The Origins of Business

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By Keith Roberts This essay outlines how business entities began and grew to become the recognizable ancestors of modern business. It suggests that deliberate innovation and marketing are...

From Hubris to Disgrace: The End of Finance as we Know it…

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By Mark Esposito and Terence Tse In this article, Mark Esposito (co-editor with O’Sullivan and Allington of the book From Hubris to Disgrace) and Terence...

Transformation of Financial Services in Northeast Asian Banks: An Unexpected, but Pleasant, Cultural Surprise

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By Jung Kee Hong and You-il Lee   Below Dr. Jung Kee Hong and Dr. You-il Lee explore the new emergence of financial market trends shown...

Leverage For Good: The New World of Social-Purpose Finance

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By Lester M. Salamon A revolution is underway on the frontiers of philanthropy. New charitable models hold the promise of leveraging for social and environmental...

Making Sustainable Attainable

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By Ian Brooks From its early beginnings as a financially risky and purely philanthropic venture, Sustainable Investing has evolved into not only a viable but...

How Finance is Shaping the Economies of China, Japan, and Korea

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By Yung Chul Park, Hugh Patrick, and Larry Meissner In what ways, and to what degree, has the financial system mattered, and what roles has...

Can Financial Innovations Mitigate Civil and Ethnic Conflict?

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By Saumitra Jha The failure to align the incentives of self-interested groups in favor of beneficial reform is often considered a major cause of civil...

Financial Transformation to Sustain the Arab Firestorm

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By Nasser Saidi The Arab world needs to undertake major structural transformations if it is to effectively address the challenges laid bare by the Arab...

From A Niche Market To The Mainstream: What Has Driven Islamic Banking Growth?

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By Patrick Imam and Kangni Kpodar Despite the rapid growth in Islamic banking during the past decade, challenges remain, pointing to the need for further...

Changes at the top in Chinese Banking

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By Violaine Cousin At the end of October 2011, the heads of the three financial sector regulators were rotated. It is time to ask what...

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