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IBR Women in business: turning promise into practice
The gender diversity issue has been on the business agenda for many years now, yet a third of businesses still have no women at a senior management level. Somewhere there is a disconnect.
GrowthiQ Age is no barrier
India’s young, growing workforce and China’s ageing population put Asia’s two great economies at either end of the age dividend. Partners at Grant Thornton discuss the consequences for each of their countries.
International Business Report (IBR) Diversity in business: why do we care?
Francesca Lagerberg explains why we continue to call for greater gender diversity in business and explains how our 2015 report - The path to leadership - adds to the debate.
International Business Report (IBR) Talent squeeze threatens global growth
Businesses in the world’s three biggest economies, the United States, China and Japan, are increasingly feeling the heat when it comes to recruiting skilled staff. Given that these countries together represent over a third of global output, a deficit of skilled staff could have a significant knock-on effect on economic growth not just in these economies but beyond.
Blog Collaborate. Innovate. Grow.
Crowdsourcing is not a new concept. I see it as the guiding principle underpinning democracy; the wisdom of the crowds pick a better leader than any individual could (we hope!) But what about using crowdsourcing to develop business strategy?
International Business Report (IBR) Creative, instinctive leadership in business
Do leadership styles differ around the world? This is one of the questions explored by our recent International Business Report. We asked 3,400 business leaders working in 45 economies to tell us how important they believe certain attributes are to good leadership.
Construction and real estate Three threats to real estate and construction growth
The real estate and construction sector continues to make steady progress as it recovers from a financial crisis in which investors, developers and homeowners were disproportionately hit.
International Business Report (IBR) Dynamic businesses at forefront of M&A
Dynamic businesses at the forefront of M&A activity highlights an increasing importance for M&A in driving growth. There is a clear acknowledgment from the 12,500 businesses surveyed that acquisitions will be needed to supplement existing operations.
International Business Report (IBR) Why isn’t female political leadership translating to the boardroom?
Denmark has made some fantastic television dramas over the past few years. ‘The Killing’ and ‘Borgen’ have been compulsive viewing in the Lagerberg household. Both place intelligent, strident women as the main characters and, in the case of political drama, Borgen, imitate life itself by prophetically telling the tale of a female Prime Minister – Helle Thorning-Schmidt becoming the first Prime Minister of Denmark in 2011.
International Business Report (IBR) Why still so few women in senior management?
Just one in seven delegates at the annual World Economic Forum gathering was a woman this year. This statistic alone explains why the issue of women in businesses inspires so much passion and debate, emphasising that the path from the classroom to the boardroom is anything but straightforward.
International Business Report (IBR) What type of leader are you?
Wherever I go in the world, I’d rather be walking a dog than stroking a cat. Some things are the same wherever you are. But does this include business leaders? Working with senior business people across the globe, I’ve found they do share a lot of traits – valuing integrity, a positive attitude and the ability to communicate – even across wide cultural divides.
International Business Report (IBR) Modern trends in business leadership
The role of leaders in creating successful businesses and driving growth is crucial. How these leaders run their teams and make decisions can be the difference between success and failure. But do the leadership characteristics displayed by leaders vary from region to region?
International Business Report (IBR) Doing more with less. But at what cost?
Business leaders in the hospitality & tourism sector are continuing to do ‘more with less’ according to the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) Q3 results. Expectations for business growth remain robust, but job creation is fairly stagnant, reflecting a broader drive for efficiencies within the sector.
Tax Global tax newsletter, issue 9
Global tax newsletter is designed to keep you up to date with significant tax developments around the world that impact businesses with cross-border operations. It addresses issues of a global nature as well as domestic tax developments of interest to foreign investors. The newsletter aims to cover tax developments on a regional and international basis.
International Business report (IBR) Women in senior management
Our International Business Report with insights gained from in-depth interviews with five senior female executives from around the world, this report looks at the role of education in improving female participation and how this can help boost business growth.