Category: Book Reviews

When will private equity surpass commercial banking?

When will private equity surpass commercial banking?

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Private equity: that often grey area of funding, spreading between commercial banking and stock exchanges. Growing by leaps and bounds with its own rules and customs. Now clearly explained by a trio of professors from INSEAD The chances are, you are already quite familiar with private e ...
Emerging multinationals expanding their borders into foreign lands

Emerging multinationals expanding their borders into foreign lands

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How has the cross-border expansion of multinational companies from emerging markets been different from previous internationalization? Via numerous case studies, Andrei Panibratov highlights similarities, but also stresses differences, namely in countries with higher government intervent ...
Should emerging multinationals take a local partner?

Should emerging multinationals take a local partner?

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Should an emerging multinational go for full ownership or should it limit itself to partial risk? In this second part of our coverage of Andrei Panibratov’s book International Strategy of Emerging Market Firms, we look at the ownership models that multinationals espouse in their forays a ...
Emerging multinationals push back

Emerging multinationals push back

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What have multinationals from emerging markets done differently in their international expansion? How have they learnt from the initial flow of investment from developed markets? Professor Andrei Panibratov’s exhaustive book on corporate globalization, International Strategy  of Emergin ...
Apps galore

Apps galore

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The diversity of services (apps) for China’s ravenous mobile community appeal to the growing needs of users. Whether for shopping, for entertainment, for financial management, or for gaming and gambling, Chinese smartphoners can find services to fit their needs, and companies find their ...
I’ll take the golden handset, please

I’ll take the golden handset, please

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Smartphones are the key pieces of hardware in the hard-fought battle for Chinese consumers. How do the local-grown manufacturers compete against foreign stalwarts? What competitive advantages can they develop? In this second instalment of our three-part series on China’s Mobile Economy, ...
Shifting Internet tectonics in China

Shifting Internet tectonics in China

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Will China gain technological leadership via the mobile Internet wave? In his book “China’s Mobile Economy”, Winston Ma explains the phenomenal take-off of mobile Internet in China as of 2014, and what implications and opportunities it provides. With a 2017 population of 1.4 billion peo ...
AHEAD: A five-step tango with machines which do everything

AHEAD: A five-step tango with machines which do everything

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With the five recommendations of their AHEAD model, the authors (Cognizant’s Malcolm Frank, Paul Roehrig and Benjamin Pring in their new book: What to do When Machines Do Everything) lay down a path for companies to harness the power of machines and gain competitive advantage, or just pl ...
Artificial Intelligence: Living and working with bots

Artificial Intelligence: Living and working with bots

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How to get ahead in a world of artificial intelligence, algorithms, bots and big data. Cognizant’s Malcolm Frank, Paul Roehrig and Benjamin Pring provide a field guide for companies Book Data Title: What to do When Machines Do Everything Author: Malcolm Frank, Paul Roehrig, and Ben Pr ...
Fewer degrees of separation – Collaboration Part4

Fewer degrees of separation – Collaboration Part4

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In this final part of our five-part series based on Morten Hansen’s book Collaboration, we look at some aspects of online collaboration. When can online do the job? When is face-to-face required? What are the pitfalls to avoid? Book data Title: Collaboration Sub-title: How leaders avo ...