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A guest article by Prof. Dr. Julian Kawohl
 

I have always dealt with theories, concepts and instruments of strategic management. When I studied business, I learnt essential approaches, which I later practically applied as a chief strategy officer. Now, as a professor for management, I pass them on to my students and in my scientific work to the public. Today, when I meet up with my former chief strategy officer colleagues in interbranch networks, this change of perspective makes me see big and fundamental changes coming up, which will affect the work of strategists.

Since 2011, University of St.Gallen and strategy consultancy Roland Berger conduct an annual survey to examine the changing role of the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) in European companies. This year's study involving 109 CSOs from different industries focused on the question what added value CSOs and central strategy departments have to offer to their the companies and how it can be best measured. The main results...

Twitter has become one of the most important communication channels for strategy thinkers and practitioners. From tips on strategy development and implementation to innovation and market trends – pretty much everything is tweeted, shared, and discussed. Here is a list of the top business strategy thought leaders to follow on Twitter.

While the position of the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) has been around for some time now, his role within the executive team and the company as a whole is still evolving. Surveys show this sobering trend time and again. In a recent study by the Boston Consulting Group on the subject, the authors Nicolas Kachaner and Sam Stewart interviewed 48 CSOs of companies from around the world and a wide range of industries to address four key questions which, as they say, invariably arise when working with CSOs.

The Future of Strategy

Tuesday, 30. July 2013

The business environment has never been more difficult than today. The increasing complexity and pace of change in markets, technologies, and consumer behavior poses challenges (and opportunities!) to companies across industries and forces them to fundamentally rethink their approach to strategy. What will be the key success factors for strategy work in the future? We would like to examine this question today by quoting some voices from academia, industry, and consulting practice via YouTube video.