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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 responding to these challenges and changes are happening fast, putting China well on the way to becoming

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Shadow Bankers Fight a Losing Battle in China

September 26, 2014 • China, FINANCE & BANKING, Global Capital Markets, Personal FinanceComments (0)

By Joe Zhang “If President Xi Jinping wants Chinese people to realise their own ‘China dream’, he must tame the credit monster. Shadow banking is only the shadow, not the monster waiting in the shadows.” Below, Joe Zhang argues that shadow banking is


The Hidden Advantage of Chinese Subsidies

September 26, 2014 • Capitalism in the 21st Century, China, Global Capital MarketsComments (0)

By Usha C. V. Haley and George T. Haley How did China move so swiftly in capital-intense industries without labour-cost or scale advantage from bit player to the largest manufacturer and exporter in the world? Below, Usha and George Haley argue that subsidies


Luxury Brands Need to Chart a Course into New Frontier Markets

September 22, 2014 • Asia - Pacific, China, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Editor’s Choice, Frontier Markets, GLOBAL ECONOMY, India, Middle East & Africa, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

By Glyn Atwal and Douglas Bryson The progressively unpredictable dynamics of the BRIC markets are now challenging luxury brands to rethink their global market strategies. Below, Glyn Atwal and Douglas Bryson argue that as luxury brands seek to adapt to new


Internationalising Media Studies

July 28, 2014 • China, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Editor’s Choice, EMERGING TRENDS, GLOBAL ECONOMY, IndiaComments (0)

By Daya Thussu For hundreds of years the West has dominated the world of Media Studies, but Daya Thussu is about to prove to us that countries such as China and India are fast becoming a challenge to the Western hold on the world of Media Studies. Despite


How Finance is Shaping the Economies of China, Japan, and Korea

July 28, 2014 • Asia - Pacific, Banking Innovation, China, FINANCE & BANKING, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Yung Chul Park, Hugh Patrick, and Larry Meissner In what ways, and to what degree, has the financial system mattered, and what roles has it played, in the Japanese economy since about 1990, in the Korean economy since about 1980, and in the Chinese economy


TPP and Global Governance

July 28, 2014 • Americas, Asia - Pacific, China, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, FINANCE & BANKING, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Governance & Regulation, World PoliticsComments (0)

By Junji Nakagawa The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) currently under negotiation in the Asia Pacific region may drastically change the structure and function of the governance of global trade and investment. Below, Junji Nakagawa argues that the 21st century


China’s Path to Health Policy Reform

July 28, 2014 • China, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Healthcare Reform, In-depthComments (0)

By Åke Blomqvist Serious problems arose in the health care sector when China introduced market-based methods of economic management, as rising out-of-pocket costs impoverished families and many went without needed care. In response, China has expanded its


Company Boards in China and India – Functioning on Half a Brain?

June 28, 2014 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, China, GLOBAL ECONOMY, IndiaComments (0)

By Alice de Jonge Studies have shown that companies perform better when there is an equal representation of women at senior levels. However, some countries have a noticeable lack of female leaders. This article focuses on how China and India need to find


Bridging Cultural Divides: Doing Business in China

May 28, 2014 • Americas, China, CULTURE & LIFESTYLEComments (0)

Q&A with Steven P. Feldman In today’s global economy, multinational companies must do business in China. In his recent interview with The World Financial Review, Steven P. Feldman, author of Trouble in the Middle: American-Chinese Business Relations,