The developing cold (trade) war with China, escalating sanctions on Iran and Russia, the Brexit breakdown, blacklisting of Huawei, and on/off tariff threats toward Mexico all underscore the need for directors to be mindful of the challenging political economy in which corporations operate.

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Highlights include:

  • The varying approaches to corporate governance abroad
  • The European community and the OECD
  • The transition from governance to a political economy