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Bimonthly journal publishing scholarly articles written by business management professionals.

Articles from March/April

Being Monica
Public humiliation destroys careers along with personal lives and reputations. Nobody knows that better than Monica Lewinsky. In 1995, a 22-year-old Lewinsky accepted an internship at the White House, where after several months of employment, her married...
Being Monica
Public humiliation destroys careers along with personal lives and reputations. Nobody knows that better than Monica Lewinsky. In 1995, a 22-year-old Lewinsky accepted an internship at the White House, where after several months of employment, her married...
Beware the A-Hole Tax
Not long ago, it was generally accepted that nice guys and gals finish last, at least in the cutthroat world of big business. A lot has obviously changed since American economist Milton Friedman insisted that there is "only one social responsibility...
Chain Reactions
The Great Recession didn't just adversely affect financially troubled companies. After all, every time a bankruptcy is filed, shock waves travel along supply chains and often take healthy companies by surprise. In other words, when companies share suppliers,...
Enron Explained
In 1999, a 37-year-old Andrew Fastow received a CFO Magazine award for capital structure work at Enron. Back then, people inside and outside of the Houston-based company, including stock analysts and credit-rating experts, were falling over themselves...
Law & Re-Order
Transformation is currently dominating the thoughts of corporate leaders like never before, creating a wave of multi-million-dollar organizational change programs. I see this as a good thing. After all, for nearly two decades, I've been immersed in the...
Perfect Planning
Improving performance in just one area is rarely easy, which is why trying to achieve multiple performance-improvement goals at once often seems impossible. The sheer number of metrics and improvement techniques involved in the process can overwhelm...
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