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Global Perspective Archive

December 21, 2009

After Copenhagen: Impact, Change, and Implementation

A conversation with Nick Pennell and Rob Fowler
December 7, 2009

The Power of (Online) Public Opinion

Executives should track Internet commentary in China to protect their company’s reputation — and market position.
November 24, 2009

Capturing the Asian Opportunity

Economic recovery in China, India, and elsewhere in the region could be the strongest source of sustained global growth for years to come.
November 24, 2009

Best Business Books 2009: Globalization

Western Dominance in Decline
November 2, 2009

What Banking Needs to Become

Regulations and consumer expectations are changing. The business models, capabilities, and practices of the financial-services industry must change with them.
November 2, 2009

A Global Financial Governance Primer

Government leaders are designing the next regulatory regime for banks; their answers to four basic questions will determine how well it works.
October 27, 2009

Profits Down, Spending Steady: The Global Innovation 1000

Booz & Company’s annual study of the world’s biggest corporate R&D spenders finds that most companies have stuck with their innovation programs despite the recession — and many are boosting spending to compete more effectively in the upturn.
October 19, 2009

An Immodest Proposal for the Next Big Fuel

If nuclear energy represents a genuine way to deal with climate change, let’s test it through a massive joint project involving the U.S., Japan, France, and China.
September 22, 2009

Filling the Gulf States’ Infrastructure Gap

If Middle East countries use lower oil prices as an excuse to neglect development of roads, bridges, and power lines, their bright future could be stymied before it begins.
August 27, 2009

India’s Demographic Moment

With the right conditions in place — education, entrepreneurialism, and environmental awareness among them — a young, eager, educated workforce can be the key to prosperity.
August 27, 2009

Knockoffs Come of Age

Once associated with pirated goods, China’s shan zhai companies have become competitive players, even in mature industries.
July 28, 2009

Revving the Growth Engine

India’s burgeoning middle class is fueling automobile sales, though most consumers still choose two-wheel vehicles — at least for now.
June 23, 2009

A “Hands-on” Approach to Surviving the Recession

Noble Group CEO Richard Elman discusses risk, opportunity, and his growth strategy for the commodities business.
June 16, 2009

Can the U.S. Learn to Love Renewables?

The CEO of Applied Materials offers a road map for the adoption of solar energy technologies in the United States.
June 9, 2009

Putting the Stimulus to Work

How to spend $800 billion and actually improve the nation’s infrastructure.
May 26, 2009

Dov Frohman Leads the Hard Way

The management author and former CEO of Intel Israel on the need to do the unexpected and attempt the impossible.
May 26, 2009

The Best Years of the Auto Industry Are Still to Come

Even as they struggle through the economic meltdown, vehicle makers can look ahead to a high-growth, flexible, global future.
May 26, 2009

Promoting Entrepreneurship in the West Bank

How a conference of multiple stakeholders is bringing financial investment to a region marked by conflict.
May 26, 2009

The Challenges of Balance

In their quest to build sustainable economies, the Gulf states of the Middle East are learning to manage opposing forces.
May 26, 2009

China’s Multinational Quandary

Lenovo’s ill-fated ambitions reveal the difficulties China faces in developing and managing innovative global corporations.
May 5, 2009

For Indian Companies, It’s Globalization as Usual

Nirmalya Kumar, a professor of marketing at the London Business School, argues in a new book that although the world economic crisis may have taken the bite out of some Indian companies, most will adapt and emerge globally.
April 28, 2009

Is State Control Making a Comeback?

In considering the relationship between the public and private sectors, it’s time to distinguish the plausible visions of the future — such as a new regulatory environment — from those, like permanent government ownership of banks and industry, that are not plausible.
March 31, 2009

Beyond 3G

Mobile phone operators are turning to LTE as the fourth-generation technology to provide inexpensive wireless broadband access for cost-conscious consumers and businesses.
March 24, 2009

Global Partnerships Unplugged

A survey finds that information technology is a neglected asset in joint ventures, leading to disturbing results.
March 17, 2009

Betting on China

Even in the face of the economic downturn, a survey finds that multinationals in China are upgrading their mainland operations and encouraging the government to improve the education and productivity of Chinese workers.
March 10, 2009

Here Come the Sogo Shosha

Japan’s little-known trading companies are buying startup technology businesses in the U.S., hoping to catch the next wave of American economic growth.
February 24, 2009

Pollution, Prices, and Perception

Carbon regulation will be unexpectedly complex — and business leaders will need to plan their approach accordingly.
February 24, 2009

The China and India Strategy

The right question to consider now is how best to pursue the two countries together.
February 24, 2009

Not Just for Profit

Emerging alternatives to the shareholder-centric model could help companies avoid ethical mishaps and contribute more to the world at large.
February 3, 2009

The Future Is Lithium

The advent of environmentally friendly automobiles is jump-starting a global battle over battery technology.
January 27, 2009

Business Performance during a Disease Outbreak

A new study measures how businesses could survive economic disruption in the event of a pandemic.
January 13, 2009

Building Cars by Design

Faced with plummeting demand, automakers should make vehicles with features that match customer preferences.
January 6, 2009

It’s Getting Diverse at the Top

To take advantage of market growth in developing countries, U.S. multinationals are turning to non-Americans to head their operations.