The way a company manages a major crisis can literally spell the difference between life and death - both for the immediate victims of the crisis and for the company itself.
Alliances for Competitive Advantage: Why, When, and How
For better or worse, alliance formation soared during the 1980s as corporations united for competitive advantage. While many alliances have been highly successful, others have ended bitterly, and some should never have been formed in the first place.
Viewpoint The Other Germany: An Open Door to Europe and Beyond
"With German unification apparently imminent, there is a danger that Americans will adopt a passive attitude towards commercial relations with the German Democratic Republic (GDR).
Proprietary Technology: The Next Challenge for the NICs
The future economic success of the Asia Pacific region is predicated on developing and sustaining a successful manufacturing sector.
Toward Effective Supplier Management: International Comparisons
The purchasing function is acquiring high priority in the eyes of senior management for a number of reasons. First, increasingly global strategies for marketing and manufacturing require equally global approaches to sourcing.
Planning for Chaos: A Scenario Approach to the Oil Market
No one can forecast oil prices. Yet a sharp change in oil prices can radically alter business conditions for a very large number of companies.
Redefining the Corporation
In recent years, a great many corporations have been reshaping - or at least attempting to reshape - themselves, with varying degrees of success. In North America, at least, the 1980s could easily end up being called the Decade of Downsizing.
The New Production-Sharing Networks
Production sharing is a strategy for conducting industrial operations in which certain procurement and manufacturing processes are restructured and shared, with firms in a developed country furnishing capital and technology-intensive components, while firms in a developing country furnish labor-i
Strategic Alliances in High-Tech Industries
As the next century approaches, significant trends now emerging in global economics and technology will have major implications for corporate international strategies.
Collaborating With Potential Competitors: The Profits and the Perils
Many Western managers are becoming wary of joint ventures. They have learned through costly experience that such alliances - particularly with Asian partners - can become a low-cost route through which new competitors acquire technology and market access.