Business Pipeline - Explained
What is a Business Pipline?
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What is a Pipeline (Business Operations)?
An operational phase that leads to achieving a specified goals is called a Pipeline. It encompasses all the intermediate steps from the conceptualization of a new plan to bringing it to fruition. If something is said to be "in the pipeline", it is under development and will be realized in the future.
Academic Research on Business Pipeline
- Managing the community's pipeline of entrepreneurs and enterprises: A new way of thinking about business assets, Lichtenstein, G. A., & Lyons, T. S. (2006). Economic Development Quarterly, 20(4), 377-386. This article proposes a methodical approach to manage the Pipeline phase of investments with regards to the assets of entrepreneurs and enterprises.
- Managing the pipeline effectively, Ploos van Amstel, M. J. (1990). Journal of Business Logistics, 11(2), 1-25. This article discusses effective management of Pipeline phases. Developing your leadership pipeline, Conger, J. A., & Fulmer, R. M. (2003). Harvard business review, 81(12), 76-85. This paper focuses on the management and leadership for the Pipeline phase of operations.
- Leadership competencies across organizational levels: A test of the pipeline model, Dai, G., Yii Tang, K., & De Meuse, K. P. (2011). Journal of Management Development, 30(4), 366-380. This paper tests the Pipeline model of leadership for different levels across the organization.
- Filling the pipeline for IS professionals: What can IS faculty do?, Kuechler, W., McLeod, A., & Simkin, M. G. (2009). Journal of Information Systems Education, 20(4), 407. This paper looks at Pipeline management for attracting more students to the Information Systems field in the education sector and the role of faculties in this Pipeline.
- Structuring the new product development pipeline, Ding, M., & Eliashberg, J. (2002). Management Science, 48(3), 343-363. This paper sheds light on Pipeline structuring during a new product development cycle.
- Managing capabilities for talent engagement and pipeline development, Bhatnagar, J. (2008). Industrial and commercial training, 40(1), 19-28. This paper presents a case study based on best practices in building the talent Pipeline in management and development.
- Pipeline Integrity Management: part of the core business activities in the gas industry, Verberg, G. H. (2005). The International Gas Union (IGU). This paper takes a look at the Pipeline activities and management in the Gas industry.