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How to Prepare for a Brexit-Size Disruption

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Companies need contingency plans if they see a Brexit-like disruption on their horizon.

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Fighting the “Headquarters Knows Best” Syndrome

The problem of the domineering corporate headquarters resonates with executives of multinationals.

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Five Steps to Strategic Sustainability and Abundance

The success of mobile money pioneer M-Pesa shows how addressing sustainability issues opens new opportunities.

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Developing Effective Intellectual Property Partnerships

June 16, 2015 | David Michael, David J. Kappos and John Villasenor

All too often, companies from emerging and established economies talk past each other when discussing intellectual property. The result is that often fail to consider all their options for a productive collaboration. The authors detail five ways that companies can structure such IP partnerships, and say that it’s important for a company to choose the one that’s the best fit for the project: “The choice of IP business models is a strategic decision, not merely a legal matter.”

Global Supply Chains

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The Trouble with Supply Chains

Auditing the supply chain is the biggest obstacle to putting sustainability principles into practice. Will the influx of big data initiatives change that?

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Global Standards and Human Rights

What New OECD Standards Mean for Investors

July 12, 2016 | Olivier Jaeggi and Gabriel Webber Ziero

Ignoring OECD standards that require investors to conduct environmental and human rights due diligence can expose investors to substantial risks.

Emerging Markets

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The New Mission for Multinationals

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

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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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Global Leadership

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How Global Is Your C-Suite?

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

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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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Should Top Management Relocate Across National Borders?

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

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Do-It-Yourself Leadership Training in China

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