The Radius Blog

In July, we released this first chapter of Winning Globally: A Playbook for International Expansion Teams, by Radius’ Vice Chairman, Larry Harding. Today we’re releasing Chapter Two, “195 Countries — Where To Go First?” It walks readers point by point through the strategic considerations — including market size, pace of growth, vertical potential, and business climate — that will narrow nearly 200 potential destinations to a manageable list of attractive targets based on your organization’s particular objectives.

At firms heading towards a merger, acquisition, or divestment, there’s a mountain of operational and compliance details to plan for, particularly in human resources.

In 2001, a Goldman Sachs economist coined the term “BRIC” for the four countries — Brazil, Russia, India and China — that he predicted would fuel world economic growth during the 21st century. Since then, I’ve consistently seen US and UK firms show a keen interest in Brazil, India, and China. Not so with Russia.

By Dafydd Williams, Senior Director, Advisory services

In the world of global commerce, Australia is sitting pretty. It has the strong institutions and educated workforce of a European nation, the natural resources of the world’s sixth-largest country by landmass, and an English-speaking population to boot. And it has all of this within a stone’s throw of the high-growth economies of East and Southeast Asia.

In June, we polled the executives who attended my webinar on expanding into Latin America. I think the results offer a good up-to-date snapshot of the goals of firms looking to operate in the region — and the obstacles they face. Let me share them with you...