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Ant Financial
Jul 2019
Management and Strategy

Ant Financial: Innovation beyond fintech

If you thought the most successful financial technology companies focus their efforts solely on financial services, think again. Ant Financial, the Chinese fintech giant renowned for its innovative and widely popular products, is also an innovator when it comes to CSR, or corporate social responsibility.
Jul 2018
Management and Strategy

Goldilocks Upended: When it comes to discounts, medium-sized orders are not in the sweet spot

Long held assumptions about the mutually incremental relationship between quantities and discounts have been upended by new research. The rule of thumb that the bigger the purchase quantity, the higher the discount is shown not to hold true for medium-sized customers buying products such as semi-conductors, with implications for other products and industries.
Jan 2015
Management and Strategy

Managing knowledge for radical product innovation development in China

Companies like Apple, Intel, and Yingli Solar are producing products that radically shape the nature of product markets. But what strategies should managers apply if they want to raise or leverage the firm’s capabilities to develop leading innovative products?