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Global Perspective Archive

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

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 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 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

Christopher Schroeder’s Guide to the Next Million Innovators

The author and technology entrepreneur explains why you should pay attention to the mobile-powered masses—now.
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.
August 27, 2013

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.”
August 16, 2013

Empowering the U.K.’s Female Workforce (and the Rest of the World’s, Too)

The government and private sector must join forces to restore the U.K. to its position as a leader in supporting working women.
August 6, 2013

The Coming Globalization of Chinese Multinationals: Threat or Opportunity?

As Chinese firms expand their international footprint, they can create unique partnerships with their Western competitors.
July 24, 2013

Government Subsidies Pave the Way in China

Professors Usha Haley and George Haley identify the origin of Chinese dominance in four major industries.
July 12, 2013

MERS: The Major Threat That’s Not on Your Risk Map

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome could be the next big worldwide crisis. Are you ready to lead your global company through it?
July 9, 2013

China’s Mid-Market: Where “Good Enough” Just Isn’t

Seven principles can help multinationals sell to a rising segment of eager Chinese customers.
July 3, 2013

How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia

Mohsin Hamid’s new novel raises perennial questions about the sacrifices we make to get ahead.
June 18, 2013

A Workplace Love Story (about Consulting)

An innovative program trains high school graduates and veterans for careers as consultants.
June 11, 2013

China: The Mother of All Black Swans

Low-probability, high-impact events can be catastrophic for companies doing business in the Chinese market.
May 28, 2013

India’s Leadership Challenge

At many Indian companies, the development of top management has lagged behind the pursuit of technical excellence.
May 28, 2013

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

Emerging economies are becoming the industry's best hope for growth.
May 6, 2013

The Flat World Debate Revisited

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