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Featured Global Business Articles

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Mastering the Market Intelligence Challenge

Multinationals need to start viewing market intelligence as a strategic asset in emerging markets.

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Engaging With Startups in Emerging Markets

Partnering with emerging-market startups is easier if four key factors can be addressed.

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The Next Wave of Business Models in Asia

Many Asian startups are competing on business model innovation and new technology rather than cost.

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Identifying Opportunities Around the Globe

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Today’s interconnected world requires new thinking about global strategies and opportunities. Open access to these three MIT Sloan Management Review articles about bringing a global perspective to business decisions is provided courtesy of Harvard Business School Executive Education.

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Strategic Partnerships in Global Business

Competing Through Joint Innovation

December 12, 2016 | Manuel Hensmans

Even as multinationals struggle to make inroads in emerging markets, companies from those markets are finding ways to compete in Europe and the U.S. A case in point is Huawei, a Chinese telecommunications company, which has used strategic partnerships to gain ground in Europe. Huawei’s overseas expansion closely resembles the strategy the company used to build its position in China: Start at the perimeter and work toward the center.

Emerging Markets

The New Mission for Multinationals

Across a broad swath of industries, multinationals are losing ground in emerging markets to local players.

Innovation Lessons From China

China is becoming the best place to learn how to make ideas commercially viable.

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Global Business Models

Harnessing the Best of Globalization

September 13, 2016 | William R. Kerr

Globalization offers significant opportunities, yet most companies approach key decisions haphazardly. Although the complexity of globalization means managers rarely can fully analyze a global business opportunity before they need to act, the basic tensions in global business models are straightforward. A simple analysis of global ventures along these dimensions can help entrepreneurs develop clearer expectations and decision-making processes.

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Risk and Resilience in Global Business

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Intellectual Property

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Developing Effective Intellectual Property Partnerships

There are five options for structuring intellectual property partnerships, ranging from licensing to joint ventures.

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Navigating the Patent Minefield Through Consortia

Tech consortia help reduce patent risk, but managers must weigh the pros and cons for innovation.

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Protecting Intellectual Property in China

Companies doing business in China need to manage their intellectual property vulnerabilities proactively.

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The Case for Standard Measures of Patent Quality

The current approach to measuring patent quality is not serving the world’s patent systems.