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In the “flying geese paradigm,” Japanese economist Kaname Akamatsu explains that companies restructure to find the cheapest labor costs by moving low-value activities to nearby less-developed...
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Tablet sales showed their first sequential decline ever during the second quarter of this year, according to the research firm IDC. Apple sold fewer iPads than expected in its most recent quarter....
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The Chinese government’s actions against foreign drug makers emerged like a late-summer Beijing storm: heavy drops slapping slowly at first, then all at once becoming a disorienting deluge,...
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General Motors has joined the list of multinationals in the hot seat in India. In one of the largest vehicle recalls in the country, GM recalled more than 114,000 Tavera sports utility vehicles...
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3Dprinting sounds like the stuff of science fiction: A technology that potentially can create any object of one’s imagination, even human organs, with just a few computer instructions. To Star Trek...
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Global companies struggle with decisions about how much to outsource. Too little means an organization may lose the pricing advantages that can come with using competitive providers worldwide. Too...
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Microsoft’s recent reorganization of its operating structure is a big move. CEO Steve Ballmer says he wants to make the company more nimble and collaborative, and make it function as a single,...
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When you overhear a person five spots ahead of you at the coffee shop ordering a mocha light decaf, no whip, one pump, it might be enough to make you abandon your place in line and walk out. But...
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Whether you are a shelf stocker at Walmart, a second-year associate at a consulting company, or an equity analyst at an investment bank, you may feel that you are not adequately compensated for the...
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It was the memo heard around the world: In late February 2013, when Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer ordered the company’s staffers to stop working from home, she set off a ferocious debate over workplace...