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State-directed capitalism rather than trade imbalance is the real US worry about China, Michael Kitson tells the Risk Summit of the Centre for Risk Studies. The state-directed nature of Chinese capitalism that allows longer-term investments is likely of greater concern…

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Dangers of de-globalisation

Worrying signs of a knee-jerk reaction to COVID-19, says Peter Williamson, Honorary Professor of International Management. There are worrying signs of a knee-jerk reaction to the coronavirus pandemic, a spasm toward protectionism, nationalism and the abandonment of international cooperation. This is clearly the wrong approach. …

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China and the new world order

Michael Kitson reflects on Trump taking centre-stage at the 2018 G20 summit and how China will dominate the new world order. By Michael Kitson, University Senior Lecturer in International Macroeconomics at Cambridge Judge Business School Tensions loomed over Argentina, which…

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Globalisation (The Cambridge Judge Business Debate podcast series)

Is the globalisation which has shaped our world over recent decades slowing or even moving backwards in the wake of the Brexit vote in Britain and the election of Donald Trump as US president, asks the first podcast in the…

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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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Why the Middle East is fertile ground for business

Peter Hiscocks is CEO of Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education and teaches innovation management and entrepreneurship, and says prospects for entrepreneurs look bright in a changing Middle Eastern landscape. What do you do when your business becomes over-dependent on…

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Tirad Mahmoud, CEO of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Tirad Mahmoud is leading a mission to redefine the Islamic banking business model, so what are his own leadership values and who are the people he admires? I believe leaders are defined by their followers. The essence of leadership is…

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How to avoid the common mistakes when doing business in the Middle East

Badr Jafar (MST 1999), social entrepreneur and Managing Director of the Crescent Group, says if you make it a priority to understand Middle Eastern culture better, you can reap the rewards. The Middle East can be both an attractive and…

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Chinese Weekly: China should value its ‘critical friends’

Dr Simon Learmount, Lecturer in Corporate Governance and Director of the MBA and Executive MBA Programmes, was recently interviewed by Chinese Weekly about the upcoming "Realising the Chinese Dream" Cambridge-Beijing forum. The following is a translation of the interview: How…

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Upping our game in UK-China business

by Professor Peter Williamson, Honorary Professor of International Management, Cambridge Judge Business School It's encouraging to see that the UK Government is finally taking China seriously as a business partner for Britain with PM David Cameron following up this week (2-4…

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