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Elevating board performance: The significance of director mindset, operating context, and other behavioral and functional considerations

January 3, 2012 • FINANCE & BANKING, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Simon C.Y. Wong The global financial crisis has prompted debate once again on how to improve the effectiveness of the board of directors at listed companies. What went wrong despite the reforms pursued over the past two decades? You might also like: From Hubris to Disgrace: The End of Finance as we Know it… …

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Manage Third Parties and Manage Your Risks

January 3, 2012 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Adam Turteltaub Few, if any companies, can avoid using third parties when entering new markets. But the financial and legal risks involved can be incredibly high. How to understand the risks and assess these relationships appropriately and in an organised

Restoring Executive Authenticity

January 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Roger L. Martin The illegal and unethical behaviour of some business executives over the past few decades suggests something is seriously out of whack in the corporate world. You might also like: Decrypting The Aspiring Indian Low-Income Consumer Food and

European Jobs in 2040: Thinking ahead in the Netherlands

December 28, 2010 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, EuropeComments (0)

By George M M Gelauff, Bas ter Weel and Albert van der Horst How will we earn our money in 2040? This article develops four scenarios for how the Dutch economy may evolve. It argues that the future depends on the development of technology – the fundamental