Global Reinsurance Masterclass series: 5. Strategic reinsurance relationships

Building and managing client relationships involves a significant investment of time and resource. In this Masterclass we show how reinsurers can manage their clients strategically, so that resources invested support the business strategy and 'pay off'; either directly or indirectly.

Updated: 15/10/2013
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Global Reinsurance Masterclass series: 4. Be a better reinsurer

Changes in the global reinsurance industry are having a profound impact on the internal operations of reinsurance firms. Success in this environment increasingly relies on a firm's ability to coordinate diverse pockets of specialised knowledge. This masterclass identifies the critical capabilities required to utilise these knowledge pools for optimum operational excellence.

Updated: 15/10/2013
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Business models: A challenging agenda

Author(s):

Charles Baden-Fuller

 et al.
Topic:
Strategy
Industry:
Any Industry

Why is the business model a useful concept for scholars of strategic organisation? The concept has gained considerable credence in the business press - but some scholars have questioned whether it really does have value beyond established strategy concepts? In this essay we suggest that understanding the business model as a configuration that is cognitively manipulable may add to our understanding of important organisation issues.

Updated: 08/10/2013
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Business Models and Technological Innovation - how they interact

The business model construct appeals to many academics, yet it lacks a widely accepted language that would allow researchers to draw on the work of others. In this piece, we explore one clear emerging view of the business model construct and examine where this view takes us in terms of understanding the relationship between business model innovation and technical innovation.

Updated: 03/10/2013
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A proposal for addressing the problems of economic growth and youth unemployment

Author(s):

David Chan

 et al.

There seem to be few initiatives that imaginatively tackle the problem of growth and youth unemployment. What is required is an innovative policy that can address these two problems that does not require Government to find any new money. City University's Centre for Information Leadership (CIL) proposed such a policy in 2012.

Updated: 02/10/2013
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Building Better Business Models for the Digital Economy

Author(s):

Charles Baden-Fuller

 et al.

Professor Charles Baden-Fuller, Centenary Professor of Cass Business School is leading an international team of experts to conduct cutting edge, industry focused research on how business models can be better designed, built and implemented to exploit the potential of digital technologies.

Updated: 13/09/2013
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Global Reinsurance Masterclass series: 3. Winning the game

Reinsurance providers have typically avoided head-to-head competition by occupying different strategic positions, according to their different perspectives on what constitutes attractive business. However, industry evolution is generating greater rivalry that is eroding some of these distinctions and driving reinsurers towards new strategic positions. This masterclass identifies these strategic groups and analyses the moves reinsurance companies can take to prosper.

Updated: 15/10/2013
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Global Reinsurance Masterclass series: 2. Fit for purpose?

The reinsurance industry is a secondary industry. It exists to serve the needs of a primary insurance industry: so trends in insurance are likely to change the kinds of products which insurance companies need from reinsurers. This Masterclass focuses on the buyers of reinsurance - the primary insurers, whose world is rapidly changing - and shows how reinsurers need to position themselves to continue

to attract insurers' premium.

Updated: 15/10/2013
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Global Reinsurance Masterclass series: 1. Re-think reinsurance

At the end of 2009 the reinsurance industry was a confident and optimistic one. A succession of major natural disasters during 2010, however, rocked the industry and since then both competition and regulation have intensified. In this first masterclass of a series of seven, we analyse the current state of the reinsurance industry and suggest strategic responses to the current competitive climate.

Updated: 15/10/2013
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Views: 2,990