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Building Ethical Business Cultures: BRIC by BRIC

November 13, 2013 • Editor’s Choice, In-depth, Asia - Pacific, China, Climate Change & Society, Europe, India, Unprotected PostComments (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 become major players in global markets, questions pertaining to trust and integrity, and of

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The Social Theory of Contemporary Capitalism

September 13, 2013 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Americas, Asia - Pacific, ChinaComments (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

Environmental Governance for Sustainable Development: An East Asian Perspective

July 13, 2013 • Asia - Pacific, China, Climate Change & Society, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Akihisa Mori Despite democratisation and foreign assistance, many East Asian nations are stuck in the mud in terms of developing domestic environmental governance. Their enthusiasm for regional environmental governance has collapsed due to the incapability

Karma Matters: Business Sustainability is Beyond Just Lasting!

May 14, 2013 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Editor’s Choice, Asia - Pacific, Climate Change & Society, Unprotected Post, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Jayantee Mukherjee Saha & Chris Rowley How can businesses remain sustainable? What is business sustainability all about? What are some of the impacts of globalisation on the sustainability of businesses? Can businesses draw lessons from epics of

Can Financial Innovations Mitigate Civil and Ethnic Conflict?

March 14, 2013 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Asia - Pacific, Banking Innovation, Unprotected PostComments (1)

By Saumitra Jha The failure to align the incentives of self-interested groups in favor of beneficial reform is often considered a major cause of civil conflict and persistent underdevelopment around the world. However, much less is known about strategies that

Transport And The Environment in Asian Megacities

January 14, 2013 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Asia - Pacific, Climate Change & Society, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Shinya Hanaoka This article has addressed two environmental problems whose origins lie in the transport sector: local air pollution and CO2 emissions. Globally, the contribution of these impacts in Asian megacities shows an increasing trend, and therefore

A Story About Inspiring A Local Community To Become Entrepreneurial Using Lessons Learnt From IT Management Consultancy

January 14, 2013 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Americas, Asia - Pacific, China, Europe, India, Middle East & Africa, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Yiannis Kanellopoulos IT management consulting is usually perceived as a technical endeavour in which consultants focus on bits and pieces. However, it primarily has to do with communicating and mobilising people within an organisation to change; the

Global Rebalancing 2.0

November 16, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Americas, Asia - Pacific, China, Middle East & AfricaComments (0)

By Linda Lim & Ronald U. Mendoza The discussion on global rebalancing is at a crossroad, and much of what will shape policy options moving forward will have to be taken-up in roundtables that include more countries than the two usual suspects: China and

How Corporations Co-Opt Compassion: Compliance, Cause-Related Marketing, and Corporate Social Responsibility

November 15, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Americas, Asia - Pacific, China, Europe, India, Middle East & AfricaComments (0)

By Mara Einstein Cause marketing has become the go-to strategy for companies that want to engender consumer loyalty while differentiating themselves from the competition. While these campaigns raise some funding and help to increase awareness of important

India’s Luxury – A Tale of Paradoxes

September 16, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Asia - PacificComments (0)

By Glyn Atwal & Soumya Jain As the Indian luxury market enters the next phases of development, the rewards of this potentially massive market will continue to attract investment. However, India is not just another emerging market. The dynamics of the