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

Redrawing the Map of Global Trade

Redrawing the Map of Global Trade

Even when the global economy fully recovers, the international trade landscape will look dramatically different in the years ahead than it did before the pandemic.

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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.

Seven Lessons from the Corporate Frontlines

Some companies have emerged from economic lockdown prepared for the tough road ahead. What did it take—and how are they mobilizing for the new reality? Here is a sampling of the world’s success stories.

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

Compared to a future of rising protectionism, fair trade would lead to gains of $2 trillion in global GDP annually, through 2025—and much faster economic recovery from COVID-19.

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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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La mondialisation ne décline pas, elle se transforme

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

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.

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