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Surviving the Arab spring: How can firms survive during social uprisings

November 10, 2020

Across the world, companies sometimes face unexpected political disturbances such as political coups, military rebellions and anti-government protests. How can multinational enterprises (MNEs) insulate themselves from such profound shocks? By looking at the performance of global construction firms operating in countries affected by the Arab Spring, TL Hill and his colleagues show that companies that […]

International connectedness and local disconnectedness: MNE strategy, city-regions and disruption

October 22, 2020

As the world becomes more global, Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) often disregard local relationships due to the international connections for their business. However, this can lead to a populist backlash against MNEs, as this strategy contributes to the uneven development of local industries. Ram Mudambi reasons that while the locals are right to be agitated, MNEs […]