Featured Global Business Articles


The Future of Work in Developing Economies

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AI and automation are changing labor markets worldwide, but developing nations will be hit hardest.


How Cities Should Prepare for Artificial Intelligence

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How cities deal with AI-related changes will determine which ones will thrive in the future.


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.


Is Your Company Ready for a Cyberattack?

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Increasingly, military-inspired exercises are becoming standard elements of corporate risk mitigation and resiliency efforts. They include tabletop exercises,” designed to help executives envision how they would handle different risk scenarios; “red team exercises,” designed to ferret out weaknesses through contained attacks conducted internally to see how cybersecurity teams respond; and engaging ethical hackers to test the organization’s cybersecurity defenses.

Technology in Emerging Markets

What Tech Pioneers Can Learn From Emerging Markets

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Technology leaders are not shy about pushing the boundaries of their industries, and sometimes they go further — challenging the prevailing rules of society at large. The eagerness of entrepreneurs to test limits isn’t surprising to Tarun Khanna, the Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at Harvard Business School, who has spent more than two decades studying how business strategies play out in emerging markets.

Will Blockchain Transform Emerging Markets?

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, in the next five years, blockchain technology will have a transformative effect on emerging markets in the global economy.



Rethink the Multinational Approach

The New Mission for Multinationals

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


High-Tech Commoditization

Why High-Tech Commoditization Is Accelerating

May 29, 2018 | Willy Shih

Technology-intensive product manufacturers, automakers, or white goods makers used to be able to capitalize on their longstanding engineering and design leadership to cement their positions. But that’s no longer the case. Today, young upstarts in many product segments, especially from China, can develop world-class design and production capabilities in a short period of time. In some cases, they are closing gaps with long-established incumbents and becoming market leaders within a decade.

China’s Innovation Explosion


Understanding China’s Next Wave of Innovation

Thousands of emerging innovators in China pose a threat to established multinationals.


Where China Is Leading the Mobility Revolution

China is taking the lead on developing new technology focused on mobility.


The Changing Face of Innovation in China

Foreign companies must retool their R&D strategies to keep pace with newly innovative Chinese enterprises.


Learning From China’s Digital Disrupters

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

Lessons from Global Economies

Lessons From China’s Digital Battleground

The explosive growth of the digital market in China, a country with more than 700 million internet users, provides rich opportunities. So why have so few of the leading Western players succeeded in this market? One reason is the dramatic rise of China’s digital leaders, which has put the squeeze on Western internet giants. If Western players want to get back in the game, they must learn quickly.