Dale Buss

Dale Buss is a long-time contributor to Chief Executive, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and other top-flight business publications. He lives in Michigan.


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The Mulally Effect: How to Achieve a Smooth CEO Succession

The coming succession of Ford CEO Alan Mulally by current COO Mark Fields in July—which was announced on Thursday—has had its ups and downs. But its relatively smooth path has lots of company chiefs and would-be CEOs admiring how the whole thing has been handled, and wishing and hoping they can do the same.

Dale Buss Leadership May 2 2014

Offshoring R&D: More Popular, but is it Wiser?

Procter & Gamble’s shiny new global R&D center in Singapore is a gleaming example of how major U.S. and European companies see the future of product innovation being concocted abroad rather than at home. But manufacturing CEOs and business owners face a number of issues in making a similar decision. The question becomes, “Is offshoring R&D the right decision for your business?”

Dale Buss Manufacturing Newsletter May 5 2014

3D Printing Opportunities Are Cutting Across Every Industry

One by one, 3D printing—also known as additive manufacturing—promises to transform just about every type of manufacturing industry, as well as a healthy amount of logistics firms, in the U.S. and worldwide. CEOs and business owners in an increasing range of verticals must be aware of the opportunities—and threats—facing them.

Dale Buss Manufacturing Newsletter May 7 2014

Union Position Weakens After UAW Surrenders in Tennessee

Business chiefs who don’t like Big Labor interference or the threat of union representation at their facilities will be happy with the news that United Auto Workers has given up on its goal of unionizing the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. and is leaving town.

Dale Buss Manufacturing Newsletter May 5 2014

Pfizer Lets Loose a Hornets’ Nest Over U.S. Corporate Tax Rates

Pfizer is bidding to acquire AstraZeneca in large part so that it can dodge the U.S. corporate tax rate of 35 percent by shifting its corporate headquarters to the UK, AstraZeneca’s home, after the acquisition and paying that country’s 20-percent rate. But in pursuing the merger, Pfizer has kicked a political and economic hornets’ nest that still hasn’t emptied.

Dale Buss Corporate Finance May 16 2014

Why You Should Hire U.S. Military Veterans

More U.S. companies are proactively seeking to hire military veterans due to the valuable experience they can bring to their new job.

Dale Buss May 23 2014

Consider Lawsuit Risk When Switching States

Companies are most likely to be sued by employees in California and least likely to be targeted in a cluster of states that includes traditional union strongholds such as Michigan, according to a new study of the issue.

Dale Buss May 23 2014

Overcoming Executive and Worker Pay Issues

The issues of “equal pay” and “just compensation” are hitting CEOs and business owners at every level, fed by an anxiety-producing brew of “inequality” politics, “living-wage” considerations and gender jealousies that has boiled over into an increasingly urgent matter demanding the attention of upper management.

Dale Buss CEO Compensation May 23 2014

Business Leaders Adapt to Obamacare by the Thousands

Despite its highly publicized rocky start, the Affordable Care Act gained some traction over the last couple of months as it enrolled a total of more than 8 million Americans. But it’s still a very dicey proposition for the thousands of corporate CEOs and owners of SME businesses across the country that are still anticipating, calibrating, leveraging and countering its effects.

Dale Buss Healthcare , HR/Employee Strategies May 30 2014

Fed Investment in Manufacturing Communities Is Underway

Manufacturing CEOs and owners may be able to tap into a new source of federal assistance now that the Obama administration has selected a dozen regions to disburse the first $1.3 billion under its Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP).

Dale Buss Manufacturing Newsletter May 30 2014

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