June 5, 2005

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE China’s Governance Buy Up

Chinese-owned Lenovo Group’s US$1.25 billion purchase of IBM’s personal computer business last month is more about China’s determination to understand the West’s model of corporate governance to make its companies more internationally competition than it is about buying a technology business.

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SCIENCE & RESEARCH Formula for Change – Managing brains

Thirteen years after the birth of our Crown Research Institutes, many of the nine CRIs are still on their first or second generation of chief executives. As two new appointments come into effect this year we look at how far managers have moved in their efforts to instil a commercially oriented culture at our CRIs and at the unique set of skills needed to manage some of the nation’s top scientific brains.

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