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Author: Peter Drysdale, East Asia Forum Not so long ago, governments and businesses in the United States put Japan in the dock for competing through “unfair trade practices” to conquer world markets. Japanese business conglomerates (the keiretsu financial groups) were responsible, so the charge ran, for a whole series of problems in the relations between …

The corporate culture of companies is credited when they are successful and blamed when scandal breaks out. In a new study from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, executives say corporate culture drives profitability, acquisition decisions, and even if employees behave ethically. “Executives overwhelmingly indicate that an effective corporate culture is essential for …

What defines corporate culture? Is it the time we put into it, whether it’s an investment banker’s 80-hour workweek or a motor vehicle department clerk’s 40 hours? Is it the atmosphere of the workplace, whether it’s a quiet, bright and open office, cramped cubicles with fluorescent lights or private offices with great views? Is it …

Hewlett-Packard officially split today into two separately listed companies. HP was founded in 1939 and has continued to thrive and survive many business and commercial challenges. Now this 50,000-strong company is no longer replaced by HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). The move was planned since last year in order to make HP more …