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On the Delicate Art to Balance Trust and Control to Promote Performance

February 24, 2019 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Editor’s Choice, Governance & Regulation, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By David de Cremer and Jakob Stollberger In every relationship, trust plays a valuable role to ensure that both ends are not met with infidelity and injustice. Successful companies for that matter compel their employees to apply trust and control on a proportionate rate to deliver just that.   Trust matters to organisations in important ways. …

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How To Expand Into Fast-Growing, Mobile Optimised Emerging Markets – Fast

February 20, 2019 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Frontier Markets, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

A conversation with Andre de Wet CEO and Founder, 2ndBase   From start-ups to different heights of business, 2ndBase helps the world’s top tech companies expand into emerging markets. As they work on the premise that you know your business and

Uber: Pressure to Perform

February 19, 2019 • EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Digital Transformation, Editor’s Choice, Commentary, Global Capital Markets, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By John Colley News that Uber’s 2018 third quarter losses have widened to $1.1 Bn with slowing sales growth, are signs of a much more difficult future for ride hailing. The concept of low cost, easily summonsed, responsive taxi services provided by part

3 Things Your Start-Up Might Have Overlooked

February 18, 2019 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

There are so many things to consider when starting a business that it can be difficult to remember everything and execute everything successfully. There are the basics, such as the product or service that you want to sell and how you will differentiate

3 Industries To Watch As America Faces Economic Downturn

November 12, 2018 • EMERGING TRENDS, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

Since about 2010 the U.S. economy has been experiencing a robust turnaround following a near collapse in 2008. It’s been slow but steady progress, but by 2018 it was clear that the U.S. stock exchanges were operating at a powerful level, and most every

Leadership is about making others smarter to better serve customers

November 11, 2018 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By David De Cremer and Patrick Mancel Since being founded in 1987 in Shenzhen by Ren Zhengfei, Huawei serves today more than three billion customers worldwide. To remain competitive as the top provider in the business, Huawei puts a strong emphasis in making

Platform Strategy and Uber’s Exit from China

October 6, 2018 • EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Editor’s Choice, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By John Colley This article assesses the necessary conditions for effective platform strategy by considering the evolution of the ride hailing industry and Uber’s late entry to China. Conclusions include the consequences of being slow in markets dominated

Opportunities and challenges of international retailing in China

October 3, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, China, Strategies for the Changing World, Top Investment DestinationsComments (0)

By Lisa Qixun Siebers The performance of foreign retailers in China has shown a reversed U shape since their market entry in the 1990s. By the destruction of digitalisation, large retail giants continue to reduce both the number and the size of their stores,

The Hallyu Lens: The Success of Korean Pop (K-Pop) Music as an International Business Strategy

October 1, 2018 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, SPECIAL FEATURES, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

This article focusses on the success of the K-Pop industry, with a background on the industry itself, and how it can become a business strategy that international businesses can use. BTS, EXO, TWICE and Seventeen are some of the biggest names in Korean Pop

Trading the Global Future

August 21, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Dan Steinbock, On Donald Trump Administration, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (1)

By Dr. Dan Steinbock PART I: Bad Timing (This is the first of a three-part series.)  In this commentary, Dr Dan Steinbock argues that Trump’s tariff wars take place in a very bad time, are based on bad policies and will have bad consequences. This is