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Finance Archive

August 26, 2005

Making Acquisitions Work

By adhering to four operational principles of integration, companies can maximize their chances for M&A success.
May 23, 2005

A Merger’s Success Is the CFO’s Job

Today’s chief financial officers are valued analysts who can ensure that mergers achieve scale, grow the existing business, and increase shareholder value.
May 23, 2005

Supply Chain Lessons Can Save Capital Projects

Capital spending can improve corporate performance — but only if projects are properly managed. The best way to do that? By managing capital costs as a supply chain challenge.
March 1, 2005

Supermodels to the Rescue

Agent-based simulations are allowing companies to build silicon versions of themselves, piece by piece and person by person.
March 1, 2005

Not Your Father's CFO

With Sarbanes-Oxley at their backs and growth on the horizon, leading chief financial officers are transforming their roles … and their companies.
March 1, 2005

Are Dollar Reserves Still Safe?

The U.S. dollar has been the world’s main reserve currency since World War II, but this source of stability is becoming more and more dangerous.
March 1, 2005

Suits to the Rescue

The most creative member of an R&D team may be its accountant.
March 1, 2005

SOX Rocks, but Won’t Block Shocks

To protect shareholder value, companies must link risk management with strategic planning and avoid overreacting to regulatory compliance mandates.