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Corporate location: organizational and real estate considerations

Categories: Articles in English, Organization & People, Real Estate, Strategy

Any strategy or decision to relocate a firm should involve necessary consideration of a range of parameters. This is critical for formulating the trajectory of the firm’s growth and overall economic development.

Publication date: 2009-01

Environmental influence on the role and requirements of finance professionals

Categories: All, Articles in English, Organization & People, Processes

There is a variation in the degree of controller involvement. The controller’s involvement depends on factors like controller’s motivation and personality, management’s expectations, etc. This article examines the various roles played by controllers in listed Dutch companies.

Publication date: 2008-05

The business rationale of project portfolio management

Categories: All, Articles in English, Organization & People, Processes

Effective project portfolio management is essential for organizations to achieve their performance targets. But, in order to contribute to the bottom line, project portfolio strategies need to be closely aligned with wider corporate objectives. This article outlines the synergies that exist between effective project portfolio management strategies and overall corporate vision.

Publication date: 2008-05

The role and requirements of finance professionals

Categories: All, Articles in English, Governance & Risk, Organization & People

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

Publication date: 2008-02

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

Categories: All, Articles in English, Organization & People, Processes

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.

Publication date: 2008-02

Trusting the returns on marketing investment

Categories: All, Articles in English, Organization & People, Processes

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.

Publication date: 2010-03

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

Categories: Articles in English, Information Technology, Organization & People, Other industry sectors, Processes

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.

Publication date: 2010-03

Controlling for commanders: an established leadership tool within the German Armed Forces?

Categories: Articles in English, Governance & Risk, Organization & People, Other industry sectors, Processes

The author says that controlling in the Bundeswehr as a formal leadership tool has only created the illusion of steering. Its functionality differs vastly from that in the civil economy due to various factors.

Publication date: 2010-03

Can transformation outsourcing be a “win-win”?

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The article describes the transformation process at the Russian power engineering giant, RAO EES, and the gains it produced. It also highlights the value of flexibility in adapting structural changes in tune with a changing business environment.

Publication date: 2010-03

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