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Global Perspective Archive

August 28, 2014

Best of Multimedia: What’s Your Leadership Style?

It may depend on where you live. Here’s how to navigate different ways of managing across cultures.
August 8, 2014

Lenovo Goes Global

China’s most recognizable brand has plans to overtake Apple and Samsung.
August 8, 2014

Doing Business Where Governance Is Weak

Eight principles for succeeding in markets prone to ethical and legal risks.
August 5, 2014

Don’t Sell Products, Sell Solutions

To win in emerging markets, defense and security contractors need to move beyond equipment sales and help their clients develop broader capabilities.
August 1, 2014

The Entrepreneurship Coach

Working with startups showed Ernesto Sirolli how anyone can have more impact: Shut up and listen.
July 8, 2014

Lessons from the East Asian Development Model

What are the paths to economic growth for today’s emerging markets?
June 18, 2014

Understanding China’s Resource Quest

Elizabeth Economy and Michael Levi argue that China’s demand for natural resources is unlikely to result in further price shocks.
May 28, 2014

The End of Work, Revisited

Two decades after Jeremy Rifkin predicted that private sector jobs would disappear, his controversial view sounds far more likely, and far less ominous.
May 21, 2014

Does Capitalism Create Social Mobility?

In The Son Also Rises, UC Davis economic historian Gregory Clark tracks surnames over hundreds of years to better understand social mobility.
May 12, 2014

China’s Strategic Challenge

In Can China Lead? a trio of business school professors argue that unless the Chinese Communist Party loosens its grip, the China “miracle” cannot be sustained.
May 6, 2014

Why Chinese Companies Struggle to Go Global

A new study explains what’s holding them back, and how they can move forward.
May 5, 2014

The Trust Agenda

CEOs are increasingly seeking “good growth,” aligned with business ethics and sustainability.
April 24, 2014

The Hidden Business Benefits of Regulation

How embracing sensible legislation can unlock opportunity.
March 10, 2014

How Defense Companies Can Gain an Advantage in 2014

If defense companies are to survive and grow in the current downturn, they must focus on building capabilities while cutting costs.
March 4, 2014

The Reverse Innovation Paradox

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.
March 3, 2014

No More Business as Usual

Syria. Ukraine. The Tea Party. Companies should start preparing for the new global reality.
February 19, 2014

A Sucker’s Bet in Sochi

After reading the International Handbook on the Economics of Mega Sporting Events, it’s hard to see how Russia will benefit from hosting the Winter Olympics.
February 11, 2014

The Rise and Fall of Western Innovation

A review of Mass Flourishing: How Grassroots Innovation Created Jobs, Challenge, and Change, by Edmund Phelps.
February 11, 2014

Corporate Social Responsibility’s New Role in the Middle East

An urgent need for job growth is spurring an innovative trend in CSR and high-minded commercial initiatives.
February 4, 2014

Can China Innovate?

The country’s economic future seems to hinge on the answer, but innovation might not be the best objective right now.
February 3, 2014

A Guide to the Next Million Innovators

Tech entrepreneur Christopher Schroeder explains why you need to pay attention to the mobile-powered masses.
January 22, 2014

Fiddling at Davos, as Capitalism Burns

If the authors of Does Capitalism Have a Future? are right, this year’s WEF attendees should take a hard look at business as usual.
January 20, 2014

Beyond Davos: Leading through Complex Global Challenges

In order to solve large-scale problems, world leaders must concentrate on what they have in common, rather than the differences between them.
January 7, 2014

How Firms in Emerging Markets Can Play Catch-Up

To become world-class competitors—both at home and abroad—upstart firms must transcend their latecomer disadvantages, though a four-stage process.
January 2, 2014

Four Crisis Triggers Multinational Companies Can Avoid

For multinational companies operating in Russia and China, the key to success is finding ways to avoid PR crises, rather than managing them after they happen.
December 17, 2013

Why Strategy Matters in Emerging Markets After All

The argument that companies in developing regions can succeed through execution alone simply isn’t true.
December 2, 2013

Best Business Books 2013: Globalization

Here Come the New Competitors
November 13, 2013

A Generic View of “Business” Has No Place in Public Policy

The gulf between the interests of small entrepreneurs and global corporations is enormous.
November 12, 2013

Are You Making the Right Moves in China?

Three new studies reveal insight into the Chinese consumer market and business environment.
November 12, 2013

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.
November 7, 2013

Will China’s New Leaders Step Up to the Plate?

The world is watching as the Chinese Communist Party Congress meets to discuss reform.
October 25, 2013

How Pearson Is Reinventing Global Education

The firm has launched a transformative strategy that focuses on efficacy and innovation.
October 22, 2013

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.
October 15, 2013

The Gordian Knot of Global Economic Growth

Why politics as usual in the E.U., the U.S. and China is getting in the way of a strong recovery.
September 30, 2013

Using Your 21st-Century Skills in a 19th-Century World

Leaders in developed nations can use their skills and expertise to help make life better for those who need it.
September 23, 2013

Why Haier and Lenovo May Soon Be Household Names

Chinese brands don’t need David Brooks’s “romantic advantage,” just the right capabilities.
September 20, 2013

A Different Kind of Climate Change

Businesses must ask themselves what impact they can make on society as social and economic climates change around the world.