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The Need for a Chief Portfolio Officer in Organizations
Pieter Steyn
Journal of Project, Program & Portfolio Management , 2011,
Abstract: A recent IBM survey found consensus among chief executive officers that organisations are bombarded by change and many are struggling to cope with the transformation. The gap between expected change and the ability to manage the required transformation has almost tripled since IBM’s previous study in 2006. CEOs are moving aggressively towards global business designs, deeply changing capabilities, and partnering more extensively. This trend has great significance for the program approach to managing the enterprise value chain. It necessitates the introduction of cross-functional program management structures to create synergy in monitoring and controlling operations. To succeed, CEOs and the full staff complement of the enterprise of the future need to be well versed in the principles of project, program and portfolio management. Importantly, as program offices in the organisational structure grow in numbers, the need for an executive position to which portfolio managers report increases. It would be unthinkable that they all report to the CEO who, according to the IBM survey, is already “bombarded by change” and “struggling to cope”. The emergent role of chief portfolio officer, or CPO, aims to solve this problem
The Chief Security Officer Problem  [PDF]
Kamesh Namuduri,Li Li,Mahadevan Gomathisankaran,Murali Varanasi
Computer Science , 2012,
Abstract: This paper presents the chief security officer (CSO) problem, defines its scope, and investigates several important research questions related within the scope. The CSO problem is defined based on the concept of secrecy capacity of wireless communication channels. It is also related to the chief Estimation/Executive Officer (CEO) problem that has been well studied in information theory. The CSO problem consists of a CSO, several agents capable of having two-way communication with the CSO, and a group of eavesdroppers. There are two scenarios in the CSO problem; one in which agents are not allowed to cooperate with one another and the other in which agents are allowed to cooperate with one another. While there are several research questions relevant to the CSO problem, this paper focusses on the following and provides answers: (1) How much information can be exchanged back and forth between the CSO and the agents without leaking any information to the eavesdroppers? (2) What is the power allocation strategy that the CSO needs to follow so as to maximize the secrecy capacity? (3) How can agents cooperate with one another in order to increase the overall secrecy capacity?.
Chief Information Officer’s activities and skills in Portuguese large companies  [cached]
António Trigo,Jo?o Varaj?o,Irene Oliveira,Jo?o Barroso
Communications of the IBIMA , 2009,
Abstract: The activities and skills of the information systems manager evolved extraordinarily in the last half century, from the technician who managed an operational function with a limited importance to the organization, to the position chief information officer, now responsible for a department on which depends the overall success of the organization. This study provides some empirical insight on the chief information officer profession in Portugal. We conducted a survey directed to the chief information officers of Portuguese largest organizations to investigate how they spend their time and to evaluate which are the most important skills for the role they play on the organization. We also compare the results obtained with other studies to try to unveil which differences exist in the activities performed by Portuguese chief information officers and chief information officers from other countries. This study can also be viewed as a guideline for the development and training of existing chief information officers as well as for hiring new managers for this position with the right skills, to assure the right management of information systems.
Educa o Corporativa e o Papel do Chief Learning Officer Corporate Education and the Role of the Chief Learning Officer Educación Corporativa y el Rol del Chief Learning Officer
HOURNEAUX JUNIOR, Flavio,EBOLI, Marisa Pereira,MARTINS, Eduardo Caruso
Revista Brasileira de Gest?o de Negócios , 2008,
Abstract: RESUMO O artigo pretende discutir, baseado em resultados de pesquisa realizada pelos autores, um quadro geral com rela o às características, papéis e responsabilidades daqueles que seriam os responsáveis pelos Sistemas de Educa o Corporativa em organiza es de diferentes setores atuantes no Brasil. Tal análise é feita de forma a se comparar o que há na literatura disponível sobre o tema, pretendendo dar indícios de como as organiza es brasileiras têm lidado com a difícil tarefa de desenvolver as competências de seus colaboradores. Destaca-se o papel (ou a falta dele) do Chief Learning Officer, supostamente o responsável pela condu o dos processos de desenvolvimento de pessoas em uma dada organiza o, percebendo-se que ainda n o se trata de um conceito claro e unanime, tanto em termos das fun es a serem realizadas, quanto da importancia estratégica atribuída àquele que seria o responsável pela sua execu o. A pesquisa realizada é de cunho exploratório e descritivo e, por se tratar de uma amostragem intencional, apresenta limita es quanto a inferências dos resultados. No entanto, espera-se que as considera es feitas possam enriquecer as discuss es sobre o tema, ainda carentes em trabalhos acadêmicos. ABSTRACT This paper aims to present an overview on characteristics, roles and responsibilities of those who are in charge of the Corporate Educational Systems in several organizations from distinct industries in Brazil, based on a research carried out by the authors. The analysis compares what is available in the literature on this subject so that it may provide insights on how Brazilian companies have dealt with the difficult task of developing competences in their employees. Special attention is given to the Chief Learning Officer’s role (or the lack of it) – someone who was supposed to be in charge of the employees’ development processes in a given organization. The results show that this role has not been a clear or unanimous concept yet, neither in terms of the functions to be performed nor the so-called strategic importance given to this sort of executive. This research is both exploratory and descriptive, and due to the use of intentional sample, the inferences are limited. Despite these limitations, its comments may enrich the discussion on this subject. RESUMEN Con base en el resultado de una investigación de los autores, el artículo trata de analizar el cuadro general referente a las características, roles y responsabilidades de los encargados de los Sistemas de Educación Corporativa en las organizaciones de diversos sectores actuantes en Bras
Challenges of the Knowledge Society , 2011,
Abstract: The present study intends to analyze the active subject of the crime committed by an individual - the public officer, for example - during his daily duty program or with reference to the attributions he has versus the public office he holds, in the light of the regulations provided not only by the Penal Code in force but also by the future New Penal Code, as, among the important amendments it provides, the definition of the public officer is also mentioned. In the case of such a trespassing, the active subject shall hold the quality of a public officer the way this quality is regulated by the Penal Code, even if the definition is much ampler as compared to the one given by the Statute of the Public Officers. According to Art 147, paragraph 1 Penal Code, a public officer is any individual who permanently or temporarily exercises - irrespective of his/her rank or of the way this office was appointed, a paid or unpaid task of no matter what nature or importance - in the service of a department Art 145 refers to. The regulation proposed in perfect agreement with the solutions offered by other international legislations and conventions in the domain, the definition of a public officer refers to the individual who - permanently or temporarily appointed, paid or unpaid - shall exercise attributions specific to the legislative, executive or judiciary powers, a function of public dignity or a function of any other type - alone or in a group - within a self-governing management of another economic agent or of a legal person with a whole or a greater capital, or belonging to a legally declared person capital or to a legal person considered to be of public utility - attributions connected with the object of the latter’s activity.
White Collar Crime and Accounting Standards in the Nigerian Public Sector
Nenyiaba, Ile Charles
International Journal of Economic Development Research and Investment , 2012,
Abstract: This survey examined the spate of white collar crime in the Nigerian public sector and the extent to which existing accounting standards are helping to stem the occurrence of the crime. Two null hypotheses were formulated and the primary data used to test the hypotheses were obtained using structured questionnaire while secondary data were obtained from annual accounts of State Governments and reports from similar studies. The study used averages, percentages, chi-square and Spearman’s ranked correlation coefficient tested at 5% level of significance for analyses of the data obtained during the study. It also made use of averages and simple percentage. The study revealed that noncompliance with accounting standards is responsible for the increasing spate of white collar crime in the Nigerian public sector and that absence of forensic accounting courses in the training programme of practicing accountants are responsible for inability of auditors to detect, early enough, white collar crime in the public sector thereby aggravating the scam. The study also revealed that flexibility of principle based on standard is a serious threat to enforcement of compliance with the standards especially in a developing economy such as Nigeria. Hence, forensic accounting courses should be incorporated into the final level professional examination of the two accounting institutes in Nigeria.
Corporate Governance Mechanisms and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Duality Evidence from the Food Industry of Iran  [cached]
Majid Abbasi,Majid Dadashinasab,Mohsen Asgari
Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology , 2013,
Abstract: The objective of this study is to examine the effects of corporate governance mechanisms on Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Duality in the food industry of companies listed in the Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE).There are several aspects and dimensions of corporate governance, which may influence a CEO Duality but this study focused on three aspects namely Ownership Concentration (OWNCON); Institutional Ownership (INOWN) and Board’s Independence (BOIN). This study utilizes a panel data analysis of 47 firms over a four-year period from years 2008 to 2011. In this study, log of total assets (SIZE) and total debt divided by total assets (LEV) are control variables. A logistic regression analysis is used to test the hypotheses. The results show has a positive and significant relationship between Ownership Concentration; Institutional Ownership; Board’s Independence; Leverage and Chief Executive Officer Duality. Also, there is a negative and significant relationship between size and Chief Executive Officer Duality.
Board Control, Chief Executive Officer Compensation, and Firm Performance

LI Ya-jing,ZHU Hong-quan,HUANG Deng-shi,ZHOU Ying-feng,

系统工程理论与实践 , 2005,
Abstract: This paper examines the role of board control, chief executive officer characteristics and firm performance in determining management compensation. Based on China stock market data in year 2001, the empirical results show that no significant relation exists between management compensation and board size, the proportion of independent directors on a board. The duality of CEO has significantly positive relation with the management compensation. In addition, the management compensation is much closely related to chief executive officer characteristics than to the board structure and firm performance.
In memoriam Otto J.B. Hübschle, Chief Veterinary Officer, Namibia
Veterinaria Italiana , 2008,
Abstract: Otto J.B. Hübschle passed away in Paris on 16 July 2008.Born on 9 October 1945 in Radolfzell, Germany, Otto qualified as a veterinarian from the universities of Munich and Zurich. In 1970, he received a scholarship from the German student exchange programme to study at the Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute where he was awarded the degree of M Med Vet having majored in virology.Otto Hübschle worked in the Virology section at Onderstepoort for several years. In 1976, he joined the Federal Research Institute for Virus Animal Diseases in Tübingen where he worked on foot and mouth disease and other airborne viral diseases. During this period he obtained the Dr Med Vet and Fachtierarzt qualifications (specialist microbiology/ serology). He also worked on different developmental projects in Madagascar and Kenya as was a consultant to the European Union.In 1983, he was appointed Deputy Director responsible for the Central Veterinary Laboratory (CVL) in Windhoek. Under his guidance, the laboratory was entirely renovated and new sections were introduced, such as the rabies diagnostic and molecular biology sections. He was a prolific researcher who authored or co-authored over 60 scientific papers.In 2006, Otto Hübschle was appointed Chief Veterinary Officer, a position he held until his untimely death. During this time, he strived to achieve freedom for the communal areas of Namibia from foot and mouth disease and contagious bovine pleuropneumonia to provide farmers with greater access to local, regional and international markets for animals and animal products. Otto Hübschle was a man of science who faithfully served his country of adoption and its livestock industry for many years. As Head of the CVL in Windhoek and then Chief Veterinary Officer, he succeeded in elevating the Namibian Veterinary Services to the status of an internationally recognised institution. He will be missed not only by his family, his Namibian colleagues and friends but also by all those abroad, with whom he worked during his professional life.Through the work of Otto Hübschle, the Italian veterinary services and the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell’Abruzzo e del Molise ‘G. Caporale’ established a long-lasting scientific relationship with the Namibian Department of Veterinary Services.Otto was a valued member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Veterinaria Italiana.We shall miss and remember a dear friend.He is survived by his wife, Michaela, and two children, Annette and Tim.
White Collar Crime and Informal Social Control: The Case of “Crisis Responders” in the Swedish Banking and Finance Sector  [PDF]
Oskar Engdahl
Sociology Mind (SM) , 2011, DOI: 10.4236/sm.2011.12010
Abstract: Drawing upon case studies on the type of white-collar offenders frequently called “crisis responders”, this article critically examines Sampson and Laubs general theory on informal social control. In the article, this theory is for the first time confronted with data not used in its development and prior testing. Based on the evidence, the theory retains its validity for the white-collar offenders considered, insofar as their crime was closely connected to a perceived threat of identity loss, distrust in social support obtainable from others, and lack of supervision and monitoring at workplace. At the same time, the argument is made that the notion of interdependence relied upon in this theory needs to be developed more fully if it is to take into account the kind of dependency relations tying these particular offenders to their environment.
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