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Archive for April, 2010

Sustainable value creation

Four pathways to sustainable value creation are presented in this report by the Boston Consulting Group.   Focusing on  travel and tourism, retail and  consumer goods, the report  also ranks the top companies who are consistently achieving this. Thanks to docuticker

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10 emerging technologies 2010

Technology Review magazine has just released its choice of 2010’s 10 emerging technologies, including green concrete, mobile 3-d and solar fuel. Links to previous picks are also included. Thanks to Docuticker

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Interesting export blog

The New Zealand School of Export has a great blog.    If you are a want to be exporter, or want to keep up to date with what’s happening in international trade, have a look at the site.

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The aging China marketplace

This Neilsonwire report The ageing China marketplace: lessons for marketers discusses the many differences to marketing your product in China where the norm is one child families.  The Chinese market will have a much higher demographic age than most asian countries. Thanks to docuticker

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2010 Doing business in the Arab world

38 new reforms by 16 Arab nations makes it just that much easier to do business within the Arab world according to the World Bank.  20 Arab economies were examined.  As well as access to the full report, there is useful other material available as well. thanks to docuticker

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A fascinating Harvard Business School working paper looks at national cultural characteristics when it comes to international negotiating.  James Sebenius  has looked at an impressive array of literature and come up with a very interesting paper.  There is also a link to Part II  which looks at decision making and governance across countries. Thanks to docuticker

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“The new consumer behavior paradign: permanent or fleeting”  published recently by Pricewaterhouse Coopers  and Kantar Retail discusses how retailing will change as not only a result of the recent economic downturn but changing demographics.  The point out that it will be younger generations such as Generation X and Y who will be leading the spending recovery. […]

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We have recently purchased Marketline for use within Wellington City Libraries.  Marketline provides in-depth international coverage of companies, industries and countries.  Included are over 2,500 market research reports, 215 country profiles, and 50,000 company profiles.  You can use this resource to get an overview of the wine market in New Zealand, to find out who the global […]

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2010 Cybersecurity survey findings

This white paper by Deloitte presents the key findings of the 2010 CSO Cybersecurity Watch survey.    The paper reports that the majority of organisations underestimate the threat that cybercrime poses, and thus, many organisations are underprepared. Thanks to docuticker

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This Pew Centre report although undertaken  in America will undoubtedly prove relevant to marketers here in New Zealand.   This report is part of a series and refers to that group of people who were born after 1980. Thanks to Docuticker

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