More World view

  • November 7, 2011

    How Coca-Cola Manages 90 Emerging Markets

    by William J. Holstein
    The world’s largest beverage company has delegated major decision making to individual markets, but it maintains its global brand strategy through collaborative practices.
  • October 31, 2011

    Demographics Are Not Destiny

    by Richard Shediac, Chadi N. Moujaes, and Mazen Ramsay Najjar
    Even as the world’s population reaches 7 billion, the rate of growth is slowing and workforces are aging. Companies and countries can prosper by preparing for the changes to come.
  • October 25, 2011

    The Global Innovation 1000: Why Culture Is Key

    by Barry Jaruzelski, John Loehr, and Richard Holman
    Booz & Company’s annual study shows that spending more on R&D won’t drive results. The most crucial factors are strategic alignment and a culture that supports innovation.
  • September 19, 2011

    China in Transition

    by Sheridan Prasso
    China’s rising middle class will challenge the world’s resources — and press China’s leadership for change, says Cheng Li, a leading Chinese political scientist.
  • August 23, 2011

    Competing for the Global Middle Class

    by Edward Tse, Bill Russo, and Ronald Haddock
    Three types of companies are jockeying for position in emerging economies, seeking to capture the loyalty of billions of new consumers.
  • August 23, 2011

    How to Be a Truly Global Company

    by C.K. Prahalad and Hrishi Bhattacharyya
    Many multinational business models are no longer relevant. Skillful companies can integrate three strategies — customization, competencies, and arbitrage — into a better form of organization.
  • August 8, 2011

    The New Web of World Trade

    by Joe Saddi, Karim Sabbagh, and Richard Shediac
    The Gulf economies of the Middle East are forming partnerships with other emerging markets, redefining the ancient trade routes that once linked East and West.
  • May 24, 2011

    The Future of Women Leaders in the Middle East

    by DeAnne Aguirre, Melissa Master Cavanaugh, and Karim Sabbagh
    A number of high-profile women are chipping at the “cement ceiling” in the Gulf countries and making it possible for others to do the same.
  • May 24, 2011

    CEO Succession 2010: The Four Types of CEOs

    by Ken Favaro, Per-Ola Karlsson, and Gary L. Neilson
    Booz & Company’s annual study of turnover among chief executives — now increasingly diverse, as the world’s largest companies migrate to emerging economies — suggests that the nature of the job varies with the role of the corporate core.
  • May 24, 2011

    Strategic Bets

    by Ram Charan and Michael Sisk
    Sooner or later, most global business leaders will have to put their entire enterprise at risk. Here’s how to do it successfully.
  • April 29, 2011

    How Lucky Do You Feel?

    Gregory Unruh, author of Earth, Inc.: Using Nature’s Rules to Build Sustainable Profits, introduces a passage about the price of critical resources from The Price of Everything: Solving the Mystery of Why We Pay What We Do, by Eduardo Porter.
  • April 11, 2011

    Nuclear Realism after Fukushima

    by Tom Flaherty, Joe van den Berg, and Nicolas Volpicelli
    A hasty, large-scale movement away from nuclear power would not resolve most of the issues raised by the ongoing crisis in Japan. Instead, we need more thoughtful discussions now about the energy systems of the future.
  • April 4, 2011

    The Innovation Advantage

    by Laura W. Geller
    Council on Foreign Relations fellow Adam Segal decodes the rise of innovation in China and India — and what it really means for the United States.
  • February 14, 2011

    A Continuous Quest for Economic Balance

    by Richard Shediac, Chadi N. Moujaes, and Mazen Ramsay Najjar
    Only diverse economies are truly stable — and diversity must be more broadly defined.
  • January 14, 2011

    Five Industries Hit the Reset Button

    by Karen Henrie
    As a prerequisite for growth in the post-crisis environment, leading companies in the consumer products, telecommunications, industrial goods, automotive, and financial-services industries are shifting their business models and operating practices.