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Are You Ready for Gen Z in the Workplace?
Gen Z (1997-2013) is just now entering the labor market and employers need to be prepared for their arrival. While Gen Z shares many traits with the Millennial Generation, they also bring in new patterns of behavior. (more)

How to Scale Crowdsourcing Platforms
By encouraging external innovators to contribute to value creation, crowdsourcing platforms can grow significantly in size and revenue while keeping costs low. But quickly and sustainably scaling crowdsourcing platforms is still a daunting challenge. (more)

How to Improve the Accuracy and Reduce the Cost of Personnel Selection
Traditional job interviews are notoriously poor predictors of actual work performance. This article describes some of the shortcomings, and provides solutions: use structured interviews, and implement more objective forms of assessment. (more)

Decentralization and Localization of Production
Additive manufacturing has been called "the third industrial revolution." The widespread adoption of 3D printing will dramatically change the business landscape over the coming decades by disrupting existing models of manufacturing and distribution that rely on economies of scale. (more)

What Are Your Signature Stories?
A signature story is an intriguing, authentic, involving narrative with a strategic message that enables a firm to grow by enhancing its brand, customer relationships, and business strategy. (more)

Financing by and for the Masses: An Introduction to the Special Issue on Crowdfunding
This introduction to the special issue on crowdfunding begins by providing some information about the history and nature of the phenomenon. It then summarizes some of the key advantages and disadvantages of crowdfunding for entrepreneurs and for investors. (more)

Family-Driven Innovation: Resolving the Paradox in Family Firms
Family firms are the most ubiquitous form of business in the world. But are family businesses innovative? This article introduces a framework called Family-Driven Innovation based on three internally consistent contingency factors. (more)

Overcoming Barriers to Entry in an Established Industry: Tesla Motors
How did a Silicon Valley startup become a dominant player in the auto industry within a matter of years? After selling PayPal, Tesla CEO Elon Musk turned his attention to solving the energy crisis through technological innovation. (more)

Balanced Workplace Flexibility: Avoiding the Traps
Many employees are reporting increasing pressures in effectively managing both work and personal responsibilities, stating that work has started “interfering with life.” Managing work-life flexibility arrangements can be challenging. Savvy supervisors will learn avoid the traps. (more)

Hybrid Organizations: Origins, Strategies,
Impacts, and Implications

This introduction to CMR's special issue on hybrid organizations describes the emergence of new organizational structures designed to emphasize the simultaneous pursuit of revenue and social and environmental benefits. (more)

Thin Political Markets
"Thin political markets" are the processes through which some of the most critical institutions of our capitalist system are determined. In such markets, knowledge is concentrated in the hands of a handful of individuals, enabling them to structure the "rules of the game" in self-serving ways. (more)

Green Innovation Games: Value-Creation Strategies for Corporate Sustainability
For forward-thinking organizations, focusing on sustainability is no longer optional. This article explores how corporate sustainability can advance environmentally friendly innovations, and what managerial roles and activities are required to enable the transformation. (more)

A Better Way to Forecast
Every business decision depends on making a forecast of the consequences of the decision. Although most organizations do forecasting, most do so badly. How can this process be improved to provide a more reliable and effective prediction of future outcomes? (more)

Leanwashing: A Hidden Factor in the Obesity Crisis
Is diet or exercise more important when trying to lose weight? Despite popular opinion, medical research suggests that poor diet, not lack of exercise, is the biggest culprit in the obesity crisis. The cult of exercise may be a result of broad "leanwashing" efforts in the food and beverage industry. (more)

Japanese Companies and the 2011 Earthquake
The earthquake that hit East Japan in March 2011 caused massive damage, but in the following months production resumed with remarkable speed. This article describes how resources from the networks of damaged companies were rapidly mobilized and deployed, enabling rapid restoration. (more)

Taboo Scenarios: How to Think About the Unthinkable
Taboos are a universal feature of social systems. Even the most avowedly open-minded organizations place tacit constraints on what can be said and even thought. But business leaders ignore these constraints at their peril. (more)

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