Matt Palmquist is a freelance business journalist based in Oakland, Calif.

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The Subtleties of CSR in Hard Times

September 24, 2015
Many corporations reduced their investments in sustainable initiatives during the recent recession — but some relatively high-performing firms actually increased their long-term commitment to CSR.
by Matt Palmquist

Navigating the Crowdfunding Landscape

September 17, 2015
Online peer-based fundraising tools have the potential to disrupt traditional investing models, but entrepreneurs and investors must overcome existing cultural and government barriers.
by Matt Palmquist

Serving the Silver Generation

September 10, 2015
Firms on the forefront of innovation often concentrate on introducing new products to younger consumers, but an aging population gives companies fresh opportunities as well.
by Matt Palmquist

Frenemies with Benefits

August 6, 2015
When their profit goals differ, fiercely competitive firms may decide to collaborate with each other on complementary offerings.
by Matt Palmquist

When CEO Star Power Backfires

June 25, 2015
Companies can significantly influence the media visibility of their CEO with certain kinds of press releases — but having a prominent CEO can also work to shareholders’ detriment.
by Matt Palmquist

The Advantages of a Diverse Board

June 18, 2015
When it comes to corporate multiculturalism, it’s the relationship between an ethnically diverse board and its CEO that makes the biggest difference for leading firms.
by Matt Palmquist

Taking an Innovative Step Forward

April 23, 2015
Conventional wisdom suggests that delays during the new product development cycle can hinder a project, or even kill it entirely. It’s time to rethink this narrow outlook.
by Matt Palmquist

The Buzzkill Boss

February 25, 2015
The joys and struggles that leaders experience at home have a major impact on their attitudes at work, as well as on their subordinates’ moods and performance.
by Matt Palmquist

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