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Kostas Bimpikis (Photo by Matthew Hintz)
May 2, 2014

Kostas Bimpikis: Are Global Supply Networks Too Interconnected?

How a company’s effort to decentralize its supply chain can increase risk of disruption.


Eric Schmidt, left, Condoleezza Rice, and Jared Cohen Braulio Amado
March 26, 2014

What Is the Relationship Between Technology and Democracy?

Condoleezza Rice and Google’s Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen discuss communication technologies, foreign policy, and geopolitics.

School News

June 18, 2014

$4.6 Million Awarded for Research to Help Alleviate Poverty

Global Development and Poverty Initiative money builds on 22 awards funded by Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies.


Shipping Morris Minors and Oxfords overseas from English wharf, 1949
May 28, 2014

Matthew O. Jackson: Can Trade Prevent War?

A new network model suggests that international trade alliances are considerably more effective than military ones at keeping the peace.


Anat Admati (Photo by Jake Stangel)
April 24, 2014

Anat Admati: The Economist Who Said “The Bankers Have No Clothes”

Recently named to Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people, the Stanford professor discusses her impact on global finance.
Learn where economics and political science intersect.

Latest Stories in Global Business

October 1, 2009

Cost of Reducing CO2 Emissions Could Plunge

A study says the financial impact of regulating coal-fired power plants under a cap-and-trade system will be much less than previously projected.
May 1, 2009

Top Bottling Exec: "There's Still a Lot of Room for Local Breweries"

Jose Antonio Fernandez, head of the largest bottler in Latin America, explains the "Most Interesting Man" ads and other competitive strategies.
April 1, 2009

Credit Default Swap Clearing Plan Won't Work

A finance professor explores a regulation of credit default swaps.
March 1, 2009

Turning on The Light For Customers on Tiny Incomes

Two Stanford GSB alums explain their D.light Design venture, a company specializing in affordable off-grid lighting.
October 1, 2008

Why Developing Countries Should Open Their Markets to Foreign Capital

A new study of 18 nations shows manufacturing wages and productivity skyrocket after an infusion of foreign capital.
February 1, 2008

2008 Principal Investment Conference

The Volatility Will Continue; Fasten Your Financial Seatbelts, Barrack Says
February 1, 2008

Pondering the Ethics of Global Business

The Stanford GSB Alumni Association's Lifelong Learning program and Stanford Law School sponsored the discussion led by Professor David Brady.
November 14, 2007

Paulo Diniz: We Will be the First Global Player in Renewable Energy

The CFO of Cosan, Brazil's top sugarcane and ethanol grower and producer, sees a bright future despite current low prices.
November 1, 2007

Carlos Ghosn: Global Alliances Critical for Any Company's Survival

The Nissan-Renault CEO says the more car manufacturers join forces, the more they can afford the technology expenses required for innovation.
October 1, 2007

Carter Roberts: Environmental Challenges are Profit Opportunities

The World Wildlife Fund CEO says he's focused on corporate sustainability and conservation politics around the world, not just on saving animals.