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Commitment Matters Blog What is the role of a lawyer today? Published: 24 Jul 2015 Average Rating: 5.0 / 5 Type: Commitment Matters Blog My blog earlier this week drew an interesting response from Ken Adams and his co-author in a recent article offering 'Top Ten Tips in Drafting & Negotiating International Contracts'. The ensuing debate seems to me to encapsulate the dilemma facing the legal community ...
 
News / Announcements Name Your Price. Really. Published: 22 Jul 2015 Type: News / Announcements Is it worthwhile for retailers to experiment with "pay what you want" pricing? Shelle Santana unmasks the surprising customer logic behind how much they will pay and when. One finding: sellers can dramatically change what some buyers are willing to pay.
 
Commitment Matters Blog Beware the traditional lawyer Published: 21 Jul 2015 Average Rating: 3.3 / 5 Type: Commitment Matters Blog In a recent article, the Association of Corporate Counsel offers its 'Top Ten Tips In Drafting & Negotiating International Contracts'. While the items listed are worthy considerations, they miss the most critical issues and in some instances, fly in the face of good p...
 
Commitment Matters Blog Generating value from suppliers Published: 16 Jul 2015 Type: Commitment Matters Blog Organizations continue to disaggregate. The traditional 'integrated enterprise' has eroded and current thinking is that organizations are more agile, more efficient and more creative if they use external suppliers and contractors, rather than invest in large-scale '...
 
Commitment Matters Blog Fire the Lawyers! Save $100 per hour! Published: 16 Jul 2015 Type: Commitment Matters Blog I received a request from an IACCM member who is undertaking analysis of the potential savings if his large, international corporation replaces in-house lawyers with contract managers. Research in the US has apparently led to a number of $100 per hour - presumably fully accoun...
 
Commitment Matters Blog Ease of doing business: an international dimension Published: 16 Jul 2015 Type: Commitment Matters Blog It's not only companies that impact the 'ease of doing business' - it is entire countries.
 
Commitment Matters Blog Addressing disconnects - the barriers to collaboration Published: 14 Jul 2015 Type: Commitment Matters Blog 'Collaboration' is a big theme for management in many organizations. There are many factors at play in driving this direction. One is growing interdependency between organizations. Another is the trend away from product purchases to an increasing volume of services and...
 
Articles / White Papers The CIO transition to commercial expert Published: 26 Jun 2015 Type: Articles / White Papers Astute CIOs use contracts as 'business enablers' as they find themselves managing more complex supply networks.
 
Commitment Matters Blog Does commoditization undermine ethics? Published: 26 Jun 2015 Type: Commitment Matters Blog It is often thought that unethical behavior is driven by the profit motive and is therefore largely the result of sales practices. However, might it not be that it is aggressive cost controls that undermine ethics?
 
News / Announcements Business Schools to add academic rigor to sustainable contracts Published: 24 Jun 2015 Type: News / Announcements 2015 IACCM Academic Forum Oct 6, call for papers 'Every corporation has a sustainable supply chain policy. These are table stakes in today's corporate reputation game. But how effective are they in commercial reality?' said Tim Cummins, CEO of the International ...
 
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