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Does China Want to Buy Up Europe? Europe’s Crisis and China’s Reluctant Rise

January 23, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Finance & EconomicsComments (0)

By Roland Benedikter and Jae-Seung Lee In the occasion of Germany’s Angela Merkel’s visit to China on 3rd February 2012, Chinese premier Wen Jiabao stated that “China does not want to buy Europe”. While unusual in international diplomacy, Chinese officials obviously felt such a statement was needed to assuage concerns over potential Chinese

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Understanding Cloud Computing Competition, Environment and Finance

November 24, 2011 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Finance & Economics, Climate ChangeComments (0)

By Federico Etro Cloud computing allows firms to rent computing power and storage from cloud computing providers, and to pay on demand; this improves productivity and at the same time has a positive environmental impact, creating new businesses, investments

Complexity Kills Profits – CEOs need to simplify their businesses

November 24, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, Corporate Governance, Global Business, Finance & EconomicsComments (4)

By Simon Collinson and Melvin Jay The competitive environment is becoming more complex and unpredictable, and senior managers have no control over the underlying trends, from globalisation to technological change. The most damaging kinds of complexity,

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

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: 21st Century Leaders: Driving Success Amid Intense Disruption Mining Actionable

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: 21st Century Leaders: Driving Success

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