This Case Study examines how ChateauOnline took its wine e-tailing model from promising and well-publicized beginnings in cyberspace and then met the challenge of negotiating the complexities of a less propitious climate in a highly fragmented market. It explains how this young company developed a viable, sustainable and profitable business at a time when other start up competitors were collapsing as a result of financing … [ Read more ]

Setting Knowledge in Motion: The Keys to Creation

You know effective knowledge creation when you see it – firms use it to create, innovate and grow successfully. But how can you tell what’s behind it, making up those winning formulas? Are antecedents of new knowledge creation specific to the firm (individual absorptive capacity and informal networking), the contextual environment (the nature of problem situations being faced by the firms), or both? Dr. Christine … [ Read more ]