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- A look at spending on media in cities worldwide today, and in the near future.
- An appreciation of Japan’s demographic trends suggests analysts are overestimating the country’s capacity for generating growth and inflation.
- Economic analysts who argue that cheap fuel isn’t helping the economy are looking in the wrong place.
- To attract and retain the young employees who are coming to dominate the workforce, companies should turn to a fresh take on a mature concept: teaming.
- How companies with multiple businesses operating in far-flung markets can avoid common strategy-implementation pitfalls.
- As they hire and develop new talent, companies have to offset the influence of well-meaning “concierge parents.”
- Rapidly growing companies in the developing world can prepare themselves to do battle on a global stage by gaining access to vital capabilities through acquisitions or partnerships.
- Excess liquidity in the global financial markets turned a predictable plummet into a worldwide crash.
- The (Very) Political Economy
- Given the growing number of international mergers, managers must overcome cultural differences with foreign colleagues to avoid the type of friction that can devalue a deal.
- The world is getting more dynamic and complex, not less, so leaders must learn how to surmount new challenges.
- Comparing R&D spending in 2007 and 2015 reveals the new geography of innovation. See also “Innovation’s New World Order.”
- Asia is now the top regional destination for R&D spending, followed by North America and Europe. See also Interactive: Where Companies Spend Their R&D Money.
- When market share is concentrated among a few companies, they advertise more. But that dynamic could actually benefit the competition.
- Analysts often discourage risky expansions into developing markets, but three distinct strategies have been associated with success.
- If you know your company’s progress up the levels of human evolution, you can help its culture advance to the next stage.
- Institutional and macroeconomic reforms alone won’t solve the Greek crisis.
- The entire history of management ideas can be seen as a series of answers to a few pragmatic queries.
- Multinationals are shifting their R&D focus from cost savings to knowledge-based research.
- You can help promote diversity by listening, understanding, and supporting.
- Economist Max Roser is compiling an archive of global improvement.
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