In a bid to prevent users from venturing out of their proprietary environment, Alibaba and Tencent are aggressively adopting a walled garden strategy.
Essential numbers on China: from the RMB internationalization to the contraction in the luxury market, growth in e-commerce transaction value, and more
Networked organizations mean flatter structures and more creativity, and also a new approach to managing a workforce that thinks and behaves differently. In 1994, when the internet was still mostly an academic information channel, most organizational charts looked a lot like they had for a hundred of years—as many as seven or eight levels from top to […]
The internet economy is bringing efficiency to the world of work, but it has downsides as well.
Can women have it all? Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi famously disagreed. And this is why she is right.
Mobile banking is proving to be a disruptive force for traditional branch banking. What is the future of banking as we know it—and the future of cash?
The popular notion is that state-owned enterprises are very powerful in China. To what extent is that true? Are fears of China’s state capitalism overblown?
Do state-owned enterprises still hold sway over the Chinese economy? Economist Nicholas Lardy responds to that question, and lists out the five common misconceptions about China.
Is Huawei’s global branding push enough to erase the memory of public blunders and herald the next step toward global success? It’s difficult to recall a case of more corporate schizophrenia in the past two years than that of Huawei, China’s largest maker of telecommunication network equipment. When Eric Xu, Huawei’s Executive Vice President and […]
Low communication costs and improved access to global markets for talent, supply chain requirements and customers is paving the way for micro-multinational companies. In the old days, startups were usually formed by people who’d known each other for a long time–relatives, professional colleagues, or old school chums–a small team that got together and created something […]