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Featured Global Business Articles


What It Takes to Reshore Manufacturing Successfully

The process of bringing assembly work back to U.S. factories from abroad is more challenging than the economics would predict.


The Perils of Attention From Headquarters

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


Sharing Supply Chain Data in the Digital Era

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


Innovation and China


Innovation Lessons From China

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



Developing an International Mindset

The New Mission for Multinationals

May 18, 2015 | José F.P. Santos and Peter J. Williamson

Something strange is happening as globalization marches forward: Increasingly, powerful local companies are winning out against multinational competitors. Some 73% of executives at large multinational companies say that “local companies are more effective competitors than other multinationals” in emerging markets. To compete effectively, multinationals need to let go of their global strategies and embrace a new mission: Integrate locally and adapt globally. That means becoming embedded in local distribution, supply, talent and regulatory networks as well as in the broader society.

Emerging Markets Come to the Fore

How can companies from developed markets best work with companies in emerging markets?


Forecasting and Planning


What the Future May Bring

Sustainable development expert Jorgen Randers offers a vision of the world in 2052. It’s not pretty.


Should Top Management Relocate Across National Borders?

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


Reading Global Clients’ Signals

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


Preparing for Disruptions Through Early Detection

Leading companies are using an array of detection and response techniques to become more resilient.

Developing Global Leaders

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.