Description: Under CEO Dennis Muilenburg, the industrial giant has turned unapologetically hard-nosed. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Feb 14, 2018 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-02-14/boeing-is-killing-it-by-squeezing-its-suppliers Questions for discussion: How has Boeing’s strategic management changed, according to the article? Do you think this way of doing business is sustainable?
Posts Categorized: Negotiation
Description: Vancouver-based apparel company says all employees must show ‘respect’ for each other Source: CBC.ca Date: Feb 05, 2018 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/lululemon-laurent-potdevin-resignation-1.4520956 Questions for discussion: Given the limited information available and the separation agreement in particular, do you think the board of directors has handled the situation properly? How do you think stakeholders such as customers,… Read more »
Description: CNBC’s Phil LeBeau reports on how Tesla is paying CEO Elon Musk’s salary. Tesla unveils pay plan for CEO Elon Musk from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Jan 23, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/01/23/tesla-unveils-pay-plan-for-ceo-elon-musk.html Questions for discussion: How is Elon Musk compensated? Is this an appropriate method for senior management of a firm, in… Read more »
Description: Alexandra Suich Bass, The Economist U.S. tech editor, discusses the accusations that tech is too big, addictive and destructive. Cracking down on big tech: Tech-lash gains momentum from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Jan 19, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/01/19/cracking-down-on-big-tech-tech-lash-gains-momentum.html Questions for discussion: What are the arguments suggesting the chances of big breakups or… Read more »
Description: Digital money has a very human vulnerability: psychology. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Jan 17, 2018 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-17/what-could-kill-the-bitcoin-boom Questions for discussion: What does the report say about what is driving Bitcoin valuations? Should Bitcoin be considered “investing”? Should managers use Bitcoin for payments?
Description: The company increased the price of products to offset the cost of wage increases Source: CBC.ca Date: Jan 12, 2018 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/jj-bean-coffee-wage-increase-hike-1.4486070 Questions for discussion: How has this firm adjusted to minimum wage laws? Do you think this strategy will work or will business decline?
Description: Average yearly compensation for top 100 CEOs is now $10.4 million Source: CBC.ca Date: Jan 02, 2018 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/ceo-income-pay-canadian-worker-1.4462496 Questions for discussion: What are the arguments about fair compensation for employees of companies? Do you believe the top CEOs are fairly compensated? How might this report affect employee relations at Canadian firms? Should government… Read more »
Description: Hoang Thi Thom, a coffee grower in No. 2 producer Vietnam, isn’t keen to sell this year’s harvest. With prices for the robusta coffee she grows down 18 percent in 2017, Thom has sold just a tiny fraction of the 6 to 7 metric tons she expects to gather this season. The rest she plans… Read more »
Description: Wrapping your product in the Canadian flag is typically a desperate measure, with short-lived benefits. For French’s, it’s working. Source: Macleans.ca Date: Nov 02, 2017 Link: http://www.macleans.ca/economy/business/why-frenchs-ketchup-is-here-to-stay-sorry-heinz/ Questions for discussion: Summarize the history in this situation. What lessons should managers learn from what happened and the current situation?
Description: A Chinese glassmaker beat back a unionization bid at a plant in Ohio on Thursday, winning a key victory in an important test of the way Chinese companies handle employee relations as they increase their holdings in the United States. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Nov 09, 2017 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/09/business/union-ohio-plant-china.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbusiness&action=click&contentCollection=business®ion=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=10&pgtype=sectionfront Questions for discussion: What does the… Read more »