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Strategy, 3rd Ed.

International Enterprise

The Open University

Publisher: The Open University, 2001 , 73 pages

ISBN: 0-7492-9718-2

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  1. Introduction
    • Background to the unit
    • Aims and objectives
    • Overview of the unit
  2. Competency-Based Strategies and the International Enterprise
    • 1.1 Definitions
    • 1.2 Models of the Multinational Firm
    • 1.3 Multinational Strategic Drivers from a Competency-Based Perspective
      • Porter’s (1990) Diamond Model of Constructed Comparative Advantage
    • Conclusion
  3. Multinational Strategic Responses
    • 2.1 Internationalization from a Strategic Perspective
    • 2.2 Globalization from a Strategic Perspective
  4. Competency Processes and Multinational Strategies
    • 3.1 Competency Leverage Strategies and the Multinational Firm
      • Leverage and Internationalization
      • Leverage and Globalization
    • 3.2 Competency-Building Strategies and the Multinational Firm
      • Competency Building and Internationalization
      • Competency Building and Globalization
    • 3.3 Conclusion
  5. Structuring the Multinational to Support Competencies
    • 4.1 Strategies and Structures
      • Traditional Structures
      • Matrix Structures
      • The Network Structure
    • 4.2 The Differentiated Subsidiary
    • 4.3 Conclusion
  6. Merger and Acquisition Activity Across Borders
    • 5.1 The Benefits of Acquisition
    • 5.2 The Risks of Acquisitions
    • 5.3 Conclusion
  7. Co-operative Strategies in the New International Arena
    • 6.1 Alliances and Joint Ventures in the Global World
    • 6.2 Alliances from a Competency-Based Perspective
    • 6.3 The Risks of Alliances
    • 6.4 Alliance Types
    • 6.5 Conclusion
  8. Processes and People in the Integrated Global Firm
    • 7.1 The Global Manager and the Firm
    • 7.2 Matrixing the Managerial Mind
      • The Matrix Manager
      • Building the Matrixed Manager
      • The Role of Top Management
    • 7.3 Conclusion
  9. Competitive Strategy and Gaming
    • 8.1 Competitive Strategy as an International War Game
    • 8.2 Specific Advantage and Competitive reaction as an Explanation of FDI
    • 8.3 Global Strategic Games — Competing in Many Markets
    • 8.4 Challenging the Competitive Strategy Orthodoxy of Oligopoly

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Strategy

by Roland Buresund last modified 2014-01-26 01:15

Rating: ****** (Decent)

MBA material, what do you expect?


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