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How should companies emerge in a post-COVID World?

How should companies emerge in a post-COVID World?

The impact of COVID-19 pandemic in enterprises is a current topic in the business world. The extension of the changes will depend on how fast scientists develop a new vaccine or a new drug. However, to understand the influence of the pandemic in companies, specialists in management usually use the experiences from the 1918-1920 influenza. […]

Digital Platforms – The Evolution of the Retail Segment

Digital Platforms – The Evolution of the Retail Segment

Now and then we come across discussions about new business models that emerge as a result of the digital transformation (or revolution), supported by the use of technologies that deal with massive amounts of data (artificial intelligence and machine learning), communications (5G), cryptography (blockchain), and the Internet of Things (IoT), which open up possibilities for […]

The Geopolitical Factors of the Belt and Road Initiative in Latin America: The cases of Brazil and Mexico

The Geopolitical Factors of the Belt and Road Initiative in Latin America: The cases of Brazil and Mexico

Professors Miguel Montoya, Daniel Lemus, and Evodio Kaltenecker, all from the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, wrote an article (link here) which analyzes how geopolitical factors impact the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in Latin America, in the context of the growing influence of China in the region. Specifically, these authors explain how Brazil and Mexico, […]

When supply chain meets Global Marketing: Will Corona lose its Mexican identity?

When supply chain meets Global Marketing: Will Corona lose its Mexican identity?

In the fourth quarter of 2019, the multinational brewing company Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) announced the beginning of the production of Corona outside of Mexico. No big deal, actually, because many multinationals spread geographically their supply chains to meet the global demand of their products. Such decisions make sense from a business perspective, because they […]

Innovation and Globalization of Executive Education Programs

Innovation and Globalization of Executive Education Programs

Evodio Kaltenecker, Ph.D., Bárbara Mojarro, Ph.D Introduction Executive education is undergoing a gradual but radical transformation after two waves of transformation. In the first wave, which happened during the 1960s, the professionalism of faculty and the quality of the courses increased while in the second wave, during the 1990s, the global competition started and featured […]

Banking across borders: Cases of internationalization of retail banks

Banking across borders: Cases of internationalization of retail banks

Introduction This article explores the international expansion of banks. Although there are large institutions with banking operations in many countries, a specific segment in banking – the retail business – evidences the difficulties of internationalization of financial services. For example, until the 1990s, international expansion was not common in retail. Except when serving ethnic communities, […]

When Technology meets Strategy: Impacts of Industry 4.0

When Technology meets Strategy: Impacts of Industry 4.0

INTRODUCTION Today, the Fourth Industrial Revolution represents a new technological paradigm, where digital systems, the Internet, and the conventional industry will merge together, leading to a transformation of the multinational companies. Industry 4.0 (or I4.0, another name for the current technological era) has captured the interest of many stakeholders, among them top-level executives, governments and […]

Should Apple buy Netflix? Is the Era of AppleFlix coming?

Should Apple buy Netflix? Is the Era of AppleFlix coming?

Introduction Rumours that Apple will acquire Netflix have been around since 2016 but have increased lately. Although Netflix is surely an expensive M&A target, with a market valuation of US$ 156 billion [1], Apple has deep pockets to fund such impressive movement, as the company sits on a pile of more than US$ 230 billion […]

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