Digital automation has been a solution to counterbalance high labour costs across most of the developed world. But why is it so important in China, where labour costs remain relatively […]
Faced with the increasing pace of innovation, companies are rethinking vital aspects of their business strategy, ranging from structures and staffing to the value propositions driving competitive positioning. The changes […]
Now, more than ever, is the time for foreign firms to grab market share and boost revenues through acquisitions and partnering in China. At a recent IMA China Management Forum […]
There is no doubt that corporate survival in Asia depends upon how well organisations deal with digital transformation. As one Asia/Pacific CEO at a recent IMA Forum put it, ‘We […]
China’s middle-aged and senior citizens present the most exciting growth opportunities in coming decades for consumer firms, and they are likely to be a valuable presence in future workforces. At […]
China is embracing robotics with the same intensity that made it a force in high speed rail and renewable energy. China’s vast manufacturing sector is under pressure to automate, and […]
Asia CEO Forum members recently discussed how innovation and new business models are recasting entire industries and helping companies reach new segments of consumers. Entrepreneurs across Asia have capitalised on […]
The internet ecosystem that has flourished behind China’s firewall is populated by a mini-universe of consumer applications suited to the cultural and language preferences of Chinese users. At a recent […]
With China’s mid-range segment growing faster than the upper or lower ends of the markets, a focus on the ‘sweet spot’ of the mid-tier segment – where quality, elevated pricing, […]
Developing middle management talent for leadership positions has become a major concern – and puzzle – for MNCs. Managers born prior to 1980 grew up in a tumultuous period when […]
ASEAN’s great tragedy is that individually most of its 10 member states are interesting, but collectively they deliver little. This is a great shame for a region with as many people as Latin America […]
Regarded as the ‘Donald Trump’ of the Filipino electoral campaign, few commentators believed Rodrigo Duterte was a legitimate contender for the top job. Yet, he won the election by a […]
In the past, sales success in China was often driven by who you know, rather than what you know. However, guanxi-style relationships alone are no longer enough. Buyers are focused […]
Is it time for Southeast Asia to shine? Asia CEO Forum members are asking whether now is the time to acquire businesses in ASEAN. While China’s growth rate is slowing, growth in Vietnam and the Philippines is picking up and Indonesia’s business conditions are improving.
Competition is coming from surprising sources to disrupt markets in China that foreign multinationals thought were theirs alone. Some Chinese entrepreneurs are using digital technology, consumer insight, and venture financing to leapfrog over MNCs.
With expanding and diversifying global trade, a young population and rapidly growing ranks of middle-class consumers, Indonesia is an attractive candidate for international companies looking to establish or enlarge their businesses. Indonesia has already come a long way, and between its fast-rising household incomes and extensive natural resources, it is a country that has climbed up the priority lists of many IMA Asia members.