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Global Location Trends 2016


2016 Annual Report

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The world economy continues its transformation as companies’ global operating footprints evolve based on new opportunities, challenges and technology. With growing political uncertainty, as well as new risks and disruption ushered in by evolving technologies, companies have to navigate an increasingly complex international operating environment. This tenth edition of IBM’s Global Location Trends report outlines the latest trends in corporate location selection and how today’s global dynamics influence where companies locate, expand their businesses and create jobs around the world.

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Meet the Authors:

Jacob Dencik

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, Senior Managing Consultant,
Roel Spee

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, Global Leader, IBM Plant Location International

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