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Monitoring the Global Economic Recovery

In a stable year, Q3 is a time MNCs use to adjust strategic plans and finalize budgets for 2012. However, 2011 is not a stable year. Volatility in the global economy has generated significant uncertainty in all planning processes. GDP…

Scenario Planning for Emerging Markets

In my previous post on the topic of strategic planning, we took a closer look at the personal and professional risks that executives face through the strategic planning process.  In this post, we will focus on another thorny question: Is…

Transferring Production Across Emerging Markets

Foxconn is one of the most well-known emerging-markets based manufacturers. With labor prices increasing along with a string of suicides in it’s Chinese factories – the Taiwanese firm is looking to Latin America for new production capacity. The following is…

Growth in Emerging Markets Takes Efficient Distribution Management

Luxury jewelry retailer Tiffany & Co. recently released its second quarterly results, notching a better than expected 33% boost in profits, driven by demand in international markets.  In terms of growth, Tiffany cited a 46% increase in sales to distributors…