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Going Global: Risks and Protections for SME CEOs to Consider

Despite the world economic recession, small- and mid-sized companies are “going global” at an earlier stage in their development than ever before. Expanding overseas involves the careful consideration of risk and cost. What are those potential hazards? And what can be done about them? There are several issues that CEOs should consider when doing business internationally. Several critical ones are outlined here.

Shan Nair CEO Briefing Newsletter , Global Business June 20 2013

Competing in the Global Ideas Economy

Both the time and place of 2013’s CEO Leadership Summit could not have been more fitting. In December, in the wake of the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and with the fiscal cliff still looming ahead, more than 100 business leaders from across the country gathered at the NYSE Euronext—an icon of free enterprise that later turned out to have been in the midst of a merger—to share ideas on navigating the challenges of the stormy global economy.

Jennifer Pellet And C.J Prince CEO2CEO Summit , Global Business , Leadership & Strategy March 15 2013

Bush Calls for Immigration Legalization; Stops Short of Amnesty

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who some observers reckon will run for President in 2016, called for “stem-to-stern” immigration reform that “prepares a path to legalization as opposed to citizenship.”

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Global Business March 7 2013

Efficient Talent-Sourcing for Global Growth

For the mid-market company that is expanding internationally — whether for the first time or into uncharted territory – identifying the right talent can be a challenge. In a 2012 Ernst & Young study of C-level and other executives in rapid-growth markets, 30 percent of respondents reported the need for a strategic hiring process in international markets. Intensifying the problem, according to the same study, is a self-reported knowledge gap in local culture and ways of doing business by more than half of the participants.

Ann Fastiggi CEO Briefing Newsletter , Global Business February 13 2013

Devising a HR Strategy for Global Expansion

Some entrepreneurs believe employee empowerment is not just a buzzword but also a business strategy. Founder and CEO of ecommerce giant Rakuten, Hiroshi Mikitani, is a big believer that business must consciously develop a global worldview and culture before attempting international expansion. Rakuten, which also owns Canadian e-book creator Kobo and Buy.com, is giving Amazon.com its first serious competition in years. In his recent book, “Marketplace 3.0, Rewriting the Rules of Borderless Business” he sets forth a path for doing this.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Global Business October 11 2012

Four Critical Ways To Build a Global Enterprise

Building a global business is something that requires careful consideration, according to Irv Rothman, president and CEO of HP Financial Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard. With over 30 years experience in leasing and captive finance, he explains what it takes to grow successfully in global markets.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Global Business August 23 2012
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Seven Tips for Succeeding in Asia

1. Pick a segment within a fast-growing market sector that still has an unmet need your company can fulfill with a differentiated product or service.

Rebecca A. Fannin China , Global Business June 12 2012

Asia’s Rising Stars: 9 U.S. IPOs to Watch

The chance to become rich and famous by starting a new business is no longer just an American dream. It’s happening in Asia, and in record numbers. Since 2005, more than 6,000 startups in Asia snared venture capital to ramp up their businesses. More than half of those were in China or India.

Rebecca A. Fannin China , Global Business June 12 2012

What China’s New Leader Means for Business

Because of China’s politico-strategic framework, it is crucial for CEOs to understand China’s leaders. That’s why CEOs must know Xi Jinping, China’s upcoming new leader, who will likely lead for 10 years.

Robert Lawrence Kuhn China , Global Business May 22 2012

GE’s Jeff Immelt Says U.S. Companies Have the Capability to Compete Globally

When Jeff Immelt took control of GE as CEO in 2001, 70 percent of the company’s business was domestic. Today 65 percent is derived from outside the U.S. As a result, Immelt is pushing for American companies to become more competitive in world markets— something he believes whole-heartedly can be done. Here’s what the GE CEO had to say about interational operations and the effort to get more U.S. companies in the game.

JP Donlon Global Business , Leadership & Strategy , Outsourcing May 10 2012

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