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Subject(s)
Economics, politics and business environment; Strategy and general management
Keyword(s)
corporate structures, industrial companies, globalization, supply chain, headquarters, global trade
ISSN (Print)
0015-6914
Subject(s)
Diversity and inclusion; Human resources management/organizational behavior
Keyword(s)
Diversity, equity and inclusion, DEI, global workforce, pandemic, employee well-being, corporate value, women

The pandemic has not wholly derailed DEI as much as feared. The insights from the DEI officers of globally active companies demonstrate optimism and inspiration for those designing DEI strategies in 2022.
ISSN (Print)
0015-6914
Conference Proceeding
2021 ​AMA Winter Academic Conference Proceedings 32
Viktor Jarotschkin, Johannes Habel, Andreas Eggert, Bianca Schmitz, Olaf Plötner (2021)
Keyword(s)
digital innovation, software systems, industrial markets, value creation
Volume
32
Conference Proceeding
2021 ​AMA Winter Academic Conference Proceedings 32
Julian Schmalstieg, Bianca Schmitz, Andreas Eggert, Olaf Plötner, Johannes Habel (2021)
Keyword(s)
Digital innovation, innovation selling, theories-in-use, theory development
Volume
32
Online article
Forbes India
Bianca Schmitz, Aparajith Raman (2021)
Subject(s)
Information technology and systems; Product and operations management; Strategy and general management; Technology, R&D management
Keyword(s)
digital identity, technology
The article deals with the potential that lies in the creation of a digital identity. More concretely, the article explores to what extent the customer experience can be improved by a digital/electronic identity system that allows customers to just use one single mobile app to pull data from various providers.
Online article
Forbes India
Bianca Schmitz, Aparajith Raman (2021)
Subject(s)
Entrepreneurship
Keyword(s)
Design thinking, digital transformation, innovation, customer centricity
Business owner and managers are facing the challenge of how to best drive digital transformation in their organizations. Design thinking might be one method to address these challenges and, at the same time, support a mindset change within the companies.
Subject(s)
Information technology and systems; Strategy and general management; Technology, R&D management
Keyword(s)
Industry 4.0, selling digital innovation, B2B sales, B2B strategies, digital transformation
In an age where manufacturers are challenged to increase production with fewer resources and get their finished products to market sooner, mature manufacturing systems envisioned by I4 promise to rev up production lines, help turn out goods faster, and crunch delivery times and cost .
Online article
Forbes India
Bianca Schmitz, Aparajith Raman (2021)
Subject(s)
Economics, politics and business environment; Strategy and general management; Technology, R&D management
Keyword(s)
SME, hidden champions, family business, customer centricity, innovation, R&D
How these companies embraced innovation to take the lead in their markets provides lessons for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) everywhere.
Study
A joint study project by IDG Research Services, HCI and ESMT Berlin
Alexander Jake Freimark, Johannes Habel, Simon Hülsbömer, Bianca Schmitz, Matthias Teichmann (2018)
Subject(s)
Entrepreneurship; Human resources management/organizational behavior; Information technology and systems; Management sciences, decision sciences and quantitative methods; Marketing; Product and operations management; Strategy and general management; Technology, R&D management
Keyword(s)
Hidden Champions, digital transformation, digitalization, customer, disruption, challenges, digital experts, IT specialists, innovation, agile thinking
In this joint study, the Hidden Champions Institute (HCI) of ESMT Berlin and IDG Research Services look into the question of whether the hidden champions are leading the digital transformation of the German economy. More precisely, the study compares the digital transformation among hidden champions to other companies and analyzes their challenges. The result shows that the German hidden champions take the digital revolution seriously and are working vigorously on positioning themselves more digitally, both regarding internal processes and in relation to new business models. In the process, they are considerably quicker and more successful than many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are not market leaders. However, in comparison to large corporates, the digital transformation of the hidden champions frequently lags behind, requiring them to learn from companies within their own ranks that are among the global leaders in the digital transformation. There are indeed such “hidden digital champions”, as the study shows.
With permission of IDG Business Media German edition of the study: Hidden Champions - Champions der digitalen Transformation?.
Pages
32