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Incorporated social responsibility: authentic CSR is an attitude that pervades every business decision, rather than a stand-alone activity to be departmentalised, argues Mike Brooks. Jun 1, 2010 685
Pyrrhic victories: squeezing suppliers and customers may seem the easy option if your firm is struggling to survive, but this approach may backfire badly once the recovery begins, warns Mike Brooks. Jul 1, 2009 707
Debt, Innovations and Deflation. Book review Apr 1, 2009 400
Insecurities market: risk management is rightly high on the corporate agenda, but many organisations are still failing to approach the task in a sufficiently systematic and rigorous way. Nov 1, 2008 757
A mark overstepped: never mind the debate on whether fair-value accounting has made the sub-prime crisis worse for financial services firms, Mike Brooks believes that a convention intended to create transparency is threatening to do quite the opposite. Oct 1, 2008 774
Do forget your passport: videoconferencing IT allows cheap and effective face-to-face communication across continents, but that hasn't reduced the mileage clocked up by business travellers, who seem to view jet lag as a badge of honour. Jun 1, 2008 726
Pareto's 80/20 Rule for Corporate Accountants. Jun 1, 2008 321
Unclear fusion: there's an increasing body of anecdotal evidence to suggest that most takeovers fail to deliver their promised benefits, It's time for management accountants to bring a modicum of clarity to the murky world of M&As. May 1, 2008 730
Crying foul: when a takeover bid reported as "hostile", it's likely that the target company's directors are facing a conflict of interests. After all, writes Mike Brooks, it takes a brave turkey to vote for an early Christmas. Dec 1, 2007 728
Heroes and zeros: Mike Brooks urges the management accounting profession to enlist for the front line in the war against innumeracy and--arguably an even deadlier enemy--"dishonest numeracy". Oct 1, 2007 790
Know your enemy: all employers must protect themselves against the real risk of being defrauded by their own staff. Mike Brooks explains how to set up an effective profiling system. Nov 1, 2006 1467
The Company Director's Desktop Guide. Brief article Oct 1, 2006 163
The Business General. Book review Jul 1, 2006 329
Performance measurement: does your firm suffer from a surfeit of measures? Mike Brooks considers whether a dictionary of measures could help organisations to improve their performance. May 1, 2006 1312
Irrational Exuberance. Book review Mar 1, 2006 314
Do the quango: Mike Brooks explains why working part time as a director of a public body can give you even more than the simple satisfaction of selfless community service. Column Jun 1, 2005 1088
Two unlimited: the Basel II accord will affect many more industries than banking when it takes effect in 2007. Mike Brooks explains its rules--and how to ensure that your business won't suffer from the way lenders will implement them. May 1, 2005 2005
Body of evidence: conventional competitor analysis is no longer enough, argues Mike Brooks, who explains why financial managers can become key agents in the mission to gather competitive intelligence. Mar 1, 2005 1438
Niche work if you can get it: do you have what it takes to become an interim executive manager? Mike Brooks explains the considerable rewards--and demands--that come with the territory. Dec 1, 2004 1383
Mind the gap: whether you're the CEO of a firm with a major project but no one with the time or experience to manage it, or an FD who wants a new challenge, Mike Brooks suggests an interim solution. Nov 1, 2004 1384
You can quote us on that: a stock market flotation brings with it a whole raft of new responsibilities for a company's management team, but the technical regulations could turn out to be the least of its worries. Mike Brooks describes the oft-conflicting stakeholder interests that need to be considered before a business goes public. Oct 1, 2004 1341
Uneasy money: when a business takes on outside investment for the first time, it can be an upsetting experience for its founding shareholders. Mike Brooks describes some of the pitfalls to avoid when seeking equity finance. Jul 1, 2004 1200
Critical maths: a young business will tend to encounter funding problems at certain key stages of its growth. Mike Brooks offers his guide to raising enough finance to get through these make-or-break situations intact. Jun 1, 2004 1337
Management Accounting. Brief Article Jun 1, 2001 355
The Keys to Excellence. Book Review Apr 1, 2001 441

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