Regions

Mobile Carriers Start Hanging Up on Africa

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The past decade has seen a significant buildup of mobile phone networks across Africa, with countries auctioning spectrum to multinational bidders that hoped to cash in on the projected growth of subscribers on the continent. The costs involved, along with new regulatory hurdles, have caused some multinational telecom firms to scale back on their investments. One new wrinkle is requiring mobile phone operators to at least partially list their shares on local exchanges and make stock ownership available to local investors.

The Conflict Over Conflict-Free Minerals

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D.  |  Org Behavior & HR

Although some companies opposed the Dodd-Frank conflict mineral provisions, Intel worked for years to make its global supply chain conflict-free.

The Conflict Over Conflict-Free Minerals

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Some companies pushed to avoid helping fund Congolese warlords, while industry groups challenge the Dodd-Frank rules.

The Conflict Over Conflict-Free Minerals

J. Vincent Eagan, JD, Ph.D.  |  Business Law

Disclosures are now due to the SEC for so-called conflict minerals.

Freeing Your Cell Phone from African Warlords

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D.  |  Org Behavior & HR

Dodd-Frank requirements have spurred American companies to redesign their supply chains. Now some are once again purchasing conflict free minerals mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


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