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S P Jain receives four Top 10 rankings: Financial Times, Global MBA Rankings 2012

May 26, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Giants, Middle East & Africa, Unprotected PostComments (0)

S P Jain School of Global Management, formerly known as S P Jain Center of Management, places in the Top 10 (in the world) on four parameters in the recently announced Financial Times Global MBA Rankings (2012),

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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

North Rhine-Westphalia: First choice for foreign investors in Germany

May 26, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Giants, Europe, Unprotected PostComments (0)

North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s economically strongest federal state, has proven to be a particularly attractive investment location for foreign companies in Germany and Europe for many years. The successful location performance record in 2011 shows

The Trend of History is Bigger than the Business Cycle

May 26, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Capitalism in the 21st Century, AmericasComments (0)

By Philip Auerswald In March, 2009, Nobel laureate Paul Krugman posted to his blog a chart of US industrial production in 1929 and 1930 (the first thirteen months of the Great Depression) comparing it to the interval from 2007 to 2009 (the thirteen first

Leadership, Power and Contextual Intelligence

May 26, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Giants, Editor’s Choice, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Joseph S. Nye Understanding of leadership is often limited by stereotypes about power, role and gender. In an information age where networks become more important, the soft power of attraction and persuasion becomes as important as the hard power of

Exercise 24: Using Social Media for Crisis Response

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Digital TransformationComments (0)

By George H. Bressler, Murray E. Jennex & Eric G. Frost Can populations self-organize a crisis response? This is a field report on the first two efforts in a continuing series of exercises termed Exercise 24 or X24. These exercises attempted to

Brilliant Mistakes: Creating Portals of Discovery

March 3, 2012 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Paul J. H. Schoemaker “Mistakes are our portals of discovery.” James Joyce

African Lions in the Making

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, Frontier Markets, Global Giants, Middle East & Africa, Top Investment Destinations, Unprotected Post, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Nicolas Depetris Chauvin Growth without structural transformation has proved to be unsustainable. Africa needs to diversify their economies if they want to become authentic economic lions.

The Third Industrial Revolution: How the Internet, Green Electricity, and 3-D Printing are Ushering in a Sustainable Era of Distributed Capitalism

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, SPECIAL FEATURES, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Digital Transformation, Global Giants, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Asia - Pacific, China, Climate Change & Society, Europe, India, Middle East & Africa, Unprotected PostComments (4)

By Jeremy Rifkin Our industrial civilization is at a crossroads. Oil and the other fossil fuel energies that make up the industrial way of life are sunsetting, and the technologies made from and propelled by these energies are antiquated. The entire

GLOBAL TRENDS: Facing Up to a Changing World

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Frontier Markets, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Digital Transformation, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Asia - Pacific, China, Climate Change & Society, Europe, India, Middle East & Africa, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Adrian Done How much time do you dedicate to thinking about the REALLY BIG issues that are likely to affect your personal and professional life in the next 20 years?