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E-Business, IT, & Finance interviews

Read the thoughts of the experts

Emerald publishes the largest range of management journals in the world and so it is no surprise that we frequently rub shoulders with some of the top thinkers in business.

We are aware that effective action requires a balance of theory, practical advice and tips from those who have made a difference. With this in mind we bring you our guru interviews – the latest word in management from the experts in their field.

Please note: job titles and positions for interviewees are correct at time of publication.

How to Make Money with Social Media - an interview with Jamie Turner

Jamie Turner is the Chief Content Officer at the 60 Second Marketer, the online magazine of BKV Digital and Direct Response. He has helped companies like AT&T, CNN, The Coca-Cola Company and Cartoon Network grow their sales and revenue with innovative marketing programmes. Jamie is a regular speaker on TV, radio and at trade shows and conferences.

Net Profit - an interview with David Soskin

David Soskin is currently Executive Chairman of and Chairman of He joined Cheapflights Media as Chief Executive Officer upon the management buy-in with Hugo Burge in March 2000. He was previously at ABN AMRO Corporate Finance, where he was Head of Global Media. Prior to ABN AMRO, David held senior roles in industry and government.

Effective office use, efficiency and innovation at Barclays Bank: an interview with Simon Ward

Simon Ward joined Barclays Bank as Group Property Director in June 2009, based in London. He is accountable to the Group Financial Controller and the Group Finance Director for the overall real estate strategies and policies for the firm. Previously, Simon was Global Head of Corporate Real Estate & Services (CRES) at Deutsche Bank, where he spent eight years.

Future growth at BT: an interview with Sir Michael Rake

Sir Michael Rake has been chairman of BT Group plc since September 2007. He is chairman of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, as well as a director of Barclays PLC, McGraw Hill Inc. and the Financial Reporting Council. He is also chairman of the Guidelines Monitoring Committee, the private equity oversight group.

Leadership in the era of economic uncertainty: an interview with Ram Charan

Ram Charan is a highly sought after business advisor and speaker famous among senior executives for his uncanny ability to solve their toughest business problems. For more than thirty-five years, Dr. Charan has worked behind the scenes with top executives at some of the world's most successful companies, including GE, Verizon, Novartis, Dupont, Thomson Corporation, Honeywell, KLM, Bank of America, and MeadWestvaco.

The British economy: an interview with Vicky Redwood

Vicky Redwood is a UK economist at Capital Economics in London, specializing in the consumer and retail sectors. Vicky examines the forces acting on consumer finances and spending and assesses how likely economic developments will affect the various sub-sectors of spending. She is frequently quoted in the press and appears regularly on television and radio.

The financial meltdown: an interview with Liam Halligan

Liam Halligan is Chief Economist at Prosperity Capital Management (PCM) - one of the world's leading asset management firms. PCM is now a major shareholder in some of the leading companies in Russia, Ukraine and Central Asia. Halligan is one of the UK's leading economics commentators.

An interview with David Gumpert

In the USA, David Gumpert is a nationally known writer on professional services and entrepreneurship, where he writes extensively for Business and The Nation. Formally an editor with The Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review, he has authored and co-authored eight books on various aspects of business planning and starting a business, including How to Really Start Your Own Business.

An interview with Nick Evans

Based in London, Dr. Nick Evans is a Vice President and Member of the Board of SRI Consulting Business Intelligence Inc. (SRIC-BI). He is Director of SRIC-BI's Explorer service which helps companies and governments evaluate commercial opportunities arising from technology developments across a broad spectrum.

An interview with Brian Plowman

Brian Plowman is a founding partner and Managing Director of the UK-based management consultancy Develin & Partners. With a focus on cost management and implementation techniques to add corporate value, he has worked with clients including the Royal Bank of Scotland in the financial sector, Land Rover and Avon Rubber in manufacturing and City University in education.