Global Business

Here are the Best and Worst Countries for Intellectual Property Protection

India's appearance well down the list is disconcerting for CEOs exploring opportunities in the large emerging economy.

Boeing, FedEx CEOs Take Divergent Approaches Pressing Case for China Ties

The founder of one of China's biggest companies has said a trade war with America would be a "disaster".

The U.S. Is Looking Strong in the Latest Economic Growth Forecasts

Economic prospects in 2015 look bright for the U.S. compared with the rest of the world’s major economies. In addition, three African states will outpace GDP growth, according to economic projections.

Companies Seeing Backlash Over Moving Their HQ Overseas

People get upset when a company seems willing to forget its roots out of mere financial opportunism. CEOs will have to consider the growing possibility of consumer and political backlash in the U.S. in the face of such moves.

Conflict Minerals Are Creating Compliance Challenges

If you are one of 6,000 U.S. CEOs whose company uses raw minerals in your products, it's time to comply with the Dodd-Frank Act.

4 New Rules for Global Business Success

In his new e-book, Re-Think: A Path to the Future, former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano predicts that traditional multinational firms will cease to exist and will eventually be replaced by globally integrated enterprises. These GIEs will locate departments not only in different states but even in different countries, wherever the most appropriate talent resides.

U.S. Companies Aid Philippine Typhoon Victims

From Citibank to the Miami Heat, companies are mobilizing their expertise and capabilities as a response to Typhoon Haiyan. Corporate pledges have so far been announced that exceed $30.1 million. The need is acute: thousands have died and some 660,000 have been forced from their homes. According to the Philippine government, more than 2 million people, including 300,000 pregnant woman and new mothers, need food aid. Here is where to report any aid your company is providing, and a summary of what U.S. companies have committed to doing thus far.

Will You Know When to Leave China?

7 things to know about rebalancing your offshore vs. onshore sourcing

Regional Report: Southeast

A state-by-state look at what the Southeast has to offer businesses.

More CEOs Get Impatient with the Government Shutdown

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is asking his fellow chief executives to push for an end to the gridlock in Washington, saying there needs to be a return of civility over partisanship. Alcoa CEO Klaus Kleinfeld compares the threat that the US might refuse to raise the debt ceiling to a “giant Taser” that will freeze confidence in the world economy, not just the U.S.
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THOUGHT LEADERS

Stops and Starts Along the Road to Globalization

Globalization hasn't stopped, it's simply on pause. What we’re seeing is not a reversal but a correction—a necessary rebalancing and search for equilibrium.

MICHAEL ARENA: How the Org Chart has Given Way to the Network and Why...

As they try to keep up with disruptive forces, companies shift their focus from human capital to social capital.

MARK VERGNANO: How He Turned Around DuPont’s Failing Spin-Off

Stepping into a negative situation is never easy, but Mark Vergnano's step-by-step plan to turn around the company is proving successful.

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

March 2017: CEO Confidence in Future Business Conditions Soars 6%

After taking a slight step backward in February, CEO confidence ratings surged in March, to 7.41, up 6.0% from 6.99 in February, and up 4.8% from 7.07 in January.

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