This case study provides a tool and methodologies used to assist public accounting firms and other financial and managerial consultants in assessing their strengths, weaknesses and GAPs for delivering quality consulting and client service that their clients seek.
Rapid technological development in AI has led to speculation of a catastrophic demise of the auditing profession. The primary weakness in this use of AI for auditing is that machines initially learn from flawed systems: humans.
Current low tax rates on dividends, combined with low borrowing costs, represent an historic opportunity for U.S. firms, but the window is almost certain to close Dec. 31, 2010.
Merging decision analysis with the well-known principles used in valuing options on financially traded assets can be further enhanced by applying an intuitive approach based on familiar concepts from the field of decision analysis.
This article provides an example of the process famed investor Warren Buffett is reported to go though to determine the intrinsic value of a publicly traded company.
Businesspersons beware. Corporate attorneys “appearing and practicing” before the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) are now required to comply with stringent new responsibilities for reporting corporate wrongdoing “up the ladder” inside the company, with the possibility that those duties might eventually include “reporting out” outside of the company in the near future. Chalk this up … Continued
The popular position of “expensing stock options” may not be a panacea to corporate governance.
Treat the pursuit of customer satisfaction as you do any other profit-driven investment—that is, assess it in terms of its NPV and/or ROA.
If the capital markets are to function safely and fairly, incentives need to be re-aligned so that neither terrorism nor fraud is rewarded.
As new ventures propel markets up and down, diversification and respect for cash flows still distinguish winners from losers.
Steven Goldman discusses management techniques that have led to the success of Power-One, an OEM manufacturer of power supplies for the electronics industry.
Target customer service programs for potential customers, new customers, loyal customers, and low-margin customers.