Strategy & Leadership: Volume 29 Issue 5


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Beyond bean counting:: the CFO’s expanding role

Paul Favaro

In the traditional executive suite, the chief financial officer’s (CFO’s) role was to keep tabs on the money and then make sense of that information for the board of…

The value creation index:: quantifying intangible value

Pamela Cohen Kalafut, Jonathan Low

There is increasing recognition of the importance of intangible assets. There is also a pressing need for a set of widely accepted metrics by which corporate leaders and…

Unleashing the power of finance

Bruce J. Wright

The finance and accounting processes tend to be mistakenly viewed only as necessary functions of month‐end closing and historical focus. When finance becomes recognized as…

The new operating‐finance partnership:: a potent strategy for value creation

Martin G. Mand, William Whipple

Good things often happen to organizations in which the operating and finance people work together as equal partners, or what the authors call “partnering for performance”…

Becoming measurement‐managed:: strategic focus and business metrics at Monsanto’s IFS

Richard B. Clark, Brian S. Morgan

The leadership team of Monsanto’s Integrated Financial Services (IFS) unit realized in 1997 that it needed to make changes in order to manage effectively in a time of…

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