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R&D As Investment In Learning

Research and development typically has aimed to generate innovation and products. But given the rapid pace of technological change in the 1990s, R&D must also be an ear to the wall of the scientific community.

Daniel Levinthal November 1 1992

Strategic Alliances: Overcoming Barriers To Success

Turf wars with partners and a lack of leadership can sabotage technology alliances. But collaborations consistent with corporatewide strategy can secure a true competitive advantage.

John F. Magee November 1 1992

Collaborating To Compete

Strategic technology alliances are crucial in global business today, but not all CEOs grasp the obstacles to a successful linkup. CE gathered leaders of the most common forms of partnership-R&D consortia; small, innovative firms teamed with technology giants; and cross-border partnerships among rivals-to explore how to use STAs for maximum competitive advantage.

Chief Executive November 1 1992

The Black Box Paradox

As the power of information technology increases, the ability of business to translate that power lags. But there is a way CEOs can get more benefit from “the backbox” without having to micro-manage the process.

Les Alberthal November 1 1992

Privatization In The CIS

Investments in the former Soviet Union are on the Hock at a discount to their true value. But U.S. firms, uneasy about the region’s volatility and a lack of financia data, remain on the sidelines. What will it take to lure them into the action?

Vladimir Scherbakov November 1 1992

A Healthy Choice For Transition

Turnaround and acquisitions wizard Mike Harper took food leviathan ConAgra from poorhouse to penthouse. But new CEO Phil Fletcher, hamstrung by sagging brand loyalty and cutthroat price wars in frozen entrees, may find it hard to keep up the pace.

Chief Executive November 1 1992

The Stake In The Economy’s Heart

When the president and 103rd Congress get down to the serious business of setting an agenda for the coming year, [...]

Edwin J. Feulner November 1 1992

Miscellany

BELTWAY BARBIE In a year when all politicians fear for their jobs, Washington, D.C., has become a very uptight place.These [...]

Chief Executive November 1 1992

Lawrence R. Pugh

In a $6 billion “jeanswear” market bursting at the seams with manufacturers, VF Corp.’s Wrangler, Lee, Rustler, and Girbaud brands [...]

Peter Lacey October 1 1992

Ray Wild

In recent years, business schools have been under heavy fire for turning out MBAs ill-equipped to survive in the corporate [...]

Judith Rehak October 1 1992

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