Strategy

Working 9-5 to avoid a breakdown

World Finance speaks with Linda Holbeche, author of the Agile Organization on if we should rethink the standard working week

Global productivity figures are down, and some countries have found changes to the standard 9-5 are increasing those figures. ...

Reduce, reuse, recycle: Where are you in the circular economy?

As the concept of sustainability becomes more deeply embedded in the fabric of society and the economy, the notion of the circular economy has started to gain traction

World Finance speaks with ING’s chief economist Mark Cliffe on the risks and opportunities this presents. ...

Malmgren: Diversifying away from China key to global retail success

Dr Pippa Malmgren argues Zara transcended economic chaos by not relying on Chinese manufacturing that is vulnerable to global shocks

World Finance speaks to economist about her new book Signals. In it, she highlights how even Chinese manufacturers are diversifying their production in the face of another geopolitical crisis. ...

With unemployment figures creeping up across the globe, employers are demanding more from candidates. Business schools have responded by creating industry-specific MBAs, writes Nash Riggins

Back to school

With unemployment figures creeping up across the globe, employers are demanding more from candidates. Business schools have responded by creating industry-specific MBAs, writes Nash Riggins

MBA graduates turning backs on finance for voluntary sector

Increasing number of graduates are shunning big salaries for the third sector

Executive MBAs present equitable option

In economic uncertainty, many executives turn to further education to compete in the jobs market. Rita Lobo explores how executive MBAs are a way to obtain qualifications and stay ahead

Economic effectiveness: how an interim manager can help

Interim managers have the intuition and strategy to help businesses realise their goals even in times of economic conservatism

Leadership development through coaching: a case study

The Defence Acquisition University is an example of how professional coaching schemes can work alongside training and development programmes to produce impressive results

Understanding professional coaching

Businesses and individuals can enhance their performance through coaching services, and finding the right coach can improve efficiency and profit

Dealing with poverty in developed nations

World Finance speaks with Hernando de Soto, renowned Peruvian economist on what’s holding back the West today

Indivisible labour, Les Mis, and a global lack of infrastructure

World Finance speaks with Hernando de Soto, renowned Peruvian economist, on what’s holding back the impoverished today

Bongani encourages Angolan transparency

Those investing in emerging economies must generate a greater sense of trust and abide by sustainable principles if they are to yield positive returns. Bongani Investment Group is doing just that

A novel way of raising capital and enhancing customer loyalty is being offered in the UK in the form of mini-bonds, but some argue they offer little return for their considerable risk

Crowdcube breathes fresh air into investing

A novel way of raising capital and enhancing customer loyalty is being offered in the UK in the form of mini-bonds, but some argue they offer little return for their considerable risk

Magellan sees container investments grow rapidly

The capital market has never before seen the variety of products that are available today, and demands on these investments vary; as do their reputations. Containers have been an attractive alternative for 30 years

Pay secrecy could soon be a thing of the past

The policy of complete pay transparency is a huge departure from accepted motivational structure, but some companies are starting to consider what the benefits of opening up incentive schemes might be

Three tobacco firms have been ordered to pay record fines for failing to warn consumers about the risks associated with smoking

Canadian tobacco firms ordered to pay record fines

Three tobacco firms have been ordered to pay record fines for failing to warn consumers about the risks associated with smoking

Deloitte Brazil on the country’s business environment

The arrival of the Company Recovery and Insolvency Law 10 years ago changed the business culture in Brazil, but no law is perfect and enhancements should be made to maintain its effectiveness

How to navigate transfer pricing in Brazil; Deloitte advises

While Brazil is not a member of the OECD, many multinational groups there are able to successfully navigate international transfer pricing standards, yielding effective results