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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 their own paths towards ensuring greater female participation in corporate leadership. By …

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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


Building Ethical Business Cultures: BRIC by BRIC

November 13, 2013 • Asia - Pacific, China, Climate Change & Society, Editor’s Choice, Europe, In-depth, IndiaComments (0)

By Alexandre Ardichvili, Douglas Jondle, Jack Wiley, Edgard Cornacchione, Jessica Li & Thomas Thakadipuram As the economies of Brazil, Russia, India, and China (BRICs) continue to grow both in size and clout, and their resident multinational corporations


China’s Environmental Challenges

November 12, 2013 • China, Climate Change & Society, Editor’s ChoiceComments (0)

By Judith Shapiro China’s huge environmental challenges are tied to domestic politics, rapid economic growth, and an intense phase of globalization. With rising wealth there is huge pressure for China to continue on its current path of rapid growth coupled


Is China Buying the World?

November 12, 2013 • Capitalism in the 21st Century, China, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Editor’s Choice, GLOBAL ECONOMY, International RelationsComments (0)

By Peter Nolan China’s ‘catch-up’ has been one of the most remarkable aspects of the era of capitalist globalisation. Below, Peter Nolan argues that the widely-expressed view that China is buying the world is damaging to international relations,


The ICBC Path to Chinese Governance: Lessons for the Western and Emerging Markets

September 13, 2013 • China, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Didier Cossin & Abraham Lu Since its dual IPOs in 2007, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (ICBC), one of the largest commercial banks in China, has received a multitude of best governance awards adding to its global reputation. As


The Social Theory of Contemporary Capitalism

September 13, 2013 • Americas, Asia - Pacific, China, GLOBAL ECONOMYComments (0)

By Partha Chatterjee The sociology of capitalism developed by Max Weber and its critique developed by Marxists are unable to account for the transformed structure and practices of contemporary capitalism. The social theory of Chinese capitalism requires new