The operational benefits of acquisitions often aren’t apparent for 10 years or more, and the best indicator of success is approaching them as one piece of a larger corporate strategy.
- Amid the tightest credit conditions in decades, the market for corporate control is favoring low-leverage, growth-oriented transactions.September 9, 2008 by Edward H. Baker
- Clickstream data is a useful and dynamic source for marketers and will grow in importance as the Internet and Internet-usage tracking systems become more sophisticated.August 28, 2008
- Compensation consultants, often hired by companies with deficient corporate governance, rarely prevent the boards of such companies from overpaying executives.August 21, 2008
- Consumer preferences can guide TV network executives in their selection of ads and development of pricing strategies for ad space.August 14, 2008
- No longer the tech darling, RFID is slowly reemerging as a valuable way to monitor small pieces of big supply chains.August 12, 2008 by Jeffrey Rothfeder
- By using specific tools to optimize marketing budgets, executives can help grow sales and boost the bottom line.June 26, 2008
- Effective product innovation depends on fast access to critical design and engineering data. At Whirlpool, the challenge turns out to be as much human as it is technological.
- Regulation Fair Disclosure has curbed selective disclosure of private information in the United States.June 5, 2008
- Advertising can do much to increase brand awareness, but even persuasive ads do not change consumer opinions about the quality of the products being advertised.April 10, 2008
- The more informed the outside directors, the better they are able to help improve company governance and performance.March 27, 2008
- Legislators must understand the importance of foreign nationals as contributors to domestic technology innovation, and consider the effects that immigration policies, such as quotas on H1-B temporary visas, may have on the pace of innovation.March 20, 2008
- The historical performance of comparable products combined with an understanding of known variables can help managers develop more accurate revenue forecasts in nascent markets where data is scarce.March 6, 2008
- People tend to misjudge precise prices as being less than round prices of similar value. This discovery could have significant implications for buyers, sellers, and pricing strategists in any number of industries.January 31, 2008
- From a strict loyalty perspective (ignoring the benefits of higher margins), many stores have already overdone private labels. But for value-oriented chains, the loyalty effects are less pronounced; their goal should simply be to convince customers that their private-label goods are of high quality.January 10, 2008
- November 30, 2006 by Bruce Feirstein
- By aiming to get innovative marketing programs 70 percent complete before launching them, the electronics retailer gained more marketing knowledge than it would have achieved with a more conservative approach.November 30, 2006 by Michael Linton
- Executives must protect valuable corporate and personnel data to avoid a potentially crippling attack.August 28, 2006 by George Tillmann
- Few companies employ vidence-based management — the notion that real knowledge in the form of empirical analysis of results is the shortest path to sound decisions.
- Major corporate crises don't just happen. Most are the result of multiple mistakes.March 1, 2005 by Robert E. Mittelstaedt Jr.
- May 19, 2003 by Richard Wilhelm
- April 1, 2001 by Dawn Lapore
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