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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 months of what Krugman referred to as “The Great Recession”). Noting …

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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

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

Does China Want to Buy Up Europe? Europe’s Crisis and China’s Reluctant Rise

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

By Roland Benedikter and Jae-Seung Lee In the occasion of Germany’s Angela Merkel’s visit to China on 3rd February 2012, Chinese premier Wen Jiabao stated that “China does not want to buy Europe”. While unusual in international diplomacy, Chinese

Corruption in India

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Frontier Markets, World Politics, IndiaComments (0)

By Bibek Debroy and Laveesh Bhandari Corruption is most often defined as public corruption, corruption committed by public servants, sometimes also referred to as bureaucratic corruption. Most discussions of corruption in the economic literature also define

Reshaping Tomorrow: What will India look like in 2025?

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, Frontier Markets, Global Giants, India, Unprotected Post, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Ejaz Ghani What will India and the rest of South Asia look like in 2025? The optimistic view is that India will achieve double-digit growth rates. The pessimistic view is that growth will be derailed by structural and transformational challenges. Which of

ExecuJet Aviation Group meeting the development demands in Africa

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, SPECIAL FEATURES, Frontier Markets, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Global Giants, Middle East & Africa, Unprotected Post, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By ExecuJet Aviation Group Operating in an environment in which Africa is still recovering from the global recession, ExecuJet have a crucial role to play in ensuring business is picking up as efficiently as possible.

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.

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.

Smart specialization for cities: A roadmap for city intelligence and excellence

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Climate Change & Society, Europe, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Jan Sturesson, Hazem Galal and Laurent Probst “We need new perspectives of cities, their visions, knowledge, creativity and motivation in order to find new ways to develop strategic city management.”