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Managing Global Strategy

Managing Global Strategy

Author: William H.A. Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/10/2020

This concise, practical textbook clearly explains how to go about developing and implementing a global strategy for any organization, from Born Global start-ups, to more established large companies struggling to manage their global extensions, to nonprofits including non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and charities. Written clearly and concisely, this volume brings together multiple tools, models and frameworks into one resource to guide a successful global strategy development and implementation process. Issues covered include: * Internal and external environmental analyses * Cross-cultural communication * Structural considerations * Leadership and motivation * Foreign market entry, mergers, alliances, and acquisitions Upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students of global business will appreciate this accessible guide to a highly complex endeavor, as will practicing managers in global organizations seeking a ready reference. Instructors will also value the outline of a semester-long project keyed to the book, developed and tested by the author.

Managing Global Strategy

Managing Global Strategy

Author: William H.A. Johnson Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/10/2020

This concise, practical textbook clearly explains how to go about developing and implementing a global strategy for any organization, from Born Global start-ups, to more established large companies struggling to manage their global extensions, to nonprofits including non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and charities. Written clearly and concisely, this volume brings together multiple tools, models and frameworks into one resource to guide a successful global strategy development and implementation process. Issues covered include: * Internal and external environmental analyses * Cross-cultural communication * Structural considerations * Leadership and motivation * Foreign market entry, mergers, alliances, and acquisitions Upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students of global business will appreciate this accessible guide to a highly complex endeavor, as will practicing managers in global organizations seeking a ready reference. Instructors will also value the outline of a semester-long project keyed to the book, developed and tested by the author.

FDI and Industrial Organization in Developing Countries

FDI and Industrial Organization in Developing Countries

Author: Pradeep Kanta Ray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2020

Originally published in 2005. Analyzing the impact of FDI on industrial organization in India in the midst of changes wrought by globalization is a daunting task. The Indian economy is large and disparate, with a multitude of economic and political institutions and an unsteady record of policy reform. Drawing comparisons with other Asian economies, this monograph identifies the factors that contribute to the successful creation of globally competitive industries by illustrating the nature of interchange between FDI, indigenous capital, industry policy and institutions. It also analyzes the contribution of foreign affiliates and domestic enterprises to industrial development. Using case studies and quantitative analysis, the work reveals new and significant features of Indian business and industry. In view of the recent interest generated regarding India's prowess in high technology sectors and its potential to be the next economic 'powerhouse', the empirical analyses and issues raised in this book are both timely and comprehensive.

China and Europe on the New Silk Road

China and Europe on the New Silk Road

The global order, based on international governance and multilateral trade mechanisms in the aftermath of the Second World War, is changing rapidly and creating waves of uncertainty. This is especially true in higher education, a field increasingly built on international cooperation and the free movement of students, academics, knowledge, and ideas. Meanwhile, China has announced its plans for a New Silk Road (NSR) and is developing its higher education and research systems at speed. In this book an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars from Europe, China, the USA, Russia, and Australia investigate how academic mobility and cooperation is taking shape along the New Silk Road and what difference it will make, if any, in the global higher education landscape. Opening chapters present the global context for the NSR, the development of Chinese universities along international models, and the history and outcomes of EU-China cooperation. The flows and patterns in academic cooperation along the NSR as they shape and have been shaped by China's universities are then explored in more detail. The conditions for Sino-foreign cooperation are discussed next, with an analysis of regulatory frameworks for cooperation, recognition, data, and privacy. Comparative work follows on the cultural traditions and academic values, similarities, and differences between Sinic and Anglo-American political and educational cultures, and their implications for the governance and mission of higher education, the role of critical scholarship, and the state and standing of the humanities in China. The book concludes with a focus on the Idea of a University ; the values underpinning its mission, shape, and purpose, reflecting on the implications of China's rapid higher education development for the geo-politics of higher education itself.

Self-Initiated Expatriates in Context

Self-Initiated Expatriates in Context

Author: Maike Andresen Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2020

This edited volume builds on the previously published Self-Initiated Expatriation: Individual, Organizational, and National Perspectives, which served to give in-depth insights into the concept and the processes of self-initiated expatriation and presented different groups undertaking self-initiated foreign career moves. While more than a hundred articles on self-initiated expatriation (SIE) have been published in the meanwhile, an examination of the research questions and samples of SIEs in published SIE research shows that the role of context and its impact on SIEs' career-related decisions and behaviors has not been explored sufficiently. This raises the question in how far existing research results are comparable. The aim of this follow-up volume is to deepen the understanding of SIEs' careers, focusing on the contextual influences of space, time and institutions on the heterogeneous SIE population. More specifically, the editors aim to shed light on spatial conditions in terms of the home and host country conditions on the self-initiated expatriation experience and examine developments over time in terms of temporality of conditions and SIEs' life-course. Moreover, the influence of the institutional context in terms of occupational, organizational and societal specificities will be analyzed. All chapters are based on strong theoretical foundations that serve to conceptualize context and are written by both established and emerging global academic and researchers. Self-Initiated Expatriates in Context contributes to conceptual clarity in the burgeoning field of SIE research by drawing attention to the importance of exploring context and, thus, boundary conditions to careers. It offers specific guidance for an improvement of future SIE-related research in order to enhance the validity of future empirical studies as well as for an improvement of managerial practice. It will be of interest to researchers, academics, practitioners, and students in the fields of international business, human resource management, organizational studies, and strategic management.

Global Challenges and Strategic Disruptors in Asian Businesses and Economies

Global Challenges and Strategic Disruptors in Asian Businesses and Economies

Author: Patricia Ordonez de Pablos Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2020

Strategic disruptors in companies and economies, including blockchain technology, big data, and artificial intelligence, can contribute to the creation of new business opportunities, jobs, and growth. Research is needed on the impacts of these disruptors in Asia, as well as analyses on new business ecosystems and policy implications. Global Challenges and Strategic Disruptors in Asian Businesses and Economies presents a rich collection of chapters that explore and discuss the state of the art, emerging topics, challenges, and success factors in business, big data, innovation, and technology in Asia. The book explores how the internet of things, big data, and artificial intelligence can provide solutions for global challenges and companies. Including topics on digital economy, strategic management, and information technologies, this book is ideal for managing directors, general managers, corporate heads of firms, politicians, executives, entrepreneurs, academicians, decision makers, policymakers, researchers, and students looking to enhance their understanding and collaboration in business, disruptive innovation, and technology in Asia.

Global Challenges and Strategic Disruptors in Asian Businesses and Economies

Global Challenges and Strategic Disruptors in Asian Businesses and Economies

Author: Patricia Ordonez de Pablos Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2020

Strategic disruptors in companies and economies, including blockchain technology, big data, and artificial intelligence, can contribute to the creation of new business opportunities, jobs, and growth. Research is needed on the impacts of these disruptors in Asia, as well as analyses on new business ecosystems and policy implications. Global Challenges and Strategic Disruptors in Asian Businesses and Economies presents a rich collection of chapters that explore and discuss the state of the art, emerging topics, challenges, and success factors in business, big data, innovation, and technology in Asia. The book explores how the internet of things, big data, and artificial intelligence can provide solutions for global challenges and companies. Including topics on digital economy, strategic management, and information technologies, this book is ideal for managing directors, general managers, corporate heads of firms, politicians, executives, entrepreneurs, academicians, decision makers, policymakers, researchers, and students looking to enhance their understanding and collaboration in business, disruptive innovation, and technology in Asia.

Absolute Essentials of International Business

Absolute Essentials of International Business

As challenges to the era of globalization emerge, international business as a field of study grows in importance and complexity. This shortform textbook introduces learners to the frameworks within which international business occurs and to the range of actions that companies might undertake in these environments. Owing to an emphasis on cross-border interactions, international business is a politicised field, and this book provides readers with the tools to deepen their understanding not only of the actions that companies might take but also of the economic, societal, cultural and political frameworks affecting how decisions are made. With a refreshing realism in its approach, this book will be perfect brief reading for students required to understand the obstacles that global business practitioner must overcome to succeed.

Unlocking the Emperor's Door

Unlocking the Emperor's Door

Author: Christopher Sheedy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

The compelling story of one man, one company and one country. If you are interacting with Chinese businesses, doing business in China, hoping to understand more about this incredible country, or simply wanting to see what can be achieved through passion, commitment, and integrity, this is the book for you. Unlocking the Emperor's Door documents the life of a man who has been at the heart of Chinese innovation for decades, whose story shows how small things matter, how big risks pay off, and how business and government intertwine in China. Demonstrating the impact of vision and persistence, you will meet Li Jinyuan, the founder and Chairman of Tiens Group - known locally as Tianshi - and uncover his story of success. You will gain profound insights into the people of China, including its younger generation - and better understand the nation which is driving the World economy. Set against the stunning backdrop of modern China, this rags to riches tale of triumph over tragedy, restless adaptation, and individual courage in a complex system, reveals truths about business in China that are vitally relevant today and will be essential tomorrow.

International Business

International Business

Author: Debra Johnson, Colin (Heriot-Watt University, UK) Turner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2020

In the contemporary business world, international is the default setting. Most organizations operate globally on some level which adds value but brings complexity and challenges. This textbook provides an introduction to understanding how businesses create value in global settings. In this updated edition, the authors cover the traditional key themes including multinationals, internationalization and international market entry, as well as contemporary issues. New topics analyzed in this edition include risk, business models and hyperglobalization. With dedicated chapters on the role on non-market actors in international business, the book provides a multi-disciplinary world-view for readers. A comprehensive and engaging text, supplemented by online resources, this book is the ideal accompaniment to international and global business learning.

International Business

International Business

Author: Debra Johnson, Colin (Heriot-Watt University, UK) Turner Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2020

In the contemporary business world, international is the default setting. Most organizations operate globally on some level which adds value but brings complexity and challenges. This textbook provides an introduction to understanding how businesses create value in global settings. In this updated edition, the authors cover the traditional key themes including multinationals, internationalization and international market entry, as well as contemporary issues. New topics analyzed in this edition include risk, business models and hyperglobalization. With dedicated chapters on the role on non-market actors in international business, the book provides a multi-disciplinary world-view for readers. A comprehensive and engaging text, supplemented by online resources, this book is the ideal accompaniment to international and global business learning.

Compressed Development

Compressed Development

Compressed Development examines how experiences of economic and social development have changed and are continuing to change. What used to be clear development 'stages' in the 'late development' era now unfold simultaneously, or out of sequence. States and markets, organizations and technologies co-evolve more rapidly and supra-nationally, diminishing some of the levers of state control and creating new opportunities and challenges for policymakers, businesses, and civil society. Development and integration into the global economy has always been shaped by prevailing geopolitical, institutional, and ideological forces. This book details how the post-1980s era has unleashed a set of political, institutional, organizational, and technological forces that contrast sharply with the post-war decades. All this has intensified compression, resulting in partial or 'thin' industrialization even in successful developers; disconnections between technological, economic, and social upgrading; and new policy challenges in a context of actor proliferation. Compressed developers may face 'premature ageing' and 'double burdens', such as obesity and type 2 diabetes at the same time as communicable diseases. Even countries that have grown with unprecedented speed risk becoming mired in a 'middle-income trap' while others remain stalled or disconnected. Through the lens of time and timing the book offers a unique perspective on post-late development and prospects for the developmental state.