Companies are learning to adapt their organizational design to capture cross-border synergies and to protect local sources of profitability. Striking an appropriate balance between the protection of local value and the integration of selected cross-country processes and functions is challenging; the organizational response to create the right linkages must be ...Download Now
Inspired by the rapid growth of Internet sales, many technology vendors are opening their own direct channels. The paper depicts that by doing so; however, they risk their existing partners, who see Web sales as a threat to revenues. While manufacturers shouldn't ignore their partners' complaints, neither should they be ...Download Now
Executives often base strategic decisions on whether or not they could get a company's stock included in a major equity index. While share prices do increase around the announcement and effective dates of a stock's inclusion, that effect quickly disappears. The higher prices resulting from a stock's inclusion in an ...Download Now
The article outlines that Carmakers in North America, Europe, and Japan - lured by savings that could cut their auto parts bills by 25 percent and reassured by quality improvements - are shedding their skepticism about parts made in unfamiliar locales such as China and India. Sourcing car parts, however, ...Download Now
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