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Corporate capital evaluation
[November 28, 2011 – 04:01 pm]
Corporate capital evaluation

Devon Energy Corporation (Devon) is one of the largest independent oil and gas companies in North America. The company is primarily engaged in the exploration, development and production of crude oil and natural gas resources in the US and Canada. Its exploration and production (E&P) activities in the US are located in the Mid-Continent, Permian Basin, Gulf Coast and the Rocky Mountains regions. Devon’s Canadian Operations are located in the Horn River Basin, Deep Basin, Foothills, Central, Northwest and Lloydminster areas and the thermal oil sands projects in Alberta…

Buying corporate resources
[August 5, 2010 – 03:50 pm]
Buying corporate resources

Last week I posted about how the cloud is going to affect IT departments in the future, thinking about how some roles are affected and the like, but this time I’m setting out a mini-manifesto for IT departments.  This mini-manifesto isn’t for the IT departments that want to continue doing what they’re doing, it’s for those IT, IS, MI, ICT, (whatever TLA) departments that want to survive and add real value to their business.  To be harsh it’s the for ones that want to get on the train of change not be run down by it. Lets add some context.  There are mega trends at work that…

Organizational capital structure acquitions
[August 12, 2012 – 07:43 am]
Organizational capital structure acquitions

Dr John Newsam Dr John Newsam is a well published materials scientist and highly successful serial entrepreneur who has co-founded a number of companies and guided several of them through exit by acquisition, including fqubed which was acquired by Nuvo Research in 2005, Integrated Discovery Sciences Corporation, acquired by Bio and Gene in 2005, and hte Aktiengesellschaft, acquired by BASF in 2008. He is currently Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Tioga Research, Inc. Dr Newsam, a well known scientific educator, is also Adjunct Professor at the University of California, San Diego…

Valuating financial capital
[January 6, 2013 – 04:52 pm]
Valuating financial capital

Dong Energy is an integrated energy company with its headquarters located in Denmark. The company was founded in 1972. In the beginning the company was named as Dansk Naturgas A/S; this was changed to Dong Energy in 2002. In 2006, it acquired five Danish energy companies: Elsam, ENERGI E2, Nesa, Copenhagen Energy, and Frederiksberg Forsyning. Dong is involved in several business activities with it operations spanning across various countries of Northern Europe. The business activities of the company include oil and gas exploration & production (E&P), wind power…

Organisational capital acquitions
[July 19, 2011 – 03:55 pm]
Organisational capital acquitions

Carroll Organisation, a many-faceted enterprise focusing on the ownership and operation of multifamily real estate pressreleases , and Starwood Capital Group, a leading non-public investment firm focused on property, are happy to announce the acquisition of a 360-unit Class A flat community found in a highly fascinating submarket of Houston, Texas. The community, which should be rebranded as Carroll at Shadow Creek Ranch, is perfectly located in Shade Creek Ranch, a master-planned community which features over nine hundred acres of glistening lakes and community parks. Carroll…

Relational capital financial reporting
[March 30, 2012 – 07:51 am]
Relational capital financial reporting

Relational GPS: The Road Map to Outstanding Business Relationships “Instead of just wishing that better business contacts would magically appear in your professional life, drive the business contacts you’ve already established to more productive and rewarding levels. The initial step of pinpointing your core relationships will lead you toward participating with an actual person rather than with a digital line in a CRM system or on Linked In. A process, however, for driving your core relationships to success, is also vital. I call this process understanding your contact’s Relational…

Evaluation of organizational capital structure
[September 26, 2011 – 10:22 am]
Evaluation of organizational capital structure

In this month’s Social Velocity blog interview, we’re talking with Kate Barr, Executive Director of Nonprofits Assistance Fund, whose mission is to foster community development and vitality by building financially healthy nonprofit organizations. Kate has led the organization’s growth as a premier resource for training, strategic financial counsel, and financing for nonprofit organizations in Minnesota. Kate enjoys helping nonprofits consider the relationship between their mission and program goals and their financial and organizational strategy. She frequently writes and speaks…

Acquisition of organizational resources
[December 27, 2010 – 01:54 pm]
Acquisition of organizational resources

OpenSpan, Inc., a provider of innovative user process analytics, optimization and automation solutions, today announced its third consecutive quarter of record-breaking success across all aspects of the business. Software license revenue doubled compared to Q2 2011, with more new customers choosing OpenSpan Desktop Analytics and Desktop Automation in Q2 2012 than in any previous period in the company’s history. As a result, the company booked a new high in quarterly cash flow. OpenSpan also set new records for revenue and net income for the preceding 12 months.

How to buy corporate resources?
[April 14, 2012 – 04:22 pm]
How to buy corporate resources?

Alison Frankel yesterday discussed shareholder activism in an interesting blog post on Thomson Reuters. She references my concerns about the relationship between materiality and corporate political disclosure. For the interested, I’d like to expand on the concept. What do you mean by “materiality.” In this context, I’m referring to material facts. That is: a fact that would affect a reasonable shareholder’s financial decision to purchase, hold, or sell a particular stock. Specifically the stock of whatever company is being pressured to disclose additional activity. Why does…

What is structural capital?
[December 12, 2010 – 03:00 pm]
What is structural capital?

P ortugal should keep to its fiscal targets , but it’s also important that the country avoids “ excessive structural adjustment ”, writes the International Monetary Fund in its “Article IV” report released on Wednesday 18 July. [Portugal should] adhere to programmed fiscal targets, but avoid excessive structural adjustment in case of weaker growth and employment”, writes IMF in its recommendations for Portugal, one day after releasing its review of the country’s €78bn bailout. The fund also presents recommendations for Greece, Ireland and Italy. Regarding fiscal policies and…

Human capital reporting
[May 2, 2012 – 10:45 am]
Human capital reporting

In arguing for a human-capital reporting standard, CEO research director and professor John Boudreau writes that this complex issue requires a collaborative and cross-discipline approach between HR, corporate finance execs and investment professionals. He cites the efforts of scientists, scholars, and politicians of multiple countries during the 18th century who cooperated to take advantage of the transit of Venus in order to correctly determine the distance of the Earth from the Sun, which yielded tangible benefits related to timekeeping and measuring longitude. This was an…

Human capital financial reporting
[November 1, 2012 – 04:01 pm]
Human capital financial reporting

Companies listed on the London Stock Exchange’s main market will have to disclose their greenhouse gas emissions from 2013, British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced. The British government will introduce legislation bringing in the new regulations from April 2013. The Carbon Disclosure Project welcomed the news, and recommended that the British government adopt a climate change reporting framework developed by the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB), a project of CDP. CDSB has been developing its climate change reporting framework with the support of the…

How to evaluate intellectual capital?
[January 21, 2013 – 09:14 am]
How to evaluate intellectual capital?

In the classic business literature it is hard to find the clause about the competences and the value of know how in end results. Since ideally it is assumed that businesses are managed with high experienced managers and enterprise has/can get all competence assets any time. This makes our university level  business education much more easy, where with quantitative terms we can relate the inputs and outputs to each other.  Every business is a promise to earn more profit on current assets much more than other ones. That’s why one company can attract funds and another is challenged…

Price determination of intellectual capital
[August 9, 2011 – 09:54 am]
Price determination of intellectual capital

Three years ago I published a book of short stories in Israel.The publishing house belongs to Israel s leading andexceedingly wealthy newspaper. I signed a contract which statedthat I am entitled to receive of the income from the sales ofthe book after commissions payable to distributors, shops, etc.A few months later , I won the coveted Prize of theMinistry of Education for short prose. The prize money a fewthousand DMs was snatched by the publishing house on the legalgrounds that all the money generated by the book belongs to thembecause they own the copyright.In the mythology…