Looking for a fresh perspective on global business? We’ve rounded up our 5 favorite big-picture TED talks that take us out of our everyday business thinking.
Today, the phrase “making blockbusters in China” might bring to mind the manufacture of cheap bootlegs. Tomorrow, the phrase will conjure a very different picture — of crowded sets, special effects wizards, actors, and directors —at least if Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin has his way. With the creation of 20 state-of-the art studios at the Quingdao Oriental Movie Metropolis, Wang is taking Hollywood head-on, and Hollywood is paying attention.
If your international expansion plans have you moving workers around the globe, one of the first logistical issues you’ll encounter will be visa rules. But push your thinking further out in time, and you’ll also have to consider permanent residence and ultimately, citizenship rights...
For more than 20 years, American companies expanding into Europe have been able to consider a second frontier of Central and Eastern Europe as a viable investment location, in addition to the well-trodden locations of the West. However, a number of forces have been begun to render the site selection decision increasingly complex.
Happy New Year! The first International Operations Update of 2014 offers a review of key regulatory changes slated for implementation in the near term, including several measures announced at the close of 2013. If you’re doing business in the countries covered below, you’ll want to add a close reading of this edition to your list of 2014 resolutions, as pending legislation may impact your overseas operations and compliance programs.