Integrating innovation into an organisation’s strategy should be a priority for businesses as the economy undergoes significant structural change. This publication hopes to encourage innovation by providing business leaders with guidance on key issues including drivers of innovation, fostering a culture that supports innovation, working collaboratively with other organisations, managing risk, intellectual property and accessing… Read More Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia Publishes ’20 issues on business innovation’ in their Business Briefing Series
By Marie-Josée Boucher Isabelle Courville, chair of the Laurentian Bank of Canada’s board of directors, believes that interpersonal skills are essential to good leadership. Q: What led to your choice of career? Actually, I discovered a taste for leadership when working at summer camps. I first taught sailing to children and began leading various camp… Read More Isabelle Courville, Chair of the Laurentian Bank of Canada’s Board of Directors, is Putting People First
By George W. Russell A recent initiative suggests Hong Kong-listed companies should diversify their board composition. George W. Russell looks at what is being done to stir up the mix. The reason behind the decision by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing to issue a code provision to promote board diversity is revealed by a cursory… Read More Should HKEx Diversify Their Board?
Tech hubs, clusters of innovation, are growing. Bangalore is home to IT incubator Electronics City and is adding biotech innovation. in the Beijing suburbs Zhongguancun employs more than half a million people in the tech sector. Tel Aviv has more VC interest per start-up than similar businesses in Europe. And Berlin wants to turn its… Read More Tech Hubs Attract Venture Capital Around the Globe
By Joseph Komape The 2013/14 budget presented on 27 February 2013 brought about inflation-adjusted relief of about R7 billion in the form of adjustments to various tax tables contained in the tax pocket guide. For example, the budget increases the minimum taxable bracket for individuals from R0 to R160,000 to R0 to R165,600. This means… Read More 2013/14 South African Budget – How it affects individuals
By Ross Hampton The XBRL computer language is rapidly becoming the de facto global standard for sharing financial information. It took 14 years to carve a place for itself in the world of business but today, more companies than ever are talking about the financial reporting phenomenon called XBRL. As its adoption rate accelerates among… Read More XBRL Heads for Adoption in South Africa