Englische Texte

G'day! Based in Sydney as free lancing foreign correspondent I mostly work for a range of German quality media. Ever so often I get the chance to contribute to local media, too. Here are some examples of my work.

knowledge@Australian School of Business: Cultural Intelligence - Lessons from China and India PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bierach   
Wednesday, 08 September 2010 01:24

Globalisation has complicated the business environment in countless ways. Arguably, one of the most interesting is the threat it now poses to the dominance of the Anglo-Saxon business model. Chinese and Indian corporations are putting the traditional Western ways of managing, leading and organising to the test and look set to deliver the next generation of influences on the world economy, predicts Andrew Kakabadse, a professor of international management development at the UK's Cranfield School of Management and a visiting scholar at the Australian School of Business.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 September 2010 01:27
Green Accounting: Setting a Standard for Assurance PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bierach   
Monday, 19 April 2010 02:23

Corporations around the world are grappling with uncertainties about what and how to report their greenhouse gas emissions. Many are desperate for an internationally accepted, consistent and fair process for carbon emissions reporting.

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Last Updated on Monday, 19 April 2010 02:26
knowledge@Australian School of Business: China and the Secret Code PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bierach   
Wednesday, 08 September 2010 01:19

New regulations in China now require software and equipment to meet strict standards before being certified for sale to Chinese government agencies. To have their products certified, Chinese and foreign companies must hand over sensitive "trade secrets", including the encryption algorithms, software source code and design specifications of many of their products to Chinese government-connected testing laboratories. The new rules largely affect sales of network routers, smart cards, firewall software and other products involved in protecting digital data.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 September 2010 01:22
Banking Regulation: Protecting the Engine Room of the Economy PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bierach   
Friday, 16 April 2010 00:00

In the wake of the global financial crisis, Australian bankers have been singled out as different from their counterparts on other continents. In the US, the government had to bail out Citibank and Bank of America, the German government took action to stop the collapse of the Hypo Real Estate and the British government nationalised Northern Rock Countrywide Financial. But in Australia no taxpayers' money was spent on banks, nor did the federal government have to nationalise any banks. Technically, Australia did not even have a recession. But what exactly did Canberra do better than London, Brussels or Washington?

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Last Updated on Monday, 19 April 2010 23:50

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