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Featured Global Business Articles


Asia Pulp & Paper and Greenpeace: Building New Directions, Together

An unexpected partnership emerged when Asia Pulp negotiated with Greenpeace.


Do-It-Yourself Leadership Training in China

In China, demand for skilled business managers exceeds supply. Can leadership self-development programs address that gap?


Creating More Resilient Supply Chains

By planning for disruption from natural disasters, Cisco Systems improved its supply chain resilience.


A Diversity of Experience For Global Execs

Are Companies Ready for the New Global Executive?

December 9, 2013 | Leslie Brokaw

HR executives believe that tomorrow’s leaders will be a more diverse group than today’s and will face special challenges as a result. A survey of 197 human resource executives from global companies finds that “leaders from highly diverse backgrounds will need to work together more effectively.” The challenge is that diverse groups often have more disagreements than homogeneous groups, demanding proactive skill development in group dynamics.


Weighing Outsourcing vs. Reshoring

Companies around the world weigh the advantages and disadvantages of keeping operations geographically close to home. These three articles offer three perspectives on how to think about global operations.


The Outsourcing Compulsion

The colonization of American manufacturing by distributors has pushed U.S. companies overseas.


Special Report: Business in China


What’s Next for the Chinese Economy?

After a period of remarkable growth, China now faces substantial economic and political challenges.


Innovation Lessons From China

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


Accelerated Innovation: The New Challenge From China

Chinese companies are reengineering new product development in ways that reduce lead times.


Protecting Intellectual Property in China

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