Municipal Utilities at the Intersection of Ecological, Economical and Social Requirements

Energy turnaround, civic participation, transparency, profitability, viability – during decision-making processes, key players in municipal utilities must meet up with numerous requirements. Making those managerial decisions are closely tied to ecological, economical and social aspects that in turn, are also characterized by divergent interests. To reach balanced decisions, the “municipal utilities” organizational type is confronted…

Strongly Positioned with an Innovative Customer Segmentation

“Ifo-Index Disappoints Euro-Investors” was a recent headline published by the Handelsblatt (24.09.2012). According to the information, in September, the ifo-business climax index fell from 102.3 to 101.4 points. As expected, negative export forecasts are anticipated for the first time in the past three years. The disposition within the German economy has declined for the fifth…

Business Succession – Not only a Challenge for Family-Owned Enterprises

Sooner or later, not only family-owned enterprises are confronted with the challenges of business succession. As media reports have shown, the subject can also become relevant to large corporations, such as in the case of IKEA: According to initial reports, the overall responsibility for the company, once established by its founder Ingvar Kamprad, was to…