With a “clean team” and a digital platform, BP and Amoco shaved months from their merger closing – and added immeasurably to shareholder value.
Editor’s Note: though the article focuses on client work on the BP-Amoco merger, a lot of interesting material that has broad applicability is discussed.
Content: Article | Authors: Amy Asin, Art Fritzson, Robert Lukefahr, Sanjay Bhatia, Viren Doshi | Source: strategy+business | Subject: Best Practices
Drawing on military wargames to simulate battlefield conditions, commercial wargaming simulates a set of business conditions and challenges executives to design successful strategies that are able to evolve with the changing nature of the environment. In a corporate war game, senior managers play their own company, a select group of their competitors and the marketplace. A control team plays all other entities that affect the … [ Read more ]
Content: Article | Authors: Amy Asin, George E. Thibault, John E. Treat | Source: strategy+business | Subjects: Best Practices, Strategy
Dismissing the conventional wisdom linking revenue growth and shareholder value as only partially accurate and potentially misleading, the authors advance preliminary ideas on a new theory of growth – part of an ongoing research effort at Booz-Allen & Hamilton. In fact, they identify two fundamentally different paradigms, calling them Managed-Growth and Innovative-Growth.
Content: Article | Authors: Amy Asin, Charles E. Lucier | Source: strategy+business | Subject: Management