A feast for the communication professional: Baidu’s speech recognition success, the #IllRideWithYou development down under, and a look at propaganda in Russia. Do take a listen!
What are 4 critical crisis triggers that multinationals should know when doing business in China (and Russia)? This week on FIR I share the story of Wal-Mart’s donkey meat scandal (China) and connect it to the latest research on crisis triggers in China and Russia. Its a pretty good story, and as always FIR is a great show packed full of the latest information on communications, technology, and issues of the day.
Strategy + Business published an interesting article overnight titled 4 Crisis Triggers Multinationals Can Avoid. With a focus on Russia and China, key points include:
- Conflicts between global and local standards
- Low trust levels in certain products/services
- Corruption and regulatory uncertainty
- Unethical business practices
The author, Meng Zhao, is an Assistant Professor in Strategy at Moscow School of Management, Skolkovo. This one is certainly worth a read.
This week in Asia I pick up a story from The Atlantic discussing the work of propaganda armies in Russia. I also share findings from a Microsoft study examining enterprise collaborative software and what Asian employees want.
Though not in my Asia report, it looks like Shel and Neville have found an interesting news item on how companies are beginning to perceive risk to their corporate reputation. Do check out the entire episode of For Immediate Release.