Out Executing the Competition

Author: Irving H. Rothman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118409035
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An inside look at what makes a successful financial servicescompany Irv Rothman may not have considered a career in the financialservices early on, but he ended up in leadership positions atAT&T, Compaq and, for over a decade, Hewlett-Packard. Hisconsistent record of success and insider perspective make him theperfect guide to the art of building and growing a financialservices company, and in Out-Executing the Competition heshares his remarkable story and years of experience, giving readersa glimpse into his numerous accomplishments and providing takeawaysthey can apply to their own companies, whatever the industry. An engaging and lively account of Rothman's career focusing onhis work at financial services companies during some of the mosteconomically challenging periods of the past thirty years, the bookexplores the methods and tactics he used to help his companies notonly weather financial uncertainty, but to thrive. Tells the story of financial services company expert IrvRothman, in his own words Includes invaluable insights into how to build a financialservices company that can survive and thrive in even the toughesteconomic climate Helps readers working at financial services companies and inother industries to construct solid businesses that can outperformtheir competition Part biography, part how-to guide, Out-Executing theCompetition is the ultimate inside look at building a financialservices company that's sure to succeed.

Cultural Transformations

Author: John Mattone
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111905592X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A Roadmap for Leadership and Cultural Transformation Throughout today's rapidly changing business world, top CEOs face two primary challenges: solving the leadership gap and creating a sustainable corporate culture. International leadership coach John Mattone and CEO magazine editor-in-chief Nick Vaidya unlock the keys to leadership development and cultural transformation through intimate interviews with fourteen CEOs from top organizations, including: Deloitte, Graybar, The North Face, HP Financial, Ovations Brands, Virtusa, and Bigcommerce. Culture was long thought to be merely a 'soft' resource in the corporate equation. However, more and more business leaders are beginning to recognize the necessity of culture when it comes to creating and sustaining long-term growth and change. What is the key to creating a strong business culture? Leadership. The best cultures start with CEOs who set the tone for the rest of the company, guiding others through the often difficult process of corporate transformation. You'll gain valuable insights, through experiences from the finest business minds, on how to introduce and sustain cultural change in your organization. Learn how successful CEOs came to realize their leadership potential Discover the key attributes that increase a leader's effectiveness Uncover your own leadership strengths and development needs Handle the primary obstacles to cultural transformation Address outdated mindsets and resistance to organizational change Mattone and Vaidya also draw upon their own extensive coaching and consulting experiences to provide a powerful and proven 6-Step Process for designing and implementing effective cultural transformations. This process enhances the other valuable tools in this comprehensive guide, so you can start building a positive organizational culture right away.

Building an International Financial Services Firm

Author: Markus Venzin
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191608998
Format: PDF, Docs
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A new era of global banking and insurance is emerging, with leading banks eager to serve international markets. This book explores the issues that arise for banks in their strategic choices as they move into these new international markets. Building an International Financial Services Firm challenges conventional assumptions from the international management literature on topics such as the limits of globalization, the importance of cultural and institutional distance, the nature of economies of scale and scope, the existence of first mover advantages, the logic behind the global value chain configuration, the speed and timing of market entry, as well as organizational architecture. It focuses on fundamental strategic decisions such as when, where, and how to enter foreign markets and how to design the organizational architecture of the multinational financial services firm. Using simple theoretical frameworks illustrated by case examples, this book provides a thorough guide to the challenges of the international market for financial services firms, both for those working in the financial services industry, and researchers studying the area.

Contemporary Economic Issues in Developing Countries

Author: John Baffoe-Bonnie
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275974541
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Important lessons in economic policy in developing nations are provided here as contributors evaluate the effectiveness of various domestic scenarios and the recommendations of international organizations such as the World Bank. Their findings highlight the issue of inadequate social capability as a critical factor in understanding the lack of economic development in many developing countries. They suggest that contemporary theory tends to pinpoint necessary but insufficient conditions for the successful implementation of development strategies for these countries.

Financial Development and Economic Growth

Author: Niels Hermes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135635447
Format: PDF, ePub
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This collection brings together a collection of theoretical and empirical findings on aspects of financial development and economic growth in developing countries. The book is divided into two parts: the first identifies and analyses the major theoretical issues using examples from developing countries to illustrate how these work in practice; the second part looks at the implications for financial policy in developing countries.

Economic Growth in the Republic of Yemen

Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821352106
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Annotation This Country Study reviews Yemen 's economic performance and evaluates the government 's medium- and long-term development plans.

Building Supply Chain Excellence in Emerging Economies

Author: Hau L. Lee
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387384290
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book will help readers to better manage supply chains in emerging economics. It addresses a host of issues and challenges, from infrastructure constraints and the logistics inefficiencies to contributing to the social and environmental developments of emerging economies. Innovative approaches are outlined and illustrated with examples of real-world experiences by progressive companies and thought leaders.

Finance Development March 2013

Author: International Monetary Fund
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1475576315
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Two years ago, citizens in the Arab world—fired by their ideals and visions of a better life—ignited a social movement that inspired people around the globe. In Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, and Yemen—the so-called Arab countries in transition—people embraced change, ushering in a new era. This issue of F&D looks at the difficulties of this transition, focusing on long-standing forces that shape the region’s economy and offering options for moving ahead to achieve strong, inclusive growth. • Masood Ahmed, Director of the IMF’s Middle East and Central Asia Department, maps out an agenda for modernizing and diversifying the region’s economies in “Toward Prosperity for All.” • In “Freedom and Bread Go Together,” Marwan Muasher addresses the intersection of economic progress and political change. • Vali Nasr, in a Point of View column, underscores the vital role small and medium-sized enterprises play in a successful democratic transition. Elsewhere in this issue, we look at how surging oil and gas production in the United States could shake up global energy markets; the effect of uncertainty on economic growth; and Mexico’s competitiveness rebound. F&D's People in Economics series profiles Christina Romer, former chair of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers and an architect of the U.S. stimulus package; and the latest installment in our Back to Basics series explains how structural policies help to both stabilize and strengthen economies.

Are Developing Countries Better off Spending their Oil Wealth Upfront

Author: Mr. H. Takizawa
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1451901399
Format: PDF
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We question the conventional view that it is optimal for government to maintain a stable level of spending out of oil wealth. We compare this conventional policy recommendation with one where government spends all of its oil revenues upfront, at the same rate as oil is extracted. Using a neoclassical growth model with positive external effects of public spending on consumption and productivity, we find that, if the economy is growing along the steady-state balanced path, the conventional view is validated. However, if the economy starts with a lower capital stock, the welfare ranking across two policies can be reversed.