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Decrypting The Aspiring Indian Low-Income Consumer

March 26, 2015 • Asia - Pacific, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Editor’s Choice, EMERGING TRENDS, Frontier Markets, GLOBAL ECONOMY, IndiaComments (0)

By Glyn Atwal, Douglas Bryson and Ambi Parameswaran In this article, Glyn Atwal, Douglas Bryson and Ambi Parameswaran highlight the common misconceptions held by companies regarding low-income consumer markets in India and suggest the best ways to successfully navigate these emerging markets.  The increasing attractiveness of emerging markets has driven a

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International Law in a Multipolar World

March 26, 2015 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Editor’s Choice, International Law, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

By Charles Camp And Theresa Bowman From a bipolar world marked by the Cold War between the two major powers, the United States and the Soviet Union, to a decade largely dominated by the United States, the international system now appears to have drifted into

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Developing Change Competence for the African Environment

March 26, 2015 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Editor’s Choice, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Middle East & AfricaComments (0)

By Franca Ovadje Leading change in Africa is fraught with a number of difficulties. To be successful in this context a deep understanding of the socio-cultural environment is indispensable. This article discusses what managers can do to lead successful change

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Failed Statebuilding versus Peace Formation: The Consequences and Implications over the Last 25 Years

January 25, 2015 • Capitalism in the 21st Century, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Editor’s Choice, International Law, International Relations, World PoliticsComments (0)

By Oliver P. Richmond Recent years have seen an abundance of foreign intervention to achieve peace and statebuilding.

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China Looks West: What Is at Stake in Beijing’s “New Silk Road” Project

January 25, 2015 • China, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Editor’s Choice, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Global Giants, India, International Relations, Middle East & AfricaComments (0)

Flynt Leverett, Hillary Mann Leverett and Wu Bingbing Not even two years into what will almost certainly be a ten-year tenure as China’s president, Xi Jinping has already had an impact on China’s foreign policy: Standing up for what many Chinese see as

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World Investment Forum 2014: Investing in Sustainable Development

November 26, 2014 • Editor’s Choice, SPECIAL FEATURES, Special Report: The Future is Green, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Henrietta Morris In the early 1960s, developing countries began to raise concerns regarding their place in international trade, calling for a conference whose specific focus would be addressing these concerns. And thus the United Nations Conference on

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America’s Never-Ending War in the Middle East

October 13, 2014 • Americas, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Editor’s Choice, GLOBAL ECONOMY, International Relations, Middle East & Africa, World PoliticsComments (0)

By Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett While President Obama continues – at least for now – to resist redeploying large numbers of U.S. soldiers to fight the Islamic State on the ground, the military components of the anti-Islamic State strategy he

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Contemporary Business and Management Challenges in China

September 26, 2014 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, China, Editor’s Choice, In-depthComments (0)

By David De Cremer and Jess Zhang In today’s global context, Chinese companies face significant challenges in internationalising their services – not least that posed by contrasting styles of leadership. However, Chinese companies and government are

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Gearing Corporate Reporting to Promote Sustainable Development

September 26, 2014 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Editor’s Choice, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By James X. Zhan The post-2015 sustainable development goals (SDGs) currently being devised by the international community cannot be fulfilled under the auspices of the public sector alone. Private sector investment will be key to their delivery. However, in

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A Watershed in the Financing of Infrastructure for Water Security

September 26, 2014 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Editor’s Choice, Governance & Regulation, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By John Briscoe Water is a basic necessity – crucial not only for sustaining life, but also for facilitating sustainable economic growth. Below, Professor John Briscoe calls out the hypocrisy of much of the last four decades of rich countries’ policies