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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 New Mission for Multinationals

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

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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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Talent Management

Six Principles of Effective Global Talent Management

December 21, 2011 | Günter K. Stahl, Ingmar Björkman, Elaine Farndale, Shad S. Morris, Jaap Paauwe, Philip Stiles, Jonathan Trevor and Patrick Wright

Although organizations must pay attention to things like recruiting and performance management, competitive advantage in talent management doesn’t just come from identifying key activities and then implementing “best practices.” Rather, successful companies subscribe to six key principles: 1) alignment with strategy, 2) internal consistency, 3) cultural embeddedness, 4) management involvement, 5) balance of global and local needs and 6) employer branding through differentiation.

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International Supply Chains

Managers know that they should protect their supply chains from serious and costly disruptions. Here's how some are putting that into action.

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Five Models for IP Collaboration

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."

Doing Business in China

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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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From the Editor: Innovation and China

In today’s global economy, few large companies can afford to ignore China in their plans for growth.

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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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Protecting Intellectual Property in China

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