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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 [...]

Chief Executive Leadership March 13 2005

Hello, Vietnam

Three decades after the war, U.S. companies of that era are seeking new footholds.

Chief Executive Strategy March 1 2005

What Lurks Ahead?

CEOs swept up by “China euphoria” could one day be surprised.

Chief Executive Strategy March 1 2005

Competitiveness, Take Two

In the late 1980s, I was part of the great debate about Japan and its inroads into the U.S. That [...]

Chief Executive Strategy March 1 2005

The China Riddle

To survive, smaller U.S. manufacturers will have to export. Therein lies a dilemma.

Chief Executive Strategy March 1 2005

Trade: A Better Path to Freedom

 WE’RE HEARING A LOT about “freedom” these days and how it requires a major escalation of military spending to achieve [...]

Chief Executive Strategy March 1 2005

The Alpha Currency? It’s Still the Dollar

FEARS that the dollar could go into a free fall because of big budget and trade deficits are overblown, says [...]

Chief Executive Leadership February 27 2005

The Chinese Way To Brand Identity

A CHINESE company’s plan to acquire I.B.M.’s personal computer division is just one example of current Chinese efforts to buy [...]

Chief Executive Leadership February 13 2005

OFFICE SPACE: ARMCHAIR M.B.A.; Finding a Sea Less Crowded

AMERICAN companies spend too much time competing in narrowly defined industries and, as a result, face relentless downward pressure on [...]

William J. Holstein Leadership January 30 2005

Do Manufacturers Need Federal Help?

BIG business needs help from the government if American manufacturing is to remain competitive, says J.T. Battenberg III, chairman and [...]

Chief Executive Leadership January 16 2005

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