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Rising Importance of Global Finance: Why it Matter & What You Can Do

The Rising Importance of Global Finance

November 14, 2021

Technology advancements and globalizations have created a global financial system with strengths and weaknesses. Leaders need to know how to manage both.read more


Is Your Company Ready to Go Global? These Tips Can Help!

Is Your Company Ready to Go Global? These Tips Can Help!

August 12, 2021

Global business expansion is a challenging undertaking, but many companies provide use cases for success. Here are six tips to help any company make the move.read more


How the Pandemic Affected Market Globalization and What Organizations Need to Know

How the Pandemic Affected Market Globalization and What Organizations Need to Know

July 22, 2021

Learn what market globalization is, how the pandemic affected globalization and what organizations can do to be successful in this new era.read more


Global SDG Accountability Report

Global SDG Accountability Report

July 19, 2021

The Global SDG Accountability Report is a first-of-its-kind publication that aims to survey the current state of accountability (or lack thereof)for the 2030 Agenda at subnational, national and international levels. In addition to a varied body of expert insight, this report presents an analysis of the collected reflections and inputs from the SDG Accountability Survey, completed by a diverse set of stakeholders around the world. Thunderbird School of Global Management Director-General and Dean, Dr. Sanjeev Khagram was a contributing editor.read more


Cross-cultural Business

Cross-Cultural Business

May 4, 2021

Globalization and advancements in technology have made cross-cultural business more common and increasingly important. No matter which country or industry you work in, chances are good that you’ll have coworkers, partners, vendors, suppliers, or customers from different countries and different cultures.read more


Developing a Global Mindset

Developing a Global Mindset

April 9, 2021

As we move further into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, globalization of business becomes increasingly more common. More organizations have cross-cultural environments, and business leaders must understand diverse cultural, political, and business customs. “People today are now more informed and... read more


City Digitalization & Innovation Agendas Beyond COVID-19

City Digitalization & Innovation Agendas Beyond COVID-19

March 12, 2021

COVID-19 has dramatically impacted our cities worldwide. Cities are comprised of a dense concentration of people, infrastructure, organizations and enterprises, and most often depend on a complex mobility landscape. Urban environments typically take center-stage when it comes to entertainment and night-life, the trillions of physical interactions at schools, businesses, civic/public spaces, and other physical points of people gathering. As such, cities will always be impacted first and will be impacted more when a pandemic strikes. In both good and bad ways, cities represent ‘critical mass.’ Cities are also the places where innovations tend to originate and scale faster: urban innovation agendas have been with us for thousands of years – from Rome’s aquaducts to England’s steam engines ushering in the first industrial revolution. And now again, as we enter the 4th industrial revolution, urban environments typically serve as the canvass for system-wide innovations triggered by new ideas, designs and technologies. This time the game changing technologies are predominantly digital in nature. And it is digitalization that has helped cities respond to the crisis in novel and often effective ways. What can be learned from that response? How has it helped accelerate urban innovation agendas, and how do we pave the way from a governance and policy framework perspective? How can digitalization help leapfrog us beyond the old normal, preparing our communities to maximize the potential of the 4th industrial revolution and minimize its risks?read more


United Nations Global Compact

One Plus One Equals Three: Thunderbird and the United Nations Global Compact

December 3, 2020

In order to achieve “peace and prosperity for people and planet,” the United Nations Member States adopted The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, at the heart of which are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Achieving these significant global goals will require the cooperation and support of organizations in the private and public sectors. That’s where the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) comes into play.read more


Global Power: Ascendancy in China and Retrenchment in the U.S.

Global Power: Ascendancy in China and Retrenchment in the U.S.

October 27, 2020

Thunderbird professors Anne-Marie Slaughter, Doug Guthrie, Landry Signé and Rebeca Hwang recently joined Thunderbird Director-General and Dean Sanjeev Khagram in a virtual discussion of China’s ascent to global power and the United States’ retrenchment.read more


Landry Signé: Optimism Around Africa’s Business Potential

Landry Signé: Optimism Around Africa’s Business Potential

October 1, 2020

Over the past two decades, Africa has been home to the fastest-growing economies in the world and is ripe for global and local business investment. In his new book, Unlocking Africa’s Business Potential: Trends, Opportunities, Risks, and Strategies, Thunderbird professor, Landry Signé shares his optimism for sustained growth in Africa as he examines economic, business and investment issues and discusses the growth trends and drivers.read more