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Chinese innovation: lessons to learn

by Professor Peter Williamson, Cambridge Judge Business School Despite the recent moderation in growth, China remains the second largest consumer market in the world, contributing to over a quarter of global growth. Indeed, forecasters believe the recent dip is part…

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Speaking up in Chinese companies

Chinese culture usually avoids conflict, but speaking up following the failure of new product development can help future projects and yield valuable workplace lessons, says new study co-authored by Professor David De Cremer of Cambridge Judge Business School. In China,…

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Affordable value innovation

For multinationals, the real prize in developing countries is in 'good enough' rather than high-end products, which can be very profitable, says Professor Jaideep Prabhu of Cambridge Judge Business School. From food to electronics to pharmaceuticals, major companies and brands…

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A new model for corporate social responsibility

Your business's CSR activity must adapt to the market you're in, new research reveals. In 2017, any company worth its salt has some kind of corporate social responsibility programme. But what CSR looks like – and how important it is…

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Crowdfunding in East Africa

East Africa requires regulatory framework and attention to harness the potential of crowdfunding while addressing consumer risks, says new report in partnership with the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance. Crowdfunding in East Africa currently has no specific regulations or policies,…

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Tearing up the innovation rulebook

Why a new approach to innovation could give Chinese companies the edge over their western rivals, says Cambridge Judge professor Peter Williamson. Think the challenge from China is all about low-cost manufacturing? Think again. A new approach to innovation, which…

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The women transforming the Middle East

These Middle Eastern entrepreneurs are changing the face of global innovation. And they are all women. Esraa Saleh is a petite, veiled, 23-year-old woman from a tiny, traditional rural village in Egypt. Not exactly unusual in Egypt, but a very different…

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International business in South America

The 2015 Executive MBA cohort visited Argentina and Chile on their International Study Business Trip. The 2016 International Business Study Trip (IBST) took the EMBA participants halfway around the world to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Santiago, Chile. The seven day…

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Why India could be the next business superpower

by Professor Jaideep Prabhu, Jawaharlal Nehru Professor of Indian Business & Enterprise and Director of the Centre for India & Global Business In 2015, several Indian companies are doing phenomenally well – not only in emerging markets, but in developed ones…

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Doing business in Lagos: meeting the challenges of extreme urbanisation

Lagos – exciting, buzzing, a beacon for start-ups and the arts? Or chaotic, dangerous, with high crime rates and a forever-dropping internet connection? Whatever you think of Nigeria's biggest city, there's no denying that millions of people want to live…

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