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How to Manage Virtual Teams

Based on an investigation of the performance of 80 software development projects with varying levels of dispersion — members in different cities, countries or continents — this article asserts that virtual teams offer tremendous opportunities despite their greater managerial challenges. In fact, dispersed teams outperformed their colocated counterparts when they had the appropriate processes in place. Those processes can be classified in two categories: task-related and socio-emotional.

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Learning from emerging markets

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Looking for new strategies for doing business in the recession? Consider strategies employed by companies from emerging markets — where economic volatility and constraints on consumer disposable income are commonplace.

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Networks of innovation

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Two innovation experts see great potential in “creation networks” that include companies from a variety of regions with specialized technical expertise.

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How to Retain Talent in India

Research shows that attention to pay and benefits is necessary but not sufficient to retain talent. So why do so many corporate leaders continue to use compensation as their primary retention tool? And what should they do instead to keep their best people, particularly in emerging markets such as India, where both local and global employers are clawing for talent?

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The Beneficent Dragon

Many pundits characterize the Chinese economy as a juggernaut that threatens America’s economic leadership. But the dangers associated with China’s ascendance are exaggerated.

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How to Win in Emerging Markets

Though competitive barriers in Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe are many, a look at the companies that are thriving there reveals some secrets that make success more likely.

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