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Post-merger integration: financial statement close aspect in Enel

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Post-merger integration: financial statement close aspect in Enel

The success of any merger depends mainly on the integration of the companies involved. Once the merger is complete, the integration of activities can be properly planned and executed. When it came to its own integration, Enel SpA took the road less travelled. Read further to learn more. ... Read more.

Publication date: 2008-02

The role and requirements of finance professionals

The role and requirements of finance professionals

This case study explores the changing role of a finance professional in large listed Dutch Group and the challenges new stringent regulatory controls present. Read more.

Publication date: 2008-02

Best operational practices at Rusal

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Best operational practices at Rusal

Corporations with operational business units across the globe often face a lack of standardization of business processes. This results in different levels of effectiveness. One of the world’s largest producers of aluminium and alumina, UC RUSAL, identified and expanded the processes to overall business units. ... Read more.

Publication date: 2008-02

Customer lifetime value

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Customer lifetime value

Creating customer lifetime value is crucial to building a successful enterprise. This article describes how you can incorporate this tool into your marketing strategy, keeping both your customers and shareholders happy. Read more.

Publication date: 2008-02

Innovation management

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Innovation management

Innovation management has an important role in influencing a company's organic growth and framing its strategic and economic goals. This article gives an insight into the practical aspects of establishing innovation management in a company. Read more.

Publication date: 2008-02

Migration of a multinationals’ HR services: the role of detailed process descriptions

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Migration of a multinationals’ HR services: the role of detailed process descriptions

Of late, many multinationals have moved many of their activities to shared service centers. This article looks at the step-by-step account of one company creation of a 'process description’ that can help other companies to achieve a seamless transition. ... Read more.

Publication date: 2008-02

Zahlen sich Innovationen wirklich aus? Innovationsrenditen am Aktienmarkt

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Zahlen sich Innovationen wirklich aus? Innovationsrenditen am Aktienmarkt

Bislang wurde angenommen, dass Aktienmärkte positiv auf kurzfristige Gewinnankündigungen reagieren und eher negativ auf Ankündigungen zu Innovationsprojekten, deren Verlauf unsicher ist. Die Studie zeigt jedoch, dass die Renditen von Innovationsprojekten bislang unterschätzt wurden. Investoren können bereits vor Markteinführung von positiven Renditen eines Innovationsprojektes profitieren. Eine wichtige Rolle spielt dabei die richtige Kommunikation vom Entwicklungsprozess an. ... Read more.

Publication date: 2010-03

Trusting the returns on marketing investment

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Trusting the returns on marketing investment

Advanced methods to measure the effectiveness of marketing efforts are gaining increased attention from marketers and product mangers, as their decisions on spending come under scrutiny. This case study discusses various options that could be ideally employed within the pharmaceutical industry. ... Read more.

Publication date: 2010-03

IT diffusion barriers in the construction industry: how to improve efficiency in the construction processes – lessons learned from manufacturing

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IT diffusion barriers in the construction industry: how to improve efficiency in the construction processes – lessons learned from manufacturing

This case study discusses some of the inherent barriers in the construction industry to the use of computer integrated information technologies (CIT). The author believes that the industrial, strategic and organizational context of the construction industry have much to do with its undoing. ... Read more.

Publication date: 2010-03

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