"Distance Still Matters" is an influential Harvard Business Review article. In this work, Ghemawat proposes the CAGE distance framework that allows firms to consider four dimensions of international distance (cultural, administrative, geographic, and economic) when planning global expansion. Then, he demonstrates the usefulness of the framework with a practical case of a company that identified a better market for expansion by factoring in the effects of distance. "Distance Still Matters" is considered a seminal work in international business literature and a major contribution to the globalization debate that appears on the core reading list of most international business courses.
Table of Contents
Ways in to the Text
Who is Pankaj Ghemawat?
What does Distance Still Matters Say?
Why does Distance Still Matters Matter?
Section 1: Influences
Module 1: The Author and the Historical Context
Module 2: Academic Context
Module 3: The Problem
Module 4: The Author's Contribution
Section 2: Ideas
Module 5: Main Ideas
Module 6: Secondary Ideas
Module 7: Achievement
Module 8: Place in the Author's Work
Section 3: Impact
Module 9: The First Responses
Module 10: The Evolving Debate
Module 11: Impact and Influence Today
Module 12: Where Next?
Glossary of Terms
People Mentioned in the Text
Alessandro Giudici is Lecturer in Strategy at Cass Business School, City, University of London. His research focuses on how organizations can support innovation dispersed across international contexts. His work has been published in outlets such as the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Organization, Long Range Planning, and Business History.
Marianna Rolbina is a PhD candidate at Cass Business School, City, University of London. Her research is in management and strategy, with a particular focus on cultural industries.