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z-score: Altman, Edward I.
 

z-score

Altman, Edward I.

  • topic: finance & accounting
  • period: 1968
The z-score model was developed to predict firm bankruptcy and provide a basis for safer investment decisions and better assessment of supplier and customer credit worthiness. Edward I. Altman first published the model in 1968. Altman holds a PhD in finance from the University of California and authored many articles and books on bankruptcy....
 
chunking limit: Miller, George A.
 

chunking limit

Miller, George A.

  • topic: communication and culture & internationalisation
  • period: 1956
The Harvard psychologist, George A. Miller, worked on short term memory using Claude Shannon's and Norbert Weiner's information theory research. Shannon thought of information as measurable. He developed a mathematical theory of communication to deal quantitatively with the transmission of messages over 'channels' by measuring the amount of information transmitted...
 
strategic choice typology: Miles, Raymond E., Snow, Charles C.
 

strategic choice typology

Miles, Raymond E., Snow, Charles C.

  • topic: org. design & development and strategic management
  • period: 1978
In 1978, the American academics Miles and Snow developed their strategic choice typology and helped launch the configurational branch of business strategy. Their study brought together the situationalist and the universalist camps who were disputing how companies should compete in a given market. For situationalists, generic strategies were intrinsically...
 
five configurations: Mintzberg, Henry
 

five configurations

Mintzberg, Henry

  • topic: org. design & development
  • period: 1979
The Canadian academic, Henry Mintzberg, synthesised organisational design literature into five ideal organisational forms or configurations that do not exist in the real world, but provide consultants and managers a framework to understand and design organisational structures. Mintzberg defined organisational structure as "the sum...