Management Development Review: Volume 10 Issue 6


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The science of creativity

Can creativity be analysed, replicated, taught and managed? This article argues that it can.


How to stimulate and cash in on creativity

When your core competences can be quickly replicated by copycat corporations, what competitive advantage have you got left? Explains that it is probably the knowledge of key…


Some like it hot!

At one time or another, every successful executive has observed or been part of a group that was dedicated to solving an impossible problem or defeating an unbeatable foe. Such…


Breaking the iron rice‐bowl

Short‐term contracts, redundancies and unemployment insurance hardly sound like features of a socialist society. But all are becoming more common in the People’s Republic of…


The challenges facing western women who work in Japan

Making remarks about the physical attributes of women waitresses is a normal part of evening business entertainment to many Japanese executives. And it is not unheard of for them…


Room at the top?

Most commentators examine the role of women in the workplace from an Anglo‐Saxon perspective. Demonstrates that things are not all that different in southern European Roman…


Looking to the long term

In the Anglo‐Saxon world, “to manage” often means “to make do” or “to get by ”, rather than “to be in charge of” or “to exercise control over”. This is commonly seen in the…


A wider view of training effectiveness

US business will spend more than $30 billion on training this year. But will organizations get value for money? Argues that the criteria against which training effectiveness is…


Trade unions take up the issue of training

Trade unions have long recognized that proper education and training for officials, activists and members in general helps to make the union a more effective provider of services…


What makes training pay?

Companies need to redefine value for money in the context of training and find new ways of matching employer and employee development needs. So said delegates at the Institute of…


Japanese vocational training under the microscope

Workers need to be able to adjust quickly to rapid changes in the international and domestic economic environment. Creativity, problem‐solving and communication skills are…


Local heroes?

In today’s increasingly competitive business world, training is gaining the same kind of status as motherhood and apple pie. But a Japan‐based multinational supermarket chain…


Piloting without flying by the seat of your pants

The pace of change in training in recent years has been frantic and shows no signs of slowing. There have been many innovations in methods of delivery, as straightforward lectures…


Teamwork and the high performance company

Many companies are restructuring key business processes to break down barriers between departments. Underlying these efforts is the belief that value is created through horizontal…


Is teamwork holding back your firm?

Significant benefits can be gained from teamwork. But when companies face tough decisions and challenges, the team‐player mentality can be more of a hindrance than an advantage…


The human‐resource implications of concurrent engineering

Concurrent engineering is all the rage in new‐product development. It is helping such US high‐technology firms as Boeing and Lockheed Martin Corp. to improve their designs and get…




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1992 – 1997

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Emerald Publishing Limited