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  • December 17, 2008

    Follow the Customer, Follow the Car

    by Yoshiyuki Kishimoto, Hiroyuki Sawada, and Chieko Matsuda
    Global companies today can learn from the Japanese enterprises that thrived during the country’s “lost decade.”
  • December 9, 2008

    Taiwan Is Open for Business

    by Sheridan Prasso
    A heightened level of access to Taiwan from mainland China means new opportunities for foreign investors.
  • November 25, 2008

    Beyond Borders: The Global Innovation 1000

    by Barry Jaruzelski and Kevin Dehoff
    This year’s annual Booz & Company study of corporate R&D spending reveals, for the first time, where in the world the money is being spent — and why.
  • November 25, 2008

    Growing Pains in Vietnam

    by Dennis J. Meseroll and Kendall K. Turner
    For the past five years, foreign direct investment in Vietnam has surged, which has brought good news and bad to the country.
  • November 18, 2008

    China’s Long Road to Innovation

    by William J. Holstein
    Beijing is mandating an increase in home-grown R&D, but Chinese companies face long odds in meeting international standards of innovation.
  • November 11, 2008

    Don’t Be Afraid of the Bear

    by Steffen Leistner, Tanvir Hanif, and Thorsten Liebert
    Foreign banks can find opportunity in Russia if they are willing to navigate the risks.
  • November 4, 2008

    Pitting Latin Multinationals against Established Giants

    by Paolo Pigorini, Arthur Ramos, and Ivan de Souza
    To succeed globally, “multilatinas” — and all aspiring international companies from developing nations — must make rapid strides in governance, transparency, and executive appointments.
  • October 21, 2008

    Is Backshoring the New Offshoring?

    by Vinay Couto, Ashok Divakaran, and Matt Mani
    The business press is touting a return of offshored jobs to the U.S. — but we’re not buying it.
  • October 14, 2008

    Knowledge-based Sourcing in China

    by Ronald Haddock, Michael Pfitzmann, and Reid Wilk
    Structural shifts in the Asian giant’s economy are forcing companies to adopt deeper and more personal strategies for supplier relationships.
  • August 26, 2008

    A Growth Strategy for the Long Term

    by Rabih Abouchakra, Mazen Ramsay Najjar, and Richard Shediac
    Economies that depend primarily on a single resource are exposed to ongoing shocks, but an export-based diversification strategy can alleviate the tremors.
  • August 26, 2008

    Books in Brief

    by David K. Hurst
    Why financial markets are brittle, companies stop growing, Ryanair took off, and plans succeed or fail.
  • August 26, 2008

    Smarter Medicine

    by Michael V. Copeland
    How the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revolutionized the way vaccines are delivered.
  • August 26, 2008

    The Case for Hands-on Education

    by Kathryn D. Sullivan
    To compete in science and technology, a former astronaut says, schools must augment rote learning with exploration and experimentation.
  • August 26, 2008

    The Rise of the New Blue Chips

    by Gerald Adolph and Justin Pettit
    Competitive companies from emerging economies are vying on the same level in mergers with the most powerful corporations in the West.
  • July 29, 2008

    The Decline of the Expat Executive

    by William J. Holstein
    Peter Felix, president of the Association of Executive Search Consultants, discusses the new effort by multinationals to hire local executives in foreign locales.
  • July 22, 2008

    Sidestepping Disaster

    by William J. Holstein
    Extending supply chains to low-cost nations may make economic sense, but disruptions from natural catastrophes can drown the gains.
  • July 8, 2008

    The New Chinese Environment

    by Brendan Vaughan
    To do business in China, companies can no longer ignore their effect on the country’s water and air.
  • July 3, 2008

    Emerging Leaders

    Firms everywhere can learn much from companies in developing economies that are leveraging the Internet to increase competitiveness and develop strategic partnerships globally.
  • June 24, 2008

    Indian Outsourcers Go Global

    by William Holstein
    Facing mounting competitive pressure, India’s biggest firms are reshaping themselves as multinationals.
  • June 10, 2008

    Building the Sustainable City

    by Nick Beglinger and Tariq Hussain
    How governments and private business can foster environmentally sensitive urban planning.
  • June 10, 2008

    The Critical Enabler

    by Gary M. Rahl
    As businesses improve their environmental performance, government should be a powerful partner.
  • June 10, 2008

    First Capital, Then Strategy

    by Seamus McMahon and Michael McKeon
    The turbulence of financial markets is reversing the sequence of an optimal planning process.
  • June 10, 2008

    The Next Industrial Imperative

    by Peter Senge, Bryan Smith, and Nina Kruschwitz
    Facing up to climate change requires a revolution in business thinking.
  • June 10, 2008

    Start with Sourcing

    by Martha Turner and Pat Houston
    Procurement lies at the heart of a successful green strategy.
  • June 3, 2008

    Friendlier Skies

    by Jürgen Ringbeck and Stephan Gross
    Consolidation in the increasingly competitive European airline industry has been long delayed, but the wait is coming to an end.
  • May 6, 2008

    The Next Empire

    by Edward Baker
    What can the U.S. do to maintain its competitive position against the E.U. and China? Foreign policy scholar Parag Khanna believes the answer lies right under our noses.
  • April 15, 2008

    The Truth about Exports

    by William J. Holstein
    The numbers may be rosy, but the U.S. export initiative is still hobbled.
  • April 1, 2008

    Competing on the Eco Front

    by Jürgen Ringbeck and Stephan Gross
    Environmentally friendly countries have a leg up in the competition for international travelers, but sustaining that advantage takes work.
  • March 20, 2008

    Future Leaders of Technology

    Legislators must understand the importance of foreign nationals as contributors to domestic technology innovation, and consider the effects that immigration policies, such as quotas on H1-B temporary visas, may have on the pace of innovation.
  • March 18, 2008

    China’s Shifting Competitive Equation

    by Christoph Alexander Bliss, Ronald Haddock, and Kaj Grichnik
    Multinational companies must respond to China’s rising costs by bringing their own global best practices to its shores.
  • February 26, 2008

    Convenors of Capability

    by Michael Delurey, David Sulek, and Lawrence Frascella.
    A community center founded in Hurricane Katrina’s wake shows how megacommunity efforts can bring people the help they need to rebuild.
  • February 26, 2008

    On Track for Growth

    by Andrew Tipping and Justin Zubrod
    How the railroad industry is reinventing itself as a customer-conscious business.
  • February 26, 2008

    Oasis Economies

    by Joe Saddi, Karim Sabbagh, and Richard Shediac
    Surrounded by tension and unnoticed by many observers, the nations of the Middle East are building their own kind of sustainable prosperity.
  • February 26, 2008

    The Myth of Cost-Benefit Analysis

    by Denise Caruso
    The U.S. government’s method for evaluating risk isn’t as objective as it’s made out to be.
  • February 26, 2008

    Twenty Hubs and No HQ

    by C.K. Prahalad and Hrishi Bhattacharyya
    A new form of global organization grounded in “gateway” countries can allow a company to operate profitably around the world.
  • February 5, 2008

    Travel 2.0

    by Volkmar Koch, Jürgen Ringbeck, and Stefan Stroh
    Winning over the travelers of the future will require technologies that, like human travel agents, can segment customers accurately and give them what they want.
  • January 29, 2008

    A Challenge for India

    by Sheridan Prasso
    N.R. Narayana Murthy, chief mentor and cofounder of Infosys Technologies, sees a bright future for developing countries — if they can use their success to address the problems of poverty.
  • January 24, 2008

    The Value of Public–Private Collaboration in Emerging Markets

    Building relationships with public and private institutions can help emerging businesses upgrade their operations and gain access to knowledge, technology, and contacts — all of which can lead to substantial improvements in quality.
  • January 17, 2008

    The Effects of Bank Deregulation

    Contrary to some expectations, liberalizing restrictions on interstate bank branching has diminished income inequities for many workers.
  • January 10, 2008

    What If Shareholders Took a Back Seat?

    The stakeholder system is better for almost everyone — employees, suppliers, and shareholders — but worse for consumers, who get stuck paying higher prices.