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Global value Mason A. Carpenter We were delighted to see front-cover attention paid to the bottom-line benefits that internationally seasoned CEOs can deliver (“The Global CEO.” January/February 2004). Our research on Fortune 500 firms, started nearly a decade ago, clearly shows they perform better when the chief executive has overseas experience. However, the full economic […]

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Former mayor Ed Koch: fight makes right – New York City mayor Edward I. Koch

Former mayor Ed Koch: fight makes right – New York City mayor Edward I. Koch – Interview J.P. Donlon Edward I. Koch served three terms as the mayor of New York from 1978-1989. In 1989, he ran for a fourth term and was defeated by David N. Dinkins. Previously, Koch served nine years as a […]

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Private firms get creative: to compete with public companies and their big CEO bonuses, closely held firms need new tools

Private firms get creative: to compete with public companies and their big CEO bonuses, closely held firms need new tools David Saltman When Dick Grasso’s $187.5 million compensation package was revealed at the New York Stock Exchange, it triggered an outcry that forced his resignation. But it also struck a delicate chord with the CEOs […]

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Delivering in tough times: under CEO Mike Eskew, UPS, the venerable package deliverer, goes global and high tech – 2003 Route to the Top – United Parcel Service

Delivering in tough times: under CEO Mike Eskew, UPS, the venerable package deliverer, goes global and high tech – 2003 Route to the Top – United Parcel Service – Company Profile Mike Eskew If he hadn’t gone to work for UPS, Mike Eskew thinks he would have liked to be an architect. His 30-year career […]

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Get a piece of IBM’s mind – Business – research and development consulting services

Get a piece of IBM’s mind – Business – research and development consulting services – On Demand Innovation Services unit If you were a CEO with a seemingly impossible technological challenge, wouldn’t you like to have the world’s best scientists solving it? And wouldn’t it be great not to pay their salaries, just rent their […]

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Barter can work – barter agreement between Casio Inc. and Active International Inc

Barter can work – barter agreement between Casio Inc. and Active International Inc – Marketing John J. McDonald Obsolete or excess inventory is fodder for barter in the ’90s–provided such exchanges are backed by contractual guarantees. Products are transformed at lightning speed in the consumer-electronics business. A typical calculator or electronic watch, for example, lasts […]

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Standing Tall – and Better Dressed – office dress codes and custom of “Casual Fridays” – Brief Article

Standing Tall – and Better Dressed – office dress codes and custom of “Casual Fridays” – Brief Article – Editorial Joe Queenan Five years ago, Chief Executive took a bold, principled stand against a trend threatening to destroy the fabric of our society. The trend, though seemingly innocuous at the time, struck at the very […]

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Selecting a CEO of the year

Selecting a CEO of the year William J. Holstein The ghost of Carly Fiorina hung over our recent judging session for this year’s CEO of the Year. Given that she was in office for five and a half years only to crash and burn, and that the median CEO tenure at a major company is […]

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Zeneca’s growth prescription – interview with Zeneca CEO David Barnes

Zeneca’s growth prescription – interview with Zeneca CEO David Barnes – Interview J.P. Donlon THE SEARCH FOR SHAREHOLDER VALUE IS PUSHING SOME DRUG MAKERS TO CONSOLIDATE TO CREATE MEGA-CEUTICAL GIANTS. BUT OTHERS BELIEVE VALUE WILL COME FROM A FOCUS ON CORE CAPABILITIES. EITHER WAY, RELYING ON BLOCKBUSTER DRUGS IS NO LONGER ENOUGH. ZENECA CEO SIR […]

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UTC’s global primer: George David has presided over a major international push. He says it’s good for America

UTC’s global primer: George David has presided over a major international push. He says it’s good for America William J. Holstein United Technologies includes Otis elevators, Carrier air conditioners and Pratt & Whitney aerospace products. CEO George David believes his company’s globalization has had a positive impact on the U.S. economy despite the closing of […]