Category Archives for Finance

Financial Terms for Managers (Part 2)

If you missed part 1 of this glossary of financial terms for general managers you can find it here. In this final part of the two part series we will cover item 21 onwards from the list below. Profit & Loss (P&L) Balance Sheet Income Statement Cash Flow Statement Contribution Margin Expense Allocation Return on […]

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Financial Terms for Managers (Part 1)

If you don’t have a financial background and have recently joined a publicly listed company, or have recently been made responsible for a business unit or profit and loss center, then you’re going to need a quick guide to get you up to speed on some of the terms you’re likely to encounter.The higher you […]

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Why Mergers Fail

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) are often born out of a grand ambition to capitalize on synergies and create shareholder value. As the global economy undergoes an economic recovery, mergers and acquisitions are likely to rise as executives look for quick solutions to boost shareholder equity. Despite these lofty ambitions, research by KPMG found that 83% […]

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Disadvantages of Outsourcing

Previously we looked at the Benefits of Outsourcing. To give a balanced view, today we’re going to examine some of the disadvantages of outsourcing. As discussed previously, outsourcing is broadly defineded as the provision of products or services by a third-party that was previously performed in-house. In a general sense the only real disadvantage of outsourcing […]

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