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March 10, 2014
by Hugo Trepant and Diane Shaw
If defense companies are to survive and grow in the current downturn, they must focus on building capabilities while cutting costs.
March 4, 2014
by John Jullens
Business experts say a wealth of new products and ideas will flow from emerging economies to developed markets—but real-world examples are hard to find.
February 4, 2014
by John Jullens
The country’s economic future seems to hinge on the answer, but innovation might not be the best objective right now.
January 7, 2014
by John Jullens
To become world-class competitors—both at home and abroad—upstart firms must transcend their latecomer disadvantages, though a four-stage process.
December 17, 2013
by John Jullens
The argument that companies in developing regions can succeed through execution alone simply isn’t true.

How to Achieve
Growth in a
Lean Europe

Lessons on winning in a slow market.

Schroeder’s Guide to
the Next Million

The author and technology entrepreneur explains why you should pay attention to the mobile-powered masses—now.

Corporate Social
New Role in the
Middle East

An urgent need for job growth is spurring an innovative trend in CSR and high-minded commercial initiatives.

The Rise and Fall of
Western Innovation

A review of Mass Flourishing: How Grassroots Innovation Created Jobs, Challenge, and Change, by Edmund Phelps.

Best Business Books 2013: Globalization

Here Come the New Competitors

s+b Trend Watch: Chinese Companies Reclaim “Made in China”

Chinese companies’ total exports are now roughly equal to that of foreign companies operating in China.

The Global Innovation 1000: Navigating the Digital Future

Booz & Company’s annual study of R&D spending reveals the tools that are transforming innovation—from customer insight to product launch.

Is the Arctic the Next Emerging Market?

The earth’s northernmost regions are rich in resources. The challenge will be accessing them sustainably. See also “Business Opportunities in the Arctic—In Pictures.”

India’s Leadership Challenge

At many Indian companies, the development of top management has lagged behind the pursuit of technical excellence.

s+b Trend Watch: Big Pharma’s Potential in Emerging Markets

Emerging economies are becoming the industry's best hope for growth.

The Flat World Debate Revisited

The opposing views of Thomas Friedman and Pankaj Ghemawat on the state of globalization have significant implications for multinationals.

Solving China’s M&A Maze

Multinationals creating partnerships with Chinese companies can adopt eight best practices to help manage the unique complexities they often encounter.

How to Keep the Promise of the Third Billion

A new index of countries links their future prosperity to raising the status of women.

What the West Can Learn from Jugaad

The structured approach to innovation favored by mature companies can’t deliver the agility and differentiation they need today.
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