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China

The China Business Initiative provides a platform for representatives from academia, industry, and government to exchange ideas and opinions and to generate knowledge of research on China through conferences, community building, and publications. Learn more.

India

The India Business Initiative is a platform for Columbia Business School faculty and alumni to connect with each other and with industry leaders and policy makers on all things India-related. We invite you to explore our deep well of research, peruse news and commentaries, attend events, and utilize our resources.

Latin America

Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness in Latin America (ECLA) is a certificate program that equips Latin American entrepreneurs with the foundational knowledge and perspective to implement and lead change both within their companies and countries and across borders. ECLA connects entrepreneurs with faculty members from the school and with experts from Endeavor, a global organization focused on entrepreneurship. Learn more.

Global Leadership

The Global Leadership Matrix (GLeaM) was launched at Columbia Business School in 2011 by Sheena Iyengar, S.T. Lee Professor of Business, as an initiative of The Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business. GLeaM’s mission is to advance and promote understanding of leadership in a global context. The central GLeaM initiative is its free-content website that delivers the latest insights on leadership and offers sophisticated tools for individuals to assess and improve aspects of their leadership ability. The beta version currently offers network assessment and time management tools, and in the coming months additional tools will be available. These tools will provide assessments and advice across an expanding matrix of leadership qualities so GLeaM members over time can develop a comprehensive leadership profile.

With each completed tool, GLeaM members receive custom feedback and advice on a particular aspect of their leadership profile — for example, a detailed view of their social network map and its characteristics — and they will be able to compare their results to those of other GLeaM users across the globe. The resulting anonymous data pools will allow professors to fill important gaps in academic and business research. The ensuing articles, white papers, case studies, and short videos will be posted on the GLeaM website. Learn more.

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Chazen Global Insights

How Learning Creates Growth

Joseph E. Stiglitz and Bruce C. Greenwald explain how the key to economic innovation and prosperity lies within each of us — and within entire societies. The two were awarded the Eccles Prize for Excellence in Economic Writing

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The Flaws in the Trans-Pacific Partnership

It's not a partnership of equals, and it's not a free-trade agreement.

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The United States and China: An Unsustainable Codependency

A preeminent economist says both of the world's largest economies need to rebalance. Or else...

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Get Ahead with “Idea Networking”

When opportunity takes too long to arrive, go out and find it

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Will the TPP Help Latin America?

Not if the United States gets everything it’s asking for, says Andrés Velasco, the former finance minister of Chilé and a professor at Columbia University.

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How India Can Build Infrastructure

Rajiv Lall, executive chairman of the Infrastructure Development Corp. in India, says public/private partnerships won’t cut it.

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Asia’s Multilateralism

The United States should welcome the creation of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank — but it doesn’t, says Joseph E. Stiglitz.

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Asia’s Growth Engine Purrs

Shang-Jin Wei, a Columbia Business School professor and currently chief economist for the Asian Development Bank, outlines three drivers that will propel Asia’s growth.

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Is China Buying America?

Chinese investment in the United States is an unstoppable trend, say panelists at a recent Columbia Business School Asian Alumni event

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Now accepting applications for the Laidlaw Chazen Travel Fund, a stipend for CBS students participating in 2015-16 Chazen Institute travel programs.
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