China: Balancing Political Ideology and Economic Pragmatism

Written by Jillian Friesen, GEI Associate, and John Lounsbury Last week the new Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China was introduced to the world. All of those who were elected are new members to the committee, including the new party leader Xi Jinping (pictured, Source). Also, they represent a rainbow of conservative …

U.S., Canada and Mexico: After the Great Recession

Written by Jillian Friesen The Great Recession of 2008-2009 left the world scrambling to catch up to prior levels of growth and employment.  In it’s most recent report, McKinsey&Company tries to figure out the behavior patterns of Mexican consumers.  This was summarized in a GEI News article.   The McKinsey found indicated how Mexican consumers …