Our Latest Thinking on International Business

The rise of digital consumers, shifting geopolitics, and trade uncertainty have redefined the markets driving the global economy. Explore BCG’s latest thought leadership on international business for key insights into the forces affecting global business—and for perspectives on developments in emerging markets.

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COVID-19

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Lead Your Business Through the Coronavirus Crisis

COVID-19 is shaping up to be transformative to public health and the economy. On hbr.org, Martin Reeves, chairman of the BCG Henderson Institute, and colleagues explain why resilience continues to be the best answer to uncertainty.

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Fighting COVID-19 in Africa Will Be Different

The impact of COVID-19 in Africa may be mitigated by the youthful population—but a constrained health system and high incidence of other health conditions will intensify the challenge.

Seven Lessons from the Corporate Frontlines

As countries across the globe emerge from economic lockdown, companies are now entering the second, or Fight, phase of the COVID-19 crisis. This is the phase in which they will need to consolidate and forge a transformation plan (or map scenarios) that will position them to seize advantage in adversity. In China, where COVID-19 has been reined in and business is resuming, companies have already started down the road to recovery. What can others learn from their experiences?

Beyond Great BCG Book

Beyond Great

How to build sustainable business advantage in a world where great is no longer good enough

Geopolitics and Trade Impact

10 Trillion Case for Open Trade

The $10 Trillion Case for Open Trade

New research shows that, compared to a future of rising protectionism, fair trade would lead to gains of $2 trillion annually in global GDP through 2025 -- and much faster economic recovery from Covid-19.

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Global Trade Goes Digital

As digital transforms both the how and the what of global trade, companies must understand their own context, marry their digital and global agendas, and help shape policy that is economically sensible and politically robust.

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BCG on International Business and Globalization

Globalization presents unparalleled opportunities for international business, but the threat of disruption looms large.

Expert Videos

How Digital Ecosystems Create Value, and How They'll Change in the Future

How Digital Ecosystems Create Value, and How They'll Change in the Future

How Digital Ecosystems Create Value, and How They'll Change in the Future

Digital Consumers in Emerging Markets: The $4 Trillion Opportunity

Digital Consumers in Emerging Markets: The $4 Trillion Opportunity

The Expansion of Southeast Asia's Mass Affluents

The Expansion of Southeast Asia's Mass Affluents

Why Partnerships, Joint Ventures, and Alliances Fail

Why Partnerships, Joint Ventures, and Alliances Fail

Successfully Exiting a Joint Venture

Successfully Exiting a Joint Venture

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Globalization Isn’t Declining—It’s Transforming

Pioneering One Africa

Pioneering One Africa

Why Local Dynamos Are Winning in Emerging Markets

Why Local Dynamos Are Winning in Emerging Markets

How Digital is Changing the Game in ASEAN

How Digital is Changing the Game in ASEAN

Finding a New Normal for Global Trade

Finding a New Normal for Global Trade

Managing the COVID-19 Situation Post Full Lock-Down

The world is beset by what is clearly the worst pandemic of the past century. Both developed and developing nations are struggling with the spread of the n-Corona virus and the attendant risk to human health and lives. For emerging market economies such as India, a prolonged lock-down might lead to several additional challenges to peoples livelihoods, nutrition levels etc.

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How Asia Can Win in the New Global Era

As economic nationalism and digital technology radically redefine the world economy, Asian economies and businesses are in a strong position to lead in globalization’s next phase.

Riding the next wave of globalization: Policy priorities for India

India’s policies are being crafted to help strengthen its competitive advantage in a globalizing world. But what happens if the basis of that globalization changes? The UK’s recent decision to exit the European Union—popularly termed Brexit—has been touted as an indicator of the end of globalization.

India: Growth and Jobs in the New Globalization

India is facing a challenge in achieving the objective of 'growth with jobs' in the changing global environment. This study identify the drivers of growth and job creation and the critical leverage points where focused policy action is necessary to overcome this challenge.

Regional and Industry-Specific Insights

Global Growth Hot Spots

Multinational companies need a new approach for identifying global growth opportunities in this new phase of globalization. Consider the opportunities within a market, rather than the market’s economy overall.

Explore the global hot spots

Customer Insights

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The New Globalization: A Collection

Globalization is in the midst of a profound change. Companies must dispel the myths of globalization (as we’ve come to know it) and understand the new realities.

International Business

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