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Company Boards in China and India – Functioning on Half a Brain?

June 28, 2014 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, China, IndiaComments (0)

By Alice de Jonge Studies have shown that companies perform better when there is an equal representation of women at senior levels. However, some countries have a noticeable lack of female leaders. This article focuses on how China and India need to find their own paths towards ensuring greater female participation in corporate leadership. You …

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Is the Reversal of the Moratorium on GM Crops Good for India?

May 28, 2014 • CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Climate Change & Society, India, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By A. Narayanamoorthy and P. Alli The Indian government and policymakers are debating whether or not to reverse its current moratorium on GM crops. Here, the authors argue that to solve the agrarian crisis in India and alleviate some of Indian farmers’

Building Ethical Business Cultures: BRIC by BRIC

November 13, 2013 • Editor’s Choice, In-depth, Asia - Pacific, China, Climate Change & Society, Europe, India, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Alexandre Ardichvili, Douglas Jondle, Jack Wiley, Edgard Cornacchione, Jessica Li & Thomas Thakadipuram As the economies of Brazil, Russia, India, and China (BRICs) continue to grow both in size and clout, and their resident multinational corporations

A Story About Inspiring A Local Community To Become Entrepreneurial Using Lessons Learnt From IT Management Consultancy

January 14, 2013 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Americas, Asia - Pacific, China, Europe, India, Middle East & Africa, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Yiannis Kanellopoulos IT management consulting is usually perceived as a technical endeavour in which consultants focus on bits and pieces. However, it primarily has to do with communicating and mobilising people within an organisation to change; the

How Corporations Co-Opt Compassion: Compliance, Cause-Related Marketing, and Corporate Social Responsibility

November 15, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Americas, Asia - Pacific, China, Europe, India, Middle East & AfricaComments (0)

By Mara Einstein Cause marketing has become the go-to strategy for companies that want to engender consumer loyalty while differentiating themselves from the competition. While these campaigns raise some funding and help to increase awareness of important

Paisa Vasool: How to Captivate the Newly Affluent in China and India

November 14, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, China, IndiaComments (0)

By Michael J. Silverstein, Abheek Singhi, Carol Liao & David Michael How an innovative business strategy, first developed in India’s market stalls and street bazaars, is starting to spread from East to West as companies search for ways to deliver value

Jugaad Innovation: Think Frugal, Be Flexible, Generate Breakthrough Growth

November 14, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, China, IndiaComments (0)

By Navi Radjou, Jaideep Prabhu & Simone Ahuja Jugaad is a Hindi word that roughly translates as “overcoming harsh constraints by improvising an effective solution using limited resources”. Jugaad innovation is a powerful approach to innovation that is

99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality Is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It

May 26, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, EMERGING TRENDS, SPECIAL FEATURES, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Global Giants, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Asia - Pacific, China, Europe, Global Capital Markets, India, Middle East & Africa, Unprotected Post, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Chuck Collins At the root of social movements around the world is the emergence, in the last three decades, of extreme inequalities of income, wealth and power. Chuck Collins argues that “we are the 99 percent” is a useful lens to understand these

Corruption in India

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Frontier Markets, World Politics, IndiaComments (0)

By Bibek Debroy and Laveesh Bhandari Corruption is most often defined as public corruption, corruption committed by public servants, sometimes also referred to as bureaucratic corruption. Most discussions of corruption in the economic literature also define

Reshaping Tomorrow: What will India look like in 2025?

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, Frontier Markets, Global Giants, India, Unprotected Post, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Ejaz Ghani What will India and the rest of South Asia look like in 2025? The optimistic view is that India will achieve double-digit growth rates. The pessimistic view is that growth will be derailed by structural and transformational challenges. Which of