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Why management models are crucial to the success of business models

Strategy & Leadership

ISSN: 1087-8572

Article publication date: 10 March 2021

Issue publication date: 7 July 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

The author posits that the management model of an organization determines what kind of business models can be pursued within that organization and that successful 21st century management models are very different from those that succeeded in the 20th century.

Design/methodology/approach

The author compares and contrasts successful 21st century management models with models that succeeded in the 20th century.

Findings

Success in the digital age requires a 21st century management model and mindset based on an obsession with delivering value to customers.

Practical implications

The management model incorporates the key ‘written and unwritten rules’ of the firm. The success of digital innovation can be threatened by 20th Century management assumptions that thwart Agile initiatives.

Originality/value

Article explains how Agile mindsets and practices are essential to the 21st century management model, and how they potentiate the firm’s focus on creating customers.

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Citation

Denning, S. (2021), "Why management models are crucial to the success of business models", Strategy & Leadership, Vol. 49 No. 2, pp. 9-13. https://doi.org/10.1108/SL-02-2021-0011

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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