The agreement signed by the United States and Japan, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which includes ten other countries, will represent 40% of the world’s trade volume. Given its scope, this agreement is a definite win for President Obama and Prime Minister Abe.
In Depth: the Immigration Crisis
Hundreds of thousands of people have been arriving in Europe in recent weeks in search of a better place to live and work, fleeing from Syria. How is the EU managing this crisis? Professors Pou, Rosenberg and Reiche take a look in their posts at the challenges the EU is facing in terms of moral responsibility and solidarity, and the economic, demographic and labor market aspects of the situation.
Entrepreneurship in Africa
Africapitalism is not a play on words: it’s an economic philosophy developed by Tony Elumelu, a Nigerian visionary entrepreneur and philanthropist. His philosophy represents the private sector’s commitment to the economic transformation of Africa through long-term investment that generates both economic prosperity and social value.
For the first time in recent history, the state of China’s economy is the object of examination, not only by “China experts” – provided such an animal exists – but by everybody interested in current economic conditions anywhere in the world. For the first time we are seeing that what happens to the Chinese economy can have an immediate effect on us through those most unpredictable creatures, the financial markets.
Our societies have long recognized the role of NGOs—the third sector—in resolving a multitude of situations. Moreover, cooperation between the public sector, the private sector and NGOs has produced excellent results. But in recent years the boundaries between those three sectors seem to have fade.
I am writing from my office at IESE. It is located on the same floor as the office I had here at the school in 1973 after returning from earning my doctorate at Harvard. The two offices are very similar, but it's now 2015. So I wonder: What has changed in all these years? What aspects will shape the future of our society and business management?
The economies of Latin America (LatAm) have fallen on hard times. After almost a decade of positive growth, the favorable external conditions are disappearing and prospects for growth seem grim. The IMF projection for 2015 is just 0.9%, the lowest growth rate since 2002, with the exception of 2009, the year of the Great Recession.
Women in Business
I'm afraid the "coffee for all" approach often imposed in some countries, involving a mandatory percentage applicable to all companies in all sectors, tends to produce a boomerang effect that prevents the spread and effective development of what we need: a culture of diversity.