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Merck At Risk

The company that flourished under Roy Vagelos has struggled under Ray Gilmartin. Can the one-time No. 1 get back on top?

Fran Hawthorne June 1 2003

Revving Up the Pipeline

Swiss-based Roche Holding is betting heavily that George Abercrombie can revive its American drug subsidiary. The patient is showing some signs of life.

Fran Hawthorne October 1 2003

Wyeth’s Comeback Kid

Robert Essner guides the pharma giant back from the fen-phen brink.

Fran Hawthorne October 1 2005

Have Stem Cells Finally Arrived?

Despite fraud and controversy, signs point to an emerging, money-making industry.

Fran Hawthorne February 28 2006
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How To Use Your “New” CFO

The CFO’s role is being redefined in a way that is beyond helpful to CEOs. CFOs now stepping in when the CEO can’t and talking to investors, preparing strategy reviews, negotiating mergers and working directly with division managers to cut costs. When times get tough, finance chiefs step up.

Fran Hawthorne Corporate Finance , Talent Management , Talent Management January 17 2011

Transform Your Techie

The role of the chief information officer is evolving. No longer, says Fran Hawthorne, is the CIO the ‘nerd-in-chief.’ Possible responsibilities have grown across multiple areas of business, from customer service to marketing. Is your CIO changing with the times?

Fran Hawthorne Talent Management , Technology May 19 2011

Get the Most from Your Chief of HR

Optimizing your C-suite executives is important, and here are some ways to get the most from your chief of human resources. The first suggestion? Make your chief of HR involved in strategic planning from the beginning.

Fran Hawthorne December 5 2011

HR: The New Everything

Rethinking the HR Function at Small and Mid-Size Businesses Small companies may not even have a separate human resources department. [...]

Fran Hawthorne Talent Management December 5 2011

Fixing HR

Optimizing your C-suite executives is important, and here are some ways to get the most from your chief of human resources. The first suggestion? Make your chief of HR involved in strategic planning from the beginning.

Fran Hawthorne Talent Management December 5 2011

Should the Chief Sustainability Officer be Sustained?

Many business experts say that with increasing natural resource costs, regulation and public scrutiny, companies today need to go beyond traditional efficiency, and that requires a highranking manager with a specific mandate—a chief sustainability officer.

Fran Hawthorne Leadership & Strategy March 16 2012

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