More World view

  • November 23, 2010

    Five Factors for Finding the Right Site

    by Ajay Chamania, Heral Mehta, and Vikas Sehgal
    Placing a new research, design, or engineering center in emerging markets demands more than just “location, location, location.”
  • November 3, 2010

    The Global Innovation 1000: How the Top Innovators Keep Winning

    by Barry Jaruzelski and Kevin Dehoff
    Booz & Company’s annual study of the world’s biggest R&D spenders shows why highly innovative companies are able to consistently outperform. Their secret? They’re good at the right things, not at everything.
  • October 25, 2010

    The Airlines’ Global Dilemma

    by Jürgen Ringbeck, Randy Starr, and Chris Manning
    Traditional carriers once knew their way around. Now the world has become a confusing place.
  • October 1, 2010

    Implications of an Aging Workforce

    As more and more baby boomers retire, employers must learn to understand the motivations and desires of the younger generation of workers taking their place.
  • September 13, 2010

    A Family-owned Business Goes Global

    by Vikas Sehgal, Ganesh Panneer, and Ann Graham
    As director of human resources (and CEO of a prominent subsidiary), Santrupt Misra oversees the Aditya Birla Group’s strategy for cultural change as it steps out onto the world stage.
  • August 24, 2010

    A Gandhian Approach to R&D

    by Abhishek Malhotra, Art Kleiner, and Laura W. Geller
    Scientist and scholar Raghunath Mashelkar explains a new model of innovation from India that benefits the world’s poor.
  • August 24, 2010

    Reinventing the City to Combat Climate Change­

    by Nick Pennell, Sartaz Ahmed, and Stefan Henningsson
    How the world’s cities develop their infrastructure over the next 30 years will determine the future path of global warming.
  • August 24, 2010

    Destination: Green Tourism

    by Jürgen Ringbeck
    In an era of environmental consciousness, every locale that wants to remain attractive and competitive needs a strategy for sustainability.
  • August 24, 2010

    When It Pays to Stay in School

    by Matt Palmquist
    Students who enter the job market while the economy is strong find success earlier and earn higher wages throughout their careers than those who join the workforce during a down economy.
  • August 9, 2010

    The Life’s Work of a Thought Leader

    by Art Kleiner
    In interviews conducted before his untimely death, C.K. Prahalad — the sage of core competencies and the bottom of the pyramid — looked back on his career and talked about the way ideas evolve.
  • August 6, 2010

    Reaching Too Far

    Predatory lending played a large part in the financial crisis, but also to blame were affluent homeowners who knowingly bought houses they couldn’t afford.
  • July 19, 2010

    Bringing Back Market Transparency

    by Peter Golder, Hussein Sefian, and David Wyatt
    As regulators work to fix some of the problems caused by the financial markets’ changing infrastructure, five questions need to be addressed.
  • July 9, 2010

    Investing through the Downturn

    The recession has changed the way angel investors allocate their money, but not their willingness to remain active in funding new ventures.
  • June 7, 2010

    Solving Moral Hazard in Banking

    by Shumeet Banerji
    Proposals to tax and regulate bank compensation are fast gaining momentum, but they fail to address the core issue.
  • May 25, 2010

    Measures of Leadership

    by Joe Saddi, Karim Sabbagh, and Richard Shediac
    To develop new executive talent in the Middle East, regional leaders are examining the roots of their own success.
  • May 25, 2010

    Surviving State Capitalism

    by Art Kleiner
    Political risk expert Ian Bremmer argues that the prevailing Western corporate model faces stiff competition from government-controlled economies.
  • May 25, 2010

    The Importance of Frugal Engineering

    by Vikas Sehgal, Kevin Dehoff, and Ganesh Panneer
    Providing new goods and services to “bottom of the pyramid” customers requires a radical rethinking of product development.
  • May 25, 2010

    Preparing for a Demographic Dividend

    by Thomas A. Stewart
    At the World Economic Forum’s fall meeting in New Delhi, five experts discussed the challenges and opportunities India faces as its population becomes increasingly youthful.
  • May 10, 2010

    The Third Billion

    by DeAnne Aguirre and Karim Sabbagh
    As growing numbers of women enter the economic mainstream, they will have a profound effect on global business.
  • April 5, 2010

    Clarity from Switzerland

    by Milton Moskowitz
    How well does your company’s annual report communicate and reinforce leadership intent and corporate values?
  • March 22, 2010

    Getting China Right

    by Art Kleiner
    Booz & Company’s Edward Tse believes that, despite the challenges in today’s headlines, companies should take a long-term view when shaping their China strategy.
  • March 15, 2010

    India and China May Not Be the Answer

    by Kevin D. Stringer
    An offshoring expert argues that companies could compete and profit best by outsourcing to small, more developed countries.
  • March 15, 2010

    The New Consumer Frugality

    by Matthew Egol, Andrew Clyde, and Kasturi Rangan
    Retailers must adapt to the enduring shift in U.S. consumer spending and behavior, according to a new Booz & Company survey of buying habits.
  • March 8, 2010

    Six Industries in Search of Survival

    by Karen Henrie
    Despite improvements in the global economy, chemicals, retail banking, consumer packaged goods, engineered products and services, oil and gas, and technology still need to transform.
  • February 23, 2010

    Facing Up to the Demographic Dilemma

    by Rob Norton
    At the World Economic Forum’s summer meeting in Dalian, China, four experts discussed the challenges and opportunities that aging populations present to business.
  • February 23, 2010

    The New Golden Age

    by Mark Stahlman
    The history of investment and technology suggests that economic recovery is closer than you think, with a new silicon-based global elite at the helm.
  • February 23, 2010

    Welcome, “Stateholder”

    by Robert Gogel and Ludo Van der Heyden
    The newest corporate stakeholders — government representatives — must learn to become effective agents for reform.
  • February 23, 2010

    The China Challenge

    by Edward Tse
    For global companies, ignoring China is not an option. But they must adapt their strategies to the country’s changing markets, increased competition, and shifting government priorities.
  • February 23, 2010

    Roots of Prosperity

    by R. Glenn Hubbard and William Duggan
    The lessons of history suggest that if we want to reduce poverty in emerging markets, regulation reform and business success are prerequisites, not outcomes.
  • February 23, 2010

    Too Good to Fail

    by Ann Graham
    India’s Tata, one of the world’s largest conglomerates, is basing an ambitious global strategy on 142 years of social entrepreneurship.
  • February 23, 2010

    How to Manage a Highly Volatile Asset

    by Matt Palmquist
    Through good governance, oil-exporting countries can shield themselves from the effects of oil-price volatility.
  • February 23, 2010

    A Path to Better Decisions

    by David K. Hurst
    A review of Think Twice: Harnessing the Power of Counterintuition, by Michael J. Mauboussin.
  • February 23, 2010

    A Better Way to Fix Bankers’ Pay

    by Shumeet Banerji
    Instead of bashing bonuses, let’s put in place the incentives we need: linking compensation to risk and capital.
  • February 3, 2010

    The Supply Chain Is Flat

    by Sheridan Prasso
    William Fung, the head of an old and very large Hong Kong trading company, on making and selling products in a vastly altered global landscape.
  • January 28, 2010

    Predicting the Next Downturn

    Because of the diffusion of the 2008 global financial crisis, forecasting the next one may be an impossible task.
  • January 25, 2010

    The Case for Backshoring

    by William J. Holstein
    Which manufacturing operations should return to the United States?