Browsing All posts tagged under »economy«

A Living Wage by Dr. Gordon Murray

July 30, 2013


Editor’s Note: The following is a post by Dr. Gordon Murray from our Procurement Insights European Union Edition Blog, that raises what I believe is a very interesting overall question . . . to what degree should public sector procurement be used as a lever to achieve social and economic policy objectives. Ed Miliband is […]

Austerity Measures: Coming to a Company Near You? by Kelly Barner

July 24, 2012


Today’s economic updates are full of sour news – we hear about faltering stability in the Euro Zone caused by high debt to GDP ratios and high rates of unemployment in Greece, Spain and Italy. North America is dealing with their own economic contraction: both the U.S. and Canada face increasing unemployment, slow job creation, […]

What options would you consider in pursuit of spend management? by Kelly Barner

May 15, 2012


While we all know it is important to stay on top of supply management blogs and publications, there is something to be said for taking in general media content as well. You just never know where your next idea will come from. I recently read an article that provides a broad perspective on the options […]

The tax repatriation holiday . . . a boom for high tech firms but a bust for the economy and jobs?

June 20, 2011


Think about this for a moment . . . American-based companies who have become global powerhouses because of the tremendous opportunities afforded them by being based in America, invest up to 90% of their money outside of the country as a means of avoiding taxes.  While the Financial Times article indicated that the high tech […]