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What the End of Cheap China Means for the Rest of the World

November 14, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, ChinaComments (0)

By Shaun Rein As a new superpower, China will likely provide a helping hand whenever possible by taking a greater role in international organizations like the International Monetary Fund and the United Nations, but it will be a very different superpower than the United States has been. Unlike America, it is doubtful that China will …

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Paisa Vasool: How to Captivate the Newly Affluent in China and India

November 14, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, China, IndiaComments (0)

By Michael J. Silverstein, Abheek Singhi, Carol Liao & David Michael How an innovative business strategy, first developed in India’s market stalls and street bazaars, is starting to spread from East to West as companies search for ways to deliver value

Jugaad Innovation: Think Frugal, Be Flexible, Generate Breakthrough Growth

November 14, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, China, IndiaComments (0)

By Navi Radjou, Jaideep Prabhu & Simone Ahuja Jugaad is a Hindi word that roughly translates as “overcoming harsh constraints by improvising an effective solution using limited resources”. Jugaad innovation is a powerful approach to innovation that is

China’s Global Tectonic Shifts: The Dawn of a New Era

November 14, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, International Relations, In-depth, China, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann China has new political leadership. The newness of the new era, however, is by no means limited to the new leadership. The new era reflects a number of fundamental shifts taking place and arising challenges in China’s economic,

Marketing Life Insurance in China: How Cultural Taboo Matters

September 16, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, ChinaComments (0)

By Cheris Shun-ching Chan How does a market for a new product emerge in the face of cultural barriers? Marketing life insurance in China has never been easy, as the topic of early death is a deeply ingrained taboo subject. Transnational and domestic life

Sino-Russian relations: More rhetoric than substance?

July 16, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International Relations, Asia - Pacific, China, EuropeComments (0)

By Robert Bedeski & Niklas Swanström Despite some re-engagement between China and Russia since Putin’s initial embrace of the West, the positive rhetoric of today often does not reflect reality. There has been significant internal competition and

Basel I, II, III – We Want It All at Once

May 26, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, China, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Violaine Cousin The complexity of Basel II and III has reached China. In a revolutionary turn within seven years, the Chinese bank regulator has introduced capital adequacy as the tool of choice for supervision and ensured that banks in the process remain

Will China Inevitably Develop Powerful Global Brands? Three Possible Scenarios

May 26, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Frontier Markets, Global Giants, China, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Howard Yu Given China’s rapid economic development, what sort of global impact will Chinese brands have? This article identifies three scenarios, depending mainly on which sector is being discussed, and offers comparisons with other emerging Asian

99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality Is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It

May 26, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, EMERGING TRENDS, SPECIAL FEATURES, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Global Giants, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Asia - Pacific, China, Europe, Global Capital Markets, India, Middle East & Africa, Unprotected Post, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Chuck Collins At the root of social movements around the world is the emergence, in the last three decades, of extreme inequalities of income, wealth and power. Chuck Collins argues that “we are the 99 percent” is a useful lens to understand these

The China Model: a Civilizational-State Perspective

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Frontier Markets, Capitalism in the 21st Century, World Politics, Global Giants, China, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Zhang Weiwei China’s dramatic rise should be understood in the context of China as a civilizational state, i.e. an amalgam of the world’s oldest continuous civilization and a huge modern state which is a product of hundreds of states amalgamated into