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Value Creation in the Video Games Industry

Author(s): Thorsten Hennig-Thurau et al.

The video game industry has become a significant contributor to the global entertainment economy, yet up to now it has received little attention from academic researchers. This research presents a conceptual framework of value creation through video games that will hopefully inspire further research opportunities.

Return on Ideas: Marketing's never ending journey

Author(s): Robert Shaw

The very best marketing practitioners are constantly searching for marketing improvements. In this article Professor Robert Shaw calls upon years of experience to present a list of working practices that will help practitioners maximise marketing's 'Return on Ideas'.

Lighting, Well-being and Performance at Work

Author(s): Jo Silvester et al.

A challenge for employers and researchers is to design work environments that meet the needs of the 21st century workforce, and which ensure maximum levels of well-being and performance.This report reviews existing research on the impact of lighting on performance and well-being in the workplace.

Pension Scheme Governance in a Risk-Focused World

Author(s): Andrew Clare et al.

A new study published by BNY Mellon, the global leader in investment management and investment services, in association with Cass Consulting presents a framework to help trustees better navigate the complexities of today's risk-focused world.

The Guidance Gap - An investigation of the UK's post-RDR savings and investment landscape

Author(s): Andrew Clare

In 2006 the Financial Services Authority (FSA) launched the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) to reconsider the way in which financial advice is provided to retail investors and savers. One major recommendation was that independent advisers should charge an explicit fee for their advice. This research looks into the willingness of UK retail savers and investors to pay for financial advice, and the implications for the large number of people research suggests would be unwilling.

Global Reinsurance Masterclass series: 6. Intelligent Matchmaking

Author(s): Paula Jarzabkowski et al.

This Masterclass outlines the traditional sources of brokers' value and remuneration, and explores how current industry dynamics challenge the traditional model.

Global Reinsurance Masterclass series: 5. Strategic reinsurance relationships

Author(s): Paula Jarzabkowski et al.

Building and managing client relationships involves a significant investment of time and resource. In this Masterclass we show how reinsurers can manage their clients strategically, so that resources invested support the business strategy and 'pay off'; either directly or indirectly.

Global Reinsurance Masterclass series: 4. Be a better reinsurer

Author(s): Paula Jarzabkowski et al.

Changes in the global reinsurance industry are having a profound impact on the internal operations of reinsurance firms. Success in this environment increasingly relies on a firm's ability to coordinate diverse pockets of specialised knowledge. This masterclass identifies the critical capabilities required to utilise these knowledge pools for optimum operational excellence.

Is all expenditure on education good for employee resourcing and business?

Author(s): Chris Rowley

This short article asks whether the focus on university education in Asian counties is actually having a harmful effect on economic productivity and output.

Business models: A challenging agenda

Author(s): Charles Baden-Fuller et al.

Why is the business model a useful concept for scholars of strategic organisation? The concept has gained considerable credence in the business press - but some scholars have questioned whether it really does have value beyond established strategy concepts? In this essay we suggest that understanding the business model as a configuration that is cognitively manipulable may add to our understanding of important organisation issues.

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