CEOs Don’t Care Enough About Capital Allocation

Harvard Business Review

It’s been more than 50 years since Nobel prizewinners Franco Modigliani and Merton Miller identified return on investments as a major component of value creation (and value destruction). As the chart below shows, only half of the CEOs of companies in the Dow Jones Index have previous experience in corporate finance or strategy.

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The Irish Banking Crisis: A Parable

Harvard Business Review

In slightly more formal terms, I'd suggest that they were able to take on, at least in tiny part, five of Robert Merton and Zvi Bodie's six standard functions of a financial system: settling payments, providing information, setting incentives, pooling resources, and transferring resources. Tags: Economy Finance Global business Once upon a time, there was a country where bankers disappeared.

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What an Economist Brings to a Business Strategy

Harvard Business Review

Economists and finance. Even more directly, the growth in financial options can be traced largely to the ease of valuing them, which is due to the Nobel-prize winning work of Fischer Black (the MIT economist and later Goldman Sachs partner who died before he certainly would have shared in the award), Myron Scholes (formerly of Stanford) and MIT’s Robert Merton.

The Irish Banking Crisis: A Parable

Harvard Business Review

In slightly more formal terms, Id suggest that they were able to take on, at least in tiny part, five of Robert Merton and Zvi Bodies six standard functions of a financial system: settling payments, providing information, setting incentives, pooling resources, and transferring resources.