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Trade, Supply Chain and Corporate Responsibility

July 28, 2011

Trade, Supply Chain and Corporate Responsibility

According to IBM’s Samuel J. Palmisano, the multinational corporation is taking on a new form, that of the “globally integrated enterprise”.  It is increasingly focused on managing global supply chains.  This is changing totally the nature of trade.  Around one-third of trade is now intra-company trade.  That is, transactions between different parts and more...

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THE OLD WORLD’S AGEING COMPANIES

July 21, 2011

THE OLD WORLD’S AGEING COMPANIES

Everyone knows that population ageing will hit Japan and Europe more than it will affect the United States.  Funny thing, it is a similar story for corporate demographics.  Both Japan and Europe have had much less births of global corporate champions than the US these past decades, according to Nicolas Veron.   Veron has produced an interesting story based on more...

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KLM to be Swallowed up Air France

July 12, 2011

KLM to be Swallowed up Air France

The most famous Airlines in Netherlands, the Dutch KLM will most likely lose its autonomy to Air France KLM froup because of major changes within the corperate structure. If theses changes do occur, KLM will report directly to top management layer primarily made up of French nationals.  The decision is made necessary by integration of Italian airline Alitalia in 2013. more...

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Ensure Greater Entrepreneurship in the Phase of Crises

June 18, 2011

Ensure Greater Entrepreneurship in the Phase of Crises

The global financial crises have had severe effects on various sectors of development. One question that arises is whether entrepreneurship could accelerate our economic recovery?  If so, which countries are best positioned to engineer an entrepreneurship-led recovery? Recessions and crises can indeed be breeding grounds for entrepreneurship and more...

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Coffee Growers in Africa Speaks Out

June 18, 2011

Coffee Growers in Africa Speaks Out

The second largest coffee producer in Africa is Uganda, but local farmers are now complaining because they do not make much profit from their harvest. Hassan Kakooza has been a coffee farmer for 16 years. "Ugandan farmers, we are not happy, the coffee farmers we are not happy," he says. "Why? Because we are still colonized -- by the multinationals. The end user is more...

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Is Your Body Language Speaking for You?

June 15, 2011

Is Your Body Language Speaking for You?

Communication is a challenge in the workplace.  The primary reason is in order to get everyone on the same page all team members must send and receive the same message.  Your body language can interfere with the message you are sending, and the message others are receiving.  Even without any words being spoken our body language can communicate whether we are happy, more...

Life & Style

The Richest Black Man in the World

May 25, 2011

The Richest Black Man in the World

Author: Celina Eno Many people consider Africa to be poor and needy, but some of the richest men in the world come from that continent. It is unimaginable to think that the world’s biggest gainer in business terms comes from Africa. Nigerian tycoon Aliko Dangote, whose fortune is worth 13.8 billion dollar, is the richest man in Africa. The Aliko Dangote’s fortune more...

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Top 10 Marketing Concepts for Small Business

March 24, 2011

Top 10 Marketing Concepts for Small Business

Over the past decade more and more people are getting fired, getting downsized, or getting fed up with their corporate jobs and embark on the journey as a small business owner. Unfortunately, most of the new small business owners fail to consider their marketing plans or strategy. There are many marketing concepts for small business marketing to consider and plan for, but more...

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Preparing Your Business Plan for Success

March 24, 2011

Preparing Your Business Plan for Success

Establish what type of investment you need and how much you need. You must also present your investors with evidence of how you established this need. You won't impress investors if you sat down one day and decided you needed $50,000 to start a business. Offer a rational explanation of the basis for your need and don't overlook the extent to which your need for the more...

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Guide in Designing a Business Strategy

March 24, 2011

Guide in Designing a Business Strategy

By: Kaye Marks When you hear the word strategy, what comes to your mind? I bet you suddenly felt uneasy. It is because people make strategy harder than it needs to be. The problem is because business people always associate strategy with such tools like environmental scans, SWOT analyses, business impact analysis, risk analysis, financial modeling, and so on and so more...

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