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Staying on top of global negotiation trends and the latest thinking will help drive your own success. Our research reports and articles keep you up to date on what's happening around the world - all delivered with a keen negotiation angle and fresh perspective.

The Negotiation Society magazine: The psychology and recession issue

Emma Weare

November 2022

Salient commercial topics of our time are put under the microscope in this latest edition of The Negotiation Society magazine. With stories including the role of a chief strategy officer, psychological profiling, and how negotiation can help navigate turbulent economic waters, it's a must-read for negotiators everywhere.

The many levels of value: Direct store delivery

Nick Capuano

November 2022

As negotiations become more complex we run the risk of eroding value by prioritizing price. In this article we examine the direct store delivery model that many CPG companies offer partners. When you allow yourself to see the bigger picture, multi-level value propositions become clear.

The battle for price: How leadership can unlock the potential of their negotiation teams

Vince Brook

July 2022

With predictions of a global recession and the current cost of living crisis taking its toll, many industries are facing enormous inflationary pressures, drawing buyers and sellers into inevitable conflict. Now more than ever, teams need to follow a robust and rigorous planning process for their upcoming negotiations.

The Negotiation Society magazine: Client-centricity and transformation

Emma Weare

May 2022

What do the Japanese economy, Dragons’ Den, and our senior partner in the Americas have in common? They all feature in this ninth issue of The Negotiation Society magazine. With themes of client-centricity and transformation, it’s a must-read for anyone with an interest in business, life and negotiation.

The continuing impact of Covid-19 on global supply chains: The challenge and opportunity for skilled negotiators

Mike Giaimo

May 2022

In the new world order that’s emerging post-Covid, we are seeing a perfect storm of limited supplies plus increased cost for items globally produced and consumed. We assess the lasting impact of the pandemic on global supply chains, and the role that negotiation can play in mediating against it.

Our statement on the war in Ukraine

Graham Botwright

March 2022

A statement from our CEO about The Gap Partnership's response to the war in Ukraine.

Managing risk in a time of uncertainty

Paul Bradford

March 2022

In times of instability and unpredictability, the established patterns associated with business relationships can be severely tested. This may cause significant disruption and negative impact to planned or ongoing commercial negotiations. What can businesses and their negotiators do when faced with uncertainty and the risk it brings?

The Negotiation Society magazine: The global trade issue

Emma Weare

November 2021

This eighth edition of The Negotiation Society magazine has a theme of global trade, reporting on the momentous impact the pandemic has had on the movement and supply of goods throughout the world. As ever we highlight the vital role that negotiation plays when facing into and managing such challenging times.

Collaborative and creative procurement in a world of post-pandemic pain

Chris Atkins

November 2021

It's understandable that a natural response to the commercial havoc that Covid has wrought would be to assume a competitive negotiation position. But paradoxically this is the time, now more than ever, for procurement teams to seek collaborative and creative solutions with their suppliers.