By Roland Benedikter and Jae-Seung Lee In the occasion of Germany’s Angela Merkel’s visit to China on 3rd February 2012, Chinese premier Wen Jiabao stated that “China does not want to buy Europe”. While unusual in international diplomacy, Chinese officials obviously felt such a statement was needed to assuage concerns over potential Chinese
By Jette Steen Knudsen In this article I examine a key business question: which kinds of companies are most likely to benefit from joining international corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives and how should they proceed?
By Raghav Narsalay and Anish Gupta Reaching out to the poor in emerging markets has long been a laudable social goal. But in India today, it also represents the biggest business opportunity of the coming decade. While a number of obstacles stand in the way,
By Simon Collinson and Melvin Jay The competitive environment is becoming more complex and unpredictable, and senior managers have no control over the underlying trends, from globalisation to technological change. The most damaging kinds of complexity,
By Adrian Done, Chris Voss and Niels Gorm Rytter Several key factors influence the short-term success and long-term sustainability of best practice interventions. Management of these factors is critical to instilling a culture of capability development –
By John Maeda and Becky Bermont There is a simple saying in Japanese that epitomizes the nature of striving for excellence, “Ue ni wa ue ga aru.” It translates as, “Above up, there is something even higher above up.” To me, it is an eloquent
By Henry Egan and Armen Ovanessoff Over the next five years, emerging markets will account for much of the globe’s economic growth. To compete on this terrain, companies in both emerging and developed markets must first grasp the true size of the
By Annabelle Gawer A new and powerful way to compete has taken shape in our business landscape: Platform competition
By Andreas Tesch What businesses consider to be an uncollectable debt may not always be as clear cut as is the case when a customer is declared bankrupt…The lesson is that some businesses often write off their debts before they actually need to.
By Michael Keogh Property markets globally have recovered from the valuation declines recorded at the height of the financial crisis, but in large part, this has been restricted to quality product, in quality locations. Whilst theory would imply that a good