Discusses the development of the Team Management System. Describesthe Team Management Wheel with its nine key roles from ControllerInspector to Creator Innovator. Explains…
Discusses the development of the Team Management System. Describes the Team Management Wheel with its nine key roles from Controller Inspector to Creator Innovator. Explains the role of the linker manager and the production of a personal profile for each team member. Concludes it provides an integrated way to identify work preferences within a winning team.
Describes the efforts of the owner/directors of a private limitedcompany to put into place a succession strategy. Considers three majorthemes: second generation…
Describes the efforts of the owner/directors of a private limited company to put into place a succession strategy. Considers three major themes: second generation entrepreneurs/management succession; action learning as a human resource development strategy and philosophy; and the learning organization. Concludes that people (and organizations) “learn” best from the priorities of the business, once they have been identified, and that organizational learning is really based on institutionalization of what has been learned – requisite learning.
Presents the transcript of an interview with William Bridges, author of Jobshift: How to Prosper in a Workplace without Jobs. Argues that the whole, traditional concept of the job is now becoming a historical artefact. As well as discussing challenges for the future, touches upon benchmarking and re‐engineering, leadership and strategy, and the high priority for learning. The transcript is followed by a review of the book.
This paper outlines the theoretical models of international cash management and assesses their implications for corporate practice. Corporate practice is then reviewed…
This paper outlines the theoretical models of international cash management and assesses their implications for corporate practice. Corporate practice is then reviewed through the analysis of survey research and case studies. It emerges that whilst the implications of theoretical models are captured in essence by corporate practice, there is scant evidence of companies using sophisticated models in international cash management. The practice of international cash management is largely driven by developments in communications and computer technology, relaxation of regulatory and tax impediments, the internationalisation of banking and the development of new banking prod ucts. International treasurers may therefore be able to find appropriate cash management solutions to meet their business needs with the co‐operation of banks and technology providers. Further academic research should evaluate the extent to which corporate practice is consistent with extant multi‐currency balance and net work optimisation models and also explain why particular approaches to interna tional cash management persist in companies.
This study explores the nature of the spot foreign exchange risk premium. Employing Ross's Arbitrage Pricing Theory (APT) as a vehicle, it tests the hypothesis that…
This study explores the nature of the spot foreign exchange risk premium. Employing Ross's Arbitrage Pricing Theory (APT) as a vehicle, it tests the hypothesis that cross‐sectional differences in pure currency returns depend on measures of systematic (covariance) risk. These tests have greater power, in the sense of an enhanced ability to reject the hypothesis, since they explicitly allow for the possibility that idiosyncratic risk is priced. A battery of tests is unable to reject the hypothesis that expected exchange returns can be explained by a single‐factor APT. One implication of these results is that official intervention in exchange markets is unnecessary and undesirable.
Claims that, in Singapore, there is intense competition among local banks, hence increasing emphasis is being placed on offering a high quality customer service. Investigates how customers choose which banks to use, taking into account factors such as non‐verbal communication (including behavioural/interpersonal communication and environmental – deriving meaning from one’s surroundings); convenience; reputation; supply of information; and cosmetic factors such as the bank’s stationery. Uses a verbal questionnaire survey to examine the effect non‐verbal communication has on bank patrons’ attitudes. Evaluates banks’ businesslike approach, competency, friendliness, warmness, environment, electronic tellers, location and queueing. Makes a number of recommendations on how banks can improve their image and the service they offer.
Previous research demonstrates that non-public policy variables (wage rate, raw material, GDP, GDP/capita, inverse of tax rate, and population) have significant influence…
Previous research demonstrates that non-public policy variables (wage rate, raw material, GDP, GDP/capita, inverse of tax rate, and population) have significant influence in determining the flow of U.S. investment. Research has not, however, demonstrated that government accounting variables significantly affect Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) flow into either Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) or non-OPEC countries. In light of this omission, the focus of this inquiry is on the examination of the potential influence of both government accounting and non-public variables in influencing the flow of the stock of U.S. foreign direct investment in the OPEC nations. To accomplish the objective, government accounting and non-public policy variables are employed to investigate whether they matter in determining investment flows into these countries. The results of the study suggest a direct linkage between the flow of FDI and accounting variables.
The purpose of this paper is to provide of selected Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) regulatory notices and disciplinary actions issued in January…
The purpose of this paper is to provide of selected Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) regulatory notices and disciplinary actions issued in January, February, and March 2012.
The paper provides Regulatory Notice 12‐03, January 2012, Complex Products: Heightened Supervision of Complex Products; Regulatory Notice 12‐05, January 2012, Customer Account Protection: Verification of Emailed Instructions to Transmit or Withdraw Assets from Customer Accounts; Regulatory Notice 12‐13, March 2012, Best Execution, SEC Approves Consolidated FINRA Best Execution Rule. It summarizes ten disciplinary actions for recommending unsuitable sales of unit investment trusts (UITs) and floating rate loan funds; using misleading marketing materials in the sale of a non‐traded real estate investment trust (REIT); selling interests in private placement offerings without having a reasonable basis for recommending the securities; unsuitable sales of reverse convertible securities; violating Regulation SHO (Reg SHO) and failing to properly supervise short sales of securities and marking of sale orders; misrepresenting delinquency data and inadequate supervision in connection with the issuance of residential subprime mortgage securitizations (RMBS); permitting a registered representative to publish advertisements that failed to provide a sound basis for a reader to evaluate the products and services being offered, contained exaggerated, unwarranted and misleading statements, and failed to disclose the firm's name; failing to conduct reasonable due diligence regarding securities an entity issued; failing to disclose certain conflicts of interest in research reports and research analysts' public appearances; and failing to develop and enforce written procedures reasonably designed to achieve compliance with NASD Rule 3010(d)(2) regarding the review of electronic correspondence.
The paper reveals for Regulatory Notice 12‐03 that the decision to recommend complex products to retail investors is one that a firm should make only after the firm has implemented heightened supervisory and compliance procedures; firms also should monitor the sale of these products in a manner that is reasonably designed to ensure that each product is recommended only to a customer who understands the essential features of the product and for whom the product is suitable. For Notice 12‐05 it finds that, given the rise in incidents reported to FINRA involving fraud perpetrated through compromised customer e‐mail accounts, FINRA recommends that firms reassess their specific policies and procedures for accepting and verifying instructions to withdraw or transfer customer funds that are transmitted via email or other electronic means, as well as firms' overall policies and procedures in this area. For Notice 12‐13: FINRA Rule 5310 leaves in place the general requirements of best execution, which are for a member firm, in any transaction for or with a customer or a customer of another broker‐dealer, to use “reasonable diligence” to ascertain the best market for a security and to buy or sell in such market so that the resultant price to the customer is as favorable as possible under prevailing market conditions.
These are direct excerpts designed to provide a useful digest for the reader and an indication of regulatory trends.