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  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Endogenous Overconfidence In Managerial Forecasts

    The authors examine whether attribution bias that leads managers who have experienced short-terni forecasting success to become overconfident in their ability to forecast future earnings. Iniportantly. this fonn of overconfidence is endogenous and dynamic. They also exaniine the effect of this cognitive bias on the managerial credibility. Consistent with the...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Bank Corporate Governance, Beyond The Global Banking Crisis

    Following up on the publication of the Walker Report (2009) in the United Kingdom, international organizations such as the Basel Committee (2010), the OECD (2010), and the European Union (2010) have proposed guidelines to improve bank corporate governance and, more specifically, risk governance. These international reports vary widely on what...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Estimating Perceptions Of Discrimination: Experimental Economics In Schools

    The authors put forward a new experimental economics design with monetary incentives to estimate people's perceptions of discrimination in a variety of contexts. They apply the design to estimate students' perceptions of teachers: Students were given an endowment to bet on their own performance on a written verbal test, either...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Always Cola, Rarely Essential Medicines: Comparing Medicine And Consumer Product Supply Chains In The Developing World (Revision 1)

    The World Health Organization estimates that almost a third of the world's population still lacks access to essential medicines. The distribution network for medicines is ineffective and inefficient in many developing countries. Discussions often centre on why the medicines supply chain cannot replicate the supply chain for consumer products and...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Blockbusting: Brokers And The Dynamics Of Segregation

    This paper shows that information plays a key role iii the coordination of white households' forward-looking expectations to leave an area in response to the entry of minority households. First, from the 1940s to the 1970s, real estate brokers earned substantial commission fees during white flight to the suburbs. Real...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Identity Workspaces For Leadership Development

    Profound changes in individuals' relationship with their employers and expectations for their work lives have generated an increasing demand for leadership development, while at the same time exposing the limitations of traditional leadership programs focused on the acquisition of conceptual knowledge and requisite skills. This paper explores how conceptualizing leadership...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Partnering With Competitors - Effects Of Alliances On Airline Entry And Capacity Decisions

    The formation of an airline alliance is one of the most important and difficult decisions that has to be made by airline management. In particular, domestic airline alliances have always caused controversy due to the possibility of attenuating the competition, which has been a key concern of policy makers. Before...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Do Maximizers Predict Better Than Satisficers?

    The authors examined the relationship between maximizing (i.e. seeking the best) versus satisficing (i.e. seeking the good enough) tendencies and forecasting ability in a real-world prediction task: forecasting the outcomes of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. In Studies 1 and 2, participants gave probabilistic forecasts for the outcomes of the...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Emotional Intelligence And Leadership Effectiveness: The Mediating Influence Of Collaborative Behaviors

    Leadership effectiveness can be divided into two broad categories that include getting along behaviors (teamwork and empowerment of others) and/or getting ahead behaviors (visioning. energizing. designing and rewarding). This paper examines the effects of emotional intelligence on getting along and getting ahead leadership behaviors at work. Results from an analysis...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Understanding The Role Of Language In Management Forecast Press Releases

    Using a sample of 2,254 voluntarily-provided "Unbundled" management earnings forecast press releases; the authors investigate the role of linguistic sentiment and linguistic certainty in pricing. They provide evidence that sentiment in the forecast setting is directionally consistent with the simultaneously issued hard earnings forecast and plays a significantly greater role...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Leadership And Judgment: Why Leaders Know More Than They Think

    The author woke up early one morning in the summer of 2010. This was noteworthy; left to myself, the author would have woken up a few hours later, his head would have been happier and his stomach would not have rejected the coffee inflicted on it. After the involuntary spasms...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    The Impact Of New Product Introduction On Plant Productivity In The North American Automotive Industry

    Using 7 years of plant-level data for the North-American automotive industry, the authors empirically study productivity losses during new product launches. Using propensity scoring, they estimate an average productivity drop of 20% during the year of a new product launch, and they find that the manufacturers do not seem to...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Content Contributor Management And Network Effects In A UGC Environment

    The success of any User-Generated Content (UGC) website depends crucially on its asset of content contributors. How firms should invest in the acquisition and retention of content contributors represents a novel question that is particularly important for these websites. The authors develop a Vector Autoregressive (VAR) model to measure the...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    The Languages Of Strategic Agility: Trapped In Your Jargon Or Lost In Translation?

    At the heart of strategy lie streams, or sequences, of decisions and resource commitments. Such decisions include major strategic moves like internationalization and new market entries or diversification and acquisitions. In most companies, strategic decisions are extensively discussed and debated. They are usually framed, formulated, articulated and deliberated in an...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    When Does The Past Repeat Itself? The Interplay Of Behavior-Prediction Personal And Norms

    In this paper, the authors find that behavior prediction strengthens behavior repetition, making people more likely to do what they normally do, when personal norms regarding engaging in a behavior are weak or not easily accessible. However, when personal norms are strong or made accessible at the time of the...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Better Selection Or Efficient Contracting?

    By comparing two services outsourcing processes competitive bidding and negotiation the contingencies under which one outsourcing process dominates another. The authors study the selection and contracting process in which one client without sufficient in-house capabilities seeks to outsource the service needs to one service vendor selected from two ex-ante identical...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Punishing High-status Deviants: The Role Of Transgression Severity And Betrayal

    Evaluations of workplace deviant behavior are often biased by the personal characteristics of both deviants and sanctioners. In this paper, the authors focus on the characteristics of deviants and investigate the conditions under which sanctioners are more lenient towards deviants of high social status than low-status wrongdoers. They experimentally test...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Advance Selling When Consumers Regret

    The authors characterize the effect of anticipated regret on consumer decisions, firm profits and policies, in an advance selling context where buyers have uncertain valuations. Advance purchases trigger action regret if valuations turn out to be lower than the price paid, whereas delaying purchase may cause inaction regret from missing...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Dynamic Purchase Decisions Under Regret: Price And Availability

    The authors model a dynamic purchase context in which a consumer is uncertain about the product's valuation. The consumer has two purchase opportunities for the product: forward purchase in period 1 or spot purchase in period 2. Two forms of regret are considered: buyer's regret over the money paid in...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Shedding Light: INSEAD Initiatives Seek To Foster Growth, Development In Africa

    Listen to INSEAD faculty, alumni and associates talk, and you realize that Africa is no longer just a story of disease, poverty, misery and humanitarian aid. Or of China's hunger for raw materials and energy, while the Japanese and Koreans buy land in Africa to grow their own food. Today,...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    The Middle Kingdom: Civilization State Or Nation State?

    China is a conundrum: past, present and possibly the future. Even as it is on course to overshadow the US as the next dominant economic superpower, author Martin Jacques argues that it will never become a Western-style society, but will likely remain highly distinctive.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Understanding Markets Key To Globalization

    Even as some multinationals are still mulling over their China strategy, others like Siemens had been laying the groundwork in China a long time ago. Today, Siemens is still on track with its China strategy, due in no small part to its early entry. The time invested has also helped...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    The Changing Face Of The CIO

    As CEOs increasingly turn to technology to help them cope with a rapidly changing business environment, chief information officers (CIOs) are no longer simply 'the IT guys'. Increasingly, they are expected to play a more strategic role.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Soft Information Or 'Cheap Talk' In Company Announcements: Filling The 'Void'

    Elizabeth Demers, Assistant Professor of Accounting and Control at INSEAD, has concluded a linguistic analysis of more than 20,000 corporate earnings announcements. Her research shows that both optimistic and very certain, unambiguous language can help a company's share price in the 60 days following the announcement.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Hard Times For A Talent Hub

    Like many countries around the world, Singapore's economy has been hit by the global downturn. It will be a stern test for the city-state's government as the recession bites and more Singaporeans lose their jobs, especially as the authorities have been encouraging foreign 'talent' to come to live in the...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Maximizing Shareholder Value: An Ethical Responsibility?

    Finance professors often get criticized by ethics professors because they tell their students that the goal of the firm is to maximize shareholder value. Financial scandals such as Enron, Tyco and others are regularly blamed on the excessive focus on shareholder value maximization.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Winning With Value

    Too many companies focus on just the cost of software systems, rather than look at the business value they generate. That may not be surprising given the complexities of trying to assess the value of software assets, but according to a new study by INSEAD professor Soumitra Dutta, companies who...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Meeting The Sustainability Challenge: HCL Technologies

    Corporate India is just as committed as Europe and the United States to sustainability, asserts Vineet Nayar, CEO of HCL Technologies Ltd. "Indian businessmen are global businessmen - they are not isolated in India," he says. "And the entire economy is global so you just can't say the economy is...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    CEO View: Wolfgang Prock-Schauer Of India's Jet Airways

    As the aviation industry faces its biggest crisis in recent history because of high fuel prices and the economic slowdown, airlines are forced to do business differently as they seek to trim operating costs ruthlessly to brace themselves for tough times ahead.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Sustainability: A Business Opportunity

    By the year 2040, only 15 per cent of the world's population will be living in what are now called developed countries. It's therefore essential for today's business planners to start focusing on the rest of the planet. Fortunately a strategy centered on emerging markets can be both financially profitable...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    The Dash For Cash: Competing In China's Booming Sportswear Market

    The Olympic flame may have been extinguished at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but the competition for the spending power of Chinese consumers remains red-hot for sportswear firms Adidas and Puma.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    It Starts With One: Changing Individuals Changes Organizations

    Small and large businesses have been searching for decades for the holy grail of organizational change: the perfect way to motivate employees to change their old ways for what management deem to be better, new ones.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Shell Ceo Van Der Veer: Carbon Dioxide Regulation Necessary To Make The Markets Work

    If governments do not intervene, industries will meet the growing demands for energy in the cheapest way possible, and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions will increase. That puts Jeroen van der Veer, CEO of Royal Dutch Shell plc, one of the world's leading petroleum companies, in an odd position: a leading...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    The Future Of Chinese Capitalism

    China's emerging economy is an enormous success story and it's remarkable, say two INSEAD academics, because it's really one big experiment. In this webcast, "The Future Of Chinese Capitalism," Gordon Redding and Michael Witt say that different parts of China are trying different things to find the best formula.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Crisis Communications: The Emergence Of Stakeholder Media

    When Le Monde exclaimed in a front-page headline: "Danone prepares to shed 3,000 jobs in Europe, including 1,700 in France", on January 10, 2001, Danone - France's Mark Hunter national 'champion' and one of Europe's biggest food and beverage firms - faced a major crisis. The announcement led to public...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    The Show Must Go On: Cirque Du Soleil's Recession-Proof Formula

    According to Daniel Lamarre, president and chief executive officer of performance troupe Cirque du Soleil, whose shows still play to sell-out audiences, he is confident that his company will ride out the recession. In the past when there was an economic crisis, people are turning to entertainment because you just...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Getting To The Heart Of Social Innovation

    Money is fairly easy to give; you just write a cheque. Talking about marginalization and change is easy too. "The harder thing to do is giving your time and yourself to the cause. And that," says Pamela Hartigan, "Is what is critical to social innovation."

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Bridging The Chinese Talent Gap

    Despite making huge economic strides in the last three decades, China is still wanting in the area of human capital. Not enough local talent is being adequately groomed to keep up with the country's growth engine. This is a direct result of Chinese companies not devoting enough time to look...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    The Momentum Effect: Mobilizing Brainpower For Efficient Growth

    CEOs dream of delivering efficient and sustainable growth - growth that would put serious distance between them and their competitors. Unfortunately, the way most large corporations generate growth is so expensive and inefficient that for most firms, meaningful, market-beating growth has remained just that - a dream.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Women And The 'Vision Thing'

    Research by INSEAD professor Herminia Ibarra and PhD candidate Otilia Obodaru shows that women leaders are not perceived to be as strong as men when it comes to articulating a vision of the future and translating that vision into a strategic direction for the organization.

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  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    Media Revenue Management With Audience Uncertainty

    An important challenge faced by media broadcasting companies is how to allocate limited advertising space between upfront contracts and the spot market (referred to in advertising as the scatter market), in order to maximize profits and meet contractual commitments. The authors develop stylized optimization models of airtime capacity planning and...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    The Liability Of Strangers: Performance Consequences Of Non-Local Partnering

    This paper examines the performance consequences of non-local partnering formation of new ties between organizations that have neither direct nor indirect connections. Although non-local ties provide organization with potential benefits including enhanced opportunities to broker resource and information flows across unconnected partners, they also entail risks associates with the absence...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Explaining Households: Investment Behavior

    Building on a framework of heterogeneous uncertainty across the population, this paper provides a unified theoretical explanation for several salient features of household investment behavior: First. A fraction of households will choose not to participate in the stock market. With poorer households less likely to participate. Second. Among the part...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2003

    Coordination Failures And The Lender Of Last Resort: Was Bagehot Right After All?: (Revision 1)

    The classical doctrine of the Lender of Last Resort, elaborated by Bagehot (1873), asserts that the central bank should lend to "illiquid but solvent" banks under certain conditions. Several authors have argued that this view is now obsolete: when interbank markets are efficient. A solvent bank cannot be illiquid. This...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Limits Of Arbitrage: The State Of The Theory

    The authors of this paper survey theoretical developments in the literature on the limits of arbitrage. This literature investigates how costs faced by arbitrageurs can prevent them from eliminating mispricing and providing liquidity to other investors. Research in this area is currently evolving into a broader agenda emphasizing the role...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    The Market That Never Was: Failed Market Coalitions in Mobile Payment Services

    Given the lack of theoretical background and empirical evidence on the topic, the authors explored the research question with a grounded theory approach in the single case of an emerging market, where the authors embedded the global case study with multiple cases that examine the same market at the local...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    The Merck Orchestra: Using Mendelssohn To Teach Leadership

    A symphony conductor, in many ways, has a great deal of mystique about what they do says Jon Chilingerian, Adjunct Professor of Organizational Behavior at INSEAD. To most audiences the conductor may seem like the 'Maestro,' an authoritarian leader commanding musicians from his podium. But Wolfgang Heinzel, chief conductor of...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    The Upside Of A Down Market

    If there's one good thing about an economic crisis, it's the bargains resulting from the fall-out. Good, that is, if you're in a position to buy. And that was exactly the position in which Banco Santander found itself. When the credit crisis hit the UK in 2007, Spain's largest bank...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    How Do You Measure Success At The Top?

    Perhaps at no other time in history has CEO compensation come under such scrutiny. What makes these business leaders, who are more often than not men, worth so much money? "The initial idea was to get an idea of what kind of strategies, and leadership styles make someone successful, and...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    CEO View: Josep Oliu, Banco Sabadell

    From 1976 to 1982 there was a long deep crisis with a lot of consequences to the financial system, Oliu remembers. "This was mixed with the transition to the democratic regime in Spain and the establishment of a lot of market mechanisms that didn't exist before - and that caused...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    CEO View: Paul Desmarais, Jr. Of Power Corporation Of Canada

    In 1925, Power Corporation of Canada pioneered the development of the hydroelectric industry, supplying power to homes and business across the country. But today the company is no longer about electric power; it's all about the financial services industry. Instead of generating kilowatts, this family-controlled management and holding company has...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Building An Asian Bank

    With most economic indicators and forecasts signaling the Asian century, one regional bank is setting its ambitions high and within the folds of the continent. Singapore-based DBS Bank plans to step up its local game by playing to the region's surging megatrends and relying on its greatest asset - a...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Raising The Bar On Dyslexia Treatment

    Blackley suggested that her work with dyslexia treatment was ripe for technological innovation. Dyslexia manifests itself as a problem with literacy skills - reading, writing and spelling. Short-term memory, mathematics, concentration, personal organization may also be affected. An estimated one in 10 children suffer from dyslexia, although some studies suggest...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    In Search Of An Effective Innovation Policy

    One reason for the tendency of many innovation policy analysts to focus primarily on the big picture, such as the industrial structures of nations, their business cultures, education systems, and legislative frameworks. As a result, governments are often offered recommendations requiring some major socio-economic changes, ranging from calls to overhaul...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    The Heat Is On: Private Equity Goes To Asia

    After a difficult year for private equity in 2009 following the global financial crisis, many limited partners are looking to invest in Asia in search of gross returns of two to three times invested capital, if not more. PE firms and hedge funds may have been demonized somewhat in the...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    'Leave No Stones Unturned': Due Diligence In China's Private Equity Market

    China's budding private equity industry is booming, with new firms springing up every other day to tap the country's vast economic potential. But even as competition for deals heats up, investment firms should be wary about being too hasty in concluding their corporate due diligence. Henry Ines, a partner at...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Asian Private Equity: Coming Of Age

    Asian private equity's long-term returns have not been exceptional; while on par with returns in the United States, they are quite a bit behind Western Europe. Ten-year net returns for Asia stand at 7.3 per cent, with three-year and one-year returns showing more strength at 9.6 per cent and 37...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Buybacks Are Back: Strategy Pays Off With Returns Of 103.5 Per Cent In First Year

    The basic strategy is to invest in US companies (1) that announce open market repurchase programmes and (2) that seem to be motivated by an undervalued stock price. Past research has shown that such a strategy has consistently beaten the market during the last 25 years. The strategy beats the...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Investing In Unknown Stocks Could Yield Higher Returns

    The study found that investors stand to gain comparatively higher returns by punting on stocks that have no media coverage than those that enjoy a high media profile. Indeed, the study's survey of a portfolio of stocks with no media coverage found that it outperformed another portfolio of stocks with...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    China's Progress: Can It Breach The Great Wall?

    With China's ascent as the world's second-largest economy, it may just be a matter of time before it eclipses the United States in productivity. But will it evolve to become a high-income, consumption-driven economy like the US? Today, Asian economies are producing more than 30 per cent of world output....

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Why Diversity Matters: The Lessons From The Setting Of The Rising Sun

    The Japanese economy has been stagnating for around two decades, but Black attributes the decline in the fortunes of its multinationals to their failure to adapt and globalize. "They took their systems that worked in Japan and had worked extraordinarily well. The author mean, when you think about it, back...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Japanese Business: Time To Take The Brake Off?

    The Japanese economy may be the second largest in the world, but it struggled in the 1990s and early 2000s. And while economic pain might have resulted in structural reforms elsewhere that has not happened in Japan. The brake is the coordinated character of Japan: changing the ways of doing...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    The China Market: Windows Of Opportunity

    Foreign firms have been eyeing the Chinese market ever since the country began opening up in the 1980s. And given that China has a population of about 1.2 billion people, it's a market that has plenty of promise. However, former INSEAD Assistant Professor of Asian Business and Comparative Management, Steven...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Environmental Degradation: Counting The Cost Of Rapid Economic Growth

    Bad air, polluted water, depleted resources and global warming. These are some of the emerging hallmarks of Asia's booming growth in recent years. From Beijing to Bangalore and beyond, the consequences of industrial development are tainting the region's environment. Yong says the environmental priority for his country is clean water...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Healthcare2020: Combating Malaria In The Developing World - The Funding Challenges Ahead

    Despite many medical advances, malaria still affects 40 per cent of the world's population, especially countries with the lowest incomes. Although increased funding has come in from private sources such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, those most in need are still not getting the help they require. Taking...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Leader Or Follower? The Future Of The Chemical Industry In Europe

    The new regulation could initially be considered a financial burden for companies, but it could bring benefits. "People want to have confidence in the chemical industry - it does not have a great reputation and many skilled engineering and business graduates therefore prefer to work in more 'Glamorous' industries, which...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    The Energy 'Battlefield' In Europe

    Demand for energy around the world is increasing, particularly with the rapid economic growth in China and India, and the issue of 'Energy security' is becoming increasingly important. But, on the other side of the coin, climate change and global warming have also become political and economic issues. And while...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    The Tortoise And The Hare? An Analysis Of China And India's Long-Term Prospects

    When asked what animals symbolize China and India, most people would probably say the dragon and the elephant. In terms of long-term economic prospects, however, the hare and the tortoise may well turn out to be the more appropriate choice. While India is moving more slowly than China at this...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Tapping The Uptapped: A Winning Strategy For Emerging Markets

    Innovation is often a key driver to a company's success. Take Siemens, for example, which has a reputation for being innovative - and successful. But the correlation doesn't stop there, according to Ursula Boehm, Vice President, Operations (International Business) at Siemens. It's one thing to be innovative, but product differentiation...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    On The Branding Edge

    Branding expert Ken Cato is the man that some major companies turn to for help with overhauling their branding. His clients include Taiwan's BenQ, Germany's Siemens, Australia's Commonwealth Bank and most recently, Dubai World Central, the world's largest planned airport. He believes that building iconic brands require companies to dare...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    In Defence Of Hedge Funds

    Hedge funds have come in for scrutiny of late, particularly for their role in the financial crisis. According to Christopher Fawcett, CEO of Fancier Partners, which manages hedge fund and alternative investment portfolios, hedge funds have become a scapegoat as they are an easy target. Speaking in defense of hedge...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    The Gender Gap

    With unprecedented numbers of women entering higher education on an equal par with their male counterparts, perhaps the Second Sex, as Simone de Beauvoir deemed women, can finally claim they have arrived on equal footing in a man's world. But not so fast. If the number of women entering higher...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Narrowing The Gender Gap In Malaysia: Redefining Roes In Politics And The Tech Sector

    In the 1970s and 1980s, the Malaysian government took steps to bring about equal opportunities for men and women. One of those measures was to invest heavily in health and education infrastructure by putting a school and a fully-equipped hospital within five kilometers of every home in Peninsula Malaysia. In...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Womenomics: Winning The War For Talent And Customers

    Business leaders have been talking about talent wars for years. These executives complain that they can't find enough qualified people to fill the leadership pipeline even in these tough economic times. Wittenberg-Cox said that's partly because companies aren't fully utilizing half their talent pool. Some 10 or 15 years ago,...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    The Leadership Diversity Puzzle

    They say it's never a bad time to invest in leadership. But is that still true, even during the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression? Unilever, the food and personal care products giant, thinks so and is putting its money where its mouth is. Earlier this year, Unilever donated...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Measuring The Effectiveness Of Corporate Governance

    Trust is the foundation of sustainable development. As the world continues to get smaller, the mutual interdependence increases and we all need to be able to mobilize the resources and goodwill of others to achieve success. That can only be achieved through gaining their trust. Therefore, the ability to gain...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    The Lehman Fallout: Blame The Bankers, Not The Banks

    The banking industry, post-Lehman Brothers, is going to be quite a different one going forward, because the impact of the banking crisis was so profound that changes are inevitable. "I think the subprime crisis is an inflexion point," says Sir Win Bischoff, chairman of Lloyds Banking Group. "I think it's...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Rethinking What Shareholder Value Means

    By not ending too early, the current financial and economic crisis can actually be beneficial for shareholder value, says Urs Peyer, INSEAD associate professor of finance. The crisis will weed out companies that have the wrong ideas about shareholder value and the wrong implementation methods because such companies will likely...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    In The World Of Banking, Does Size Matter?

    It was bound to happen. After pouring tens of billions of dollars, pounds and Euros: as much as 5.5 per cent of the GDP of advanced economies, according to the International Monetary Fund, governments began to revolt. "If a bank is too big to fail, then it is too big,"...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Self-Managing Teams: Debunking The Leadership Paradox

    Is leadership superfluous in a self-managing team? Aren't self-managing teams supposed to be self-sustaining and self-sufficient? Paul Tesluk, Associate Professor of Management and Organization at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, wants to correct this misconception. "Self-managing teams are not as rare a phenomenon...

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