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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 market circumstances, attention has begun to shift to new frontiers. The market for contemporary

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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,


China and Latin America: Connected and Competing

May 28, 2014 • Americas, China, GLOBAL ECONOMY, In-depth, International RelationsComments (0)

By Kayla Chen & Xiangming Chen   The Global Rise of China The rise of China has stolen more headlines than any other global issue these days, stirring up questions about what China’s growing prominence really means, and how – more than why – it


A Brand Culture Approach to Chinese Branding in the Global Marketplace

March 21, 2014 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, ChinaComments (0)

By Wu Zhiyan, Janet Borgerson & Jonathan Schroeder Global brand literacy is expanding rapidly, as is the appeal of brand identity, for a growing number of brand conscious Chinese consumers. Below, Wu Zhiyan, Janet Borgerson and Jonathan Schroeder examine


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

March 20, 2014 • Americas, ChinaComments (0)

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