After the Asian tigers, will it be the turn of the African lions?
Sub-Saharan Africa is likely to remain the second-fastest growing region after Asia in the near future, predicts Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, but “we can catch up with Asia, as the prospect of Africa as the last unexplored territory in the world and the potential of growth remain.”
For this to happen, Sanusi says Africa needs to put in place the right policies, address its infrastructure deficit, and provide the right environment and incentives for busine
Why, who and where? Chinese OFDI on the world stage
The phenomenon of Chinese companies going global has become a defining feature of China’s current stage of integration with the global economy. While China remains a minor player in terms of global Outbound Foreign Direct Investment (OFDI) flows, the financial crisis has afforded some of its largest state-owned enterprises, or SOEs, unprecedented opportunities for landmark acquisitions. In the ten months after Lehman Brothers became the defining casualty of the financial crisis, Chinese bidder
Powering the economic growth engine
It has been a key driving force, powering economies since the Industrial Revolution, yet it continues to take a backseat to other heavily-touted engines of growth, most recently consumer spending.
Call me anything except Junior
The new Oliver Stone film W explores an important concern for business and wealthy families - how parent-child relationships shape a child's personality development and, specifically, individual drives and motivations. The coming of age drama could be many family businesses where a feckless son struggles to redeem himself by overtaking his preferred younger sibling to succeed his father as head of the family dynasty.
Innovating at the top
With the global economic slowdown, the need for innovation is even greater today. If you're looking to maintain your market share, and perhaps post growth despite the recessionary environment, innovation is key.
Taking the lead
Peter Grauer, the Chairman and CEO of Bloomberg, is a man with a mantra and he repeats it every chance he gets: “We have an aspiration at Bloomberg to become the most influential news organisation in the world.” A glance at the statistics behind the media empire started in 1981 by the eponymous Michael Bloomberg (who, on becoming the 108th Mayor of the City of New York on January 1, 2002, left the running of his company to long-time friend and associate Grauer), shows that the global media c
Taking leadership research global
The global dimension of leadership is becoming a key area of interest for leadership research, says Cristina Escallon, director of the INSEAD Leadership Initiative, speaking on the sidelines of the first INSEAD-Wharton Research Conference on Leadership.
Most leadership research around the world is based on US-centric models, be it US companies or American leaders. This is because the US is where most academic developments have taken place in this field over the last couple of
Organise, simplify and socialise: an entrepreneur’s vision of online social networking
With the fast-growing proliferation of social networking sites on the internet, it’s become common for many people to spend time at work and at play socialising and making new friends online. Indeed, having several social networking accounts on popular platforms like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and Flickr is par for the course for many, such as Singapore-based Danish entrepreneur Thorben Linneberg.
Improving organisations through performance feedback
Performance feedback plays an important role in indicating when a firm needs to change its management strategy. It doesn’t, however, indicate just what this new strategy should be, and firms do not always respond appropriately, says Henrich Greve, INSEAD Professor of Entrepreneurship and Organisational Behaviour.
Transforming risky 'business-as-usual' scenarios into a more sustainable future
Climate change and sustainable development are interlinked problems that pose serious challenges. Although the issues are complex, both problems could be solved together, provided we begin immediately, says Professor Mohan Munasinghe, co-winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize for Peace for scientific contributions related to climate change and sustainable development.
Jeff Gold Inaugural Lecture - The Leader's Conundrum or 'You cannot lift yourself up by your own shi
The aim of the lecture will be to do demonstrate the need to challenge continuing traditional images of leaders, often depicted at the apex of things, on top of a hill or at the centre of a complex web of activity. I will argue that those nominated as leaders MUST become aware of what I will call the leader's conundrum and complement their inspiration with 99 x perspiration. To appreciate this call, attendees to the lecture as respectfully asked to do the following just before the lecture: a.
Creating an Island Paradise
Off the southeastern coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, an undersea volcano is building a future Hawaiian island. Loihi, the youngest volcano of the Hawaiian chain, shares the Hawaiian hot spot with its larger siblings Mauna Loa and Kilauea. Loihi is expected to breach the ocean’s surface in some 100,000 years. In this video segment from Nature, learn about the beginnings of a new volcanic island. Run time 01:13.
Comparison of Midfacial Development of Children with Clefts with Their Siblings
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MSU Faculty conversations: Ruben Martinez
Ruben Martinez, professor of sociology and director of the Julian Samora Research Institute, talks about JSRI's 25th anniversary. To read more, go to http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2014/julian-samora-research-institute-celebrates-25th-anniversary/
Checklist - Language Assistantship
This is a resource released as part of the E-Portfolio Toolkit based on experience of developing the “Year Abroad E-Portfolio”, undertaken by the School of Languages at Leeds Metropolitan University.
Virtual Maths - Basic Structures, bending moment point of load
Interactive simulation demonstrating the bending moment at point of load
Behavior and Policy #3-2 Measurement, Methods and Technology
MIT class 11.S942 Behavior and Policy: Transportation Research Seminar, Spring 2014 2/19/2014 Class 3-2: Measurement, Methods and Technology Prof. Jinhua Zhao Guest Speaker: Dr. Emile Bruneau
Literary Festival 2013: Art in Conflict [Audio]
Speaker(s): Pat Barker | Moving from the Slade School of Art to Queen Mary's Hospital, where surgery and art intersect in the rebuilding of the shattered faces of the wounded, Pat Barker’s latest novel Toby's Room is a riveting drama of identity, damage, intimacy and loss. This event will explore art’s responsibility to war, and the links between art, literature, science and history. Pat Barker was born in Thornaby-on-Tees in 1943. She was educated at LSE and has been a teacher of history an
Evening for Elon - New York City: President Leo M. Lambert
President Leo M. Lambert unveils the plans for Elon's new School of Communications facilities and offers an update on the fundraising for the project. The evening’s program featured "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams as moderator of a guest panel representing Elon’s School of Communications, including alumni, a current student and an advisory board member. The audience also heard a performance by alumni of Elon’s music theatre program.