Book DescriptionIn this new edition of a successful textbook the authors assess the turbulent environment in which international businesses operate and the approaches to strategy formulation and implementation which can be adopted. They also examinethe functional and operational management of companies and fuse together the theoretical and empirical aspects of international management. New material includes coverage of leadership in transnational companies, cultural issues in international management, entrepreneurship and SMEs in global business, the impact of e-commerce, and the anti-globalization movement.
Book DescriptionTransnational Management: Text and Cases, 4e, by Bartlett/Ghoshal/Birkinshaw, combines text material, Harvard and London Business School cases, and readings to present the best of current research and thought on the global business environment. Now in its 4th edition, Julian Birkinshaw joins Bartlett and Ghoshal, recognized as leading scholars on global strategy and organization, as a co-author. Transnational Management focuses on management's challenge associated with developing strategies, designing organizations and managing operations of companies whose activities stretch across national boundaries. Bartlett, Ghoshal and Birkinshaw make a distinction between "Transnational Management" and International or Multinational Management.
How many of us are aware that HSBC, 'The World's Local Bank', originated in Hong Kong and Shanghai?Business managers need to have a global vision in order to be successful, with the skills to formulate and implement strategy across borders. Global Strategic Management lays down the foundations of 'traditional' strategy theory from a global perspective, while highlighting issues unique to companies operating worldwide and discusses truly 'transnational' firms, whose place of origin can no longer be pinpointed. The third edition of this popular text offers substantially revised chapters on Emerging global players and Global trends, as well as more coverage of ethics and sustainability, and outsourcing and offshoring. It also includes:• All new Mini Cases with questions, to help you analyse the activities of 'transnational' firms such as Shell, Danone, Siemens and eBay• New Examples which are highlighted throughout, demonstrating how each aspect of theory has been applied in real-life organisations• New and improved learning features to aid your understanding and help with revisionVisit www.palgrave.com/business/lasserre3e for self-test questions, useful weblinks and resources, links to long cases online and a searchable glossary. Lecturers can access PowerPoint presentations, a lecturer manual and a testbank.
Structured in 3 parts, Part 1 discusses the globalization of businesses and its impact on their strategy, structure, operating processes, and culture. Part 2 take an in-depth look at APC, a European based Pharma company committed to building a global team based organization, and how they reinvented the Pharma business model. Part III shows how global companies are reinventing Human Resources and examines the role of the HR function in todays global organizations. Some business commentators and business leaders have expressed little confidence in HR living up to everyones expectations. The author presents several examples of companies that are earning the respect of the CEOs team and earning their seat as business partners at the strategy table. Shows business leaders how to improve strategy execution by increasing capability & effectiveness in strategy formulation, communication, goal alignment and innovation Examines the role of HR as a business partner and the interaction with the board Practical case studies incorporating performance management, talent management and leadership development
This book consider Business-IT strategic alignment as one of the most important management concepts in business and IT management in industry as result of drastic rise in role of IS and IT in industry.This empirical research tests to the degree of balance between business and IT strategies.Consequently, we defined and clarified the concepts of strategic alignment and alignment gap between business strategy and IT strategy and to determine the reasons and circumstances that lead to the alignment gap between business strategy and IT strategy.Meanwhile,based on literature and findings of the research, the results indicate that bridging the alignment gap between business strategy and IT strategy will help organizations to achieve and sustain strategic alignment
Integrates essential risk management practices with practical corporate business strategies Focusing on educating readers on how to integrate risk management with corporate business strategy-not just on hedging practices—The Risk Management Process is the first financial risk management book that combines a detailed, big picture discussion of firm-wide risk management with a comprehensive discussion of derivatives-based hedging strategies and tactics. An essential component of any corporate business strategy today, risk management has become a mainstream business process at the highest level of the world's largest financial institutions, corporations, and investment management groups. Addressing the need for a well-balanced book on the subject, respected leader and teacher on the subject Christopher Culp has produced a well-balanced, comprehensive reference text for a broad audience of financial institutions and agents, nonfinancial corporations, and institutional investors.
Non-Equity Modes are strongly developing forms of internationalisation of enterprises and are increasingly used in strategies of transnational corporations. In the literature, much attention is paid to particular forms of NEMs, there are no comprehensive studies in this field. Presented proposal is therefore an attempt to show NEMs as network internationalisation strategy, implementation of which allows transnational corporations to gain competitive advantage and strong position in global terms. One drew attention in it to the conditions for the development of NEMS under the ongoing nationalisation and digitisation of the economy, their place in the strategy in the context of strategic decisions made by corporations, network internationalisation strategy and management of defragmented global value chain. Presented considerations were embedded in various research trends, showing the complexity and multidimensional nature of NEMs, allowing TNCs to shift from management based on ownership to management based on control.
Global Innovation Management provides a comprehensive guide to formulating successful innovation strategies, and to implementing and managing policies which foster a sustainable, profitable business, taking into account the global context businesses today operate in. Covering topics such as business models, service innovations, disruptive innovation and people management, it provides an accessible and engaging guide for successfully strategizing and managing innovation. With a strong focus on the financial and accounting side of successful innovation, it is the only innovation management book to provide a specific method for computing financial return and risk for a particular innovation strategy, providing students with the tools and methods they need to understand the business case for innovation. Key changes to the new edition:• Structure – a new structure and re-organised chapter content provides a clearer framework for students to better understand innovation as a whole, and how each aspect fits together.• Global focus – a stronger focus on the global context of innovation will be introduced in chapter 1 and reinforced through global case studies• Case studies – the case studies have been updated and the new edition will feature longer, more in-depth case studies. These are case studies from non-business areas (e.g. games technology, product design, pharmaceuticals, music industry) to help expand the book's appeal.• New material on open innovation and more coverage of service innovation to make the book a rounded and comprehensive guide to innovation management
Based on author’s doctoral research on transnational corporations and foreign direct investment (FDI) as well as years of teaching transnational management courses, this book combines economic principles, economic history and business management concepts in a unique way to show how transnational companies have transformed world economy in the last fifty years by globalising production, spreading technology world-wide through variety of forms and means such as global networks, value added chains and outsourcing. By and large it shows how purely profit-oriented companies, equipped with the latest technology and management skills have created employment in host countries, transferred technology and enhanced export competitiveness of nations of the world. The book will appeal to economists, managers, policy makers and anyone interested in contemporary developments in world economy. It is particularly intended as a textbook on global business for senior undergraduate and first year postgraduate students in economics and business degrees.
This book is related to management cases pertaining to different area of management say marketing, finance, human resource, business law, information and technology and economics. These cases are interesting, current, and concern a broad range of advertising and marketing problems pertaining to consumers, advertising agencies, and companies, including profit and nonprofit. They cover topic such as positioning ,media strategy, budgeting, sales promotion, personal ethics, marketing planning, creative strategy, brand management, pricing strategy, e-commerce, segmentation, targeting, buying behavior direct marketing, forecasting etc.
This is an innovative and accessible guide to business, management and commerce. Learning about business can be daunting, but The Business Book makes it easier than ever by giving you all the big ideas simply explained. Simple explanations and stylish infographics open up the business world to even the complete novice. The Business Book is the perfect primer to key theories of business and management, covering inspirational business ideas, business strategy and alternative business models. 100 key quotations introduce you to the work of great commercial thinkers, leaders and gurus from Henry Ford to Steve Jobs and to topics spanning from start-ups to ethics. Whether you are a would-be entrepreneur or just have an interest in business, The Business Book is an all-in-one guide to business management, theory and strategy.
Contemporary research in strategic management, with an emphasis on conceptual tools and skills created by scholars and practitioners in the field are evident throughout Strategic Management, 14e. The fourteenth edition of Strategic Management continues to increase the emphasis on planning for domestic and global competition in a global economy that is integral to strategic decision in even the smallest business or organisation on Main Street - in any town worldwide every day. It is specially designed to accommodate the needs of strategy students worldwide in our fast-changing twenty-first century.
The latest best practice guidance on all aspects of global strategic sourcing-including environmental and international issues Strategic Global Sourcing Best Practices covers the latest trends and leading edge processes in global strategic sourcing, including supply management, t, sustainability, financial decisions, risk management, and international strategies. Offers the latest trends and guidance for sourcing and supply managers Features coverage of understanding sourcing, procurement and supply management, procurement and best business practices, best practices in sourcing management and global sourcing management, financial strategies for sourcing, responsible procurement,diversity procurement, managing risk, supplier selection, project management for procurement and supply managers, managing supplier relationships, international sourcing, managing supplier relationships supply management operations, With the rise of global supply chains, environmental/sustainability concerns, and constantly evolving technology, the time is right for understanding Strategic Global Sourcing Best Practices.
Over 7,100 entries cover all aspects of business and management including marketing, accounting, organizational behaviour, business strategy, finance, law, and technology. Fully revised and updated, this new edition remains an essential book for business students, teachers, professionals, and anyone needing a guide to business terminology.
Praise for Praise for Performance Management: Integrating Strategy Execution, Methodologies, Risk, and Analytics «A highly accessible collection of essays on contemporary thinking in performance management. Readers will get excellent overviews on the Balanced Scorecard, strategy maps, incentives, management accounting, activity-based costing, customer lifetime value, and sustainable shareholder value creation.» —Robert S. Kaplan, Harvard Business School; coauthor of The Balanced Scorecard: Translating Strategy into Action, The Execution Premium, and many other books «Gary Cokins demonstrates in this book that performance management is not a mysterious black art, but a structured, process-oriented discipline. If you want your performance management system to be a smoothly running analytical machine, read and apply the ideas in this book—it's all you need.» —Thomas H. Davenport, President's Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management, Babson College; coauthor of Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning «Drawing on a deep reservoir of knowledge and experience gained from hundreds of customer engagements around the world, Gary Cokins offers an authoritative examination of the major dimensions of performance management. Cokins not only paints a rich and textured view of the major principles and concepts driving performance management implementations, he offers a nuanced look at the important subtleties that can spell the difference between success and failure. This is an informative and enjoyable text to read!» —Wayne Eckerson, Director of Research, The Data Warehouse Institute (TDWI); author of Performance Dashboards: Measuring, Monitoring, and Managing Your Business «[In this] very insightful book, the view of an integrated performance management framework with a goal to link various operational activities with business strategy is an excellent approach to manage and improve business. Gary's explanation of risk-based performance management, for providing the capability to achieve long-term objectives with reliably calculated risks, is definitely thought provoking.» —Srini Pallia, Global Head and Vice President of Business Technology Services, Wipro Technologies, Bangalore, India «Gary Cokins is clearly one of the world's thought leaders in the area of performance management, and the need for integrated performance management, improvement and execution is clearly at a premium in these challenging economic times. This book is a must read for CEOs, CFOs, and management accountants around the globe seeking higher levels of sustainable business performance for their stakeholders.» —Jeffrey C. Thomson, President and CEO, Institute of Management Accountants