Strategies in Global Competition (RLE International Business): Selected Papers from the Prince Bertil Symposium at the Institute of International Business, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Strategies in Global Competition (RLE International Business)

Selected Papers from the Prince Bertil Symposium at the Institute of International Business, 1st Edition

Edited by Neil Hood, Jan-Erik Vahlne


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The main thrust of Part 1 is to give some understanding of the concept of ‘global competition’. In doing so, the chapters rely heavily on industrial studies. Part 2 deals with two different aspects of this change viewed from two different perspectives. The one is economic and more macro: the other political and social and more micro, being concerned with the way in which companies have to utilize their various organisational units and integrate information on a fragmented environment into a strategic whole. Part 3 deals specifically with technology, as the particular segment of the environment which often has the largest impact on future strategies. In Part 4 the perspective of global competition is applied at industry, country and company levels and it is shown that this perspective adds new dimensions to old problems. The final parts address the problem of management in global competition.

Table of Contents

List of Figures, Tables, Contributors. Foreword. Preface. Part 1: Concepts and Constructs of Strategy in Global Competition. Introduction. 1. Creating Global Strategic Capability G Hamel and C K Prahalad. 2. Making Sense of Complex Industries J McGee and H Thomas. Part 2: Global Environmental Change. Introduction. 3. International Business, the Recession and Economic Restructuring J H Dunning. 4. Strategic Integration in Fragmented Environments: Social and Political Assessment by Subsidiaries of Multinational Firms S J Kobrin. Part 3: Technology and Global Competition. Introduction. 5. International Patterns of Technological Accumulation K Pavitt. 6. Corporate Families to Handle Galloping Technology Chr.Karlsson. Part 4: Global Competition and Strategy – Industry and Country Studies. Introduction. 7. Is the Global Automobile Industry Really Global? O Solvell. 8. Technical Change and Vertical Disintegration in Global Competition: Lessons from Machine Tools J O Rendeiro. 9. Japan’s Industry Structure – Barriers to Global Competition A Kverneland. 10. Choice of market Channel in a Strategic Perspective J-E Vahlne and K Nordstrom. Part 5: Frameworks for Analysing Global Competition Introduction. 11. Internationalisation in Industrial Systems – A Network Approach J Johanson and L G Mattsson. 12. Country Patterns in International Competition: Appropriability and Oligopolistic Agreement B Kogut. Part 6: Strategic Management for Global Competition. Introduction. 13. Quality of Management: An Emerging Source of Global Competitive Advantage Y Doz and C K Prahalad. 14. Co-Operative Strategies: Planning and Control Considerations P Lorange. Concluding Perspectives: Neil Hood and Jan-Erik Vahlne. Index.

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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General