Category: Economy

In this blog, we discuss cognitive computing and other technologies with a focus on supply chain management and innovation. Other topics of discussion include digital enterprise transformation, marketing, the Internet of Things, and smart cities. Our goal is to advance the public discussion about how cognitive computing and other advanced technologies affect the world in which we live.

Bradd C. Hayes is the active editor of this blog.


Embracing a Circular Economy

“Linear consumption is reaching its limits,” states a World Economic Forum (WEF) report entitled “Towards the Circular Economy: Accelerating the scale-up across global supply chains.” The report continues: “A circular economy has

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Emerging Markets and the Global Middle Class

Most analysts agree that the greatest opportunities for companies looking to grow significantly will be found in emerging markets. The reason is simple: markets in developed countries are generally saturated and companies can

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Global Trade Management

The consulting world offers all sorts of management solutions to companies. For multinational corporations, one of the latest solutions to come along involves Global Trade Management. According to the ARC Advisory Group,

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Emerging Market Consumers, Part 2

In yesterday’s post, I discussed the growing amount of wealth that is being generated in emerging market countries. I also pointed out that most of that wealth is going to be generated

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Emerging Market Consumers, Part 1

In several past posts, I’ve made the assertion that economic progress generally precedes political transformation. The logic for that is fairly straight forward. When a population moves out of poverty and into

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