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The impact of regulation

April 2015—The chief financial and risk officer of APG, Angelien Kemna, believes pension funds and regulators must work together to foster opportunities for long-term investment while ensuring stable, sound, and safe financial markets.more

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Landside operations: The next frontier for container-shipping alliances

April 2015—Container lines have used alliances to increase scope and reduce cost on the ocean. Industry pressures are now making landside cooperation the next step for capturing economies of scale.more

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Maintaining momentum in Brazil’s pharmaceutical market

April 2015—Despite macroeconomic deceleration, we expect Brazil's pharma market to grow 7–10 percent per year until 2020. Double-digit growth is possible, but will require a granular approach.more

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Can we talk? Five tips for communicating in turnarounds

April 2015—In tough times, investors scrutinize every detail. Here’s how to manage the discussion.more

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Getting beyond bureaucracy in human resources

April 2015—By becoming more strategic and operating with an edge, corporate HR departments can boost their effectiveness and shed their bureaucratic reputation.more

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The globally effective enterprise

April 2015—Today’s technology enables integrated operations that can change the globalization penalty into a premium.more

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How agile is your supply chain?

April 2015—Our research shows that ten operating practices are tied to higher service levels and lower inventory costs.more

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Grow fast or die slow: Pivoting beyond the core

April 2015—Turbocharged initial growth is essential to surviving in the software industry. But what comes next? Here are four lessons so leaders can write their organizations’ second act.more

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Short-termism and the threat from climate change

April 2015—By not acting now, we’re allowing the future costs of the greenhouse-gas crisis to compound. Eventually, the consequences will be irreversible.more

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The reality of growth in the software industry

April 2015—The leaders of Anaplan, Jive Software, and Synopsys discuss their experiences growing their companies while managing the challenges that accompany rapid expansion.more

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Are you ready to decide?

April 2015—Before doing so, executives should ask themselves two sets of questions.more

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How to beat the transformation odds

April 2015—Transformational change is still hard, according to a new survey. But a focus on communicating, leading by example, engaging employees, and continuously improving can triple the odds of success.more

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Brightening the black box of R&D

April 2015—An all-in-one, one-for-all formula to determine R&D’s productivity can help companies see how well the function is performing.more

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