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Sustainability and Management Competence

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

By Steven Cohen After decades at the periphery of political and business agendas, sustainability and environmental protection have emerged at the center of our economic and political dialogue. Below, Steven Cohen argues that increasingly, an organisation’s ability to achieve sustainability is seen as an indicator of a well-run organisation. The Challenges of Sustainability In the [...]



Kitimat, British Columbia: A Marvel of Nature and Industry

By • Mar 26th, 2014 • Category: Asia, N. America, Recent Posts, Strategy, World

Feature The District of Kitimat in northwestern British Columbia is a world-class port and manufacturing centre on the Pacific Rim and an emerging energy hub and transportation link for Asia-North America trade. In the new global economy, Canada’s Pacific Gateway is the path to the future. Nestled at the head of Douglas Channel in northwestern [...]



Our Digital Culture Threatened by Loss

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

By Oliver Grau. Media art is the art form that uses the technologies that fundamentally change our societies, and plays an important role in the reflection of our time. Below, Oliver Grau argues that with current museum policy funding and grant policies, there is a threat of losing this culture and its related research archives.



News Media Management in a Digital Age

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

By Gary Graham & Anita Greenhill How can local newspapers survive in a digital age? Gray Graham and Anita Greenhill examine findings from interviews, thoughts from leading industry experts and macro-level trade insights to try to answer this question. One thing is certain: newspapers must respond to this digital age of media turbulence fast. Introduction [...]



Technology and Politics in Context

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

By Michael J. Jensen and Eva Anduiza Digital media have greatly expanded the repertoires and channels of political participation, communication, and information. Below, Michael J. Jensen and Eva Anduiza argue that internet use may continue to play a particularly important role as it enables individuals to connect to a variety of communication flows that serve [...]



Global and Local Logic: I Hear Your Words, But They Make No Sense!

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

By Rick Molz Below, Rick Molz develops an explanation of conflicts and incompatible interpretations of events between agents of multinational corporations and actors present in certain host countries. Within different socio-economic systems a dominant logic is developed, and this becomes internalised among actors and agents. This dominant logic becomes a strong indwelt understanding of the [...]



Overview of Corporate Social Responsibility in the Middle East

By • Mar 26th, 2014 • Category: Mid. East, Recent Posts, Strategy

By Dima Jamali Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the Middle East has distinctive roots and unique expressions that do not always mirror the current understanding and practice in the West. Dima Jamali demonstrates how the long-entrenched traditions of philanthropy and generosity in Arab culture have been reinvigorated in recent years and are starting to cross-fertilize [...]



Trouble in the Middle: American-Chinese Business Relations, Culture, Conflict, and Ethics

By • Mar 25th, 2014 • Category: China, N. America, Recent Posts, Strategy, World

By Steven P. Feldman Western businesspeople face a dilemma. China’s growing role in international business means it is nearly impossible not to do business in China. Below, Steven P. Feldman considers the importance of the Chinese middleman, explores ethical conflict, and suggests that when comparing Western and Chinese cultures there is much to respect in [...]



Why Ethics is often Grey and not White: Business Ethics Challenges in a Global World

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

By David De Cremer Numerous international scandals have created a sense that the moral fiber of our companies is poor. Below, David De Cremer considers why it is so difficult to make responsible leadership a part of contemporary corporate culture, and argues that as a collective we need to work on the management of responsibility [...]



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 [...]