Featured Global Business Articles


The World in 2030: Nine Megatrends to Watch

Nine fast-moving megatrends are shaping where our world will be in 11 years.


The Plight of the Graying Tech Worker

Frontiers |

Tech CEOs claim few job losses when hiring from the H-1B visa pool. That’s not the whole story.


What Cloud Localization Means for Organizations

Frontiers |

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


China’s Digital Surge


Cybersecurity in an Uncertain World

Is Your Company Ready for a Cyberattack?

Frontiers |

December 4, 2018 | Paul Mee and James Cummings

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.

Global Competitiveness

Using Data Science to Avoid Global Pricing Chaos

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


Revisiting the Logic of Being Global

For many companies, the headaches of being global are intensifying, The Economist says. In most sectors domestic peer companies are growing faster than multinationals.

Ladder of Success

How to Compete Against the New Breed of National Champions

Competing against state-subsidized competitors in global markets requires a new set of tactics.



Reconsidering the Global Marketplace

We Must Keep Globalization in Its Place: The Marketplace

October 18, 2018 | Henry Mintzberg

It’s remarkable how many people line up either for or against globalization and then dismiss the other side. Who’s right? Neither. We should all be lining up for and against globalization, to retain what is constructive about it while challenging what has become destructive. We need to keep globalization in its place — the marketplace, where it creates value — while keeping it out of the public space, where it has become increasingly destructive.

Experts Weigh In on Global Business

Five Insights From Davos on the Future of Work

At the 2019 gathering of the World Economic Forum, much of the conversation was about the need for re-skilling and inclusive education, and the ongoing gender gap in the world of technology. Lynda Gratton, a professor of management practice at London Business School, attended the Davos conference as a steward of the World Economic Forum Council on Work, Education and Gender, and shares her insights from the meeting.

What Would a Hard Brexit Mean for Global Business?

This month’s MIT SMR Strategy Forum poll looks at whether a hard Brexit will be felt for businesses outside of the U.K. and Europe. Our panel of strategy experts weigh in on possible impacts, from supply chain disruption to disrupted labor supplies and worldwide recession.