Featured Global Business Articles
Companies need contingency plans if they see a Brexit-like disruption on their horizon.
Cyril Bouquet et al.
The problem of the domineering corporate headquarters resonates with executives of multinationals.
The success of mobile money pioneer M-Pesa shows how addressing sustainability issues opens new opportunities.
Intellectual Property in Emerging Markets
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.”
Multi-sourcing can lessen the risk of supply chain disruption. But it introduces risks of its own.
Auditing the supply chain is the biggest obstacle to putting sustainability principles into practice. Will the influx of big data initiatives change that?
Donna Marshall et al.
Today’s supply chains are required to be lean, agile, sustainable, and — increasingly — transparent.
María Jesús Sáenz and Elena Revilla
By planning for disruption from natural disasters, Cisco Systems improved its supply chain resilience.
Leading companies are using an array of detection and response techniques to become more resilient.
Michael Hu and Sean T. Monahan
Effectively coordinating supply chains will increasingly require new approaches to data transparency.
Global Standards and Human Rights
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.
José F.P. Santos and Peter J. Williamson
Across a broad swath of industries, multinationals are losing ground in emerging markets to local players.
Edward S. Steinfeld and Troels Beltoft
China is becoming the best place to learn how to make ideas commercially viable.
Srivardhini K. Jha et al.
A successful innovation developed by Cisco’s R&D unit in India offers practical insights.
Pankaj Ghemawat and Herman Vantrappen
National diversity of top management should be a topic of conversation for boards of directors.
Cyril Bouquet et al.
Visits from corporate headquarters to operations in markets such as China are often seen as unproductive.
Marc G. Baaij et al.
When is it smart for multinational companies to relocate top management to other countries?
Shuang Ren et al.
In China, demand for skilled business managers exceeds supply. Can leadership self-development programs address that gap?