Category Archives: Globalization

Tata Group

The Tata group comprises over 100 operating companies in seven business sectors: communications and information technology, engineering, materials, services, energy, consumer products and chemicals. The group has operations in more than 80 countries across six continents, and its companies export … Continue reading

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TED Talk : The 6 killer apps of prosperity

Over the past few centuries, Western cultures have been very good at creating general prosperity for themselves. Historian Niall Ferguson asks: Why the West, and less so the rest? He suggests half a dozen big ideas from Western culture — … Continue reading

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The Beginning of the End of the World Economy, the way we have seen it

I am not a doomsayer. But, I have kept cribbing, since 2004, about the ill-effects of lop-sided economic development. Just three weeks before the world started talking about another recession, I published a note expressing fears of not just another … Continue reading

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Amazon.com Case Study : The Hidden Empire

Did you know: Amazon.com is a giant… E-commerce Y/Y growth for Q1 2011 +38% 3 × growth of E-commerce market, Market cap $90 bn 2 × market cap of Ebay, Customers 137 m 2 × # customers of  Groupon, Employees … Continue reading

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Strategies for a Two-speed world

Source : Knowledge @ Wharton Welcome to “the new normal” — a two-speed world in which two types of economies are emerging: low-growth and high-growth. On the one hand, rapidly developing countries such as China, India and Brazil are characterized … Continue reading

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Building Business in China

Doing business in China requires an understanding of Chinese business customs. Chinese business culture is different from the West in some subtle and not so subtle ways. INSEAD travels to mainland China to explore its business opportunities.

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