The decline of GM is as instructive as its rise. The challenge of how to reconcile professional management with a culture of innovation remains for ever a central issue for management thinkers.
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03 June 2009, Financial Times
25 March 2009, Financial Times
Dominance of an industry or activity is not the same as scale. International trade is conducted by individuals and businesses, not governments, and it is them, who negotiate the division of the value added trade creates.
27 June 2006, Financial Times
Large scale philanthropy, as practised by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, is a business of economic significance rather than clarity.
15 November 2005, Financial Times
Merger Monday has proved that in the merger market, hope springs eternal. The wall of money chasing alternative investments in hope of the returns achieved in the heady 1990s, made it possible to take almost any company private.
28 April 2004, Financial Times
Globalisation is not the cause of poverty and inequality in the world economy. Poor people are poor not because they participate too much in international trade but because they participate too little.
26 November 2003, Financial Times
For countries as for businesses, small scale is no barrier to success. John explains why size isn’t all that matters.
11 September 2003, Financial Times
Is it inevitable that media industries will be dominated by conglomerates? This is the industry where scale creates more problem than its advantages
27 March 2003, Financial Times
The increased concentration of the car industry has been a commonly used, yet increasingly untrue example on the effects of globalisation. There is still an important lesson to learn though.
29 September 2001, Other
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11 July 2001, Financial Times
Dominant companies may confer marginal benefits to consumers that are difficult, if not impossible, to estimate. However, antitrust authorities will do little wrong if they stick to the underlying principles of competition policy.
14 January 2011, Scottish Affairs
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