Boundaries of the Firm: Barriers within the company and at the integration of mergers and acquisitions

This paper looks at the combination of knowledge boundaries and M&A Integration because, as the authors note, when you are dealing with something which is as personal and as valuable as knowledge, you have to overcome some sort of barriers. This is true for the co-ordination and integration between organisations after an acquisition, but also between business units within a company.

Sustainability management With the Balanced Scorecard

This paper presents the methodology of the Sustainability Balanced Scorecard (SBSC). The SBSC-concept is based on the “traditional” Balanced Scorecard (BSC), a management tool and methodology developed by Kaplan and Norton in 1997. The idea to use the tool also for the purpose of environmental management is not completely new and has already been suggested by Kaplan & Norton.