After one-week lasted ‘fight’ between State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) and Taobao (the largest e-commerce platform in China), the event finally walked into the “shake hands” stage. However, this heating debated event indeed led to some significant consequence both for SAIC and Alibaba. Continue reading →
“I leave India with a profound admiration for the remarkable development gains this country has achieved in recent decades. India´s experience holds valuable lessons for the World Bank Group and for countries around the world.”
Jim Yong Kim,
World Bank Group president March 2013
India has the potential to become one of the strongest economies in the world. Continue reading →
The demand for sweetened soft drinks is steadily decreasing. Therefore, soft drinks companies have to come up with something new. While Pepsi is very successful in selling snacks, Coca Cola ventures into uncharted territory: milk. Continue reading →
How to help the most disadvantaged populations order to take them out of severe poverty without entering into a welfare logic?
This is the challenge taken-up by Muhammad Yunus, a Bangladesh economist and civil society leader who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for founding the Grameen Bank and pioneering the concepts of microcredit and microfinance.
Microcredit basically consists of very small loans to poor borrowers who lack collateral, steady employment and a verifiable credit history. It is designed to support entrepreneurship and alleviate poverty. Continue reading →
Globalisation has become the main pillar of the 20th century. It seems almost impossible to define globalization without mentioning culture diversity. It is almost impossible to mention culture without mentioning conflict and conflict resolution. Though cultures are powerful, they are often unconscious influencing conflict and attempts to resolve conflict in imperceptible ways.
Cultures are more than a language, more than history food or dress. Cultural groups may share the same race, ethnicity or nationality, but they also arise from cleavages of generation, socioeconomic class, sexual orientation, ability and disability, political and religious affiliation, language and gender- to name only a few. Continue reading →
Finding an industry in which you want to work is not an easy task. The diversity of them in our modern world is quite impressive and It is often a difficult choice for the young graduates that have to decide in what sectors they wants to work. The choice has to be carefully made. You want to be certain your personality will match with the requirements of your industry. For example, the Finance sector, requires a high level of dedication from its employees with a strong resistance to stressful situation whereas the Retail industry will be looking for adaptable people with empathic skills. Of course nothing is better than testing it and as we studied it in Entrepreneurship, experimenting an opportunity or a hypothesis is key to have a sense of certainty. Today, I would like to talk to you about my Industry, the one I discovered one year ago and aim to continue exploring after graduation. Can you guess which one? Continue reading →
Nowadays, becoming a green company is not a trend anymore, firms have to adapt to the new times and this is the case of Schneider Electric (SE). SE was founded in 1836 in France and today it operates globally in the heavy and energy industries. To become such an important player in the market, one of the main focuses of SE is R&D investment, the company destines between 4-5% of its sales revenue on this activity, and taking into consideration that in 2013 SE sales reached 24 billion euros its investment in R&D can be considered pretty high.