The Global Business Environment

Meeting the Challenges, third edition

by Janet Morrison

Updated reading

Articles on India:
‘India and globalisation’ Financial Times Special Report, 27 January 2011.
The Economist, Briefing: the Tata Group, 5 March 2011.
The Economist, Briefing: India’s economy, 23 July 2011.

Articles on Africa:
Wallis, W., England, A., and Manson, K., ‘Ripe for reappraisal’, Financial Times, 29 May 2011.
Wallis, W., ‘Roll out the barrels’, Financial Times, 19 February 2011. This is about Ghana’s oil exploration.

Articles on Brazil:
Leahy, J., ‘Platform for growth’, Financial Times, 16 March 2011. This is about Brazil’s oil production potential.
Leahy, J., ‘Tale of two classes in Brazil as millions climb out of poverty’, Financial Times, 21 July 2011.
Leahy, J., ‘An Amazonian battle’, Financial Times, 29 August 2011. This is about deforestation.
The Economist, ‘Competition in Brazil’, 9 July 2011.
The Economist, ‘Brazil’s President: Dilma’s first big test’, 4 June 2011.

Articles on the Arab awakening:
Khalaf, R., ‘At hand, an Arab awakening’, Financial Times, 6 February 2011.
Peel, M., ‘Companies feel the heat in Arab revolution’, Financial Times, 29 June 2011.
The Economist, Briefing on the Arab revolutions, 2 April 2011.

Articles on China:
Dyer, G., Pilling, D., and Sender, H. ‘A strategy to straddle the planet’, Financial Times 18 January 2011.
Anderlini, J., and Hille, K., ‘A sharper focus’, Financial Times, 22 May 2011.
The Economist, Briefing on Chinese internet companies, 30 July 2011.
The Economist, Special Report on China, 25 June 2011.

Articles on CSR:
Groom, B., ‘The trickle-up effect’, Financial Times, 26 July 2011.
The Economist, ‘Corporate governance: the shareholder awakens’, 9 April 2011.
Financial Times Special Report on Sustainable Business, 23 June 2011.
Lucas, L., ‘Growing issue for palm oil producers’, Financial Times, 23 May 2011.
Hook, L., and Hille, K., ‘Apple’s Chinese suppliers under fire’; Hille and Hook, ‘Foxconn tackles pollution claims’, both articles in Financial Times, 1 September 2011.

Articles on ecological environment
The Economist, ‘Agriculture and nutrition: hidden hunger’, 26 March 2011.
The Economist, Special Report: Feeding the world, 26 February 2011.
The Economist, ‘The surge in land deals: when others are grabbing your land’, 7 May 2011.
The Economist, ‘Deepwater Horizon a year on: the shores of recovery’, 23 April 2011.

Articles on financial crisis:
Webber, J., ‘A high-risk recovery’, Financial Times, 19 July 2011.
Braithwaite, T., Masters, B. and Grant, J., ‘A shield asunder’, Financial Times, 20 May 2011.
The Economist, Special Report: International banking, 14 May 2011.

Articles on Russia:
Clover, C., ‘Ascent and dissent’, Financial Times, 12 July 2011.
Buckley, N., ‘A democratic deficit’, Financial Times, 29 August 2011.

Articles on Walmart:
Jopson, B., ‘A thinner throng’, Financial Times, 29 June 2011.
Jopson, B., ‘Walmart ruling hands big victory to business over class action suits’, Financial Times, 21 June 2011. This is about the Supreme Court judgment which blocked the large sex discrimination case against Walmart. A second article is McGregor, R., ‘Walmart sex win highlights claims of court bias’, Financial Times, 22 June 2011.

Article on Vale: Farchy, J., MacNamara, W., and Pearson, S., ‘Vale woos Guinea with social projects’, Financial Times, 7 July 2011.
Articles on social and cultural issues:
Financial Times Special Report, Age and the workplace, 7 September 2011.
The Economist, Special Report on the Future of work, 10 September 2011.
Jack, A., ‘Focus turns to social burden of lifestyle diseases’, Financial Times, 19 September 2011.
Cookson, C., ‘Welcome, number seven billion’, Financial Times, 19 September 2011.

Articles on the UK:
Groom, B., ‘Pension tension’, Financial Times, 30 June 2011. This about pension reform in Britain.
The Economist, Britain: ‘Bank reform: commission accomplished’, 16 April 2011.

Articles on globalization:
Giles, C., ‘Spectre of stagnating incomes stalks the globe’, Financial Times, 28 June 2011.
Sachs, J., ‘The great failure of globalisation’, Financial Times, 18 August 2011.
The Economist, Special Report on the future of the state, 19 March 2011.
Financial Times Special Report: World Economy, 23 September 2011.
The Economist, Special Report on the World Economy, 24 September 2011.

Articles on entrepreneurship
Financial Times Special Report on Entrepreneurship, 7 June 2011.
The Economist, Briefing on entrepreneurship in China, 12 March 2011.
The Economist, Briefing on Steve Jobs, 8 October 2011

Article on Kraft takeover of Cadbury: Rappeport, A., ‘A bitter taste’, Financial Times, 24 May 2011.
Kraft is now spinning off the international snacks business. See Rappeport, A., and Lucas, L., ‘Pressure from investors spurs Kraft break-up’, Financial Times, 5 August 2011.

Articles on the EU:
Chaffin, J., and Cienski, J., ‘The seven-year hitch’, Financial Times, 22 August 2011.
The Economist, Europe: ‘Diverging economies: Northern lights, southern cross’, 21 May 2011.

Article on Australia:
Smith, P., ‘Derailment danger’, Financial Times, 25 August 2011.

Articles on the US:
Barber, L., ‘The end of hegemony’, Financial Times, 6 September 2011.
Weitzman, H., ‘On Main Street, USA, an uncertain outlook’, Financial Times, 15 September 2011.
The Economist, (leader) ‘What’s wrong with America’s economy?’, 23 April 2011.