2010 Volume 13 Issue 1


Six Steps for Confronting the Emerging Leadership Succession Crisis

Battle a leadership-succession crisis with comprehensive talent-management systems to identify and develop high-potential leaders early in their careers.



Interview with Robert Eckert, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Mattel, Incorporated

Robert Eckert, Chairman and CEO of Mattel, discusses his role at the helm of the worldwide leader in toy design, manufacturing, and marketing.


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Political Connections: The Missing Dimension in Leadership

This research focuses on three key dimensions of leadership: charismatic leadership, instrumental leadership, and political connections.


How Coach, H-P, Zara, and Ford Profited from a Comprehensive Application of Market Orientation

An integration of management and marketing approaches to market orientation is necessary to gain its full benefits, as evidenced by the success of Coach, H-P, Zara, and Ford.

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Three Ways Larger Monitors Can Improve Productivity

If computers are always getting faster, but people are not, how can we maximize employee productivity when it comes time to upgrade computer systems?



The Role of Finance in the Strategic-Planning and Decision-Making Process

This article discusses the role of finance in strategic planning, decision making, formulation, implementation, and monitoring.

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Editorial: Is Robotics America’s Ticket to Continued Global Competitiveness?

An exploration of the potential of robotics for both increased productivity and ethical concerns, drawing on the history and looking toward the future of the industry.



The Power of Collective Wisdom and the Trap of Collective Folly By Alan Briskin, Sheryl Erickson, John Ott, and Tom Callanan

This conveniently-sized book is well researched, very readable, filled with examples, and insightful. I would recommend it for those interested in in-group dynamics.


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The Book Corner

The Book Corner offers reviews by Graziadio School faculty on a variety of books on business topics.