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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 most active in emerging markets such as India. It has the benefits of being frugal, i.e. enabling

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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

Winning the Talent War in Emerging Markets: Women are the Answer

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Frontier Markets, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Global Giants, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Asia - Pacific, China, Europe, India, Middle East & Africa, Unprotected Post, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Ripa Rashid As global companies try to harness the growth and possibilities of emerging markets, the extraordinary energy, ambition and drive of BRIC women can provide a critical competitive edge. You might also like: Decrypting The

Neoliberal Globalization, Masculinity and Gender Justice

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Giants, Americas, Asia - Pacific, China, Europe, India, Middle East & Africa, Unprotected Post, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Raewyn Connell A relatively new field of social research has documented the diversity of masculinities in the world. Globalization is not a separate issue from this; it grows out of a history of imperialism in which gender hierarchies were embedded.

Solving the Asset–Shortage Problem of Emerging Markets

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, EMERGING TRENDS, Frontier Markets, Asia - Pacific, China, Global Capital Markets, India, Middle East & AfricaComments (0)

By Patrick Imam The growing appetite for emerging market financial assets (such as equity or bonds) by local and foreign investors has not been met by a commensurate increase in the supply of these assets. This is because an economy’s ability to produce

Food Prices: Should Emerging Market Economies Be Concerned?

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Asia - Pacific, China, Climate Change & Society, India, Middle East & Africa, World DevelopmentComments (1)

By Nicolás Depetris Chauvin High food prices are here to stay. This should be a reason of great concern not only in less developed countries but also in the most dynamic emerging market economies. You might also like: Decrypting The Aspiring Indian

The Third Industrial Revolution: How the Internet, Green Electricity, and 3-D Printing are Ushering in a Sustainable Era of Distributed Capitalism

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, SPECIAL FEATURES, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Digital Transformation, Global Giants, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Asia - Pacific, China, Climate Change & Society, Europe, India, Middle East & Africa, Unprotected PostComments (3)

By Jeremy Rifkin Our industrial civilization is at a crossroads. Oil and the other fossil fuel energies that make up the industrial way of life are sunsetting, and the technologies made from and propelled by these energies are antiquated. The entire

GLOBAL TRENDS: Facing Up to a Changing World

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Frontier Markets, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Digital Transformation, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Asia - Pacific, China, Climate Change & Society, Europe, India, Middle East & Africa, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Adrian Done How much time do you dedicate to thinking about the REALLY BIG issues that are likely to affect your personal and professional life in the next 20 years? You might also like: Decrypting The Aspiring Indian Low-Income Consumer Food and Fuel