Category Archives: Operational management

What is the challenge facing businesses today? Deciding on processes that will be most effective and innovative in order to differentiate themselves from the competition. This can mean going against the tide of certain current practices or trends, for example in terms of locating production or approaches to marketing.

Short, simple and assured: Making integrated reporting pay

Integrated reporting provides a more holistic representation of a firm’s activities, combining key financial and non-financial information, including environmental and social details. Better still, research by Gaia Melloni and her colleagues reveals that firms producing concise and easy to understand reports, in line with international guidelines, may benefit economically in terms of market value and liquidity, compared with those that do not. But with some important caveats.

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Corporate chameleons: How applicants adapt their assessment responses to get hired

Job applications are often highly competitive. Inevitably applicants will try to present the best, most suitable version of themselves to the hirer. But just how far will they go to appear an attractive applicant?

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Multimodality, ridesharing, and collaboration: Operations optimization and the future of transportation

Like many other sectors, the world of transportation is experiencing a period of profound disruption. From the sharing economy to mobility-as-a-service, autonomous vehicles to solid state batteries, new technologies, business models and social trends are transforming the way passengers and freight travel. Olivier Gallay, Assistant Professor at HEC Lausanne and an expert in operations research, explains how his work in transport optimization is helping to shape the future of transportation.

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