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  • Maximizing Shareholder Value: An Ethical Responsibility?

    Webcasts // Jan 2011 // provided by INSEAD

    Finance professors often get criticized by ethics professors because they tell their students that the goal of the firm is to maximize shareholder value. Financial scandals such as Enron, Tyco and others are regularly blamed on the excessive focus on shareholder value maximization.

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  • Microfinance Comes Of Age

    Webcasts // Aug 2010 // provided by INSEAD

    Microfinance is banking, and banking is the core competence, so it makes sense for one to be active in this area, says Arthur Vayloyan, Head of Investment Services and Products, Private Banking, at Credit Suisse in Zurich.

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  • CEO View: Josep Oliu, Banco Sabadell

    White Papers // Aug 2010 // provided by INSEAD

    From 1976 to 1982 there was a long deep crisis with a lot of consequences to the financial system, Oliu remembers. "This was mixed with the transition to the democratic regime in Spain and the establishment of a lot of market mechanisms that didn't exist before - and that caused ...

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  • Investing In Unknown Stocks Could Yield Higher Returns

    White Papers // Aug 2010 // provided by INSEAD

    The study found that investors stand to gain comparatively higher returns by punting on stocks that have no media coverage than those that enjoy a high media profile. Indeed, the study's survey of a portfolio of stocks with no media coverage found that it outperformed another portfolio of stocks with ...

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  • Advice To Direct Marketers: Let The People Do The Talking

    White Papers // Aug 2010 // provided by INSEAD

    The explosion of social networking sites has been a boon for direct marketers. For the hundreds of millions of users of Facebook, MySpace, YouTube and so on, they are fun ways to communicate with their friends and make more friends. But for marketers they are huge databases of consumer information. ...

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  • The Power Of True Strategy

    White Papers // Aug 2010 // provided by INSEAD

    Greene explains that this happened because, in order to keep control, the leader needed more people to keep power centralized. With that, he had to assemble a team of military advisers. But as the circle expanded, people began to form power centers of their own. They started to think about ...

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  • Is It Too Late To Get Into The China Market?

    White Papers // Aug 2010 // provided by INSEAD

    Is it too late for multinationals to enter China right now? Not so, according to Edward Tse, Booz & Company's senior partner and chairman for Greater China. If you're a late entrant, you need to really find a unique value proposition that is differentiated against your competition. So by no ...

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  • The Lehman Fallout: Blame The Bankers, Not The Banks

    White Papers // Aug 2010 // provided by INSEAD

    The banking industry, post-Lehman Brothers, is going to be quite a different one going forward, because the impact of the banking crisis was so profound that changes are inevitable. "I think the subprime crisis is an inflexion point," says Sir Win Bischoff, chairman of Lloyds Banking Group. "I think it's ...

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  • Raising The Bar On Dyslexia Treatment

    White Papers // Aug 2010 // provided by INSEAD

    Blackley suggested that her work with dyslexia treatment was ripe for technological innovation. Dyslexia manifests itself as a problem with literacy skills - reading, writing and spelling. Short-term memory, mathematics, concentration, personal organization may also be affected. An estimated one in 10 children suffer from dyslexia, although some studies suggest ...

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  • Subprime Crisis And Board (In-)Competence: Private Vs. Public Banks In Germany

    White Papers // Jun 2010 // provided by INSEAD

    The author examines evidence for a systematic underperformance of Germany's state-owned banks in the current financial crisis and study if the bank losses can be traced to the quality of bank governance. For this purpose, the authors examine the biographical background of 593 supervisory board members in the 29 largest ...

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