Digitalisation and market growth are the major challenges facing senior business executives in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, according to the 2017 Corporate Learning Pulse global survey. Conducted on behalf of Financial Times | IE Business School Corporate Learning Alliance, the survey considers the future direction of leadership development.
In a globalised world characterised by its speed and complexity, the learning needs of executives change rapidly. To keep the show on the road, let alone actually expand into new markets and launch new products or services, managers need to hone their agility and creativity.
High-profile expat departures from China, and reports from relocation and real estate firms suggest that these departures are part of a bigger trend than the usual cyclical slowdown. Official statistics show less demand for expatriate talent than five or ten years ago, at least relative to local hires. But it’s not just companies losing interest in expats; expats, especially those with families, worry about health and the rising cost of living.
In the first of our series of emerging market learning outlooks, Matthew Plowright identifies key themes that foreign investors must understand to be successful in China. Key corporate learning points Despite rising authoritarianism and protectionism China remains key to investors’ global growth strategies Service sector growth and economic stabilisation helped China hit its 2016 […]