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Cases In International Corporate Finance

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These case studies offer a unique perspective on making financial decisions in a globalizing world. The cases build the basics of understanding international financial markets - including the economics of exchange rates and international asset allocation - and then consider how firm financing and investment decisions must adapt to international circumstances. The cases provide the opportunity to consider the most critical firm financial decisions - from foreign exchange hedging strategies, the financing of multinational firm subsidiaries, cross-border valuation, to how to measure and manage the risks of operating in emerging markets. <p> Mihir A. Desai is the Rock Center Associate Professor in the Finance and Entrepreneurial Management areas and the MBA Class of 1961 Fellow at Harvard Business School. He teaches International Financial Management at HBS using the case studies in this book. He is a Faculty Research Fellow of the NBER and his research has been cited in <i>The Economist</i>, <i>BusinessWeek</i>, <i>The New York Times</i>, and several other publications. Details of his research can be found at <u>www.people.hbs.edu/mdesai</u>.


Developing A Technology Strategy For Your Company

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This collection of over 2,000 pages of CTO/CIO best practices is the most definitive resource ever assembled for Chief Technology Officers and Chief Information Officers. The collection features the largest collection ever of best practices on CTO management strategies, available exclusively in this collection - the chapters are written by CTOs of companies such as GE, Citigroup, Nextel, Boeing, Staples and more, including pieces written by top lawyers who work with CTOs on technology deals and purchasing agreements. Within these pages lies a wealth of critical information, which every CTO should have at their fingertips - and is guaranteed to make an immediate impact and pay for themselves time and again. In addition, the collection features examples of 50+ licensing and legal documents which every CTO should be familiar with, as well as a plethora of expert analysis and indispensable advice on negotiation points and tactics, guaranteed to have a significant impact on decisions that affect the bottom line of your company. The collection includes three executive style binders with approximately 2,000 pages of text, a detailed index sorted by topic, company and keywords, and a CD-ROM with all the content in PDF for easy reference on your computer. The collection features topics such as the following (some from previous books and reports published by Aspatore, others found only in this collection, all exclusively from Aspatore Books): Rodney Nelsestuen, Vice President, Information and Business Services, AgriBank, FCB - How Business Relationships Determine Technological Efficacy; R. Blake Young, Executive Vice President, Administration and Technology, Dynegy, Inc. - The Importance of Communication in Technology; Tom Beauchamp, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Hot Topic - The Role of a CTO in the Retail Industry; Bill Howard, Chief Information Officer Advocate, Sun Microsystems - The Key to CIO Success; Thor Geir Ramleth, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Bechtel Group, Inc. - The Art of Being a CIO; James E. Burdiss, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Smurfit Stone Container Corporation - Developing a Partnership Between IT and Business Functions. Also included are: Stephen S. Brown, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Carlson Companies - Strategies for Success; Filippo Passerini, Chief Information Officer and Global Services Officer, Proctor & Gamble - Making an Impact as a CIO; Mike McClaskey, Chief Information Officer, Perot Systems Corporation - A People Business; George Chappelle, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, H. J. Heinz - Building and Working with a Strong Team; Marc West, Senior Vice president and Chief Information Officer, H&R Block - Determining Technology Essentials; Jeffery Carl Almoney, Chief Technology Officer, The Reynolds and Reynolds Company - The Transformation of Automotive Retail; Sheleen Quish, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, U.S. Can Company - A Common-Sense Approach to Information Technology Leadership; Craig A. Bickel, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Cabot Corporation - Using IT to Serve Your Company. Also included are: Daniel L. Roberts, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, The PMI Group, Inc. - Keeping Business Before Technology; Walter G. Weir, Chief Information Officer, University of Nebraska - Getting a Seat at the Table; Kevin McCarthy, Chief Information Officer, Tyco Plastics and Adhesives - Changing the Landscape of IT; Hank Zupnick, Chief Information Officer, GE Real Estate - Becoming a Successful Information Technology Leader; Laura J. Ciavola, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Concentra, Inc. - Post-Acquisition Integration; Anthony J. Candito, Chief Information Officer, Towers Perrin - Improving the Quality and Cost of Information Technology; Raul Camposano, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer; General Manager, Silicon Engineering Group, Synopsys, Inc. - Technology Leadership in the Semiconductor Industry; Andres Carvallo, Chief Information Officer, Austin Energy - Making Integrated Business Decisions. Also included are: A. Bryan Kearney, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, IDACORP Inc. & The Idaho Power Company - Keeping IT Simple; Scott Fertig, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Gartner, Inc. - Using Technology in a People Business; Richard R. Langford, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Movie Gallery, Inc. - If No One Follows, Are You a Leader? Asif Ahmad, Vice President and Chief Information Officer Duke Health Technology Solutions, Duke University Health System - A CIO's Prescription for Technology and Health Care. Also included are: Robert J. DeStefano, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Astoria Federal Savings - Improving Business Relations Through Communication; Ron V. Rose, Chief Information Officer, priceline.com - Delivering E-Commerce Quality and Velocity; Bertram S. Reese, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Sentara Healthcare and Jerry Kevorkian, Chief Technology Officer, Sentara Healthcare - Creating a Financial Impact: A Health Care Perspective; James Sanford Phillips, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Jackson Health System - The Pillars of Success; Ken Erdner, Vice President, Information Technology, Old Dominion Freight Line - Weeding Through the Fads to Find Success; Grant A. Richardson, Senior Director of Information and Technology Systems, ABX Air Inc. - Adding Value to Your Organization; Tony Sabatino, Chief Technology Officer, Alamosa PCS - Everyone is Your Customer. Also included are: Sean Moriarty, Chief Operations Officer, Ticketmaster - Building Relationships and Overcoming Challenges; John Beale, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, City National Bank - Check Your Ego at the Door; Jerrold M. Grochow, Vice President, Information Services and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - The Bond Between Business and Technology; Dan A. Canzano, Vice President, Information Technology, Paychex Inc. - Using IT to Provide Premier Service; Steven C. Rubinow, Chief Technology Officer, Archipelago Holdings Inc. - A Roadmap to Success as a Technologist; Bill Grimm, Chief Information Officer, Pacific Capital Bancorp - Strategies for Mid-Sized Financial Institutions; David Egbert, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Viasystems Group Inc. - The Technology is the Easy Part; B. Scott McGlaun, Chief Information Officer, Synovus Financial Corp. - Building and Managing a Strong Team. Also included are: Lac Van Tran, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer, and Associate Dean, Rush University Medical Center - Goals of an IT Executive; Michael S. Irizarry, Executive Vice President, Engineering and Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Cellular - Setting and Reaching Goals as a Technology Leader; Russ Rosen, Chief Information Officer, Rooms to Go - Overcoming Challenges and Building a Strong Team; Timothy Young, Vice President, Information Technology, Bright Horizons Family Solutions - A Look at Technology in the Childcare Industry; David J. Gray, Vice President of Information Technology, Chief Information Officer, and Chief Executive Officer, UMassOnline, University of Massachusetts - Technology Management in Higher Education; Christopher R. Barber, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, WesCorp - The Technology Leader: Part Technologist, Part Businessman, Part Psychologist. Also included are: Jack Barsky, Chief Information Officer, ConEdison Solutions - The Importance of Establishing a Strategy; Lehi L. Mills, Chief Technology Officer, Travizon Inc. - Technology: Changing the Way We Work; Julie F. Butcher, Vice President, Information Technology, MDC Holdings Inc. - Helping Companies Accomplish More; Ric Villarreal, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Oakwood Worldwide - Creating Strategic Momentum; Steve Hannah, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, CRST International - Setting the Vision and Delivering on the Goals; Gregg Zank, Chief Technology Officer, Dow Corning Corporation - Visions for the Technological Explosion; Philip J. Brody, Chief Technology Officer & Assistant Superintendent, Clark County School District - The Role of Technology in the Education Industry; Michael S. Broos, Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, CreditRiskMonitor - Aligning Technology with Fundamental Business Strategies. Also included are: Dan Wagner, Chief Information Officer, Global Crossing - The Role of a CTO: Embracing Change and Responsibility; Barry Vandevier, Chief Technology Officer, Travelocity - Utilizing Technology in the Travel Industry; Rick Treese, Chief Technology Officer, Advanstar Communications - Making Critical Technology Decisions; Andre V. Mendes, Vice President & Chief Technology Integration Officer, PBS - The Role of Technology in the World of Digital Media; Michael V. Lucas, Information Technology Director, Hogan & Hartson LLP - Keeping Technology Current at a Moderate Price; Paul Lanham, Chief Technology Officer, Jones Apparel Group - Leading IT in Retail; Christopher A. Kowalsky, Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Education Management Corporation - Technology Solutions for Education Management; Ben Harris, Deputy Secretary of Operations & Technology, Department of Children and Families - Execution Crisis: My Tour of Duty in Government. Also included are: Rick Gemereth, Chief Information Officer, PCA International - Valuing Teamwork & Innovation in IT; Patrick Flynn, Senior Vice President, Technology, Getty Images - Cost-Effective Integration for Global Companies; Dr. Robert T. Fraley, Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Monsanto Company - Implementing & Discovering New Technology; Robert F. Brammer, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Northrop Grumman Information Technology - The CTO as Technology Strategist & Investment Manager; Dr. Carl S. Ledbetter, Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Novell - Closing the Gap Between What Technology Can Do and What People Want It to Do; Richard Schroth, Chief Technology Officer, Perot Systems - Creating and Enriching Business Value; Kirill Tatarinov, Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, BMC Software - Innovation Drives Business Success. Also included are: Dr. Scott Dietzen, Chief Technology Officer, BEA E-Commerce Server Division - Managing the Technology Knowledge; Doug Cavit, Chief Technology Officer, McAfee.com - The CTO as an Agent of Change; Dan Woods, Chief Technology Officer, Capital Thinking - The Class Struggle and the CTO; Mike Toma, Chief Technology Officer, eLabor - Inside the Job: A CTO's Perspective on the Role of a CTO; Michael S. Dunn, Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice President, Encoda Systems - Positioning Technology Solutions to Address Business Needs; Mike Ragunas, Chief Technology Officer, StaplesDirect.com - Bridging Business and Technology: Keeping Things as Simple as Possible; Rick Bergquist, Chief Technology Officer, PeopleSoft - The Art of Being a CTO - Fostering Change; Dr. David Whelan, Chief Technology Officer, Boeing, Space and Communications - Developing Best of Breed Technologies and Capabilities. Also included are: Kevin Vasconi, Chief Technology Officer, Covisint - Technology as a Strategic Weapon; Dan Burgin, Chief Technology Officer, Finali - The Role of the CTO in a Venture-Backed Startup; Frank Campagnoni, Chief Technology Officer, GE Global eXchange Services - Leading Technology During Turbulent Times; Eric Goldfarb, Chief Information Officer & Executive Vice President, PRG-Schultz - Spend Smart: It's Not How Much, It's Where You Choose to Spend It; Satish Ajmani, Chief Information Officer, County of Santa Clara, California - Managing IT Costs; Maureen P. Govern, Chief Technology Officer, Convergys Corporation - IT's (Innovation Technology's) Zero Sum Game; Martin Colburn, Chief Technology Officer, NASD - Due Diligence: Best Practices for Evaluating Every Facet of Your Technology Expenditures; Curtis R. Pederson, Vice Provost for Information Services, Oregon State University - Financial Crisis Can Be Your Friend. Also included are: Harry E. Roberts, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Boscov's Department Stores - Ways to Deliver More for Less; Joe Drouin, Vice President & Chief Information Officer, TRW Automotive - Establishing a Foundation to Cut Costs; Ronald J. Calderone, Chief Information Officer, Reliant Pharmaceuticals - Effective IT Spending; Al-Noor Ramji, Chief Information Officer, BT Group; Chief Executive Officer, BT Exact - A Quest to Make IT Spending More Effective; Linda Reino, Chief Information Officer, Universal Health Services Inc. - Reducing IT Spending Through Collaborative Design and Real Utilization of Best Practices; Michael Overly, Partner, Foley & Lardner and James R. Kalyvas, Partner, Foley & Lardner - The Software Vendor License; Michael Overly, Partner, Foley & Lardner and James R. Kalyvas, Partner, Foley & Lardner - Checklist for Accessing Software Licenses. Also included are: Michael Overly, Partner, Foley & Lardner and James R. Kalyvas, Partner, Foley & Lardner - Scope of License and Fees; Michael Overly, Partner, Foley & Lardner and James R. Kalyvas, Partner, Foley & Lardner - Software Specifications and Acceptance Testing; Michael Overly, Partner, Foley & Lardner and James R. Kalyvas, Partner, Foley & Lardner - Warranties, Indemnities, and Limitation of Liability; Michael Overly, Partner, Foley & Lardner and James R. Kalyvas, Partner, Foley & Lardner - Confidentiality and Security; Michael Overly, Partner, Foley & Lardner and James R. Kalyvas, Partner, Foley & Lardner - Maintenance and Support; Michael Overly, Partner, Foley & Lardner and James R. Kalyvas, Partner, Foley & Lardner - Miscellaneous License Provisions; Michael Overly, Partner, Foley & Lardner and James R. Kalyvas, Partner, Foley & Lardner - Managing Technology Across the Enterprise. Also included are: Mark D. Minevich, Executive Consultant and Partner, Going Global Ventures Inc. - CTO Change and Transformation; Mark D. Minevich, Executive Consultant and Partner, Going Global Ventures Inc. - CTO Priorities; Mark D. Minevich, Executive Consultant and Partner, Going Global Ventures Inc. - Emerging Technology Direction and Vision; Mark D. Minevich, Executive Consultant and Partner, Going Global Ventures Inc. - Strategic and Influential Relationships; Mark D. Minevich, Executive Consultant and Partner, Going Global Ventures Inc. - CTO Strategic Roles and Responsibilities; Mark D. Minevich, Executive Consultant and Partner, Going Global Ventures Inc. - CTO/CIO Reference; Mark D. Minevich, Executive Consultant and Partner, Going Global Ventures Inc. - Conclusion; Michael George, CEO, Bowstreet - Opportunities for Large and Small Software Companies for Today and Tomorrow. Also included are: John Chen, Chairman, CEO, President, Sybase - Software Savvy: Taking and Keeping Your Place in the Software Market; Gerald D. Cohen, President and CEO, Information Builders, Inc. - Basics of the Business; Dr. Carl S. Ledbetter, CTO and Senior Vice President, Novell, Inc. - Closing the Gap Between What Technology Can Do and What People Want it to Do; Richard Schroth, CTO, Perot Systems - Creating and Enriching Business Value; Michael Ragunas, CTO, Staples.com - Bridging Business and Technology: Keeping Things as Simple as Possible; Rick Bergquist, CTO and Senior Vice President, PeopleSoft - The Art of Being a CTO - Fostering Change; Jeff P. Van Dyke, Founder and President, VanDyke Software - Keep Your Blade Sharp; Arun Gollapudi, CEO, Systech Solutions, Inc. - Intelligent Enterprises Everywhere; Tom Salonek, Founder, Intertech-Inc. and go-e-biz - The Changing Face of Technology. Also included are: William B. Wilhelm, Jr., Partner, Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman - Major Dilemmas Facing Privacy Practioners; W. Riker Purcell, Vice President and Regulatory Counsel, LandAmerica Financial Group, Inc. - Managing Privacy; William Sterling, CTO, Island ECN - The Myth of Privacy; Richard Brock, Chairman and CEO, Firstwave Technologies, Inc. - Starting From Scratch; Richard Hochhause, President and CEO, Harte-Hanks, Inc. - Relationship Management; Jeffrey Rodek, Chairman and CEO, Hyperion - Finding the Right Fit; Lloyd G. "Buzz" Waterhouse, CEO, The Reynolds and Reynolds Company - How to Make Every Customer a Repeat Customer; Eugene Goland, President, DataArt Inc. - Best Practices for Offshore Software Development Outsourcing; Paul Roth, Chief Technology Officer, CommerceQuest, Executive Reports: How Companies Buy Software; Irving Tyler, CIO, Quaker Chemical Corporation, Profit Model: Calculating the ROI on IT Expenditures. Also included are: Jim Corbett, Director of Administrative Services, Oregon State University, Profit Model: Allocating an IT Budget; James M. Butler, Ph.D. - Technology Leadership; James M. Butler, Ph.D. - Organizational Groups & Relationships; James M. Butler, Ph.D. - Technology Asset Assessment; James M. Butler, Ph.D. - Intellectual Property; James M. Butler, Ph.D. - Project Fundamentals; James M. Butler, Ph.D. - Architecture Art & Science; James M. Butler, Ph.D. - Technology Selection; James M. Butler, Ph.D. - Battle of the Methodologies; James M. Butler, Ph.D. - Development Outsourcing; James M. Butler, Ph.D. - Risk Mitigation Factors; James M. Butler, Ph.D. - The Winds of Change; James M. Butler, Ph.D. - Conclusion; Anne S. Jordan, President, Jordan Associates - Toward a Better Negotiating Strategy; Marc S. Kaufman, Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP - Seven Steps to an Effective Software Agreement. Also included are: Robert Manne, General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Ultimate Software Group Inc. - Predicting Legal Landmines in Software; Robert Wucher, Principal, Wucher & Associates - An Overview of IT Controls Under Sarbanes-Oxley; Mark J. Gundersen, Partner, McCarter & English - Strategic Development and Licensing; Edward J. Naughton, Partner, Holland & Knight - An Overview of Technology and e-Business Legal Issues; Thomas E. Coverstone, Partner, Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP - Protecting Your Company's Crown Jewels; William T. Ellis, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP - Protecting Your Technology: The Use of Intellectual Property; Andres Ordonez, Chief Information Officer, Cynergy Data - When Technology Is Your Business,Your Business Strategy, & Your Point of Difference; Hans P. Kantor, VP/CIO, Modell's Sporting Goods - Technology & Sportswear: Balancing Want vs. Need. Also included are: Irving H. Tyler, Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Quaker Chemical Corporation - Information Transformation Challenges for the Global Enterprise; Patrick Thompson, Jr., Sr. Vice President & Chief Information Officer, The Shaw Group Inc. - Where Business & IT Meet; Don Sunderland, Chief Administrative Officer & CIO, Edison Schools - Technology Success in Education; Rick Skinner, Vice President Information Services/CIO, Providence Health Systems - Developing a Technology Strategy in Health Care; William L. Simpson II, Chief Information Officer, CarrAmerica Realty Corporation Turning a Vision into Reality; Dick LeFave, Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Nextel Communications - Ensuring Value for Wireless Technology Investments; Ellen Holladay, Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Motion Industries - Ensuring Operational Excellence in the Supply Chain. Also included are: Donald Z. Spicer, Vice Chancellor for Information Technology & CIO, University System of Maryland - CIO Leadership from a Higher Education Perspective; Joseph Antonellis, Chief Information Officer, State Street Corporation - The Business of Information Technology; Thomas J. Sanzone, Chief Information Officer, Citigroup - Assessing Business Intelligence Software; Tim Piper, Executive Director, Information Technologies & Chief Information Officer, GROWMARK, Inc. - Technology Solutions in Agriculture; Lee Pearson, Chief Information Officer & Vice-President, Weingarten Realty Investors - Efficient, Cost-Effective Technology in Real Estate; and, Roger W. Parks, Vice President, Information Technology & Chief Information Officer, J.R. Simplot Company - Establishing an IT-Enabled Enterprise.


Development Of The Central Nervous System In Vertebrates

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~he major theme of this book is the development of the vertebrate central nervous system. ~is volume contains summaries of most of the invited participants at the NA~ advanced study institute entitled "Development of central nervous system in vertebrates" held in Maratea, Italy, from June 23-July 5, 1991. In order to address this topic, we have drawn upon a selection of current studies dealing with molecular, cellular and system analysis which specifically pertain to the general principles of the development. ~he major aim of this institute was to bring together a select group of investigators who would present their views on the current issues in their respective fields and to foster extensive discussions amongst participants in smaller groups. Such interactions brought together the exchanges of ideas amongst participants and helped clarify the intricate details and formulate new vistas and collaborations. Since the study of nervous system development has focused mostly on the origin of neuron and glia cells, the area of current research was represented by talks on early cellular events including effects of growth factors, BOX and other gene expressions and cell lineage of specific cell type(s). Formation of specific cell types and the specific neuronal connections have been a major theme in the study of the nervous system development. Recent technical advances has resulted in new information at both cellular and molecular levels which have provided new details. Current research was represented by "selective" topics discussed at the meeting.


A Power Control Exchange Framework Of Accounting

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This volume develops and applies a power control exchange framework of accounting that incorporates both the structural-functional (SF) (rational choice model) and the conflict-pluralistic (CP) (political choice model) to study management/organizational control systems as a resource exchange process. The framework proposes that control as an exchange process depends on two factors: basis of power, classified as SF-rational or CP-political and perceived availability of resources, dichotomized as relative slack or relative scarcity. The relationship between these two factors yields four types of resource exchange: co-operative, competitive, distributive or unequal. These resource exchange typologies are discussed and applied to study management accounting/control systems within the context of divisionalized business organizations. The book concludes with a chronological review of research together with applications for for-profit organizations.


Tender Offers For Corporate Control

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