In an age of uncertainty, peering 15 years into the future may seem like hubris. But ignoring long-term
trends—demographic, economic, corporate—is an even less attractive option. Understanding the long-term future is vital in ensuring that strategies are sustainable, that opportunities are identified at an early stage and that challenges are addressed beforethey become insurmountable.
This report assesses likely changes to the global economy, to eight major industries and to corporate structures between now and 2020. Our research drew on three main initiatives....
he objective of this paper is to provide an overview of the major trends taking place in
The automotive industry across the world, with an emphasis on the Asian market. It is
not a comprehensive report, but rather an informed view of the issues and a panorama
of the behavior of the major players, both automakers and suppliers. In the final section, the paper
presents some suggestions on how to measure firm competitiveness in this fast moving industry,
focusing on automotive suppliers, particularly the smaller ones that make up most of the local
autoparts industry in Asia....
Tourism is a dynamic part of our economy. The global hospitality and tourism industry, which blends
the lodging, food, attractions, cultural and travel industries, is the world’s largest industry with $4.5
trillion in expenditures generating 212 million jobs. The World Tourism Organization (WTO) currently
projects that by the year 2010, 338 million people will be employed in the industry that will grow to
$8.4 trillion in expenditures.
Air travel is continuing to experience the fastest growth among all modes of transport. Increasing total
fuel consumption and the potential impacts of aircraft engine emissions on the global atmosphere have
motivated the industry, scientific community, and international governments to seek various emissions
reduction options. Despite the efforts to understand and mitigate the impacts of aviation emissions, it still
remains uncertain whether proposed emissions reduction options are technologically and financially
Globalization is such a contested term. Not only it has been considered a cliché of our
times, but at the same time it has been criticized for its lack of a precise definition. Still
it holds such an appealing and powerful voice. By the sole mention of the concept it
was able to attract the research efforts of leading specialists throughout the world,
each one of them making a contribution to the academic debate.
Globally, clinker is typically produced in rotary kilns. Rotary kilns can be either wet
process or dry process kilns. Wet process rotary kilns are more energy-intensive and have
been rapidly phased out over the past few decades in almost all industrialized countries
except the US and the former Soviet Union.
Today's defense systems incorporate an increasing number of electronic components, intended to
enable these systems to be more accurate, more sophisticated, and more effective. Advances in printed
circuits and associated interconnection—an integral technology—have enabled this trend, and these
advances are expected to continue to enable future combat systems.
This Report illustrates the vigorous efforts being
undertaken by many developing countries to catch up
with their more developed partners in the dissemination
and use of ICT. However, it also shows that the
gaps are still far too wide and the catching-up far too
uneven for the promise of a truly global information
society, with its attendant benefits for sustainable
social and economic development, to materialize without the sustained engagement of national Governments, the business sector and civil society, and the tangible solidarity of the international community...
"International Business - Chapter 5: The Global Environment" describe the nature of international business, including its meaning, recent trends, the management of globalization, and competition in a global environment; discuss the structure of the global economy and how it affects international management;...
the RREEF Real Estate sustainability Council was formed
in February 2010 to develop and support RREEF Real
Estate’s commitment to sustainability. it comprises 18
senior members of RREEF Real Estate representing each
geographic region and functionality across the firm. the
Council reports to the RREEF Real Estate Global investment
Committee, which is comprised of 13 senior investment
professionals who are responsible for adopting and
transmitting best practices throughout the organization.
Examining a broad spectrum of case studies of innovative cross-border relationships, it establishes a framework for analysis and presents initial findings. Economic data are also analyzed to identify trends in the globalization of the U.S. aerospace industry. A survey of the complex U.S. regulatory environment that influences cross-border business relationships in the defense industry is also presented. The report identifies gaps in the findings and suggests follow-on research approaches to fill those gaps during Phase II of the project.
This apparently favorable equilibrium was underpinned, however, by three trends
that appeared increasingly unsustainable as time went by. First, real estate values were
rising at a high rate in many countries, including the world’s largest economy, the United
States. Second, a number of countries were simultaneously running high and rising
current account deficits, including the world’s largest economy, the United States.
After studying this chapter you will be able to: Identify the trends that will have the greatest impact on future business, identify the technologies that will have the greatest impact on future business, explain why understanding trends and new technologies can help an organization prepare for the future.
When you finish this chapter, you should be able to: Recognize current trends regarding foreign direct investment (FDI) in the world economy, explain the different theories of FDI, understand how political ideology shapes a government's attitudes toward FDI, describe the benefits and costs of FDI to home and host countries,...
In 2020, areas of particular importance for technology trends will include biotechnology, nanotechnology, materials technology, and information technology. The authors of this report assessed a sample of 29 countries across the spectrum of scientific advancement (low to high) with respect to their ability to acquire and implement 16 key technology applications (e.g., cheap solar energy, rural wireless communications, genetically modified crops). The study
Chapter 8 - Foreign direct investment. When you finish this chapter, you should be able to: Recognize current trends regarding foreign direct investment (FDI) in the world economy, explain the different theories of FDI, understand how political ideology shapes a government's attitudes toward FDI, describe the benefits and costs of FDI to home and host countries,...
After studying this chapter, you should have a good understanding of: The importance of international expansion as a viable diversification strategy; the sources of national advantage that is, why an industry in a given country is more (or less) successful than the same industry in another country; the motivations (or benefits) and the risks associated with international expansion, including the emerging trend for greater offshoring and outsourcing activity;...
In this chapter, you will: Know about population and income trends in global markets and how they affect marketers, understand how population growth is shifting in different areas and for different age groups, know about the distribution of income in the United States,...
Chapter 5. Demographic Dimensions of Global Consumer Markets. When You Finish This Chapter, You Should: 1. Know about population and income trends in global markets—and how they affect marketers. 2. Understand how population growth is shifting in different areas and for different age groups.