No shortcuts to greening the entire supply chain

No shortcuts to greening the entire supply chain

A growing number of multinationals are requiring that their suppliers demonstrate robust environmental credentials.

The world is not flat

The world is not flat

Operating models are key to the success of the global business. But executives continue to struggle with the challenge of balancing globalization and localization.

Taking a global view

Taking a global view

Following the merger of Arcelor and Mittal in 2006, senior management at the world’s largest steel producer took the decision to create a global tax function that would have visibility across the company’s entire operations.

Over the horizon

Over the horizon

Companies have been expanding overseas for centuries and, although the nature of international investment may be different today, the drivers behind entering new geographic markets have remained remarkably consistent.

Let’s stop kidding ourselves

Let’s stop kidding ourselves

Companies need to do much more to really benefit from the cultural diversity that exists within their organizations.

Respecting differences in distant markets

Respecting differences in distant markets

Western multinationals see emerging markets as a key source of future growth. But they could be underestimating the complexities of this shift.

A changing balance

A changing balance

Companies are rethinking their approach to innovation in emerging markets. Rather than see them as low-cost destinations for basic research, they now view these economies as fundamental to product development for both East and West.

The new frontier for growth

The new frontier for growth

Multinationals are increasing their investment in Africa, but developing a continent-wide strategy remains challenging.

Reverse innovation opens new avenues to growth

Reverse innovation opens new avenues to growth

Professor Vijay Govindarajan speaks to T Magazine about the importance and implications of reverse innovation for global companies today.

From multinational mindset to a new global reality

From multinational mindset to a new global reality

Structural changes in the global economy are encouraging companies to rethink business and operating models.

From West to East for a global champion

From West to East for a global champion

Over the past decade, India’s Tata Group has blazed an impressive trail of global expansion.

The search for clarity and consistency

The search for clarity and consistency

Transfer pricing has become a key issue for multinationals. Caroline Silberztein explains how the OECD is working to provide greater certainty for both taxpayer and administration.

CPOs head East

CPOs head East

A growing number of companies are relocating their Chief Procurement Officers to major sourcing centers in Asia. This offers proximity to key suppliers and better insight into the dynamics of the local market.

Offshoring’s next act

Offshoring’s next act

What began as a way for companies to reduce their fixed cost base has come a long way in recent years. Although cost is still a factor in offshoring decisions, other considerations are becoming increasingly important.

How to navigate a risky tax environment

How to navigate a risky tax environment

Governments in developed economies are turning to tougher tax enforcement as a way of bolstering revenues.

Dispatches from the front line of transfer pricing

Dispatches from the front line of transfer pricing

Greater scrutiny of transfer pricing by tax authorities requires a clear and robust risk management strategy from multinational companies.

A small car for India, a big story for the world

A small car for India, a big story for the world

The Tata Nano is a groundbreaking product that may change the prevailing view of innovation in emerging markets.

The power of the matrix

The power of the matrix

Genpact COO Tiger Tyagarajan talks to T Magazine about the company’s matrix organizational structure that lies at the heart of its global operations.

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