2001 Volume 4 Issue 2

Knowledge Management and Business Portals

Portals promise to create significant and sustainable competitive advantages for early adopters.

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Trust as a Competitive Advantage

Family businesses, the most common type of business form world-wide, share characteristics and working styles that can provide strategic advantages.

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Is Price Everything?

New disclosure rules will help investors determine whether they are getting the “best execution” of their trades, given their criteria.

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Editorial

Editor’s Note: A Quarter Without Quarter

NASDAQ left everyone with nagging questions like I had after seeing Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – “What just happened?” And, “Is it over?” Not only did the NASDAQ take a drubbing, the S&P 500 Index dropped a cool 25+ percent in the first quarter. Most investors apparently looked in the mirror and saw the word […]

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Has the Dow Really Escaped the Bear?

Investors must exercise caution when relying on the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) as a barometer of the equity markets.

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Dot.Gone

As new ventures propel markets up and down, diversification and respect for cash flows still distinguish winners from losers.

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IT MATTERS: E-Business is Definitely an E-Ticket Ride!

With the gloss totally off the economy, inquiring minds want to know what might happen next – and whether e-business is down and out.

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Downsizing with Dignity

In downsizing, managers are urged to create a learning environment by working with their employees.

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Conversation Mitchell J. Held

Conversation with Salomon Smith Barney’s Mitchell J. Held

Economist Mitchell J. Held notes lingering effects of energy crisis on California firms and consumers.

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The California Electricity Crisis

Paying attention to the demand side and to the process of deregulation is critical as California moves toward a free market in electricity.

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