Regions

In Africa, New Winners and Losers

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

While it is common to think of Africa as a continent poised for growth, the situation differs across many of its fifty-five countries. The falling price of oil has meant that oil-exporting countries (e.g., Nigeria, Ghana, Angola) are seeing much lower revenues. Meanwhile, countries that depended on minerals and other commodity sales to China have also seen growth slow. But both the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia are expected to have more than 8 percent GDP growth this year. As a result, there are still good investment opportunities in Africa, depending on the country and the sector of the economy.

Cleaning Up Drug Lane

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Unregulated supply chains and poor record keeping make it easy for counterfeit drugs to find their way into stores in many developing countries. MPedigree, a Ghana-based company, works with manufacturers to place scratch-off security codes on drug boxes to help consumers find out if the product is legitimate.

Japan Feels the Heat On Bribery

James Richardson, Ph.D.  |  Business Strategy

Under pressure from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Japan has begun to enforce its laws against bribery and corruption overseas.

Africa Is Bigger Than You Think

Brian Kench, Ph.D.  |  Economics

Sub-Saharan countries are recalculating their GDP.

Trying to Build the Next Amazon—in Nigeria

Ralph W Flanary, MBA, CFE  |  Business Fundamentals

Jumia wants to be the Amazon.com of Africa. Although Jumia and local rival Konga.com have taken a page from the playbook of Amazon.com, their deliveries are made with even more of a personal touch. You can take delivery by motorbike and pay in cash.

Trying to Build the Next Amazon—in Nigeria

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Online retailing and delivery has to adapt to Nigerian's skepticism and roadway realities.

The Shock Waves Hit Nigeria

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Banks in Nigeria, far from the financial centers of London and New York, created their own financial bubble.

Estee Lauder Launches its Own M.A.C. Attack

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

M.A.C. cosmetics finds sales opportunities for its high-end products in ethnic areas and emerging markets.

Estee Lauder Launches its Own M.A.C. Attack

Douglas L. Wilson, MBA  |  Marketing

Estee Lauder is using its M.A.C. cosmetics line, a hit with ethnic consumers at home, to enter emerging markets.

Behold!

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA  |  Business Fundamentals

The stock market in Peru went from 23 to 23,000 in 16 years. Surprised? Your next money-making opportunity is in the last place you

Behold!

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The stock market in Peru went from 23 to 23,000 in 16 years. Surprised? Your next money-making opportunity is in the last place you

Behold!

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D.  |  Finance

The stock market in Peru went from 23 to 23,000 in 16 years. Surprised? Your next money-making opportunity is in the last place you

Taking the Dull Out of Dell

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  Entrepreneurship

Dell, long the low-cost leader in PCs, has begun to seek a differentiation strategy using a design-the-appearance-of-your-PC approach.


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