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What Works for Nations Works for Business

The new book Why Nations Fail argues that nations flourish when they foster inclusive political and economic institutions, and they fail when power and opportunity are concentrated in the hands of the few. Like nations, CEOs need to practice inclusive decision-making if they hope to attain the performance magnitude they are aiming for.

Dr. Patricia Seemann Global Business , Governance/Compliance April 19 2012

5 Steps to Define Leadership and Develop Brands in Emerging Markets

One veteran of consumer products suggests five steps for moving brands forward in developing markets.

William A. Burke III Global Business April 18 2012
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Made in the USA: Moving Back to America

Over the last two years, companies have started to move away from offshoring, bringing operations back to the US. So what has triggered this change? Simple: cost, capital, and the job market.

Rob Wheeler Global Business April 17 2012

4 Real Benefits from International Expansion

U.S. companies with stronger international growth tend to deliver much better returns to shareholders. Here are four real benefits from a focus on growing global.

John R. Cryan Global Business April 16 2012

The PE Question

Private equity has suddenly become center stage in the media due to one presidential hopeful’s pedigree and his seeming inability to explain what it is or how it works to average voters.

JP Donlon Global Business March 19 2012

Politics & Private Equity: The PE Question

Private equity has suddenly become center stage in the media due to one presidential hopeful’s pedigree and his seeming inability to explain what it is or how it works to average voters.

JP Donlon Global Business March 19 2012

Is Access to Policymakers the Real Issue in Business or Part of the Problem?

Should business step up its involvement in public policy issues? According to a recent poll conducted by the FTI Consulting firm, shareholders want CEOs to be more engaged in Washington policy debates.

JP Donlon Global Business , Governance/Compliance March 12 2012
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What’s Ahead for U.S.-Mexico Relations

Claudio Gonzalez, 72, is one of the few remaining members of a vanishing breed of senior business figures that have won both deep respect at home and a strong international reputation abroad. He served as the CEO of Kimberly-Clark de Mexico from 1973-2008. Here’s what Gonzalez has to say about the future for U.S.-Mexico relations.

JP Donlon CEO Interviews , Global Business , North America February 21 2012

A Tale of Two CEOs

We are told by the OWS crowd that the nation’s current economic problems are mostly due to the sinister machinations of the “1 percenters,” greedy corporate business leaders and Wall Street plutocrats who rig the system to their advantage and force students to take loans for their college education that they are unable to pay back. As with any caricature there are shadows that outline some truths.

ChiefExecutive.net Global Business February 20 2012

How to Deal with the Chinese Government

In the real world of doing business in China, the landscape is shifting. Foreign companies can no longer do business in China today in the same way that they have in the past.

Robert Lawrence Kuhn China , Global Business February 14 2012

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