Articles by Donald M. Atwater, PhD
Donald M. Atwater, PhD, is a practitioner faculty of economics at the Graziadio School of Business and Management. Previously, he served as chief executive for a southern California technology company, the chief financial officer of an international, value-added software company, a principal in the human resources and compensation practice at William M. Mercer, and a director and co-founder of several start-up companies. He has created decision-support technologies and implemented them in a number of Fortune 100 companies, including AT&T, Intel, Dell Computer, Apple Computer, and Nestle USA. Dr. Atwater has also worked with many public organizations, including the U.S. Navy, the General Accounting Office, the state of California, and both the county and city of Los Angeles. His work has been published in the Monthly Labor Review and he has co-authored numerous papers. Today he owns and operates a company dedicated to building goal-driven communities.
The civilian or commercial drone market in the United States is just beginning to emerge, which puts U.S. businesses behind businesses in other countries.
In the big picture, it is up to the leadership team of a business to develop strategies that promote the key value propositions of the enterprise.
Business managers are encouraged to assess the value of social networking games for HR processes to enhance the organization’s performance and value of workers.
The author provides an amazing array of ideas on “how to” create online lifestyle businesses by setting up and using the internet.
It is easy for practitioners to believe that the global economy is collapsing when, in fact, it is open for business. As shown in this article the future of the global economy is positive and opportunities for practitioners are available.
The labor market recovery is more uncertain than past rebounds because government deficit reduction programs will lead to layoffs and dampen future employment growth.
Managing the Older Worker: How to Prepare for the New Organizational Order by Peter Cappelli and Bill Novelli
The strength of the book is the series of provocative issues it raises. Practitioners can read it and decide if their businesses are positioned to better manage older workers and increase performance.
The Federal Reserve continues a tradition of sharing little information with practitioners, increasing uncertainty and further hindering economic growth.
A case study of a corporate business unit at Nestlé in the United States demonstrates the potential of virtual insourcing.
Mobilizing Minds is a blend of practical global survey results, flashbacks to classical economic theories on managing interaction and transaction costs to increase human capital rents, and bridges between the two. Be prepared to be challenged.