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Global Perspective Archive

November 22, 2011

China’s Auto Industry Responds to Record Growth

Dazong Wang, CEO of one of China’s largest automakers, discusses how auto companies will keep pace with Chinese consumers’ appetite for cars.
November 7, 2011

How Coca-Cola Manages 90 Emerging Markets

The world’s largest beverage company has delegated major decision making to individual markets, but it maintains its global brand strategy through collaborative practices.
October 31, 2011

Demographics Are Not Destiny

Even as the world’s population reaches 7 billion, the rate of growth is slowing and workforces are aging. Companies and countries can prosper by preparing for the changes to come.
October 25, 2011

The Global Innovation 1000: Why Culture Is Key

Booz & Company’s annual study shows that spending more on R&D won’t drive results. The most crucial factors are strategic alignment and a culture that supports innovation.
September 19, 2011

China in Transition

China’s rising middle class will challenge the world’s resources — and press China’s leadership for change, says Cheng Li, a leading Chinese political scientist.
August 23, 2011

Competing for the Global Middle Class

Three types of companies are jockeying for position in emerging economies, seeking to capture the loyalty of billions of new consumers.
August 23, 2011

How to Be a Truly Global Company

Many multinational business models are no longer relevant. Skillful companies can integrate three strategies — customization, competencies, and arbitrage — into a better form of organization.
August 8, 2011

The New Web of World Trade

The Gulf economies of the Middle East are forming partnerships with other emerging markets, redefining the ancient trade routes that once linked East and West.
August 1, 2011

Global Lessons for Controlling Healthcare Costs

Health insurers are reaching beyond national borders for more effective medical management strategies.
May 24, 2011

CEO Succession 2010: The Four Types of CEOs

Booz & Company’s annual study of turnover among chief executives — now increasingly diverse, as the world’s largest companies migrate to emerging economies — suggests that the nature of the job varies with the role of the corporate core.
May 24, 2011

The Future of Women Leaders in the Middle East

A number of high-profile women are chipping at the “cement ceiling” in the Gulf countries and making it possible for others to do the same.
May 16, 2011

A Long-Wave Theory on Today’s Digital Revolution

Historian Elin Whitney-Smith looks at previous periods of disruption to understand what companies (and people) are going through today.
April 11, 2011

Nuclear Realism after Fukushima

A hasty, large-scale movement away from nuclear power would not resolve most of the issues raised by the ongoing crisis in Japan. Instead, we need more thoughtful discussions now about the energy systems of the future.
April 4, 2011

The Innovation Advantage

Council on Foreign Relations fellow Adam Segal decodes the rise of innovation in China and India — and what it really means for the United States.
February 14, 2011

A Continuous Quest for Economic Balance

Only diverse economies are truly stable — and diversity must be more broadly defined.