Surge in Divestment amid Changing Market Conditions and Consumer Behavior

Looking back at the first half of 2017, a trend was observed of companies giving off some of their business divisions. Companies across industries have been active in terms of portfolio adjustments. A Look at Some of the Divestments of H1 2017: Avaya, a technology company, agreed to sell its networking business to Extreme Networks. […]

Building Strategic Partnerships: Benefits and Risks

“Creating a better world requires teamwork, partnerships, and collaboration, as we need an entire army of companies to work together to build a better world within the next few decades” – Simon Mainwaring, Branding Consultant, Advertising Creative Director, and Social Media Specialist Every organization has diverse set of qualities. They have certain agenda, priorities, values […]

Cross Cultural Risks in Globalization – II (Solutions)

Current Scenario: Despite the differences and difficulties, in the current global scenario, it is extremely tough to not outsource or offshore. Firstly, in outsourcing, there is a comparative advantage – the ability to manage services at a lower opportunity cost. Clients can divert their pool of resources, both human and financial, to processes that add […]

Cross Cultural Risks in Globalization – I (Problem)

Introduction: In today’s world, where companies’ competitiveness lies majorly in sourcing, cross culture is becoming increasingly relevant. According to Charles Gay and James Essinger in their book, “Managing Strategic Sourcing”, if you are flying on a BA aircraft, you are probably actually not flying on it. The plane has the BA livery, the crew wear […]

Amalgamating Market & Marketing Research – Current Agenda for Risk Management

“What gets measured, gets managed.”- Peter Drucker In order to understand whether a particular strategy will work or not, it needs to be analyzed. The necessity to analyze, demands for the ability to measure. Measurement in turn points out the need to find the right set of data and to obtain the essential data, adequate […]

Philippines: Political Noise And Investment Stalemate

Just as we thought the IT-BPM growth story in the Philippines was looking picture perfect with solid revenues and rising “Next Wave Cities”, the statements made by President Rodrigo Duterte have managed to stir up a storm that has caught investors and businesses unaware. From his anti-U.S remarks to his pro-China foreign policy, everything has […]

The Power of Data Analysis to Drive Private Equity Firms

“Hedge funds, private equity and venture capital funds have played an important role in providing liquidity to our financial system and improving the efficiency of capital markets. But as their role has grown, so have the risks they pose.” – Jack Reed, Senior US Senator Asset Allocation in today’s world does not follow the simple […]