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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 calls for serious mitigation efforts mainly regulation measures and ways to improve emission

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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

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

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

Russia from the Fur Trade to Carbon Aristocracy

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, Global Giants, Asia - Pacific, Europe, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Alexander Etkind Russia’s geographical space was largely shaped by the fur trade. Oil and gas have been found in those very spaces that the medieval Russians colonized for their export of commodities. Russia’s problems are plentiful, and I believe that

Winning the Talent War in Emerging Markets: Women are the Answer

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Frontier Markets, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Global Giants, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Asia - Pacific, China, Europe, India, Middle East & Africa, Unprotected Post, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Ripa Rashid As global companies try to harness the growth and possibilities of emerging markets, the extraordinary energy, ambition and drive of BRIC women can provide a critical competitive edge. You might also like: Decrypting The

Neoliberal Globalization, Masculinity and Gender Justice

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Giants, Americas, Asia - Pacific, China, Europe, India, Middle East & Africa, Unprotected Post, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Raewyn Connell A relatively new field of social research has documented the diversity of masculinities in the world. Globalization is not a separate issue from this; it grows out of a history of imperialism in which gender hierarchies were embedded.