More World view

  • December 7, 2009

    The Power of (Online) Public Opinion

    by Edward Tse
    Executives should track Internet commentary in China to protect their company’s reputation — and market position.
  • November 24, 2009

    How to Donate Responsibly

    by Matt Palmquist
    After disasters, broker organizations can help corporations act quickly by matching corporate dollars to humanitarian need.
  • November 24, 2009

    Capturing the Asian Opportunity

    by Andrew Cainey, Suvojoy Sengupta, and Steven Veldhoen
    Economic recovery in China, India, and elsewhere in the region could be the strongest source of sustained global growth for years to come.
  • November 2, 2009

    What Banking Needs to Become

    by Vanessa Wallace and Andrew Herrick
    Regulations and consumer expectations are changing. The business models, capabilities, and practices of the financial-services industry must change with them.
  • November 2, 2009

    A Global Financial Governance Primer

    by Alan Gemes, Peter T. Golder, and Thorsten Liebert
    Government leaders are designing the next regulatory regime for banks; their answers to four basic questions will determine how well it works.
  • October 29, 2009

    Location, Location, Location

    Where a company is based is a determining factor in whether venture capital firms choose to invest in it.
  • October 27, 2009

    Profits Down, Spending Steady: The Global Innovation 1000

    by Barry Jaruzelski and Kevin Dehoff
    Booz & Company’s annual study of the world’s biggest corporate R&D spenders finds that most companies have stuck with their innovation programs despite the recession — and many are boosting spending to compete more effectively in the upturn.
  • October 19, 2009

    An Immodest Proposal for the Next Big Fuel

    by Jay Ogilvy
    If nuclear energy represents a genuine way to deal with climate change, let’s test it through a massive joint project involving the U.S., Japan, France, and China.
  • September 22, 2009

    Filling the Gulf States’ Infrastructure Gap

    by Ibrahim El-Husseini, Fadi Majdalani, and Alessandro Borgogna
    If Middle East countries use lower oil prices as an excuse to neglect development of roads, bridges, and power lines, their bright future could be stymied before it begins.
  • August 27, 2009

    A Walled Garden for Capital

    by Hazel Henderson
    New socially responsible trading networks seek to facilitate long-term profitable investment.
  • August 27, 2009

    Knockoffs Come of Age

    by Edward Tse, Kevin Ma, and Yu Huang
    Once associated with pirated goods, China’s shan zhai companies have become competitive players, even in mature industries.
  • August 27, 2009

    India’s Demographic Moment

    by Nandan Nilekani
    With the right conditions in place — education, entrepreneurialism, and environmental awareness among them — a young, eager, educated workforce can be the key to prosperity.
  • July 28, 2009

    Revving the Growth Engine

    by Vikas Sehgal, Matthew Ericksen, and Ganesh Panneer
    India’s burgeoning middle class is fueling automobile sales, though most consumers still choose two-wheel vehicles — at least for now.
  • July 2, 2009

    In Search of the Ideal Supply Chain

    By weighing the advantages of pricing discounts against the costs of a supplier failure, companies can determine how many suppliers they need.
  • June 11, 2009

    China’s Path to Success

    In just a few decades, Chinese companies have evolved into international conglomerates capable of competing at the highest levels.
  • June 9, 2009

    Putting the Stimulus to Work

    by Daniel Gabaldon and Joseph Van den Berg
    How to spend $800 billion and actually improve the nation’s infrastructure.
  • June 4, 2009

    Motivating Far-flung Teams

    Inspirational leaders can foster commitment and enthusiasm among employees who are spread across the globe.
  • May 26, 2009

    The Challenges of Balance

    by Joe Saddi, Karim Sabbagh, and Richard Shediac
    In their quest to build sustainable economies, the Gulf states of the Middle East are learning to manage opposing forces.
  • May 26, 2009

    Dov Frohman Leads the Hard Way

    by Paula Margulies
    The management author and former CEO of Intel Israel on the need to do the unexpected and attempt the impossible.
  • May 26, 2009

    Confused Credit Markets

    by David K. Hurst
    A review of The Origin of Financial Crises, by George Cooper.
  • May 26, 2009

    China’s Multinational Quandary

    by William J. Holstein
    Lenovo’s ill-fated ambitions reveal the difficulties China faces in developing and managing innovative global corporations.
  • May 5, 2009

    For Indian Companies, It’s Globalization as Usual

    by William J. Holstein
    Nirmalya Kumar, a professor of marketing at the London Business School, argues in a new book that although the world economic crisis may have taken the bite out of some Indian companies, most will adapt and emerge globally.
  • April 28, 2009

    Is State Control Making a Comeback?

    by Lord Andrew Turnbull
    In considering the relationship between the public and private sectors, it’s time to distinguish the plausible visions of the future — such as a new regulatory environment — from those, like permanent government ownership of banks and industry, that are not plausible.
  • March 31, 2009

    Beyond 3G

    by Edward H. Baker
    Mobile phone operators are turning to LTE as the fourth-generation technology to provide inexpensive wireless broadband access for cost-conscious consumers and businesses.
  • March 24, 2009

    Global Partnerships Unplugged

    by Mike Cooke and Marc Johnson
    A survey finds that information technology is a neglected asset in joint ventures, leading to disturbing results.
  • March 17, 2009

    Betting on China

    by Ronald Haddock and Brenda Lei Foster
    Even in the face of the economic downturn, a survey finds that multinationals in China are upgrading their mainland operations and encouraging the government to improve the education and productivity of Chinese workers.
  • March 10, 2009

    Here Come the Sogo Shosha

    by William J. Holstein
    Japan’s little-known trading companies are buying startup technology businesses in the U.S., hoping to catch the next wave of American economic growth.
  • February 24, 2009

    Pollution, Prices, and Perception

    by Daniel Gabaldon
    Carbon regulation will be unexpectedly complex — and business leaders will need to plan their approach accordingly.
  • February 24, 2009

    The China and India Strategy

    by Anil K. Gupta and Haiyan Wang
    The right question to consider now is how best to pursue the two countries together.
  • February 24, 2009

    50-plus: A Market That Marketers Still Miss

    by Richard Rawlinson and Natasha Kuznetsova
    Baby boomers are responsible for more than 40 percent of retail spending in the U.S. and western Europe, but many companies still focus on youth and young families.
  • February 24, 2009

    7 Ways Forward

    by Art Kleiner
    How to rebuild your capabilities for long-term growth in a time of turmoil.
  • February 24, 2009

    Not Just for Profit

    by Marjorie Kelly
    Emerging alternatives to the shareholder-centric model could help companies avoid ethical mishaps and contribute more to the world at large.
  • February 3, 2009

    The Future Is Lithium

    by William J. Holstein
    The advent of environmentally friendly automobiles is jump-starting a global battle over battery technology.
  • January 13, 2009

    Building Cars by Design

    by Vikas Sehgal, Robert Reppa, and Kazutoshi Tominaga
    Faced with plummeting demand, automakers should make vehicles with features that match customer preferences.
  • January 6, 2009

    It’s Getting Diverse at the Top

    by William J. Holstein
    To take advantage of market growth in developing countries, U.S. multinationals are turning to non-Americans to head their operations.