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Global Growth; From East to West. Dec 1, 2008 1636
The changing face of intellectual property: intellectual property--n. A product of the intellect that has commercial value, including copyrighted property such as literary or artistic works, and ideational property, such as patents, appellations of origin, business methods and industrial processes. Mar 1, 2008 3121
Political donations grow as governance issue: disclosure of corporate political contributions comes second only to climate change as an activist shareholder cause. As the next major U.S. election draws closer, the issue is certain to get more top management attention. Nov 1, 2007 2149
Corporate Culture: more myth than reality? While business success and failure are often laid to "culture," the term is elusive and frequently misused. Experts in organization behavior say it's difficult to alter a company's culture, and when it does shift, it's often the result of successful business performance changes. Jul 1, 2007 2143
Self-organization makes for smart managing: a few pioneers like American Express and Southwest Airlines have adopted a new system of budgeting and decision-making that eschews top-down finance controls. Instead, it recognizes the efficacy of empowering the rank-and-file and stressing flexibility. Cover story Apr 1, 2007 3164
Managing catastrophic risk: getting beyond the insurance crisis; The incidence of catastrophic risk has increased markedly, and insurance rates have risen with it. Some companies are re-examining the issue of self-insurance or even doing without and using their equity base to cover potential risks. Cover story Jan 1, 2007 3261
No longer just gray: business journalism takes off; Technology, public appetite and far more sophistication in delivery have conspired to radically transform the face of business journalism in recent decades. That's been both good and bad, with many in the profession itself bemoaning a focus on entertainment instead of information. Column Oct 1, 2006 3768
Black & white fever: the state of business ethics; Ethics programs have been implemented widely in recent years, but there's still widespread skepticism about how well they are working. And, building a viable ethical culture inside a company is still a daunting challenge. May 1, 2006 1916
The fed handoff is done. Now what? In taking over from legendary Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke has his work cut out for him. CFOs are among those who aren't quite sure what to expect. Opinions are divided about whether Bernanke's talk about "inflation targeting" is a good thing or potential trouble. Mar 1, 2006 3574
Two generations of CFOs: how different are they? We asked CFOs under 40 and over 60 years of age how they approach the same challenges, circa 2005. Here's what they had to say. Cover Story Nov 1, 2005 4560
Venture capital forecast: hot with a chance of storms; The venture capital market has come back strongly from its lows in 2001, but concerns linger over funding of startups, exit strategies for companies reluctant to go public and a surfeit of cash for generating realistic returns. Sep 1, 2005 2401
Companies sensing a big chill with auditors: the outside auditor-corporate client relationship has changed considerably in the advent of Sarbanes-Oxley and the PCAOB rules. Stricter standards and an insistence on independence have created uncertainty and some friction. Jun 1, 2005 2261
Electronic trading: portal to the future? Technological advances are moving markets toward an all-electronic environment, thanks in part to the growth of electronic exchanges. But the specialist system is far from dead, and some experts see a continuing need for at least occasional human intervention. Cover Story Apr 1, 2005 2713
Taming the currency tiger: some companies have controlled most of their currency risks through a mix of operating decisions and financial hedges. Active risk management sets them apart from those that passively accept whatever punches the currency markets throws. Oct 1, 2004 1946
Keeping data under lock & key: corporations are wrestling with the manifold issues raised by new privacy laws, including the costs, confusing rules and consumer wariness. Even those with dedicated privacy officers have their hands full. Jul 1, 2004 2196
What did you get from ERP and what can you get? Many corporations are still looking for a meaningful return on all their investments in enterprise resource planning systems. While it's easy to blame the vendors, a company's approach to implementing the technology appears to be a common problem. May 1, 2004 2512
Internet security: you don't get what you pay for. Dec 1, 2003 1261
Going beyond commodity outsourcing. Sep 1, 2003 1984
Does issuing dividends: President Bush's plan to eliminate the individual tax on dividends has spurred real strategy debates within companies--with CFOs often differing with their CEOs. (Dividends). Mar 1, 2003 1188
Concerns about value prompt new thinking. (Accounting Regulation). Oct 1, 2002 2242
New scandals, old lessons financial ethics after Enron. (Ethics). Jul 1, 2002 2412
ECN: A new force in the stock markets? (Global Securities). Editorial May 1, 2002 2646
Managing Up The CFO & The Board. (Your Career). Brief Article Dec 1, 2001 2178
THE GREAT PRODUCTIVITY DEBATE. Panel Discussion Oct 1, 2001 3100
Siemens Toes the U.S. Line. Interview Jul 1, 2001 1995
Putting E-Commerce in PERSPECTIVE. May 1, 2001 3483
REG FD's LEVELING EFFECT. Jan 1, 2001 2962
Capital Allocation: When the Right Thing Is Hard to Do. Sep 1, 2000 3159
CFOs in Tune with the Times. Jul 1, 2000 4379
Circuit Riders. Brief Article May 1, 2000 4592
Desperately SEEKING SYNERGY. Mar 1, 2000 3485
Desperately SEEKING SYNERGY. Statistical Data Included Mar 1, 2000 3485
Truth or consequences. Jan 1, 2000 3433
The Trade Show. Nov 1, 1999 1955
THE NEW CFO. Sep 1, 1999 5525
ROAD RAGE. Sep 1, 1999 1862
The yes men. Cover Story Jul 1, 1999 2966
Bulldozer: how Caterpillar rode over the Asian currency collapse. Mar 1, 1999 2068
Visionary CFOs: who are they, and how can you become one? Cover Story Jan 1, 1999 4638
The how of Dow: managing currency risk. Cover Story Nov 1, 1998 2728

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