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Don’t forget the “real” in Real Estate

September 28, 2011 • SPECIAL FEATURES, Finance & EconomicsComments (0)

By Stefan Wundrak, Director of Research, Property at Henderson Global Investors Are property investments like businesses? When thinking about commercial property strategy, you might take the view that direct investment has more in common with running an independent business than is firstly obvious. Is this the case? And most importantly, what implications

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Developing a Breakthrough Service Model for Profitable Growth

September 28, 2011 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, Finance & Economics, Business ProcessComments (0)

By Philip G. Moscosoand Alejandro Lago Stronger competition and more demanding customers require companies to deliver exceptional service and ultimately offer differentiated value propositions in an efficient way. To do so successfully, companies need to

Timberland Investments: A risk analysis

September 28, 2011 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, SPECIAL FEATURES, Finance & Economics, Climate ChangeComments (0)

By Klaus Biskup Specialist knowledge is essential to maximizing timberland investment opportunities, and in particular, assessing the risks involved… You might also like: The Fintech Opportunity for Banks in Europe Savvy and Skillful: a new look at office

The Rise and Consequences of Corporate Sustainability Reporting

September 28, 2011 • SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Corporate Governance, Finance & Economics, Social ImpactComments (7)

By Ioannis Ioannou and George Serafeim In the last two decades a growing number of companies across sectors and geographies are communicating to their stakeholders their initiatives and performance within the environmental, social and governance (ESG)

Credit Insurance – An inside story

September 28, 2011 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SPECIAL FEATURES, Finance & EconomicsComments (0)

By Neil Botting To help provide a more detailed insight into the broader function of credit insurance and the business benefits, the best way is to look at a real organisation and see it in practice. You might also like: The Fintech Opportunity for Banks in

Understanding the Cost of Cloud: Cost analysis of In-house vs. Cloud-based Hosting Options

September 28, 2011 • TECHNOLOGY, Finance & EconomicsComments (0)

By Byung Chul Tak, Bhuvan Urgaonkar, and Anand Sivasubramaniam Will cloud-based hosting be economically feasible for any given application if it migrated into the cloud? It is not straightforward to answer this question. You might also like: Big Data: Big

Why Value Value?

July 20, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Corporate Governance, Finance & Economics, Editors' PickComments (0)

By Tim Koller, Richard Dobbs and Bill Huyett Most executives have figured out how to create value for shareholders through experience, observation, and intuition. They’ve developed a wealth of personal wisdom that typically takes them in the right

Write Off or Right On?

May 20, 2011 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Finance & EconomicsComments (0)

By Andreas Tesch What businesses consider to be an uncollectable debt may not always be as clear cut as is the case when a customer is declared bankrupt…The lesson is that some businesses often write off their debts before they actually need to. You

Commercial Property: Spotting the Opportunity

May 20, 2011 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Finance & Economics, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Michael Keogh Property markets globally have recovered from the valuation declines recorded at the height of the financial crisis, but in large part, this has been restricted to quality product, in quality locations. Whilst theory would imply that a good

Prospects for the World Economy 2011

May 20, 2011 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Finance & EconomicsComments (0)

By David Bartlett, Economic Advisor, RSM International Solidation prevails in the United Kingdom and other member states. • The divergent growth paths of developed and emerging markets, which foretell major structural shifts in the global economy. You might