What's ahead for the future of the world economy?

Making sense of financial data with IMD Professor Arturo Bris - November 2016

While a lot of emphasis - especially in executive education - is placed on developing individuals, firms and industries, surprisingly much of what may affect a leader or company's long term success lies outside of these three spheres. According to IMD Professor Arturo Bris, global and national economics can impact anywhere between 20 to 70% of company performance.

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Competitiveness and social disparities:

A contribution toward the debate - By Dr Jose Caballero, Senior Economist

The objective of this essay is to trace the dynamics between competitiveness and social disparities particularly within the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook data. A review of the relevant academic literature and findings in our data highlight the need for the study of competitiveness to build a more comprehensive disparity-sensitive conceptual framework.

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It's Swiss time!

Switzerland has a short term opportunity for greatness - By Professor Arturo Bris and Professor Michael R. Wade - November 2016

Opportunities for greatness are rare, and all notable success stories can be traced back to someone, somewhere making exactly the right move at just the right time. One of those rare moments exists right now, and Switzerland is in the perfect position to grab it.

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Should children be learning creativity and not math?

IMD Professor Arturo Bris discusses with Veronique Goossens on Kanaal Z - September 2016

"Knowledge is an asset of the 20th century, not of the 21st. We need to teach our children creativity.  60 percent of the jobs that the new generation will have in 20 years do not yet exist. Innovation, digitization and longevity will bring enormous social changes" says Prof. Bris.

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Back to the future

IMD Professor Arturo Bris wraps up OWP with creative schemes - July 2016

Jobs are disappearing, public finances can't cope, retirement plans are imploding and yet Professor Arturo Bris, head of the IMD World Competitiveness Center (WCC) doesn't lose hope. To close the 2016 Orchestrating Winning Performance (OWP) program, he explained how the redistribution of capital generated by innovation is part of the solution.

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Why are companies setting up shop in the most expensive country in the world?

The attractiveness of Switzerland as a location for businesses - By Prof. Arturo Bris - November 2016

Without a doubt, Switzerland has been one of the most successful economies over the past several decades. It sits atop most international rankings in terms of productivity, innovation capacity, life satisfaction and competitiveness.

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What are the global economic consequences of Trump's election?

By Prof. Arturos Bris - November 2016

Comments on the impact of the election on global economy.

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Why action must be taken against corporate tax havens

IMD Professor Arturo Bris - September 2016

At the onset of the financial crisis in 2009, the members of the largest economies in the world launched a crusade against tax havens and banking secrecy. Eight years later, the Swiss private banking industry has been unfairly treated and abused using questionable arguments extraterritoriality - KPMG reports that the number of private banks in Switzerland has declined 24% between 2008 and 2015.

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Switzerland's Top500

Capturing the Digital Opportunity - June 2016

The IMD World Competitiveness Center, a pioneering institution in the study of competitiveness, partners with Accenture to conduct a study about digital expectations, strategies, and practices in Switzerland.

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Mega Dive Thailand – Competitiveness Improvement Program

A Mega Dive is a large-scale interactive workshop which engages participants in the search for different paths to enhance the competitiveness of their organization.

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IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook - Rankings 2016

Our mission is to help people achieve prosperity and quality of life and this is how we expect our rankings to be used and interpreted" said Professor Arturo Bris, Director of the IMD World Competitiveness Center.

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IMD World Competitiveness Center: Competitiveness Programs

Competitiveness programs for companies and governments:
By Arturo Bris and the IMD World Competitiveness Center Team

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