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June 30, 2016

When corporatism leads to corporate
 governance failure
: The case of the Swiss watch industry

Corporatism is often seen as the way Swiss stakeholders in business and politics handle industrial challenges in a reasonable and flexible way. In this publication Dr Isabelle Schluep Campo and Dr Philipp Aerni argue, however, that the emergence of corporatist structures in the Swiss watch industry has often encouraged rent-seeking and collusion at the expense Read more…

June 30, 2016

European Parliament accused of double standards on GM Crops

A report by the Members of European Parliament (MEPs) call on the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, not to support genetically modified (GM) crops in Africa. The report recommended that intensive agriculture that made Europe, the Americas and many parts of Asia food secure should not be applied in Africa, instead, that the continent Read more…

June 30, 2016

107 Nobel laureates blast Greenpeace over GMOs

More than 100 Nobel laureates have signed a letter urging Greenpeace to end its opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The letter asks Greenpeace to cease its efforts to block introduction of a genetically engineered strain of rice that supporters say could reduce Vitamin-A deficiencies causing blindness and death in children in the developing world. Read more…