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Global Competitive Strategy

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  • Date Published: July 2011
  • availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521367981

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  • Globalization has fundamentally changed the game of business. Strategic frameworks developed for the analysis of purely domestic business necessarily fall short in the international business context. Managers and business students require alternative approaches to understand and cope with these far-reaching changes. We must learn to think globally in order to succeed. Global Competitive Strategy shows how we can do this by providing a unique set of strategic tools for international business. Such tools include the 'star analysis' that allows strategy makers to integrate geographic information with market information about the global business environment. Also introduced is the 'global value connection' that shows managers how to account for the gains from trade and the costs of trade. Aimed at MBA students taking courses in international strategy, consultants and practising managers with responsibility for strategic development, this 2007 book offers a comprehensive strategic framework for gaining competitive advantage in the global marketplace.

    • Provides an original set of strategic decision making tools including the 'star analysis'
    • Contains four extended case studies
    • Extensive auxiliary material including PowerPoint slides and multiple-choice questions
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "In our fiercely competitive global landscape, it is critical to stay several steps ahead of the trends, markets and technologies that ensure success. Daniel Spulber’s insightful methodology is a must-read for international business managers looking for a strategic advantage." - Bill McDermott, President & CEO, SAP Americas

    “Caterpillar is thriving today not because we survived globalization, but because we embraced it. We must look at globalization and international competition as an opportunity to make ourselves stronger and more efficient. Global Competitive Strategy provides managers with a highly valuable guide to business strategy in the global economy.” - Dr. James W. Owens, Chairman and CEO, Caterpillar, Inc.

    “Managers face competitive challenges in the best of times, but globalization raises the level of those challenges exponentially. Using the best from modern research, world-class economist Daniel Spulber unravels these managerial challenges and offers keys to competing successfully in the global market. Throughout the book, he ties real-world problems to rigorous theory with sharp-edged but accessible analysis, lively but always clear prose, and fascinating case studies that range from Chinese computers to Mexican cement to Japanese cars.” - J. Mark Ramseyer, Mitsubishi Professor of Japanese Legal Studies, Harvard University

    Global Competitive Strategy is a great work. With its focus on the tremendous increase in global competition and the variety of global markets, the book makes a major contribution to management strategy. I highly recommend it to teachers and students of global business.” - Yoshiro Miwa, Professor of Economics, University of Tokyo

    “In short, the book is a gem.... a source of information for the economically interested reader and a must-read for managers.... Without doubt, this book will find its way onto many global bookshelves.” - Wolfgang Gick, Journal of Economic Geography

    "Ideas in Spulber's book are presented clearly. They are introduced in a logical order and each is well explained; giving the reader a solid grasp of its importance and context. [...]Spulber's book provides a solid contribution to its field. The work introduces a substantial amount of new and innovative material." - Anthony M. Gould, Laval University, Industrial Relations

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    • Date Published: July 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521367981
    • length: 306 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.49kg
    • availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of tables
    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    Introduction: the global challenge
    1. The global mosaic
    2. Global strategic analysis
    3. Global competitive advantage
    4. Global competitive strategy
    5. Global investment strategy: choosing the best mix of transactions and investment
    6. The global business organization
    7. Lenovo: entering global competition
    8. Cemex: making global markets
    9. Dairy farm: regional retail strategy
    10. Danone: organizing for global competition
    Conclusion.

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    General ResourcesSlidesIntroductionppt1081KB0slides general resources slides general resourcesslides
    General ResourcesSlidesCosts of tradeppt1022KB1slides general resources slides general resourcesslides
    General ResourcesSlidesStrategies for Global Value Addedppt467KB2slides general resources slides general resourcesslides
    General ResourcesSlidesGlobal vs. localppt2151KB3slides general resources slides general resourcesslides
    General ResourcesSlidesHome Country Featuresppt904KB4slides general resources slides general resourcesslides
    General ResourcesSlidesCustomer country and competitor country featuresppt1156KB5slides general resources slides general resourcesslides
    General ResourcesSlidesSupplier Country and Partner Country Featuresppt1583KB6slides general resources slides general resourcesslides
    General ResourcesSlidesModes of Entry and FDIppt305KB7slides general resources slides general resourcesslides
    General ResourcesSlidesComparative advantageppt1168KB8slides general resources slides general resourcesslides
    General ResourcesSlidesAnalytical Frameworksppt357KB9slides general resources slides general resourcesslides
    General ResourcesHomeworkHomework Number 2doc56KB10homework general resources homework general resourceshomework
    General ResourcesHomeworkHomework Number 3doc50KB11homework general resources homework general resourceshomework
    General ResourcesHomeworkHomework Number 1doc39KB12homework general resources homework general resourceshomework
    Instructor ResourcesAnswersAnswer Key Midterm Examdoc118KB0answers instructor resources answers instructor resourcesanswers
    Instructor ResourcesAnswersAnswer Key Homework Number 1doc58KB1answers instructor resources answers instructor resourcesanswers
    Instructor ResourcesAnswersAnswer Key Homework Number 3doc52KB2answers instructor resources answers instructor resourcesanswers
    Instructor ResourcesAnswersAnswer Key Homework Number 2doc67KB3answers instructor resources answers instructor resourcesanswers
    Instructor ResourcesSlidesCEMEX case studyppt852KB4slides instructor resources slides instructor resourcesslides
    Instructor ResourcesSlidesP&G JAPAN SKII case studyppt145KB5slides instructor resources slides instructor resourcesslides
    Instructor ResourcesSlidesFlextronics in India case studyppt128KB6slides instructor resources slides instructor resourcesslides
    Instructor ResourcesSlidesLi & Fung case studyppt97KB7slides instructor resources slides instructor resourcesslides
    Instructor ResourcesSlidesRENAULT-NISSAN case studyppt362KB8slides instructor resources slides instructor resourcesslides
    Instructor ResourcesSlidesBP and the oil industry case studyppt497KB9slides instructor resources slides instructor resourcesslides
    Instructor ResourcesSlidesLenovo case studyppt881KB10slides instructor resources slides instructor resourcesslides
    Instructor ResourcesTeaching MaterialsMidterm Examdoc86KB11teaching materials instructor resources teaching materials instructor resourcesteaching materials

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    Daniel F. Spulber, Northwestern University, Illinois

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