Featured Global Business Articles


Learning from China’s Digital Disrupters

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Chinese digital banking newcomers who understood their consumers changed the economic status quo.


Is Your Company Ready for a Cyberattack?

Frontiers |

Many companies are putting themselves through military-inspired games to beef up their cyber resilience.


We Must Keep Globalization in Its Place: The Marketplace

Globalization’s power to improve the world is undermined by its incursions into the public arena.


Technology Innovations in Global Business

Using Data Science to Avoid Global Pricing Chaos

Five steps to make sure your data and analytics efforts pay off in the long term.


What Cloud Localization Means for Organizations

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Cloud computing with rigid borders and boundaries will become a reality in the near term.


Can Your Supply Chain Hear Me Now?

Frontiers |

Conversational commerce has the potential to transform the business supply chain.


Immigration and Offshoring

Will Restricted U.S. Immigration Drive Business Operations Abroad?

Each month, the MIT SMR Strategy Forum poses a single question to our panel of experts in the fields of business, economics, and management. This month’s question asks our panel whether restrictions on skilled immigration in the United States will cause business to shift operations overseas.


Focus on Asia


Business and Human Rights

Finding Good News for Human Rights After Khashoggi

October 30, 2018 | N. Craig Smith and Markus Scholz

The room to maneuver on business and human rights has significantly expanded with the exposure of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s brutal death. Companies must take advantage of this moment to prioritize human rights. Now is the time for business leaders and company boards to get on the right side of history — or risk becoming complicit.

Global Partnerships

The Unique Challenges of Cross-Boundary Collaboration

Technology has made business more globally connected than ever before. This is especially true for innovation projects, where diverse experts bring their specialized knowledge to play. But there’s a hitch: Many of today’s team projects have built-in hurdles because of differing communication styles, cultures, and professional norms. Leading this kind of “extreme teaming,” which often involves complicated hierarchies of power, demands both curiosity and humility.

Competing Through Joint Innovation

Even as multinationals struggle to make inroads in emerging markets, companies from those markets are finding ways to compete in Europe and the U.S. A case in point is Huawei, a Chinese telecommunications company, which has used strategic partnerships to gain ground in Europe. Huawei’s overseas expansion closely resembles the strategy the company used to build its position in China: Start at the perimeter and work toward the center.