Resources Platform for Management Consultants


The Lords of Strategy

Published by:

Harvard Business School Press


The Lords of Strategy,


Kiechel III W


Historical perspective on popular firms and business concepts



The Five Pillars of TQM

Published by:

Penguin Books


The Five Pillars of TQM: How to Make Total Quality Management Work for You


Creech B


Dynamic Manufacturing

Published by:

The Free Press


Dynamic Manufacturing: Creating the Learning Organization,


Hayes RH, Wheelwright SC, Clark KB


Key Business Solutions

Published by:



Key Business Solutions,


Weiss A


Comprehensive approach to problem solving, business cases, and corporate management



The McKinsey Mind

Published by:



The McKinsey Mind,


Rasiel E 


Comprehensive approach to McKinsey consulting engagements 






Porter ME (1996) What is Strategy, Harvard Business Reviews, 74(6): 61-78


Porter ME (2008) The Five Competitive Forces that Shape Strategy, Harvard Business Reviews, 86(1): 78-93


Henderson B (1970) The Product Portfolio, BCG Perspectives, Boston


Ansoff HI (1957) Strategies for Diversification, Harvard Business Review, 35(5): 113-124.


Gilbert C, Eyring M, Foster RN (2012) Two routes to resilience, Harvard Business Reviews, 90(12): 66-73.


Johnson MW, Christensen C, Kagermann (2008) Reinventing Your Business Model, Harvard Business Reviews, 86(12): 50-59.


Kim, WC, Mauborgne R (2004) Blue Ocean Strategy, Harvard Business Reviews, 82(10): 76-84.


Kim WC, Mauborgne R (1997) Value Innovation: The Strategic Logic of High Growth, Harvard Business Review, 75(1): 103–112.


Rao AR, Bergen ME, Davis S (2000) How to fight a price war, Harvard Business Review, 78(3): 207-116.


Capraro V (2013) A Model of Human Cooperation in Social Dilemmas. Plos One 8(8): e72427.


Rapoport A, Albert MC (1965) Prisoner's Dilemma, University of Michigan Press


Winger R, Edelman D (1989) Segment-of-One Marketing, BCG Perspectives


Bayer J, Taillard M (2013) A New Framework for Customer Segmentation, Harvard Business Review - Digital, 6


Levitt T (1965) Exploit the Product Life Cycle, Harvard Business Review, 43(11): 81-94.


Humphrey A (2005) SWOT analysis for management consulting, SRI International Alumni Newsletter, 1: 7-8 [this article explains that SWOT originates from some research carried out by A Humphrey at SRI for Fortunes 500 companies in 1960s -1970s. A Humphrey is recognized as the creator of SWOT]


Panagiotou G (2003) Bringing SWOT into focus, Business Strategy Review 14(2): 8- 10.


Hill T, Westbrook R (1997) SWOT analysis: It's time for a product recall, Long Range Planning, 30(1): 46-52.


Ries A, Trout J (1981) Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind, McGraw-Hill, New York


Steenburgh T, Avery J (2010) Marketing Analysis Toolkit: Situation Analysis, Harvard Business Review – Case Study 510079


PESTLE Analysis Overview (2011) Tacit Intellect,


Tucker FG, Zivan SM, Camp RC (1987) How to Measure Yourself Against the Best, Harvard Business Review, 65(1): 8-10


Craig C, Harris R (1973) Total Productivity Measurement at the Firm Level, Sloan Management Review, 14(3): 13-29.


Feintzeig R (2015) The Trouble With Grading Employees, Wall Street Journal, April 22


Martínez-Lorente A, Dewhurst F, Dale B (1998) Total Quality Management: Origins and Evolution of the Term, The TQM Magazine, 10(5): 378–386


Poksinska B; Dahlgaard JJ, Antoni M (2002) The state of ISO 9000 certification: A study of Swedish organizations, The TQM Magazine, 14(5): 297-306.


Christensen CM, Wang D, van Bever D (2013) Consulting on the Cusp of Disruption, Harvard Business Reviews, 91(10): 106-150.


Marchand DA, Peppard J (2013) Why IT Fumbles Analytics, Harvard Business Reviews, 91(1): 105-112.


McAfee A, Brynjolfsson E (2012) Big Data: The Management Revolution, Harvard Business Reviews, 90(10): 61-68.


Davenport TH (2013) Analytics 3.0, Harvard Business Reviews, 91(12): 64-72.


Hey T (2010) The Big Idea: The Next Scientific Revolution, Harvard Business Reviews, 88(11): 56-63.


Taylor C (2013) A Better Way to Tackle All That Data, Harvard Business Reviews Blog, August 13


Power B (2015) Artificial Intelligence Is Almost Ready for Business, Harvard Business Reviews Blog, March 19


Davenport TH, Patil DJ (2012) Data scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century, Harvard Business Reviews 90(10): 70-76.


Fogarty D, Bell PC (2014) Should You Outsource Analytics? MIT Sloan Management Review, 55(2): 41-45.


Cramm S (2010) Does outsourcing destroy IT innovation? Harvard Business Review Blog, July 28


Kiron D, Prentice PK, Ferguson RB (2014) Raising the Bar With Analytics, MIT Sloan Management Review, 55(2): 29-33.


Kiron D, Prentice PK, Ferguson RB (2012) Innovating with Analytics, MIT Sloan Management Review, 54(1): 47-52


Hitt MA, Keats BW, Harback HF, Nixon RD (1994) Rightsizing: Building and maintaining strategic leadership and long-term competitiveness, Organizational Dynamics, 23(2): 18-32.


Christensen CM, Anthony SD, Berstell G, Nitterhouse D (2007) Finding the right job for your product. MIT Sloan Management Review, 48(3): 38-47.


Crème de la CRM (2004) The Economist, June 17


Nguyen B, Mutum DS (2012) A review of customer relationship management: successes, advances, pitfalls and futures, Business Process Management Journal, 18(3): 400-419.


Scott M, Bruce R (1987) Five stages of growth in small business, Long range planning, 20(3): 45-52


Bergek A, Norrman C (2008) Incubator best practice: A framework, Technovation, 28(1): 20-28


Hansell G (2005) Advantage, Returns, and Growth–in That Order, BCG Perspectives, Boston 


Kummer C, Steger U (2008) Why merger and acquisition (M&A) waves reoccur: the vicious circle from pressure to failure, Strategic Management Review, 2(1): 44-63


Thomas RJ (2000) Irreconcilable differences. Accenture Outlook 2000: 29-35.


Zhang H, Shu C, Jiang X, Malter AJ (2011) Innovation in strategic alliances: a knowledge based view, In: Marketing Theory and Applications, 2011 AMA Winter Educators Conference, 132-133


Neilson GL, Martin KL, Powers E (2008) The secrets to successful strategy execution, Harvard Business Reviews, 86(6): 60-70.