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Featured Global Business Articles


The New Mission for Multinationals

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


Sharing Supply Chain Data in the Digital Era

Effectively coordinating supply chains will increasingly require new approaches to data transparency.


How Global Is Your C-Suite?

National diversity of top management should be a topic of conversation for boards of directors.


Book Adaption: “The Power of Resilience”

Preparing for Disruptions Through Early Detection

September 15, 2015 | Yossi Sheffi

In an adaption from his new book The Power of Resilience, MIT’s Yossi Sheffi explains how companies are learning to more quickly detect unanticipated problems that can interfere with their global operations. Sheffi looks at how leading companies are using an array of detection and response techniques, from sensors to supply chain control towers. These tools are helping companies become more resilient to disruptions such as hurricanes, the discovery of product contamination, and political events.


Communicating Globally

How are companies that have employees and customers around the world keeping track, staying in touch, and managing their teams?


Reading Global Clients’ Signals

Big data analysis can help geographically distributed companies monitor customer satisfaction.


Managing the Human Cloud

Tapping a virtual, on-demand workforce requires new management models and skills.


How to Engage in Emerging Markets

Mobilizing for Growth in Emerging Markets

February 21, 2012 | Navi Radjou and Jaideep Prabhu

There are four elements to an effective “network orchestration” strategy, which brings together local and global innovation partners in emerging markets. The elements: Multinationals should 1) extend innovation partnerships beyond the usual channel partners by engaging key community stakeholders such as government bodies, universities and NGOs; 2) engage innovation partners strategically with a larger purpose; 3) trust but verify in a transparent manner; and 4) designate local partner network managers.

International Talent Management


The Perils of Attention From Headquarters

Visits from corporate headquarters to operations in markets such as China are often seen as unproductive.


Six Principles of Effective Global Talent Management

Companies that are successful at global talent management subscribe to six key principles.


Developing Tomorrow’s Global Leaders

Human resources executives believe the next generation of global executives will be more diverse.


Should Top Management Relocate Across National Borders?

When is it smart for multinational companies to relocate top management to other countries?