Government could play a bigger role to improve the success of SMEs. Working closely along SMEs, government can have a better understanding of the direct implications of policies on business owners.
Multinational companies and trade ministers are scrambling to build relationships with Iran, the second-largest economy in the Middle East, after a historic nuclear deal between Iran and other world powers was reached in the middle of July. For some South African companies, the deal also opens up opportunities.
South Africa probably has the most diverse workforce in its history as three generations currently play in the same space – Baby boomers, Generation X and Millennials (or Generation Y). Kay Vittee explains that this requires business leaders, employees and job-seekers to adapt and hone their skills to succeed and grow in the 21st century business landscape. Such skills include emotional intelligence, tolerance and flexibility.
The BRICS countries are becoming increasingly prominent in the international, political economy. Prof. Laurence Piper from the University of the Western Caper explains how the BRICS countries have reinforced their standing as both economic and political leaders in their regions. This article originally appeared in The Conversation.