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Platform Strategy and Uber’s Exit from China

October 6, 2018 • EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Editor’s Choice, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By John Colley This article assesses the necessary conditions for effective platform strategy by considering the evolution of the ride hailing industry and Uber’s late entry to China. Conclusions include the consequences of being slow in markets dominated by network effects and the importance of local knowledge and connections. Attrition-based competition

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Opportunities and challenges of international retailing in China

October 3, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, China, Strategies for the Changing World, Top Investment DestinationsComments (0)

By Lisa Qixun Siebers The performance of foreign retailers in China has shown a reversed U shape since their market entry in the 1990s. By the destruction of digitalisation, large retail giants continue to reduce both the number and the size of their stores,

Dubai is boosting startups and SMEs – Are you capitalising?

October 2, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Middle East & Africa, Top Investment DestinationsComments (0)

By Neil Petch In this article, the author outlines the latest and most exciting entrepreneur-friendly initiatives from the Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED), and summarise how they can help catalyse your business activities in the UAE. It’s

The Hallyu Lens: The Success of Korean Pop (K-Pop) Music as an International Business Strategy

October 1, 2018 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, SPECIAL FEATURES, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

This article focusses on the success of the K-Pop industry, with a background on the industry itself, and how it can become a business strategy that international businesses can use. BTS, EXO, TWICE and Seventeen are some of the biggest names in Korean Pop

Trading the Global Future

August 21, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Dan Steinbock, On Donald Trump Administration, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (1)

By Dr. Dan Steinbock PART I: Bad Timing (This is the first of a three-part series.)  In this commentary, Dr Dan Steinbock argues that Trump’s tariff wars take place in a very bad time, are based on bad policies and will have bad consequences. This is

Can HR Level Up, Please? A Case Study

July 25, 2018 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Editor’s Choice, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By Bart Tkaczyk Human Resource Management (HRM) has been around for decades. Apparently, same goes for organisation-wide issues such as toxic workplace culture, inequality in the workplace and sexual harassment to name a few. With these problems continually

Ease of Doing Business Act – the key to the Philippines’ economic comeback?

July 25, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Asia - Pacific, On Duterte and the Philippines, Top Investment DestinationsComments (0)

The Philippines has been vying for the ease of doing business act to be signed, and when it was on May 28, economists and business leaders are on the loose, trying to see if this act/bill will become the ultimate key to the country’s economic comeback.

Event: Going Global Live takes place on 14 & 15 Nov at ExCeL London

July 24, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Events, Global Insights, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

Going Global is Europe’s leading exhibition dedicated to providing businesses with absolutely everything they need to expand internationally, and trade overseas, in this uncertain economic climate. Packed with leading experts, over 70 educationally-rich

Singapore as an ASEAN Asset Management Hub

May 30, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Giants, Editor’s Choice, Asia - Pacific, Global Capital Markets, Top Investment DestinationsComments (0)

By Francis Koh and Boris Liedtke Singapore like other ASEAN countries is also confronted with the universal challenge of retirement funding. Nonetheless, the authors argue that Singapore can address such headwind through a number of policy changes and that

Insurance Disruption and the Return to a Purpose-Driven Business Model

May 28, 2018 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Business Ethics, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By Amy J. Radin With the accelerating speed of change brought by technological advancements, how will insurers sustain their purpose at the same time deliver shared value that supports economic returns as well as the well being of society? In this article,