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Global Perspective Archive

July 8, 2014

Lessons from the East Asian Development Model

What are the paths to economic growth for today’s emerging markets?
June 18, 2014

Understanding China’s Resource Quest

Elizabeth Economy and Michael Levi argue that China’s demand for natural resources is unlikely to result in further price shocks.
May 28, 2014

The End of Work, Revisited

Two decades after Jeremy Rifkin predicted that private sector jobs would disappear, his controversial view sounds far more likely, and far less ominous.
May 21, 2014

Does Capitalism Create Social Mobility?

In The Son Also Rises, UC Davis economic historian Gregory Clark tracks surnames over hundreds of years to better understand social mobility.
May 12, 2014

China’s Strategic Challenge

In Can China Lead? a trio of business school professors argue that unless the Chinese Communist Party loosens its grip, the China “miracle” cannot be sustained.
May 6, 2014

Why Chinese Companies Struggle to Go Global

A new study explains what’s holding them back, and how they can move forward.
May 5, 2014

The Trust Agenda

CEOs are increasingly seeking “good growth,” aligned with business ethics and sustainability.
April 24, 2014

The Hidden Business Benefits of Regulation

How embracing sensible legislation can unlock opportunity.
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

The Rise and Fall of Western Innovation

A review of Mass Flourishing: How Grassroots Innovation Created Jobs, Challenge, and Change, by Edmund Phelps.
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 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

A Guide to the Next Million Innovators

Tech entrepreneur Christopher Schroeder explains why you need to pay attention to the mobile-powered masses.
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.