Featured Global Business Articles


The New Mission for Multinationals

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


Business Needs to Pay Off Its Climate Debt

Climate accords among nations will not be enough to address global climate change. It’s time for businesses to get involved.


The Perils of Attention From Headquarters

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


Talent Management and Cultural Embeddedness

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.


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.


Business Savvy in Emerging Markets


Accelerated Innovation: The New Challenge From China

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


How Disruptive Will Innovations from Emerging Markets Be?

What happens when successful companies in emerging markets make the leap into more developed ones?


Mobilizing for Growth in Emerging Markets

To reach the “next billion” consumers, multinational companies need to create new networks of local partners.


Asia Pulp & Paper and Greenpeace: Building New Directions, Together

An unexpected partnership emerged when Asia Pulp negotiated with Greenpeace.