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Cutting the Losses From Outsourcing

OUTSOURCING will inevitably eliminate many more American jobs, says Ron Hira, assistant professor of public policy at the Rochester Institute of Technology. It’s time for the federal government to take action to limit the damage, says Professor Hira, co-author with Anil Hira of “Outsourcing America: What’s Behind Our National Crisis and How We Can Reclaim American Jobs” (American Management Association, $22). ...

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Are Business Schools Failing the World?

JEFFREY E. GARTEN, 58, who is stepping down after 10 years as dean of the Yale School of Management, says he does not think American business schools are doing a good enough job. Here are excerpts from a conversation with Mr. Garten, who became the dean after a career on Wall Street specializing in debt restructuring abroad and a stint ...

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The Rough Road Ahead For G.M. and Ford

THE American automotive industry is facing its darkest hours in decades, says Dietmar A. Ostermann, vice president and auto industry specialist at the consulting firm A.T. Kearney and a former BMW engineer. Huge layoffs, he says, are the only solution. Here are excerpts from a conversation:  Q. How serious is the situation that General Motors and Ford are facing?  A. ...

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The Big Chill In the Boardroom

MANY experienced executives are unwilling to serve on corporate boards because they may be financially liable for their decisions, says James J. Drury III, chairman of James Drury Partners, an executive search firm based in Chicago. A pending settlement in which the directors of WorldCom have agreed to pay millions of dollars for their role in the company’s bankruptcy has ...

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The View’s Still Great From the Corner Office

WITH so many celebrity chief executives spending more time in courtrooms than in boardrooms these days, the race for the corner office may seem to be losing its appeal.   But John F. Welch Jr., the former chief executive of General Electric and the co-author, with his wife, Suzy, of “Winning” (HarperBusiness, 2005, $27.95), says he thinks that the climate of ...

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Outsourcing As a Sign of Strength

THE positive aspects of outsourcing technology work to India are often overlooked in the United States, says Shirish Netke, who was known for his work in developing the Java computing language while at Sun Microsystems. He is now chief strategy officer of American operations for Aztec Software, based in Bangalore, a company with $30 million a year in sales that ...

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The Multinational As Cultural Chameleon

 AMERICAN multinational companies face many challenges these days, including possible adverse reaction to American policies in Iraq, says Ronald M. DeFeo, chief executive of the Terex Corporation of Westport, Conn. Terex, a maker of construction and industrial equipment, has annual sales of $5 billion, of which 61 percent comes from outside the United States. Here are excerpts from a recent ...

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A Wave of Mergers, Not Yet at Its Crest

THE current wave of mergers and acquisitions is just the beginning of a major period of corporate consolidation, says Dennis J. Block, co-chairman of M.&A. for the New York law firm Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, who has played a role in many mergers. Here are excerpts from a recent conversation:  Q. We’re seeing proposed mergers like Procter & Gamble’s plan ...

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