The Financial Times in association with KPMG have produced an exclusive four-part series entitled, Mastering Management: Managing in a downturn. Released from January 23 through February 13, 2009, this series provides a comprehensive guide to the latest research and ideas on how to manage in a downturn. Featuring newly commissioned articles as well as interviews from top business thinkers from the US, UK, Canada and around the world, each part focuses on a specific theme.
The articles included in the Financial Times weekly supplements are provided below. Also visit the FT Web site for additional articles and audio or video interviews with business leaders and academics from leading universities around the world, including Canadian scholars from McGill University, the Sauder School of Business (University of Vancouver), and the Ivey School of Business (University of Western Ontario).
Part 1 - Surveying the damage: The lessons from previous financial downturns [PDF 3.87Mb]
- Time for managers to stand and deliver
- Keeping the global economy afloat (lessons from the Great Depression)
- Scandinavia: Failed, banks, state control and a rapid recovery
- Japan: Hubris, denial and the loss of confidence
- Seizing the upside of a downturn
Part 2 - Short-term strategy: Getting through the crisis [PDF 4.68Mb]
Part 3 - Long-term strategy: Looking beyond the crisis [PDF 3.77Mb]
Part 4 - The future business environment and opportunities [PDF 3.64Mb]