The MAPI CFO Council provides a roundtable forum for corporate level CFOs to share best practices on issues such as benchmarking the finance function, strategic planning, budgeting and forecasting, and financial metrics and analysis. Our semiannual meetings focus on roundtable dialogue among pee
The MAPI Financial Council provides a roundtable forum for corporate level Controllers, Chief Accounting Officers and Vice Presidents of Finance to share best practices on issues such as such as the integration of acquisitions, revenue recognition, working capital management, and shared financial
The MAPI Quality Council provides a roundtable forum for senior quality leaders to share best practices on issues such as supplier quality, customer experience, cost of quality, and continuous improvement.
The MAPI Treasury Council provides a roundtable forum for senior financial executives with treasury responsibilities. They share best practices on issues, such as funding options, currency hedging, pension management, and fraud prevention.
Global Economy, Competitiveness, Government Policy, Economic Environment, Labor, Operations, Continuous Improvement, Productivity
In the case of new technology investment, the cost side of the return-on-investment equation contains a larger and broader set of factors than is the case with a fixed technology frontier, under which all technologies are known as previously employed capital. But the benefits of a new technology investment are potentially as broad as the costs. In essence, the diffusion implications of the cost–benefit balance for new technology investment depend on corporate decision-maker flexibility regarding the payback period of the investment and an adjustment to the propensity to take a wait-and-see posture toward purchase and implementation.
Global Economy, Competitiveness, Foreign Trade, Imports & Exports
This is my final MAPI Foundation report, on U.S. and Chinese trade in manufactures during the first half of 2016, as I am retiring from MAPI at the end of August. The report also provides a breakout of U.S. bilateral trade with China and Mexico, which has become a contentious electoral issue.
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