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Joining Forces: Collaboration and Leadership for Sustainability

The 2014 Sustainability Report by MIT Sloan Management Review, BCG and the United Nations Global Compact highlights new global collaborations.

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The Perils of Attention From Headquarters

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

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How Facebook is Delivering Personalization on a Whole New Scale

By overlaying tiers of customer data, Facebook is delivering personalization on a scale never seen before.

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International Supply Chains

From Risk to Resilience: Learning to Deal With Disruption

December 16, 2014 | Joseph Fiksel, Mikaella Polyviou, Keely L. Croxton and Timothy J. Pettit

In a volatile, global economy, supply chains have become increasingly vulnerable. Supply chain practices designed to keep costs low in a stable business environment can increase risk levels during disruptions. But companies can cultivate resilience to unexpected disruptions by understanding their vulnerabilities and developing specific capabilities to compensate for them. The authors identify and detail 16 capabilities companies can use to respond to particular vulnerability patterns.

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Leading Global Teams

There are special challenges in planning for — and then managing — global teams and global leaders. Here is how some companies are approaching the task.

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Special Report: Business in China

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What’s Next for the Chinese Economy?

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

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Innovation Lessons From China

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

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Accelerated Innovation: The New Challenge From China

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

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Protecting Intellectual Property in China

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