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Prime Movers. Define Your Business or Have Someone Define it Against You. The University of Arkansas Lecture Notes in the Mathematical Sciences

  • ID: 2212100
  • Book
  • April 2000
  • Region: United States
  • 352 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Prime Movers Define Your Business or Have Someone Define it Against You ′Prime Movers provides the missing piece in the business strategist′s armoury. The world already knows how to explore the business rent landscape around an existing business idea. But in this dynamic era tomorrow′s business will be different from today′s. Here finally is a reframing guide that will allow you a helicopter view of tomorrow′s business landscape.′ Kees Van Der Heijden, GBN, Author of Scenarios: The Art of Strategic Conversation ′Ramírez and Wallin offer a groundbreaking theoretical and practical analysis of practices that allow "prime movers" to shape their industry and to drive environmental changes. Prime Movers is a highly innovative book, opening up promising avenues for a better understanding and implementation of practices for the creation of sustainable superior organizational performance. A "must–read" for theorists, researchers, and practitioners who want to think about the create a prosperous future for their organization. Congratulations to the authors – a great book.′ Aime Heene, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University ′.provides an important intellectual framework aimed at the level of firms operating in business systems, and has much to say to those working on strategy implementation and organizational learning as well as those who think in terms of strategy as "value production" rather than "value co–production".′ Wim Overmeer, Duxx Graduate School of Business Leadership, Monterrey ′.discards the old concept of value chain, and develops a new relational theory of value creation based around the final customers′ interactions with the offering and other activities. The resulting concepts are robust and particularly helpful in understanding the new behaviors and goals of recent Internet companies.′Ian Page, Hewlett Packard Research Labs Business Strategy
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The New Logic of Value Creation.

Configuration and Reconfiguration.

The Perception of Value.

An Emerging Architecture for Value Creation.

Customer Orientation: Aligning the Value–Creation Logics of the Firm with the Value–Creation Logics of Existing Customers.

Capability Focus and Lean Management: Leveraging the Existing Capabilities of the Firm to Create New Offerings.

Actor–Centered Market Making: Leveraging New Capabilities of the Firm to Create New Offerings.

Co–operative Market Making: Prime Movers Acting for Others, Not Themselves.

Appreciative Market Making: When Becoming a Prime Mover is Not the Driving Goal.

Value Creation as Prime Movers See It.


References and Further Reading.

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Rafael Ramírez
Johan Wallin
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