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Human and Intellectual Capital Viewpoints


QFINANCE viewpoints provide you with the distilled thoughts of finance leaders and experts, outlining their current thinking on the crucial issues and challenges facing finance managers, entrepreneurs and business executives. The contributions are drawn from an array of practitioners and thinkers from the world of finance and business.

  • CEOs Should Refresh Their Finance Skills
    by Theo Vermaelen
    Theo Vermaelen is the Schroders professor of international finance and asset management at INSEAD, Fontainebleau, where he teaches Corporate Financial Strategy in Global Markets. He is a graduate of the Department of Applied Economics at the Catholic University of Leuven and obtained an MBA and PhD in finance from the Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago. He has taught at the University of British Columbia, the Catholic University...
  • Challenges in Management Skills Development
    by Simon Earp, Eddie Cochrane
    Simon Earp is director of corporate development and director of the University of Edinburgh Business School’s part-time MBA program. He has a BSc Dip. Marketing and obtained his management science degree at Warwick University. In addition to running several TCS programs he has overall responsibility for TCS programs throughout the university. Prior to becoming Director of Corporate Engagement and Marketing he was a marketing lecturer in the...
  • Human Resources and the Crisis
    by Christopher Johnson
    Christopher Johnson is a senior partner at Mercer, a leading international provider of HR and related financial advice, products, and services. He is responsible for developing Mercer’s reputation for human capital services and the provision of human capital strategy, talent, and reward services in the UK market. He has been in consulting for nearly 25 years, supporting private and public-sector organizations in managing human resource issues....
  • Navigating the Financial Blogosphere
    by Felix Salmon
    Felix Salmon is Reuters’s award-winning financial blogger. Viewing everything with a skeptic’s eye, his posts often question the things that others accept at face value. He has been recognized numerous times for the quality and originality of his commentary, most recently by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.He first started blogging when he joined Bridge News in 1999 as Latin America Editor. In 2000, Felix started hand-coding...
  • Poverty of Thinking in University Economics and Accountancy Departments
    by Richard Murphy
    Richard Murphy believes that the way in which accountancy and economics are currently taught is fundamentally flawed since it is based on a false premise—that markets are perfect and investors rational. A graduate in economics and accountancy from Southampton University, Murphy was articled to Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co., a forerunner of KPMG in London. Since 2003 he has been researching and campaigning on economic and taxation policy issues. He...
  • Urgent Need to Retool Business Faculties with Financial Historians and Eject the Financial Engineers
    by Russell Napier
    Russell Napier is an Edinburgh-based consultant for Asia-focused brokerage CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets who writes about issues impacting the global equity markets. With more than two decades in the industry, he has contributed to the development and scope of CLSA’s equity research. He started his career in investment at Edinburgh-based asset managers Baillie Gifford before joining CLSA in 1995 as an Asian equity strategist based in Hong Kong. He...
  • Why Management Development Is a Challenge for Both Business Schools and Client Organizations
    by Andrew Kakabadse
    Andrew Kakabadse is professor of international management development at Cranfield Business School. He was the H. Smith Richardson Fellow at the Center for Creative Leadership, North Carolina, in 2005–06 and is a visiting professor at the University of Ulster, Ireland, Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Australia, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona, Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), France, and Swinburne University of...

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