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The Best-Run U.S. Companies of 2018—and How They Got That Way

Posted by hkarner - 3. Dezember 2018

Date: 01-12-2018
Source: The Wall Street Journal By Chip Cutter

Apple leads the pack, followed by fellow tech giants Amazon and Microsoft, in the Drucker Institute’s second annual Management Top 250 ranking

A trash hauler, a liquor giant, a maker of hip replacements and the company that brought us the iPhone all share one distinction: They are among the most effectively run U.S. companies today.

Those are some of the revelations of this year’s Management Top 250, a landmark ranking that uses the principles of the late management guru Peter Drucker to identify the most effectively managed companies.

Topping this year’s list is Apple Inc., the world’s most valuable publicly traded company. The iPhone maker climbed to the No. 1 spot in the 2018 ranking, dethroning Amazon.com Inc., by performing consistently well across each of the five main components of the overall ranking. Amazon places second this year, followed by Microsoft Corp. and chip makers Nvidia Corp. and Intel Corp. Other management highfliers include Google parent Alphabet Inc., consulting firm Accenture PLC and Johnson & Johnson , Nos. 6, 7 and 8, respectively. Rounding out the top 10 are Procter & Gamble Co. and International Business Machines Corp. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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How global university rankings are changing higher education

Posted by hkarner - 20. Mai 2018

Date: 17-05-2018
Source: The Economist

They favour research over teaching and the sciences over the arts

EARLIER this month Peking University played host to perhaps the grandest global gathering ever of the higher-education business. Senior figures from the world’s most famous universities—Harvard and Yale, Oxford and Cambridge among them—enjoyed or endured a two-hour opening ceremony followed by a packed programme of mandatory cultural events interspersed with speeches lauding “Xi Jinping thought”. The party was thrown to celebrate Peking University’s 120th birthday—and, less explicitly, China’s success in a race that started 20 years ago.

In May 1998 Jiang Zemin, China’s president at the time, announced Project 985, named for the year and the month. Its purpose was to create world-class universities. Nian Cai Liu, a professor of polymeric materials science and engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, got swept up in this initiative. “I asked myself many questions, including: what is the definition of and criteria for a world-class university? What are the positions of top Chinese universities?” Once he started benchmarking them against foreign ones, he found that “governments, universities and stakeholders from all around the world” were interested. So, in 2003, he produced the first ranking of 500 leading global institutions. Nobody, least of all the modest Professor Liu, expected the Shanghai rankings to be so popular. “Indeed, it was a real surprise.” Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Wettbewerbsranking: Österreich fällt auf Platz 25 zurück

Posted by hkarner - 31. Mai 2017

 Günther Oswald, 31. Mai 2017, 20:00 derstandard.at
Hongkong bleibt an der Spitze – USA fallen aus den Top Drei raus

Wien – Der große Sprung nach vorne ist noch nicht gelungen. Trotz zuletzt verbesserter Konjunkturprognosen– das Wifo hat die Wachstumsrate für das erste Quartal erst am Mittwoch von 0,6 auf 0,7 Prozent erhöht – und leicht rückgängiger Arbeitslosenzahlen hat Österreich im neuen Wettbewerbsranking der privaten Schweizer Wirtschaftshochschule IMD einen Platz verloren (von 24 auf 25).

Das Konjunkturpflänzchen wuchs im ersten Quartal stärker als erwartet. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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The Closed Marketplace of Economic Ideas

Posted by hkarner - 4. Januar 2016

Photo of Federico Fubini

Federico Fubini

Federico Fubini is a financial columnist and the author of Noi siamo la rivoluzione (We are the revolution).

JAN 4, 2016, Project Syndicate

MILAN – Imagine that you fell asleep in 2006 and woke up today. The world economy would be barely recognizable. While you were dreaming of real-estate riches, the United States and Europe were hit by the most crippling financial crisis in almost 80 years, and China’s statist economy swiftly overtook Germany and Japan to become the world’s second largest (and, despite its recent slowdown, is poised to surpass the US).

Given such massive, unexpected shifts, you might be even more surprised by what didn’t change: the way economists think about themselves and their discipline.

To see this, one need look no further than the Ideas.RePEc.org website. RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) arguably provides the closest thing to a credible hierarchy of economists, not unlike the ATP’s rankings of professional tennis players. The site, entirely open and free (thanks to hundreds of volunteers in 82 countries), maintains a decentralized online database of around two million items of economic research, including working papers, journal articles, books, and software. Its index of influence assesses the number of citations for each author, weighted by impact and discounted by citation age (otherwise, Adam Smith and Karl Marx would likely still top the list). Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Rankings: Top of the class

Posted by hkarner - 27. März 2015

Date: 26-03-2015
Source: The Economist
Competition among universities has become intense and international

AS JAMIL SALMI leaves the stage at a Times Higher Education conference in Qatar, he is mobbed by people pressing their cards on him. As a former co-ordinator of the World Bank’s tertiary-education programme and author of a book entitled “The Challenge of Establishing World-Class Universities”, he is the white-haired sage of the world-class university contest. And he is greatly in demand, for the competition to climb the international rankings has become intense.

Higher education in America has long been a strongly competitive business. Students and university presidents alike keenly watch the rankings produced by the US News and World Report. Such rankings encourage stratification. One of the metrics is the proportion of students a university turns away, which encourages selectivity. That in turn encourages differentiation between better and worse universities. The American model is thus quite different from the continental European one, which (aside from France’s grandes écoles) is a lot less selective and more homogeneous. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Bei der FT schneidet Fekter noch besser ab als beim Föhrenbergkreis

Posted by hkarner - 25. November 2011

Nämlich als 14. von 19 europ. Finanzministern. Aber in unserem Ranking war sie knapp besser als ihr Vorgänger. Pröll war bei der FT vergangenes Jahr allerdings Nr. 13. Sind wir denn zu streng?  (hfk)

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