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Global Perspective Archive

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 26, 2013

Business Opportunities in the Arctic

The earth’s northernmost regions are rich in resources. The challenge will be accessing them sustainably. This slideshow is part of the article “Is the Arctic the Next Emerging Market?
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

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

Emerging economies are becoming the industry's best hope for growth.
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 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.
April 1, 2013

Solving China’s M&A Maze

Multinationals creating partnerships with Chinese companies can adopt eight best practices to help manage the unique complexities they often encounter.
February 26, 2013

Strategies for Global Connectedness

National efforts to expand international flows—of trade, capital, information, and people—can be a major leverage point for raising prosperity.
February 26, 2013

What the West Can Learn from Jugaad

The structured approach to innovation favored by mature companies can’t deliver the agility and differentiation they need today.
February 26, 2013

The Dueling Myths of Business

Author and scenario planning expert Betty Sue Flowers dissects the attitudes and beliefs that unconsciously influence leaders.
February 26, 2013

The Thought Leader Interview: Cynthia Montgomery

A Harvard Business School professor observes that leaders become better strategists by engaging in conversations about the purpose of a company.
February 26, 2013

The Digital Government

How government agencies can use information and communications technology to increase efficiency—and better people’s lives.
February 26, 2013

How to Keep the Promise of the Third Billion

A new index of countries links their future prosperity to raising the status of women.
February 25, 2013

Is China the World’s Next Rust Belt?

Rising labor costs will challenge China’s manufacturing base, but five factors point to opportunities for growth.