By - 1/30/15 - 10:20 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette takes a look at how Bicon Dental wound up owning a historic house that it plans to knock down for a parking garage and townhouses.

By - 1/28/15 - 7:51 pm

Senator Eileen Donoghue .. claimed the high costs associated with..becoming a host city would be outweighed by the economic gains from increased tourism and business.

By - 1/27/15 - 11:26 pm

In India, people typically define themselves by the groups to which they belong rather than by their status as individuals. Someone is deemed to be affiliated to a specific state, region, city, family, religion, etc. The group orientation stems from the close personal ties Indians maintain with their family, including the extended family. The extended family creates a myriad of interrelationships, rules, and structures. Along... Read more

By - 1/27/15 - 2:38 am

It is useful for managers to apply cultural information to develop an understanding of the expected management styles and ways of doing business that predominate in a particular region or in that type of business setting.

Business Negotiations

1.Brazilians take time when negotiating. Do not rush them or appear impatient.
2.Expect a great deal of time to be spent reviewing details.
3.Brazilians are... Read more

By - 1/27/15 - 2:32 am

Japanese cultural profile such as peace, harmony, trust, faith, honour, and mutal confidence to its implications for specific behaviours in the workplace, one can draw a comparison with common American behaviours. Most of the American behaviours seem to be opposite to those of their Japanese counterparts. These differences in cultural profile can cause misunderstandings and conflicts in the workplace between Americans and Japanese.... Read more

By - 1/24/15 - 4:40 pm
Super Liquors in Hyde Park is ready for the Super Bowl

Super Liquors is, of course, conveniently located on Truman Parkway in Hyde Park.

By - 1/23/15 - 5:19 pm
Eversource Energy

Exciting news, corporate name fans: On Feb. 2, NStar will officiallly change its name to Eversource Energy. Even as I type this, e-mails are going out to customers introducing the exciting new name that has the advantage of not making long suffering reporters wonder whether the 'S' in NStar is capitalized or not.

In the e-mail Neversource says the name change is reflective of... Read more

By - 1/23/15 - 2:58 pm

According to a new study (warning, PDF) released by Uber, yesterday, its Boston drivers - of which it estimates there are now 10,000 - are earning an average of $19 per hour, ~33-percent more than area taxi drivers and chauffeurs.

The study came under immediate criticism because its research was co-conducted in-house by John Hall, Uber Technologies' "Head of Policy Research", so, yeah, he... Read more

By - 1/23/15 - 12:31 pm

Self-employed Roslindale residents no longer have to travel out of the neighborhood if they want some office space. Micah Perlin recently opened Rozzie Cowork at 85 Robert St. (that brick building across from Fallon Field).

By - 1/22/15 - 12:52 pm
Olympics calls for tearing down Bayside hotel in Dorchester.

In jeopardy? Proposed expanded Bayside hotel would have to go.

Ed. note: The first look at proposed Olympics venues.

The Boston Teachers Union last week filed detailed plans to tear down its current headquarters on Mt. Vernon Street and replace it with a new building and parking garage.

Yesterday, Boston 2024 detailed plans for Columbia Point and neighboring parts of Dorchester and South Boston that would call for demolishing that building as part... Read more

By - 1/21/15 - 2:35 pm

Hyundai Rotem, the South Korean company that started delivering commuter-rail trains 2 1/2 years late, is suing the state for awarding the contract to build new Red and Orange Line trains.

In a lawsuit filed this week in US District Court in Boston, Hyundai Rotem alleges winning bidder CNR shmoozed then Gov. Patrick and Transportation Secretary Richard Davey at a secret meeting in Hong... Read more

By - 1/20/15 - 12:49 am

The regulatory environment for international and global managers consists of the many local laws and the court systems in those countries in which they operate. Certain other legal issues are covered by international law, which in turn governs relationships between sovereign countries – the basic units in the world political system. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) regulates... Read more

By - 1/20/15 - 12:45 am

Business-to-business (B2B) e-business is likely to expand globally faster than B2C (business to-consumer) transactions, such as in coming decade. Consumer e-commerce depends on each country’s level of access to computers and the Internet along with the relative efficiency of home delivery. So, companies who want to go global through e-commerce must localise to globalise, which means they should present online content in local languages.... Read more

By - 1/20/15 - 12:22 am

Multinational corporations (MNCs) have been at the center of debate regarding corporate social responsibility (CSR), particularly the benefits versus harm wrought by their operations around the world, especially in developing countries. The criticisms of MNCs have been lessened in recent years by the decreasing economic differences among countries, by the emergence of developing countries’ own multinationals and by the greater emphasis on social responsibility by... Read more

By - 1/20/15 - 12:13 am

It is clear that there are long-term competitive benefits deriving from Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). These benefits result from the goodwill, attractiveness and loyalty of the various stakeholders connected with the firm. Ikea, Swedish home retailer with 317 stores worldwide, gave up its plans to open stores in India after the Indian government has not lifted limits on foreign investment in the retail sector. Benefits... Read more

By - 1/18/15 - 12:56 pm
Little Lamb logo

A Mongolian hotpot chain that wants to break into the US market is suing Little Lamb, 326 Cambridge St., on charges it's using the chain's name and logo without permission.

In a lawsuit filed last week in US District Court in Boston, Xiao Wei Yang Catering Linkage in Inner Mongolia, Ltd. says it originally signed a franchise deal with the owners of Little Lamb, but... Read more

By - 1/17/15 - 6:27 pm
Closed Trader Joe's on Boylston Street in the Back Bay, due to fire

Titanium Cranium noticed this sign in the window of the Boylston Street Trader Joe's about a small fire yesterday.

By - 1/16/15 - 9:49 am
Proposed new entrance to Boston Garden

Proposed new entrance to the Garden from developer's BRA filing.

The Herald reports Star Market has agreed to build a mega-market in the $1-billion mixed-use development planned for that vacant space in front of the Garden and the train station.

By - 1/14/15 - 10:53 am

Developers Kris Meola and Ryan Sillery of City Point Capital plan to buy the shuttered Stadium Sports Bar & Grill at 232 Old Colony Ave. so they can tear it down and replace it with roughly 20 condominiums.

Meola and his attorney, Carolyn Conway, appeared before the Boston Licensing Board today to seek permission to include the old bar's liquor license in the property... Read more

By - 1/14/15 - 7:36 am

The Harvest Co-op board says declining sales gave it little choice but to shut its South Street location on April 30.

In a report on its decision, the board says sales started going down even before Whole Foods opened on Centre Street and that its South Street landlord did not accede to "dramatically lowering the rent and reducing the term of the lease" to... Read more