article thumbnail

How to make Mercosur, the South American Common Market, work

Christensen Institute

Mercosur, the South American Common Market founded by Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay, was supposed to reduce barriers to trade, create a customs union with common policies, and foster economic integration among its members. Unfortunately, Mercosur hasn’t lived up to its hype. How might Mercosur live up to its hype?

article thumbnail

How market-creating innovations can accelerate inclusive growth amidst global inequality

Christensen Institute

However, our research shows that if governments incentivize market-creating innovations (MCIs), which produce simple and affordable products for people who historically don’t have access, momentum to curb inequality can increase dramatically through efficiency. Market-creating innovations have two powerful effects on combating inequality.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

article thumbnail

Our latest research – Accelerating the adoption of solar energy in Nigeria: A market-creation strategy

Christensen Institute

Categorizing the barriers to solar energy growth as financial, technical, social, and political implies that the solution to growing the sector is more funding, better policies, raising awareness, and improving investments in solar energy R&D. The process of market creation follows a fairly predictable pattern.

article thumbnail

What does the exit of some multinationals from Africa signal for its prosperity?

Christensen Institute

In 2020, Standard Chartered and Barclays took steps to reduce their presence in the African market. While these companies appear to have a valid premise for exiting these markets, a question to ask is: what do these exits signal for the attainment of prosperity in Africa? Prosperity can be achieved with market-creating innovations.

article thumbnail

How Companies Can Support Employees Experiencing Menopause

Harvard Business Review

Demographic change, driven by decades of low birth rates and increased longevity, is remaking labor markets and economies worldwide at an astonishing pace. That means that organizations need to quickly shift how they recruit and retain employees of all ages, including by developing new policies and benefits.

Company 117
article thumbnail

Lateral Thinking in Business Strategy

Destination Innovation

Dyson disrupted the vacuum cleaner market by creating bagless vacuum cleaners, a concept that challenged the traditional vacuum design and improved performance. This approach was creative and unexpected, setting Nintendo apart from its competitors Sony and Microsoft. Dyson’s Bagless Vacuum Cleaners : What can we remove?

Strategy 169
article thumbnail

A Q&A With the American Sustainable Business Network

Business and Tech

What are the ASBN’s three policy areas and how do they affect business? The American Sustainable Business Network (ASBN) works with its members to develop a vision and policy framework for a sustainable market-based economy. Jeffrey Hollender CEO and Co-Founder, American Sustainable Business Network.

Policies 130