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1 March 2011

Small and Medium Enterprises in the Global Economy

Small and medium enterprises, which played a crucial role in job creation and economic growth in the early and mid-2000s, incurred major setbacks during the Great Recession. In the European Union, SME employment fell by over three million jobs in...
25 February 2011

Inspired by India

I just returned from a trip to Mumbai where I spent two days exploring the growth opportunities in India with the leaders of our member firm, RSM Astute Consulting*. Mumbai is very well known for its high energy and excitement and this trip...
23 February 2011

Time for gender equality at the top

Lord Davies, former chief executive of Standard Chartered, will tomorrow (24 February) announce recommendations resulting from his inquiry into barriers preventing women from taking top jobs in the UK boardroom.

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18 February 2011

Progress in Panama

There is no doubt that business in the Latin American region is exciting at the moment, as large global businesses are jockeying to invest in the growth markets spread across the continent.
10 February 2011

Challenging Audit Market Dominance

There is a growing consensus amongst government, regulators and the profession that, amongst other issues, something needs to be done about market concentration. I support measured change to allow RSM and other networks to thrive and compete for...
4 February 2011

Never a dull moment...

I count myself lucky to have chosen a career where there is never a dull moment. My journey started in California in the US where I qualified as a professional accountant. However, I found the international side of the business fascinating and I...
3 February 2011

Welcome to My RSM World

As CEO of RSM,  I'm always on the move working with RSM member firms in over 100 countries around the world. My travel gives me a unique perspective on both local challenges facing businesses and global trends shaping their future in a shifting...
1 February 2011

Corporate Sustainability

“Corporate Sustainability” – broadly conceived as the formal integration of economic, environmental, and social factors in managerial decision making and corporate governance – is assuming a central role in global business.
1 December 2010

Prospects for the World Economy 2011

Three years after the onset of the global financial crisis, the contours of the global rebound have taken shape.
1 November 2010

Renewable Energy in Europe 2010

The development of renewable energy in Europe faces a host of environmental, economic and political hurdles. Imported fossil fuels represent more than half of European energy consumption. At projected growth rates, the share of imported hydrocarbons...

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