Quick Links

For Software Firms, Operational Skill Is Key to Avoiding Failure

Published: 13 Oct 2010

The best way for a software firm to increase its survival chances is not to boost R&D or marketing skills but to increase its operating capability - its knack for efficiently deploying people and capital, according to researchers led by Shanling Li of The Desautels Faculty of Management of McGill University. Their study of 870 U.S. software companies over the period 1995-2007 shows that companies with high levels of innovation-related competitive actions but low operating capability were 466% more likely to fail than the average.

Harvard Business Review - The Daily Stat, October 13, 2010

Source Site: /desautels
Classified as: 

Connect with the Desautels Faculty of Management

Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill on FacebookDesautels Faculty of Management at McGill on TwitterFollow the Desautels Faculty of Management University page on LinkedInDesautels Faculty of Management at McGill, BCom Program on LinkedInDesautels Faculty of Management at McGill, MBA Program on LinkedInDesautels Faculty of Management at McGill on YouTubeDesautels Faculty of Management at McGill on Facebook

Research at the Desautels Faculty of Management

Accounting at Desautels Faculty of ManagementFinance at Desautels Faculty of ManagementInformation Systems at Desautels Faculty of ManagementMarketing at Desautels Faculty of ManagementOperations Management at Desautels Faculty of ManagementOrganizational Behaviour at Desautels Faculty of ManagementStrategy and Organization at Desautels Faculty of ManagementHealth Care at Desautels Faculty of Management