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Riding the K-wave: Takeaways from Korea’s pop culture boom

South Korean movies, TV shows and music are taking the world by storm - what lessons can other Asian economies learn?


Home strife versus work life: The impact of family incivility

Stress at home can easily hit job performance, but few employers take time to understand how family incivility affects employees.


Surviving the fallout from family feuds

For family firms the greatest business risk is not currency fluctuations, access to capital, nor even an economic crisis. It is family conflict.


The unfinished business of corporate governance

Singapore prides itself as being one of the best places in the world to do business, but sustaining this demands a strong foundation of corporate governance.


Business with a broader purpose

Associate Professor Audrey Chia says ethics must play a central role in the education of future leaders, building businesses with a social conscience


The entrepreneurship X factor: An angel's view

Serial entrepreneur and adjunct professor Ike Lee on what it takes to build a new Silicon Valley in Asia.


Pollution and stock prices: A matter of perception

With China regularly experiencing some of the most polluted air on the planet, what impact does this have on investors and why?


Taking us for a ride: The fallout from VW’s emissions cover-up

The deliberate deceit in the Volkswagen engine emissions scandal causes shockwaves well beyond Germany and the auto industry.


A question of succession: Passing the baton in family business

In emerging Asian economies the question of leadership succession has significant implications for firm strategy and performance.


A proactive path to clean air

Combatting the haze choking much of South-East Asia requires a system-wide approach to target the root causes, says Associate Professor Lawrence Loh.


The rise and fall of Angry Birds: Falling fowl of success

As mobile game maker Rovio cuts staff and ambitions, what went wrong with the once mighty Angry Birds brand?


The VW-Suzuki breakup: Beware the 'perfect' partner

The failed alliance between Suzuki and VW offers lessons in building an effective partnership well beyond the car industry.


How air pollution impacts workplace behaviour

While the direct physiological impact of pollution is often apparent, less known is the psychological effect it has on our behaviour.