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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Midwest Revival

The American Midwest has long suffered the loss of manufacturing jobs, but now the forces of globalization also are stripping out service sector jobs.

Dale Buss Strategy February 1 2004

New GM CEO Barra Is More Than a Symbol

The real reason Mary Barra was just named the next CEO of General Motors is reflected in another Motor City news development this week: GM vehicles scored three of the six finalist spots that were announced in the prestigious North American Car and Truck-Utility of the Year awards given at the Detroit auto show next month.

Dale Buss CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy , Talent Management December 15 2013

NY’s Effort to Attract Tech Firms Is High-Profile but Narrowly Targeted

New York State economic-development officials are using a big national TV-advertising campaign to tout their tax-free START-UP NY program. But critics already are panning everything about it, including the strict limitations on the types of companies the effort is attempting to attract, where they can be located, the cost of running the advertisements and the potential political motivations of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo in launching it.

Dale Buss Best & Worst States May 8 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

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

Perfect Storm

The fate of U.S. manufacturing lies in the hands of CEOs like Delphi’s J.T. Battenberg.

Dale Buss Manufacturing October 1 2004

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

Playing the Incentives Game

Who do tax breaks and financial perks really help?

Dale Buss Best & Worst States May 6 2013

Recruiter “Faces” Talent for Big Companies Worldwide

Pinstripe was doing the important hiring for major U.S. brands; now, combined with Ochre House, it is helping clients worldwide.

Dale Buss CEO Briefing Newsletter , Mid-Market Company , Talent Management February 23 2014
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Rethinking Manufacturing Strategy

Buffeted by years of offshoring, formidable Asian competitors and a global economic downturn, some companies are finding ways to make manufacturing in the U.S. a competitive advantage.

Dale Buss Manufacturing August 21 2009

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