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South Africa’s post-apartheid foreign policy has largely emphasised state-led continental political and economic integration. However, little attention has been paid to the influence of the country’s multinational corporations – or ‘MNCs’ – in this process. MNCs have indeed made an important contribution to increased integration across Africa, due to expansion strategies and the desire to increase market share. Dr Mpumelelo Mkhabela and Professor Christopher Changwe Nshimbi from the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation at the University of Pretoria argue that we should do more to acknowledge this.
Professor Bertrand Guillotin | Julianne Sellin – Should I Stay or Should I Go: International Companies in the Russian Market During the Ukrainian Invasion
In a recent paper, Professor Bertrand Guillotin and Julianne Sellin of Temple University discuss the difficult decision demanded of international companies operating in Russia at the beginning of the Ukrainian invasion. They explore this using the case study of Auchan, an international grocery retailer that had invested huge amounts of resources into the Russian market and had a tough decision to make.
The importance of the EU in global governance has been well researched. However, systematic analysis of the way it interacts with other international organisations has been side-lined. To address this gap, Axel Marx the University of Leuven and Oliver Westerwinter at the University of St. Gallen introduce a special issue of the Journal of European Integration. The research published in this issue explores how the EU interacts with different types of global governance institutions.
When considering proposed reforms of the US health care system, some physicians dismiss a single-payer system that would provide health care for all residents, as they believe their incomes would be reduced. In a recent study, Daniel Bryant, M.D., finds that state-based single-payer schemes may actually lead to increased personal incomes for physicians. His work also provides a template for evaluating the financial consequences for physicians within a single-payer health care system.
Professor Rafael Ravina-Ripoll – Achieving Sustainable Competitive Advantage in Organisations: Happiness Management
Sustainable Development Goal 12 refers to responsible production and consumption. Professor Rafael Ravina-Ripoll at the University of Cádiz in Spain and his colleagues (Luis Bayardo Tobar-Pesantez, Estela Núñez-Barriopedro and David Almorza-Gomar) have addressed a lack of research and understanding in the literature about how management models based on happiness management can help promote sustainable and ethical development in the COVID-19 era.
In recent years, many researchers have been investigating the associations between wage, education, and productivity, to gather valuable insight that could guide business decision-making. Professor Qiao Wang at Capital University of Economics and Business in Beijing has recently carried out a study specifically exploring the possibility that the motivation and productivity of business managers could be affected by their levels of education.
Redefining Sustainability Standards to Improve Lives and Livelihoods – Professor Maja Tampe, Esade business school
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China’s Belt and Road Initiative: An Epochal Initiative Connecting the World – Professor Xiangming Chen, Trinity College
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Increasing Income Equality During Slow or No Economic Growth – Dr Tilman Hartley, Autonomous University of Barcelona
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Chick-fil-A Successes, Failures and International Expansion Challenges amid LGBTQ Protests – Dr Bertrand Guillotin, Fox School of Business at Temple University
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A Framework Challenging Conventional Wisdom for Investing in Emerging Economies – Dr Bertrand Guillotin, Fox School of Business at Temple University
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