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Enduring Success

What Top Companies Do Differently

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Franz Bailom, Kurt Matzler, Dieter Tschemernjak
    Pages 1-5
  3. Franz Bailom, Kurt Matzler, Dieter Tschemernjak
    Pages 23-33
  4. Franz Bailom, Kurt Matzler, Dieter Tschemernjak
    Pages 35-54
  5. Franz Bailom, Kurt Matzler, Dieter Tschemernjak
    Pages 55-76
  6. Franz Bailom, Kurt Matzler, Dieter Tschemernjak
    Pages 77-98
  7. Franz Bailom, Kurt Matzler, Dieter Tschemernjak
    Pages 99-112
  8. Franz Bailom, Kurt Matzler, Dieter Tschemernjak
    Pages 113-131
  9. Franz Bailom, Kurt Matzler, Dieter Tschemernjak
    Pages 133-143
  10. Franz Bailom, Kurt Matzler, Dieter Tschemernjak
    Pages 145-149
  11. Franz Bailom, Kurt Matzler, Dieter Tschemernjak
    Pages 151-184
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 185-204

About this book

Introduction

This book looks at the pillars of success of high-performing companies, and how they perform in areas such as innovativeness, market orientation, core competencies and leadership and entrepreneurship culture. Many examples from a wide variety of industries and interviews with top managers give insights into the secrets of success of top performers.

Keywords

entrepreneurship innovation management strategy

About the authors


KURT MATZLER is Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. Matzler has worked as a visiting professor and research scholar at universities in the United States, Austria and Italy. His primary research and teaching interests are in the areas of global strategic management, innovativeness and market orientation. He has authored and edited several books and over fifty articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is director of the Executive MBA programme at the Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) and teaches on several MBA programmes in Switzerland and Austria. As a partner at IMP, he acts as a consultant to companies in the areas of strategy, innovation and marketing.
 

FRANK BAILOM holds a doctorate in social and economic sciences from Innsbruck University, Austria. Before he founded the international strategy consulting company IMP together with Dieter Tschemernjak and Professor Hans Hinterhuber, he was a researcher and lecturer at the Department of Management of Innsbruck University in Austria. The results of his research in strategy, innovativeness and consumer behaviour have been published in numerous international journals and presented at international conferences. Currently, he is managing director of IMP Austria and works as a senior consultant for international companies. Bailom lectures on various MBA programmes in Austria, Germany, Italy and Switzerland.
 

DIETER TSCHEMERNJAK graduated from Innsbruck University, Austria, and worked as a researcher and lecturer at the Department of Management at the University of Innsbruck. In 1996, he co-founded IMP (Innovative Management Partner), which specialises in strategy development based on innovative market and organizational analyses. The results of his research in strategy and market orientation have been published in various journals and presented at international conferences. Currently, he is managing director of IMP Switzerland and works as a senior consultant for international companies. He also lectures on executive training programmes in Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Pharma
Automotive
Chemical Manufacturing
Biotechnology
Finance, Business & Banking
Consumer Packaged Goods
Engineering

Reviews

'The IMP Model is impressive in that it shows which factors have a decisive influence on companies success. It is fascinating how the insights it provides correspond to my experiences.' - Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, CEO Nestlé

'An impressive synthesis of practical top-management experiences and helpful theory which provides direct insights for the strategic management of any company.' - Hans H Hinterhuber, Professor Emeritus, Innsbruck University

'This important empirical research project encourages one to rethink classic approaches.' - Markus Langes-Swarovski, member of the board, Swarovski

'Lively science in the language of practice. It is well-founded, exciting and provides good examples. A rare successful synthesis which is both stimulating and challenging.' - Michael Mirow, Professor of Strategic Management and former head of strategic planning, Siemens

''Ready to Race' is the key philosophy here at KTM. This book deals with the decisive success factors in top companies. It is focused, precise and absolutely performance-oriented in every respect - just as racing is. For that reason it is in the front row of my personal starting line-up.' - Stefan Pierer, CEO KTM Sportmotorcylce AG

'Essential reading for every top decision-maker.' - Hans-Joachim Reck, Partner, Heidrick& Struggles, Germany

'I am impressed with the research approach and the findings. Managers can learn a lot from this book' - Peter Lorange, President of IMD Business School

Recommended by Professional Manager - 'The authors have completed a rigorous, four-year reseach project, analysing over 1100 companies and 700 senior execuitve in over 10 countries.' Ann M Kelly