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Global Perspective Archive

November 23, 2010

Five Factors for Finding the Right Site

Placing a new research, design, or engineering center in emerging markets demands more than just “location, location, location.”
November 23, 2010

Best Business Books 2010: China

Probing China’s Infrastructure
November 3, 2010

The Global Innovation 1000: How the Top Innovators Keep Winning

Booz & Company’s annual study of the world’s biggest R&D spenders shows why highly innovative companies are able to consistently outperform. Their secret? They’re good at the right things, not at everything.
September 13, 2010

A Family-owned Business Goes Global

As director of human resources (and CEO of a prominent subsidiary), Santrupt Misra oversees the Aditya Birla Group’s strategy for cultural change as it steps out onto the world stage.
August 24, 2010

The Megacommunity Approach to Tackling the World’s Toughest Problems

Three projects in Rome are showing how companies, governments, and other organizations can work together to increase their effectiveness.
August 24, 2010

Destination: Green Tourism

In an era of environmental consciousness, every locale that wants to remain attractive and competitive needs a strategy for sustainability.
August 24, 2010

Charles Landry Knows What Makes Cities Great: Distinction, Variety, and Flow

From Amsterdam to Adelaide, this unorthodox thinker has divined the connections between economic prosperity and creative achievement, and their implications for the future of the city.
August 24, 2010

A Gandhian Approach to R&D

Scientist and scholar Raghunath Mashelkar explains a new model of innovation from India that benefits the world’s poor.
August 24, 2010

Reinventing the City to Combat Climate Change­

How the world’s cities develop their infrastructure over the next 30 years will determine the future path of global warming.
August 9, 2010

Navigating Turmoil in the Global Technology-services Sector

For Girish Paranjpe, co-CEO of India’s Wipro Technologies, the best response to economic crisis was reinvestment: in people, green technology, and expansion.
August 9, 2010

The Life’s Work of a Thought Leader

In interviews conducted before his untimely death, C.K. Prahalad — the sage of core competencies and the bottom of the pyramid — looked back on his career and talked about the way ideas evolve.
May 25, 2010

Surviving State Capitalism

Political risk expert Ian Bremmer argues that the prevailing Western corporate model faces stiff competition from government-controlled economies.
May 25, 2010

The Importance of Frugal Engineering

Providing new goods and services to “bottom of the pyramid” customers requires a radical rethinking of product development.
May 25, 2010

Preparing for a Demographic Dividend

At the World Economic Forum’s fall meeting in New Delhi, five experts discussed the challenges and opportunities India faces as its population becomes increasingly youthful.
May 25, 2010

Measures of Leadership

To develop new executive talent in the Middle East, regional leaders are examining the roots of their own success.
May 10, 2010

The Third Billion

As growing numbers of women enter the economic mainstream, they will have a profound effect on global business.
March 22, 2010

Getting China Right

Booz & Company’s Edward Tse believes that, despite the challenges in today’s headlines, companies should take a long-term view when shaping their China strategy.
March 15, 2010

India and China May Not Be the Answer

An offshoring expert argues that companies could compete and profit best by outsourcing to small, more developed countries.
February 23, 2010

The China Challenge

For global companies, ignoring China is not an option. But they must adapt their strategies to the country’s changing markets, increased competition, and shifting government priorities.
February 23, 2010

Welcome, “Stateholder”

The newest corporate stakeholders — government representatives — must learn to become effective agents for reform.
February 23, 2010

Facing Up to the Demographic Dilemma

At the World Economic Forum’s summer meeting in Dalian, China, four experts discussed the challenges and opportunities that aging populations present to business.
February 23, 2010

A Better Way to Fix Bankers’ Pay

Instead of bashing bonuses, let’s put in place the incentives we need: linking compensation to risk and capital.
February 23, 2010

Too Good to Fail

India’s Tata, one of the world’s largest conglomerates, is basing an ambitious global strategy on 142 years of social entrepreneurship.
February 23, 2010

Roots of Prosperity

The lessons of history suggest that if we want to reduce poverty in emerging markets, regulation reform and business success are prerequisites, not outcomes.
February 3, 2010

The Supply Chain Is Flat

William Fung, the head of an old and very large Hong Kong trading company, on making and selling products in a vastly altered global landscape.
January 25, 2010

The Case for Backshoring

Which manufacturing operations should return to the United States?