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Watch out for these 4 red flags when doing business in Myanmar

Important to remain alert: Amidst the enthusiasm, multinationals should not underestimate the fragility of Myanmar’s long path of development that can easily be derailed by misguided leadership and influential crony businessmen. Here are four red flags for you to look…

Organizational Structure Best Practices in Asia Pacific from Valmont

In one of the most diverse and varied marketplaces, senior executives in the Asia Pacific region face complex challenges in developing an efficient organizational structure.  Should companies group their business units geographically?  By function?  How decentralized should decision-making be? In…

How to Most Effectively Influence Government Policy-Making in Asia?

Frontier Strategy Group’s research has found that Multinational companies across Asia use a wide variety of channels to influence government policy as differing political systems and cultural norms demand unique strategies to manage domestic government engagement.     1. Effective…

Will Chinese Consumers Pay for Quality?

The following post is from Frontier Strategy Group expert advisor, Richard Brubaker’s All Roads Lead to China blog. The post is called Quality in China. Is it Valuable Enough to Pay for? *********************************************************************************** While the typical conversation about “quality” in…

Despite Strong Growth, Significant Risk Threatens Asia

Most Asian countries have maintained strong economic growth in recent months despite the turmoil in global markets; however, significant downside risks threaten the region’s continued performance. In Thailand, floods threaten to undermine the country’s growth and disrupt regional supply chains.…