows, how can it avoid becoming a lumbering, corrupt giant? Companies such as IBM, Procter & Gamble, Mexican-based Cemex and Japanese-based Omron provide the models that businesses small and large can use to stay on track, outstrip the competition, and attract and motivate the new generation of talent. And, Professor Kanter provides the evidence of the powerful synergy between the financial success shareholders want and social conscience - it is only these 'vanguard companies' that are big but human, efficient but innovative, global but local, that will succeed in the future.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Wave
11
Forcing
30
Strategic Priorities and
51
The Values Dividend
84
Mergers Acquisitions
114
Virtues of the Dynamic
145
Dealing with Differences
176
AGENDA FOR THE FUTURE
219
Confronting the Dark Side of Globalization
237
Leadership for the Future
256
The Scope of the Research
269
Notes
275
Acknowledgments
305
Index
309
Copyright

Bringing the Best to Communities
205

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Rosabeth Moss Kanter holds the Arbuckle Professorship at Harvard Business School, and is founding director of the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative. The author of 19 books, she advises CEOs of large and small companies and has received 23 honorary doctoral degrees, as well as numerous leadership awards and prizes for her books and articles.

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