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Chile supera a EE.UU. en ranking de libertad económica 2012

By | Abril 24th, 2013|

Según el Índice 2012 realizado por la Fundación Heritage: El país reingresa al top ten del que salió en 2009 tras la crisis y es el único de la región en el selecto grupo. Menor inflación, más facilidades laborales e incluso para hacer negocios, explicarían el puntaje. Chile es uno de los diez países del mundo [...]

Argentina: A creative advertising country

By | Diciembre 27th, 2012|

Description of Argentina Argentina is the second largest country in South America behind Brazil, and the third economy of all Latin American nations reaching a GDP (ppp) per capita of almost 15,000 dollars (Index Mundi, 2011). The country covers a territory of almost 2.8 million square meters from a sub-tropical climate by the north to the [...]

Why Wal-Mart uses different brands?

By | Octubre 24th, 2012|

Intercultural Communication In today’s changing and demanding world, companies or maybe we have to say transnational companies are trying to wonder if it is possible to have a global brand around the world. The answer is not easy and it does not have a unique response. The main problem that has to be faced is that [...]

Doing Business in Brazil: The Walmart and Lenovo cases

By | Abril 30th, 2012|

Brief Story of Brazil Brazil is the 5th largest economy in the world, and by coincidence is also the 5th country by population and area, with an estimate population of 200 million people toward the year 2007. In his history has been an important source of raw materials and natural resources like coffee, sugar, soy beans, [...]

World Investment Report 2011 – UNCTAD

By | Abril 24th, 2012|

Global foreign direct investment (FDI) has not yet bounced back to pre-crisis levels, though some regions show better recovery than others. The reason is not financing constraints, but perceived risks and regulatory uncertainty in a fragile world economy. The World Investment Report 2011 forecasts that, barring any economic shocks, FDI flows will recover to pre-crisis levels over [...]

Doing Business in India, the ABB cultural adaptation case

By | Abril 21st, 2012|

Brief Story of India India is the second most populous country in the world, with an estimate population approaching 1.200 million. Has a literacy rate of 65 percent with a great degree or regional variation. Almost 30 percent live in urban areas, with more than 35 cities reaching 1 million people. As a country, India covers [...]

Organization behavior: depends on the culture?

By | Abril 19th, 2012|

When we try to figure what is going to happen in the next years in the labor market, it is difficult to imagine that everything will be the same. Globalization, cross-culture interactions and influences, people´s aging, fast technological changes, and a large list of new scenarios and conditions will stress companies and employees. These conditions will [...]

Bet for emerging markets

By | Abril 11th, 2012|

As the world has become more competitive, global and complex every year, it is important to have information and a benchmark tool to analyze and understand how countries perform. In this scenario, for more than 30 years, the World Economic Forum´s annual Global Competitiveness Reports has elaborate The Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) that measures the productivity, [...]

Foreign Market Entry – An Article Review

By | Abril 8th, 2012|

Introduction One of the most important strategic decisions a company has to take is the way they will support and increase their activities in the long-term. For this, the firms have multiple opportunities abroad their frontiers. In this essay we will review some Foreign Market entry modes and considerations to take in account to capture some [...]

Global climate change: Equal for every one?

By | Abril 4th, 2012|

In these days the world´s global warming is one of the biggest concerns of humanity. In the past there were controversy about the causes and if it was an irreversible and cyclic process where the human activity didn´t have something to say. In the year 2007 a scientific report issued by the United Nation concluded that [...]

The power of adaptation in Asian Nations

By | Marzo 28th, 2012|

To understand national cultures and how they vary depending on specific countries, the social psychologist Geert Hofstede conducted one of the most comprehensive studies of how values in the workplace are influenced by culture (Hofstede, 2012) based in 4 value dimensions. With this in mind, we have to discover if the management style has to be [...]

Cirque du Soleil: An example of a Global Export Company

By | Marzo 21st, 2012|

The world known Cirque du Soleil is at this days the largest cultural export company of Canada (Nestruck, 2009), growing to a truly global entertainment transnational. According to his founder Mr. Laliberté the revenues in the year 2010 arrived to $850 million, estimating to reach $ 1 billion in 2011 (Sylt, C. & Reid, C., 2011). [...]

FDI in Developing Countries: The Chilean Mining Experience

By | Marzo 15th, 2012|

In the decade of the 60ies, the 45 percent of the copper production was in US Company´s hands, being the largest producer and consumer and accounting for most of the output of the copper mines of South America (Copper Development Association, n.d.), in the last years the industry has changed. Now Chile is the world´s major [...]

Stock Buy-Backs: What do the Executives Have to Say?

By | Diciembre 2nd, 2011|

In times when markets are getting out of recessions or there is a bad performance of the stock markets, there will be an increase in the companies announcing of stock buy-back. This commonly happens when they have extra cash -not always- and must decide how to invest it, one way is to purchase and retire some [...]

Profits for the Future Retirement: Alternative Asset Classes

By | Noviembre 28th, 2011|

Beyond the three primary asset classes where we find bonds, stocks and cash, we have many other types of investments that can be used to diversify our portfolios. These assets are called “Alternative Asset Classes” and cover a wide range of investment opportunities. The more important categories include hedge funds, private equity, natural resources, real estate, [...]

Diversified Investment Portfolio

By | Noviembre 24th, 2011|

When talking about investing in capital or investing funds we think in earning incomes with the lowest risks as possible or even risk free. The problem is that in this day’s instrument that can be considered almost “risk free” -the Treasure Bonds of the US Government- are giving poor returns. For example, the 5 year Treasury [...]