September 19, 2017

Archives for May 2012

Facebook – what price growth?

Most people would agree that Apple is a high growth company.  What would you pay for Apple shares?  At the current time you would pay around 14 times their current year earnings.  This is their price-earnings ratio. What about Facebook?  It is a high growth company as well.  How much would you pay for Facebook?  […]

The Shareholder Spring

There has been increasing disquiet among shareholders of major companies that not only are executives paid what appear to be astronomical amounts, but they are still rewarded when their companies perform poorly. In the past companies have appeared to be immune to shareholder pressure partly because the large institutional investors have sided with company management. […]

Best companies for leadership

The Global Consulting Hay Group has published their 2011 “Best Companies for Leadership” Study.  You can see it here. I think it is interesting that the top 20 companies feature at the top end of the Fortune 500 list as well as being “Best Companies to Work For” and “Best Companies for Leadership”. The Best […]

Whose power is it anyway?

Who holds ‘power’ in the supplier-channel-customer relationship is as old as Marketing itself (see modules 9, 10 and 12 of the Marketing Channels course). But it seems that despite a long a bitter recession, UK supermarkets are still squeezing every last drop from their suppliers in a bid to maintain market share, profits and keep […]

Edinburgh Business School and Heriot-Watt University attend GETEX 2012

The Gulf Education & Training Exhibition (GETEX) took place in Dubai from 19-21st April, and Edinburgh Business School and Heriot-Watt University were represented amongst many exhibited universities. GETEX, the largest education exhibition in the Gulf region is held annually under the patronage of HH Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Higher Education […]

Cuts and changes: too much to manage?

  Reports that there have been lengthy delays for passengers landing at London’s Heathrow airport have been making the headlines recently and have led to questions being asked in Parliament. The story gained added urgency with the Olympic Games this summer. Fears were expressed that Britain’s image would suffer if foreign visitors to the Games […]