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This section focuses on the study of organisational performance, the processes of strategising and decision-making, partnerships and collaboration. It features research that explores the reasons why some organisations are able to out-perform others.

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Expectations for 2014 and beyond: the future forecast

This report examines managers' expectations for 2014 and some of the challenges that they anticipate, based on the annual survey of UK-based managers carried out by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) in November 2013, in which 767 managers participated.

Raising the bar: business priorities for industrial strategy one year on

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Maintaining momentum on industrial strategy is crucial to securing prosperity through private sector growth and positioning UK businesses for long-term success in the global economy.

Pulling together: strengthening the UK's supply chains

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The UK’s industrial strategy programme has highlighted the need to strengthen supply chains underpinning key sectors of our economy.

Get ahead of the game: what businesses can learn from the use of analytics in sports

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Whilst the hype around the power of ‘big data’ has only just started to seep into oak-panelled boardrooms and onto the pages of the corporate executive agenda, sporting organisations have been at the forefront of exploiting data to gain a competitive advantage for years.

How to improve customer intimacy (CI) & experience: executive summary

This is an executive summary of research into customer intimacy and experience.

Industrial strategy: government and industry working together in partnership

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A pamphlet gives brief details of the UK government's industrial strategy, with key priorities being skills, technology, access to finance for small business, improving advanced warning to businesses of government procurement opportunities, and development of specific industrial sectors.

The enabling state: collaborating for success - summary

This is the summary of the report The Enabling State by Lucian Hudson.

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