The African Economic Community

A few weeks ago I had to travel to Switzerland. As I was preparing for the trip, I wondered whether I needed my passport or if my Spanish ID would suffice. Switzerland doesn’t belong to the European Union but I wasn’t sure about this type of administrative arrangement between it and the EU member countries.…
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Environment: Twelve key ideas from Pope Francis

The encyclical Laudato Si (2015) Pope Francis, addressed to “every person” who lives on Earth (3), covers many known issues related to environmental ethics, but also discusses innovative aspects with respect to conventional literature. Instead of preparing a comprehensive analysis, I have synthesized some ideas that I feel are significant, while also keeping the enterprise…
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How Shakespeare can help you write a really relevant speech

“My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: words without thoughts, never to heaven go” (Shakespeare, Hamlet,  Act lll , Sc.1) President Bill Clinton was certainly a charismatic speaker. He attracted huge audiences and will be remembered as one of the most popular U.S. presidents since John F. Kennedy. But can any of us really…
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HQ Involvement with Its Subsidiaries: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Multinational businesses expand their operations worldwide by establishing subsidiaries abroad. Given that a subsidiary is an asset of the multinational company and serves the economic aims of the business headquarters (HQ), HQ-subsidiary interdependence and a continuous relationship seem to be unavoidable. The degree of interdependence naturally differs with the degrees of freedom granted to the…
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