Member of Editorial Board

For the coming three years Professor Heesen has become a Member of the Editorial Board of the journal "Global Good Governance, Ethics & Leadership".

Journal of Global Good Governance, Ethics & Leadership

This Journal blends rigorous peer-reviewed academic material with contributions from leaders in management and government, to offer a cross-section of practically relevant information. We are especially interested in multi-cultural contributions that discuss the intersect between Governance, Ethics and Leadership in a global society.

We thank the dozens of global universities and hundreds of academics and corporate leaders worldwide for their support. We appreciate the interest in our multi-faceted approach to this broad topic range.

Book recommendation:

The new know

The book from Thornton May "The new know: Innovation powered by analytics" visualizes the essentials of analytics well on the cover: Analytics or IT-Solutions can only contribute to an improved performance to the extent that a brain is used to correctly interpret the information provided and use it for improved decision making.

He uses many good examples in his book how analytics contributed to improve organizational effectiveness. One example he mentions is Wendy's. They used predictive analytics to better estimate food and labor demand. To support their hamburger built-to-order process they originally used data from the past six weeks as the foundation for their forecast, without reflecting the details of the specific product mix. After implementing a data warehouse in 2001 they were able to leverage a two year history of data as the foundation for their forecasting in 1.300 stores. They were able to predict demand by product mix per half hour with an accuracy of 95%. It improved their resource utilization significantly. Many such stories make this book a good read!