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Global Leadership

About: Global Leadership is a(n) research topic. Over the lifetime, 1598 publication(s) have been published within this topic receiving 29200 citation(s).
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Abstract: GLOBE (Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness) is a research program focusing on culture and leadership in 61 nations. National cultures are examined in terms of nine dimensions: performance orientation, future orientation, assertiveness, power distance, humane orientation, institutional collectivism, in-group collectivism, uncertainty avoidance, and gender egalitarianism. In a survey of thousands of middle managers in food processing, finance, and telecommunications industries in these countries, GLOBE compares their cultures and attributes of effective leadership. Six global leadership attributes are identified and discussed.

1,485 citations

01 Jan 1979
Abstract: The world of business for all organizations in the twenty-first century is global, interdependent, complex, and rapidly changing. That means sophisticated global leadership skills are required more than ever today. Individual and organizational success is no longer dependent solely on business acumen. Our ability to understand, communicate, and manage across borders, countries, and cultures has never been as important as it is now. The understanding and utilization of cultural differences as a business resource is a key building block as companies rely on their global reach to achieve the best profit and performance. For this reason, international business and cross-cultural management are key topics in undergraduate business, MBA, and executive education programs worldwide as companies and institutions prepare current and future business leaders for the global marketplace. This exciting new edition of the highly successful textbook, Managing Cultural Differences, seeks to guide students and any person with global responsibilities to understand how culture fits in a changing business world, how to gain a competitive advantage from effective cross-cultural management, and gives practical advice for doing business across the globe. With updated content, new case studies, and a new author team, Managing Cultural Differences is required course reading for undergraduates, postgraduates, and MBA students alike, as well as being of significant value for anyone who sells, purchases, travels, or works internationally.

928 citations

15 Nov 2001
TL;DR: From Global to Metanational describes the next level of how companies must compete in the global arena and shows how newcomers can leapfrog traditional competitors by rapidly building a new-style metanational corporation.
Abstract: From the Publisher: Becoming a global company once meant penetrating markets around the world. But the demands of the knowledge economy are turning this strategy on its head. Today, the challenge is to innovate by learning from the world . This book provides a blueprint for companies ready to embrace this new globalization challenge. In From Global to Metanational , international business and strategy experts Yves Doz, Jose Santos, and Peter Williamson introduce a radically different kind of company-the metanational-defined by three core capabilities: being the first to identify and capture new knowledge emerging all over the world; mobilizing this globally scattered knowledge to out-innovate competitors; and turning this innovation into value by producing, marketing, and delivering efficiently on a global scale. The authors explain why traditional global strategies are no longer sufficient to differentiate leading competitors, what the knowledge economy means for managers, and why opportunities to leverage globally dispersed knowledge are growing. Most important, they outline exactly how managers can build a metanational advantage for their own organizations by: * Prospecting for and accessing untapped pockets of technology and emerging consumer trends from around the world * Leveraging knowledge imprisoned in a multinational's local subsidiaries * Mobilizing this fragmented knowledge to generate innovations, profits, and shareholder value Drawing from the experiences of pioneering metanationals including STMicroelectronics, ARM, Acer, Nokia, Shiseido, and PolyGram, the book shows how today's multinationals can use their existing global networks to gain an important head start in the global game-and how newcomers can leapfrog traditional competitors by rapidly building a new-style metanational corporation. Must-reading for every leader-from the CEO of a new global venture, to the executive of a currently successful multinational, to the founder of an e-business startup getting ready to "go global"-this pathbreaking book shows how to reshape strategies to compete and win in the global knowledge economy. "From Global to Metanational brings fresh insights to the management of multinational enterprise in today's knowledge-intensive economy. Moving beyond the traditional view of promoting international expansion to win market access, this thoughtful yet practical book describes the next level of how companies must compete in the global arena. Written by three of the world's leading thinkers in the field of international management, this book will change the thinking of executives and scholars alike." —Christopher Bartlett, Daewoo Professor of Business Management and Chair of the Program for Global Leadership, Harvard Business School Author Biography: Yves Doz is Timken Professor of Global Technology and Innovation at INSEAD. Jose Santos is Professor of International Management at INSEAD. Peter Williamson is Professor of International Management and Asian Business at INSEAD's Euro-Asia Centre.[EBK1]

782 citations

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Abstract: Executive Overview Global leadership has been identified as a critical success factor for large multinational corporations. While there is much writing on the topic, most seems to be either general advice (i.e., being open minded and respectful of other cultures) or very specific information about a particular country based on a limited case study (do not show the soles of your shoes when seated as a guest in an Arab country). Both kinds of information are certainly useful, but limited from both theoretical and practical viewpoints on how to lead in a foreign country. In this paper, findings from the Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness (GLOBE) research program are used to provide a sound basis for conceptualizing worldwide leadership differences. We use a hypothetical case of an American executive in charge of four similar teams in Brazil, France, Egypt, and China to discuss cultural implications for the American executive. Using the hypothetical case involving five different count...

779 citations

07 Oct 2008
TL;DR: To compete in the big emerging markets, multinationals must reconfigure their resources, rethink their cost structures, redesign their product development processes, and challenge their assumptions about who their top-level managers should be, the authors say.
Abstract: As they search for growth, multinational corporations will have no choice but to compete in the big emerging markets of China, India, Indonesia, and Brazil. But while it is still common to question how such corporations will change life in those markets, Western executives would be smart to turn the question around and ask how multinationals themselves will be transformed by these markets. To be successful, MNCs will have to rethink every element of their business models, the authors assert in this seminal HBR article from 1998. During the first wave of market entry in the 1980s, multinationals operated with what might be termed an imperialist mind-set, assuming that the emerging markets would merely be new markets for their old products. But this mind-set limited their success: What is truly big and emerging in countries like China and India is a new consumer base comprising hundreds of millions of people. To tap into this huge opportunity, MNCs need to ask themselves five basic questions: Who is in the emerging middle class in these countries? How do the distribution networks operate? What mix of local and global leadership do you need to foster business opportunities? Should you adopt a consistent strategy for all of your business units within one country? Should you take on local partners? The transformation that multinational corporations must undergo is not cosmetic--simply developing greater sensitivity to local cultures will not do the trick, the authors say. To compete in the big emerging markets, multinationals must reconfigure their resources, rethink their cost structures, redesign their product development processes, and challenge their assumptions about who their top-level managers should be.

476 citations

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