Effective Supplier Management for IT Leaders

IT suppliers recruit sophisticated sales people, and it is essential staff have the requisite skills and knowledge when negotiating contracts with them. David Chan discusses what these requirements are.

Updated: 24/12/2013
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Pre-annoucement M&A activity and its effect on outcomes

Author(s):

Scott Moeller

 et al.

Intralinks asked researchers at the M&A Research Centre (MARC), Cass Business School, to look into the relationship between the pre-announcement due diligence phase and key M&A deal outcomes for both acquirer and seller.

Updated: 11/01/2014
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Views: 1,380

Why do businesses oppose the minimum wage?

Professor Chris Rowley examines varying minimum wage levels around the world and considers why strong opposition to the policy continues.

Updated: 17/12/2013
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What Skills Might Be Needed In Appointments To Manage and Lead Organisations?

Comment - Professor Chris Rowley invokes the still relevant 1950s work by Katz in a short piece on management recruitment.

Updated: 13/12/2013
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Shadow banking – how to regulate it?

Author(s):

Thorsten Beck

Topic:
Finance
Industry:
Banking

Comment - Shadow banking is back in the news, both as alternative financing source for SMEs and as an instrument for banks to manage their capital efficiently. Professor Thorsten Beck talks about the topic that energises regulatory and policy makers globally.

Updated: 13/12/2013
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Using Six Sigma to identify hospitals that cost the most across procedures

Author(s):

ManMohan Sodhi

 et al.
Industry:
Public Policy

The US spends proportionately more on healthcare than most other Western nations, but it may not get the best value. A Six-Sigma analysis reveals the small amount of hospitals accounting for the greater share of the costs.

Updated: 03/01/2014
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Views: 1,555

Momentum Investing and Asset Allocation

Author(s):

Andrew Clare

Topic:
Finance

Professor Andrew Clare reports on the Centre for Asset Management Research's work investigating how a momentum-based investment strategy could lead to higher returns and help improve risk-return trade off.

Updated: 05/12/2013
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A non-parametric visual test of mixed hazard models

Mortality models are increasingly used to answer a number of pension related questions. This executive summary describes the development of a visualisation technique useful for the individual assessment of the quality of a mortality model.

Updated: 03/01/2014
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The Relevance and Role of Interdisciplinarity in Asia Pacific Studies and Publications

Simply defined, 'interdisciplinarity' involves the combining of two or more academic discipines. There are calls for greater 'interdisciplinarity' (ID) in academic thought, research and publications. This article looks at why calls for greater ID are popular, and how relevant it is to Asia Pacific studies and publications.

Updated: 04/12/2013
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Views: 1,345