Business Today Archive Nov 25, 2012 Issue

Edition: Nov 25, 2012

Cover Story

Are Indian CEOs overpaid?

Are Indian CEOs overpaid?

A study by global HR consulting and outsourcing firm Aon Hewitt for Business Today on executive compensation for 2011/12 shows the median Indian CEO salary was $3.5 million (about Rs 18.5 crore), versus $7 million in the US, about $6 million in Europe.
Editors note
Greed is good, as Gordon Gecko said in "Wall Street", but how do you balance lavishly generous pay for people at the top of the corporate ladder, asks Business Today Editor Chaitanya Kalbag.
People
Starring: BJP President Nitin Gadkari, Suchi Mukherjee, Founder and CEO, LimeRoad.com, Michael Chertoff, Co-founder, Chertoff Group, Karl Fowler, Founder and CEO, Opus Media Group and Monisha Kaltenborn, Team Principal, Sauber F1 team.
Leadership Spotlight
Avinash Vashistha of Accenture India admires Steve Jobs the most
Features
The world's largest online music store, iTunes, is yet to open shop in India, but that is not stopping 700 million-odd active mobile users here from enjoying music on their phones.
Columns
We have often found HR managers struggling to clearly outline the process of pay decisions at the executive level.
Letters
Business Today readers write to the Editor with their feedback on the magazine's coverage.
BT More
The recently launched Samsung Galaxy Note II comes with a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos processor and runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).
Technology
From smartphones to 'phablets', it is all a story of digital concurrence
Careers
The demand for temps, or temporary workers, had been rising for some time, but lately there has been a spike. Reducing or freezing the hiring of permanent employees and making do with temps helps companies cut their fixed costs in a slowing economy.
Focus
Once again, India is struggling to contain the outbreak of dengue fever. More than 17,000 cases have been reported across the country and some 100 people have lost lives to dengue this year.
Chiaroscuro
News you may have missed over the fortnight - ArcelorMittal third quarter loss, Walt Disney buying out Lucasfilms and more.
LBS Case Study
When spirits maker Diageo faced slowing growth in developed economies, it started expanding in emerging markets. This study looks at how Diageo developed a safe, cheap beer for the Kenyan market.

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