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think: act - Size Matters

2011

The division of labor in the world economy continues apace. Small, agile, networked entities are increasingly successful, but big industrial giants are also profiting from the de-linking of the supply chain.

In many sectors, clearly defined interfaces make cooperation with suppliers and service providers much easier than it used to be. The age of business ecosystems has begun. It is an age of collaboration between companies of very different sizes, and resurrecting one of the oldest questions in business: "How big should my company be?"

There is no one-size-fits-all solution; rather, there are many different approaches to answering it.

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