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Articles from May/June

Championing North America's Potential
The tilt towards Asia that has long been heralded in the foreign policy of the United States of America carries with it important implications for its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners. On the economic front, it means the negotiation...
How China Could Improve Its Global Acquisition Game
As of April 2013, China had about US$3.44 trillion worth of foreign reserves and approximately US$1 trillion in related sovereign wealth funds. These funds are expected to continue growing. But when it comes to how to invest them strategically, China...
Looking for Lord Stanley's Cup in All the Wrong Places
Every National Hockey League senior management team basically includes a general manager and a head coach. They have separate responsibilities. But GMs and coaches are employed to jointly build a franchise that brings home Lord Stanley's Cup. Indeed,...
Managing the Paradox of Big Picture & Operational Precision
Early one weekend morning, a CEO of a Fortune 500 company calls his HR Head to discuss replacing a key executive. Jason, the employee in question, headed the healthcare vertical, a real revenue churner in the firm's US$30-billion portfolio of diversified...
Manufacturing Consumer Consent: The Future of Social Commerce
There's a lot of talk about using social media to harvest consumer conversations and feedback about their shopping experiences. Most companies are already having one strand of these conversations via their own channels. But what if merchants had access...
Stress Testing the Character of Future Business Leaders
Early one morning late last summer, a bus load of ambitious Ivey Business School students departed from Western University's campus in London, Ontario, and headed north for a unique course on leadership. The individuals in question were not exactly sure...
The Ivey Interview: Steinthór Pálsson
Few business leaders will ever confront the challenge that Landsbankinn CEO Steintho?r Pa?lsson faced in mid-2010, when he lefta senior position with pharmaceutical company Actavis and signed on to build a bank worthy of respect out of the ashes of Iceland's...
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