The increase in the margin rate of listed American companies is related to their increasing market power. / François Lévêque
According to Donal Trump, “Trade wars are good and easy to win.” Yet the history of international trade relations tells a very different story. / Antoine Bouët
With digital globalization comes digital protectionism. / Corinne Vadcar
Contemporary capitalism is not the realm of free competition and transparency. Economic warfare is a fact. / Eric Delbecque
The geopolitics of the Mediterranean are typical of an era where, in order to understand the world, one must look at marginal spaces. / Cédrick Allmang
Would a new trade war launched by the US government make America lose again? And what could be the economic and trade consequences for US trading partners?
China’s influence on world markets outweighs the degree of integration of its own banks and financial markets with the rest of the world. How will it change?
The Silk Road initiative has a political aim. But which one?
Working class Americans in midlife's mortality rate, after 100 years of declining, has turned the wrong way. / Angus Deaton
Lowering corporate tax to 20%, instead of 35%? This measure forms part of wider radical project that will give corporate tax the same features as VAT.
Prototypes such as Harvard or Oxford, as well as emerging players in Europe or China can be seen as a new type of universal power.
Different hierarchies of needs explain why there are both the Chinese way and the Silicon Valley way of doing business.
The slowdown in international trade and the digital revolution converge to shake up global value chains, a paradigm since approximately 25 years.
The sinking of the British steel industry has resulted in confusing, and sometimes contradictory debates.
After 40 years of two-speed growth, coastal-inland inequalities are now closing the gap. / Julien Legrand
Clextral is an engineering company located in the small town of Firminy, France. It employs 275 people and sells machines in 88 countries. What's the secret?
Many articles analyze why there's no Chinese innovation. Meanwhile, the situation is changing. How do Chinese entrepreneurs move from imitators to innovators?
How can manufacturers maintain and develop their competitive edges? What kind of industrial policy can help them when facing this challenge?
This is the other side of globalization: more and more cases of misunderstanding. However, it is not impossible to avoid them.
Despite a strong tendency for unification, despite our growing interdependence, the world economy is still highly fragmented. / Eric Chaney
Nano-sciences and nano-technologies are opening up hitherto unmapped paths to our bodies and health. Not without debates.
Even in highly intellectual activities, a number of inherent tasks can be codified and pre-programmed; some of the processes involved can be automated just like similar industrial applications. The tasks can be automated or executed remotely. Notwithstanding, not all services can be delocalized.
Will the rise of automated factories mean the end of Hon Hai's success story, and more broadly the end of China as the world factory? Not yet.
McKinsey estimates that the contribution of the Internet to the annual GDP of Africa could rise from $18 billion in 2014 to $300 billion in 2025. How?
Where does the African growth come from? What are its specificities? What does Africa still need to be able to race with other great emerging countries?
Between planned economy and privatization, Chinese capitalism is trailblazing its original path. What will the next twenty years be like? / Michel Aglietta
Various Western companies have started reshoring manufacturing jobs. But experts disagree on both the magnitude and the meaning of this phenomenon.
Will the spectacular success of the Chinese economy bring forth a Beijing consensus as a successor to the Washington consensus?
Has international trade come to a standstill with the crisis that started in 2008? Things are not that simple, says the Director-General of the WTO.
Multinational companies operating in China face a common obstacle: attracting, developing and retaining the local talent. Lack of supply is not the only issue.
The global economy is becoming increasingly interconnected, and innovative businesses are harnessing the power of this network.
Mao's thought remains an enduring influence. Its concepts help understand Chinese business strategies. / Richard Robert
With the publication of "Employees First, Customers Second", Vineet Nayar could be mistaken for a dreamer were it not for his status as the head of one of the most respected firms in India, one recognized by Fortune as possessing managerial methods among the “most modern in the world”.
The Rhodia Group made its first inroads into China 30 years ago at the precise moment the country initiated the political and economic reforms necessary to embark on its transformation to a modern market economy.
We do the brainwork; they do the rest. That was the idea anyway when Western companies started moving their manufacturing and back-office work to Asia two decades ago.
Each major crisis is witness to the emergence of new ways of quantifying the social order, implying new models of action, variables, and systems of observation.