Tag Archives: Multinationals

Five reasons to anticipate more BRIC brands

Emerging-market multinationals have become more prominent in the last few years. Last week I reviewed a book that documented the rise of some of these new firms. Business publications, consulting firms, and others also have published reports on the topic. A lot of this … Continue reading

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Have you driven a riquimbili lately?

The riquimbili is one of my all-time favorite innovations. The what, you say? Developed in Cuba, the riquimbili (pronounced rick-in-billy) is a local term that describes an old bicycle that has been upgraded into a motorcycle. The engine may come from a chain-saw motor and the exhaust pipe from a hollow steel … Continue reading

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Is this the Emerging Markets Century?

Book Review: Emerging Markets Century, by Antoine van Agtmael (2007). The world’s largest corporations are no longer just American, western European, or Japanese. A new breed of multinationals from developing countries is rapidly achieving global presence and prestige. They are also attracting more media … Continue reading

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