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CHAPTER 66

Global Glue and the Case of Fonterra

Annie Viets

Introduction

Globalization is here to stay and organizations that can make it work for them are the ones that will survive and thrive. Global Firms in 2020: The Next Decade of Change for Organisations and Workers, a study conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (2010), predicted organizations able to operate seamlessly across borders, in different cultures, and with workforces that are extremely diverse will be the enterprises of the future. These firms will also be larger, more global, and spread over ever larger geographic areas.

The executives polled for the study predicted the workforce will be far more diverse than it is today, coming from a wide range of backgrounds and countries. ...

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