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eColonialism Theory: How Trends are Changing the World

By • Mar 26th, 2014 • Category: Africa, Asia, China, Europe, Lead Story, Mid. East, N. America, Recent Posts, S. America, World

By Thomas L. McPhail. In this information age, new trends and ways of doing things have changed dramatically. From work, to school, to entertainment and elsewhere the e-world is the new normal. Below, the author articulates a new theory which aims to frame the underlying forces and consequences of major structural changes on a global scale. It is electronic colonialism theory (ect).



Ten Trends Shaping the International Economy

By • Jan 30th, 2014 • Category: Africa, Asia, China, Europe, Lead Story, Mid. East, N. America, Recent Posts, S. America, Strategy, World

By Adrián Blanco and Tomás Guerrero Below, Adrián Blanco and Tomás Guerrero discuss ten economic trends shaping the global economy, including factors such as a multicurrency international monetary system, a revolution in energy, protectionism and demographic pressures. 1. Is unconventional monetary policy creating a tsunami of public debt? The severity of the financial crisis has [...]



Globalisation is Over: The era of transnational marketing and connected consumers

By • Jan 30th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Recent Posts, Strategy, World

By Ibrahim Sirkeci. As the speed of communication and transportation increases, local consumers and organisations are ever more connected but not identical despite the blurring national boundaries. Companies face a tough challenge to achieve efficiencies while customising to the extreme to satisfy “glocal” consumers in this new era of transnational marketing [...]



The Future of Manufacturing

By • Jan 30th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, N. America, Recent Posts, Strategy, World

By Fred Stahl How can American manufacturing recapture its former dominance in the globalized industrial economy? The answer is Worker Leadership, a revolutionary concept for organizing and managing production that creates highly productive jobs loaded with responsibility and authority. Workers love these jobs precisely because they offer big opportunities to be creative and productive. Enterprise [...]



The United Nations Charter and Extra-State Warfare: The U.N. Grows Up

By • Nov 25th, 2013 • Category: Lead Story, Recent Posts, World

By Charles H. Camp & Theresa Bowman. In recent years, the United Nations has come under attack as wholly inadequate to confront the modern realities of global conflict. Below, Charles H. Camp and Theresa Bowman argue that the central question may become how to balance peacekeeping and humanitarian motives with respect for the norms of state sovereignty.



Writing Theory from the South: The Global Order from an African Perspective

By • Sep 26th, 2013 • Category: Africa, Lead Story, Recent Posts, World

By Jean Comaroff & John L. Comaroff
Western thought has, from the first, regarded the non-West as a place of antiquarian traditions and unprocessed data. Below, the authors suggest that, in the present moment, it is the global south that affords privileged insight into the workings of the world at large, as old margins become new frontiers.



Frontier Markets: Old Acquaintances, New Opportunities

By • Sep 26th, 2013 • Category: Africa, Asia, China, Europe, Lead Story, Mid. East, N. America, Recent Posts, S. America, Strategy, World

By Tomás Guerrero The emergence of frontier markets is consolidating South-South relations and speeding up the global economic rebalance. Below, Tomás Guerrero describes how, to ensure long-term growth, driven by the combination of abundant natural resources and low labor costs, this set of countries have begun to put in place mechanisms to solve the difficult [...]



The New Competition: Brands from Emerging Markets

By • Sep 26th, 2013 • Category: Lead Story, Recent Posts, Strategy, World

By Jan-Benedict E.M. Steenkamp In an article adapted from Brand Breakout: How Emerging Market Brands Will Go Global, Jan-Benedict E.M. Steenkamp argues that emerging market brands will become increasingly global, and suggests that the strategies these companies should use to build global brands are not traditional. Popular lists of 100 global brands (such as the [...]



Eastern and Western Ideas for African Growth: Diversity and Complementarity in Development Aid

By • Jul 18th, 2013 • Category: Africa, Lead Story, Recent Posts, World

The West and the East approach economic development differently. The Europeans and Americans stress free and fair business climate, promoting private activities generally without picking winners, and improving governance. East Asia is more interested in achieving concrete results rather than formal correctness…



Karma Matters: Business Sustainability is Beyond Just Lasting!

By • May 28th, 2013 • Category: Asia, Lead Story, Mid. East, Recent Posts, Strategy

By Jayantee Mukherjee Saha & Chris Rowley How can businesses remain sustainable? What is business sustainability all about? What are some of the impacts of globalisation on the sustainability of businesses? Can businesses draw lessons from epics of ancient civilizations? This article explores the idea of sustainability from an ancient Asian, karmic point of view [...]