Going into the World Economic Forum, globalization continues at a rapid pace but the social and political context is changing.
s+b Blogs: Global Perspective
- With policy gridlock suddenly expected to ease in Washington, investor sentiment is shifting sharply.
- Rising corporate profits and stagnant wages have been an enduring feature of this economic expansion. Not anymore.
- Living off the grid, even for a few days, shines a stark light on just how many resources go to waste when moving through a day in the developed world.
- Like manufacturing, American agriculture has near-record output, but employs far fewer people than it did decades ago.
- Personal preferences influence the way we process ambiguous information into financial certainty.
- Despite obstacles and setbacks, companies are still globalizing at a furious pace.
- Has American economic history proved that pragmatism is the most effective ideology?
- The era of unbridled growth for emerging markets may be over, but that doesn’t mean the opportunities are gone.
- The U.K.’s efforts to redefine its relationship with the European Union highlight a growing trend of countries hedging on globalization.
- Today’s Russian trendsetters are Silicon Valley–style entrepreneurs determined to make their ventures work — and to pull their country’s economy forward, no matter what.
- An appreciation of Japan’s demographic trends suggests analysts are overestimating the country’s capacity for generating growth and inflation.
- The Chinese industrial base is in urgent need of an upgrade.
- Institutional and macroeconomic reforms alone won’t solve the Greek crisis.
- Economist Max Roser is compiling an archive of global improvement.
- Developing countries need national strategies to protect their digital assets and bolster their economic growth.
- Emerging economies are poised to attract tourism’s most lucrative niche market.
- In top urban areas, socioeconomic balance attracts residents and lays the groundwork for prosperity.
- Chinese and foreign automakers are preparing to compete in the low-end car market.
- It may depend on where you live. Here’s how to navigate different ways of managing across cultures.
- To win in emerging markets, defense and security contractors need to move beyond equipment sales and help their clients develop broader capabilities.
- What are the paths to economic growth for today’s emerging markets?
- A new study explains what’s holding them back, and how they can move forward.
- If defense companies are to survive and grow in the current downturn, they must focus on building capabilities while cutting costs.
- 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.
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