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When Democracy and Centralisation Meet in Leadership

September 1, 2017 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, CULTURE & LIFESTYLEComments (0)

By David De Cremer and Tian Tao Business leaders face a plethora of challenges and one of those is finding the leadership approach that would benefit the company and its employees. In this article, the authors elaborate on how the right amount of democracy, mixed with the right amount of centralisation, makes an efficient leadership …

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Food – Wars and Pharma – Trailblazing the Way to Human Demise

July 31, 2017 • EMERGING TRENDS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Healthcare ReformComments (0)

By Peter Koenig In this article, Peter Koenig connects the dots and sheds light on how food, drugs, and bombs all play together in the grand plan of the masters of the western world. Read on as the author calls out, “Be aware and stop falling into the

Green is Good: Revealing the Hidden Benefits of Sustainable Housing

June 29, 2017 • CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Climate Change & SocietyComments (0)

By Trivess Moore, Ralph Horne, Yolande Strengers and Cecily Maller Sustainable housing has wider environmental, social and wellbeing benefits which do not neatly fit into traditional economic considerations. Policy makers must adapt the way they develop

Dynamic Mechanism of “Social Modernisation” with Chinese Characteristics

June 5, 2017 • CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, ChinaComments (0)

 By Bao Zonghao, Xiang Kun and Zhang Shuangshuang While the classic concept of “modernisation” and its logical extension are dedicated to “economic modernisation”,we argue that real modernisation should be “social modernisation”; “social

Executives on the Brink: The Taboo of Mental Health in the City of London

May 29, 2017 • CULTURE & LIFESTYLEComments (0)

By Ben Laker The World Health Organisation believes that mental health affects one in four people in their lifetime. This  article discusses how companies can help employees who work in demanding jobs take mental health well-being more seriously.   Long

Tourism and the Modern World

March 28, 2017 • CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Editor’s Choice, In-depth, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Eric G. E. Zuelow Tourism is among the largest industries in the world and many people assume that humans engaged in leisure travel from earliest times. In reality, tourism emerged much more recently. It developed as a product of modernisation but also

Expatriates Changing Societies: The Case of Russia

February 14, 2017 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, CULTURE & LIFESTYLEComments (0)

By V. Karacharovskiy, O. Shkaratan and G. Yastrebov Expatriates are admitted to analytics, decision making or strategic control in foreign (or partially foreign) companies. In Russia, such companies account for roughly one third of domestic turnover. The

Youth and US Elections: About Way More than Just the Horserace

November 8, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Peter Levine and Abby Kiesa A lasting impact of electoral engagement can deepen the civic life of communities. New research suggests that being involved with others on solutions to social problems contributes to young people to flourishing and achieving

The Business of People: Effective Strategies to Drive Success in Global Business

October 11, 2016 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, CULTURE & LIFESTYLEComments (0)

By Sharon Schweitzer In this article, Sharon M. Schweitzer delves into the intricacies of the global marketplace. She shares an eight-point introduction in cultivating communication skills and developing self-awareness to gain the cultural intelligence to

Sharing Strikes Back: A New Era of Urban Commoning

October 5, 2016 • EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Digital Transformation, Climate Change & SocietyComments (0)

By Duncan Mclaren And Julian Agyeman In this article, the authors offer three visions of modern sharing beyond that of the “sharing economy”: as a challenge to consumerism, as a revival of the ethos of the public sector, and as an inspiration for a