Regions

Russia’s Deadly Mideast Game

Derek Abrams  |  Economics

Putin uses small, viscous wars to keep himself popular at home in Russia. The Kremlin is doing more in the Mideast region than bombing Aleppo. Russia’s involvement in the Middle East ranges from energy deals with Qatar to power politics in Libya.

EBay Tries to Push Past Its Tag-Sale Roots

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D.  |  Operations Management

With the upscale Australian department store chain Myer, EBay created a Virtual Reality Department Store, giving away 20,000 "shopticals" that let shoppers browse merchandise via augmented reality. Differentiating EBay from Amazon is the centerpiece of CEO Devin Wenig’s strategy.

A Zara of Modesty Rises in Turkey

James Richardson, Ph.D.  |  Business Strategy

Appealing to the tastes of conservative Muslim women in Turkey and around the Middle East is giving fast fashion retailer LC Waikiki an edge over global competitors like Zara and H&M.

A Zara of Modesty Rises in Turkey

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The Kucuk brothers have helped turn a French fashion retailer into a multinational company focused on conservative fashions for observant Muslims. Their chain, LC Waikiki, now has over 600 locations, with about a third outside Turkey. LC Waikiki tries to have a great range of stylish apparel for "covered women."

Syria's Small Factories Struggle to Survive

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Manufacturing output in Syria has shrunk as the civil war has shuttered (and bombed) factories.

Bad Loans Could Spark an Emerging-Markets Crisis

Larry Tunnell, Ph.D., CPA  |  Accounting & Taxation

What is the outlook for the debt of emerging-markets corporations?

Turmoil in Egypt Batters Turkish Exports

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Tension in Syria and Egypt puts a damper on Turkish exports to other Middle Eastern countries.

Batman Wins a Condom Contest

Douglas L. Wilson, MBA  |  Marketing

Companies need to expect the unexpected when it comes to implementing social media campaigns.

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.

How a Turkish Immigrant Made a Billion Dollars in Eight Years Selling Yogurt

James Richardson, Ph.D.  |  Business Strategy

Chobani dominates the rapidly growing Greek style yogurt segment, but the two big yogurt players, Dannon and Yoplait, are chipping away at their lead. Can Chobani remain independent and in the lead?

How a Turkish Immigrant Made a Billion Dollars in Eight Years Selling Yogurt

Douglas L. Wilson, MBA  |  Marketing

Hamdi Ulukaya, a Turkish immigrant, is an billion dollar American success story. Chobani’s payroll has almost doubled in the past year with plants in Idaho and Australia, and more growth is on the horizon. Can the yogurt be that good?

Citigroup: New CEO wields the ax

James J. Stewart, DSc  |  Operations Management

Are operations managers responsible for creating jobs?

The Millionaires in the Mosque

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D.  |  Finance

How will economics impact Egypt's future?

A False Brigade

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D.  |  Finance

Can the emerging economies save Europe?

9 Ideas From Around the World to Fix the U.S. Economy

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D.  |  Finance

What should we do to get the U.S. economy going again? Countries as diverse as Germany, Brazil, Singapore, and Thailand can offer ways for the U.S. to shore up its economy.

How to Beat the High Cost of Happy Workers

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

China's maker of iPhones and iPads raised wages and lowered suicides. But it also lost money. Now Foxconn is seeking cheaper labor.

Pinkberry Looks Abroad to Keep Its Cool

Charles Newman, PHD  |  Accounting & Taxation

The hip frozen yogurt chain, still tiny at home, is heading overseas.

If Demography Is Destiny, Then India Has the Edge

James J. Stewart, DSc  |  Operations Management

Research shows working-age populations are slipping in the U.S. and other industrialized nations while those of other countries are growing faster.

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

The World's Most Caffeinated Country

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Coffee consumption and economic growth appear to be linked.

Turkey's Moment

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

It came through the last few years without a bank failure, and is showing strong economic growth

Vodafone's Indian Dilemma

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

It's signing up plenty of new customers, but a price war is killing margins.

Turkey Turns Outward

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D.  |  Finance

Has applying for EU membership changed Turkey?

Turkey Turns Outward

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Applying for EU membership has sped up reforms, which has helped Turkey weather the current turmoil.

What's Driving Up the Dollar

James J. Stewart, DSc  |  Operations Management

A flight to safety, in particular, is overpowering dismal U.S. economic news.

Kazakh Oil: A War of Nerves

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

The Tengiz oil field in Kazakhstan is one of the world's biggest. Shipping the oil to western markets is proving to be very challenging.

Pipeline Wars

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D.  |  Finance

What happened to the U.S.'s energy diplomacy?

The Coming Commodity Clash

James J. Stewart, DSc  |  Operations Management

Will commodities continue to be in short supply?


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