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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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David J. Herman, Sollers: The global automotive industry’s paradigm shift

CIBAM's 2013 Distinguished Lecture on the 'Global Automotive Industry' produced a very broad and encouraging international picture, with Britain well-positioned for success. A strong list of guests including academics whose areas of interest include the automotive sector took part alongside…

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Professor Christoph Loch, Cambridge Judge Business School: The importance of the worldwide role played by the automotive industry

CIBAM's 2013 Distinguished Lecture on the 'Global Automotive Industry' produced a very broad and encouraging international picture, with Britain well-positioned for success. A strong list of guests including academics whose areas of interest include the automotive sector took part alongside…

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Changes ahead for China

Professor Peter Williamson predicts some of the challenges facing China's new leadership Increased public participation and a new leadership prepared to listen to the voice of the people are among changes forecast for China by Professor Peter Williamson, Honorary Professor…

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Out with the old – in with the new: China faces economic and judicial change

As the new leadership of China takes shape and moves into place, an acknowledged authority on the country predicts a shift in the country's economy and demands from the newly affluent middle class for better legal protection. Professor Peter Williamson,…

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Out with the old – in with the new: China faces economic and judicial change

As the new leadership of China takes shape and moves into place, an acknowledged authority on the country predicts a shift in the country's economy and demands from the newly affluent middle class for better legal protection. Professor Peter Williamson,…

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Doug Baillie, Unilever: A leadership vacuum

Doug Baillie of Unilever says there's a crying need for responsible leadership in what he calls the 'new normal' or 'VUCA' world - volatile, uncertain, complex and full of ambiguities Doug Baillie, Chief HR Officer at Unilever, says there is…

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Dr Eleni Gabre-Madhin, ECX: Ethiopia’s ‘Iron Lady’

Regarded in her own country as an 'iron lady', CEO Dr Eleni Gabre-Madhin has driven the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX) to a USD 1.2 billion turnover in just three years, doubling their share of the final price for their produce…

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