By understanding how the duties of the chief strategy officer (CSO) can vary significantly from organization to organization, boards and CEOs can make better decisions about which type of CSO is necessary for their leadership teams.
Based on variation in the roles carried out by the CSOs, we have developed a typology of four CSO archetypes...
Founded in 1955, the International
Council for Small Business (ICSB) was the first international membership
organization to promote the growth and development of small businesses
worldwide. The organization brings together educators, researchers,
policy makers and practitioners from around the world to share
knowledge and expertise in their respective fields.
ICSB promotes the development of
knowledge in all areas of business theory and practice and is
particularly focused on strategies and policies proven to be effective
in sustaining small businesses and entrepreneurship.
Global Knowledge is communicated through a variety of
mediums including conferences, journals, books, bulletins, and an
interactive website. ICSB's annual international conference allows
members to share their expertise on the latest business developments and
to receive constructive feedback from those researching similar
topics. The Journal of Small Business Management is a highly respected
forum for the exchange of ideas and practices within the small business
and entrepreneurship communities. Timely bulletins are designed to
inform members about ICSB activities and to facilitate the sharing of
practical knowledge that can impact business activities. The ICSB web
site provides access to searchable databases that cover a wide range of
information related to the international business community.
Sharing business knowledge on a global foundation helps
both developing and developed countries improve their economic
environment and helps foster an understanding and appreciation for each
country's contribution to the world marketplace.
ICSB currently has 14 country-based or regional affiliates
with members from over 70 countries. Membership consists of
professionals from four primary groups: educators, business
practitioners, government policy makers, and researchers and
consultants. The ability to interact and connect with one another
through ICSB provides member groups an opportunity to enrich and expand
their contributions to the global business community. Combining the
theoretical and conceptual skills of the research and university
communities with the practical knowledge and real world expertise of
business managers and policy makers allows for a higher level of
understanding among all participants.
Communication among members occurs through personal
interactions at ICSB conferences or electronically through ICSB's
interactive website. Over the last 50 years, the ability to develop
these personal and professional contacts in other countries and across
cultures gives ICSB members an advantage in the global marketplace.
Responding to the worsening situation in Syria, Institute of International Education (IIE) (@IIEglobal) President and CEO Allan Goodman recently announced that a global consortium of higher education institutions and organisations had pledged an additional US$1.3 million in emergency support for threatened Syrian scholars and students.
This comes on top of US$2 million committed by a partnership of the IIE, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and Syrian NGO Jusoor in September when they launched the IIE Syria Consortium for Higher Education in Crisis at the annual Clinton Global Initiative (@clintonglobal) meeting...
Like many other parts of companies, finance organizations haven’t been spared recent belt-tightening. They’ve been trimmed down and streamlined, and in many cases, are shadows of their former selves. Doing more with less has become a new mantra. Yet whatever the size of their teams, the onus is on CFOs today to leverage every part of the finance organization to deliver value beyond traditional transaction processing and control.
PwC and faculty at Wharton share insight on how top finance organizations can rise to the challenge.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India.