What Can You Achieve With An Economics Degree?

Strategy Driven

There is solid interest for profoundly numerate alumni all through the worldwide work market, and the generally adaptable logical and critical thinking abilities created by financial matters understudies implies that vocations in financial aspects are amazingly wide going and different.

5 Ways in Which Outsourcing is Leading Today’s Companies to Massive Growth

Strategy Driven

Many small to medium sized businesses already contract the services of outsourced professionals, such as accountants and marketing strategists, but haven’t yet understood that those services can be classified as outsourced! Today it is possible to hire an accounting service in New York City, for example, when your base of operations is in Portland, Oregon.

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Do You Know What Your Company’s Data Is Worth?

Harvard Business

Data is no longer the domain of tech companies or IT departments — it is fast becoming a centerpiece of corporate value creation more generally. Data contributes not only to brand equity, but to what constitutes product and service delivery in globally connected and hyper-competitive markets. These costs – and the risks to the broader economy — are high enough that we expect the inclusion of EvD to soon become a requirement in corporate accounting.

25 Years Ago I Coined the Phrase ?Triple Bottom Line.? Here?s Why It?s Time to Rethink It.

Harvard Business

Still, market research suggests that future markets for its products and services could be huge — with the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals forecast to generate market opportunities of over $12 trillion a year by 2030 (and that’s considered a conservative estimate). As the magazine explained, the approach, “aims to measure the financial, social and environmental performance of the corporation over a period of time. David Aubrey/Getty Images.

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What’s the Endgame for Social Media?

Harvard Business Review

To tap into social business’ greater value, it will take more than launching a few corporate accounts on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter (represented by the 42% above). The coming years will see more large and small businesses shifting social media from just the corporate level or just the division level to both the corporate and division level (represented by 22% in this Altimeter chart). People trust individuals, not corporations. Marketing Social media

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7 Compensation Strategies for Cash-Strapped Startups

Harvard Business

We can’t always match market salaries, but we need exceptional (read: expensive) talent in order to build from scratch. Performance pay isn’t just for your sales team — you can bump your marketing person’s bonus if he doubles his qualified leads, or an engineer’s salary if the product she builds goes live for customers on time. By paying these expenses out of your corporate account (or even out of pre-tax earnings if you’re in the U.S.)

The Faustian Bargain of Online Services

Harvard Business Review

The platform the perpetrator used to read my email was a cloud-based email provider corporate account. As I was already using a different address in my department, I set up the ministry-wide account to "forward and delete" all incoming messages to my main account. I assumed this would have kept the ministry account empty. The correct approach would have been to set up an account for my assistant and give her full access to my calendar.

Citigroup: A Symbol of Board Resurgence?

Harvard Business Review

At the center of the corporate wreckage of the past fifteen years — the accounting scandals, the outright fraud, the environmental disasters, the financial meltdown — sits the boards of directors. Are they now much less hesitant to force changes at the top of the corporation due to performance on fundamentals, not just scandal or stock price variation? All this in addition to stiffening of long-standing regulation of markets [e.g.

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Why Are Some Sectors (Ahem, Finance) So Scandal-Plagued?

Harvard Business Review

In the past 25 years, the size of settlements, fines and penalties for individual corporations found guilty of wrongdoing has escalated from millions of dollars, to tens of millions, to hundreds of millions, to billions. For example, application of complex financial accounting rule — FAS 133 relating to derivatives — led to expensive restatements in numerous businesses.

Corporations Weren’t Designed to Run on Code

Harvard Business Review

Corporations in particular are duty bound to grow by any means necessary. ” Like a shark that must move in order to breathe, corporations must grow in order to survive. This requirement is in their very DNA or, better, the code we programmed into them when we invented them; seeing as how that was close to 1,000 years ago, corporations have had a pretty long and successful run as the dominant business entity. The corporate program has reached its limits.

Can JP Morgan Transparently Police Itself?

Harvard Business Review

In the wake of its significant trading losses (now reportedly rising from $2 to $3 billion or more), JP Morgan can win back some of its lost reputation by transparently holding those responsible to account. Although the media has spoken loosely about a company "clawing back" pay, there are, in fact, different ways to hold responsible individuals to financial account.