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The Quest for Global Dominance: Transforming Global Presence into Global Competitive Advantage, Second Edition

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Anil K. Gupta, Vijay Govindarajan, and Haiyan Wang are among the most distinguished experts in the field of globalization. In The Quest for Global Dominance they present the lessons from their twenty-year study of over two hundred corporations. They argue that, in order for a company to create and maintain its position as a globally dominant player, executives must ensure that their company leads its industry in the following four essential tasks:

  • Identifying market opportunities worldwide and pursuing them by establishing the necessary presence in all key markets

  • Converting global presence into global competitive advantage by identifying and developing the opportunities for value creation that global presence offers

  • Cultivating a global mindset by viewing cultural and geographic diversity as an opportunity, not just a challenge

  • Leveraging the rise of emerging markets especially China and India to transform the company's growth prospects, global cost structure, and pace of innovation

  • Table of Contents

    1. Cover Page
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright
    4. Contents
    5. Foreword
    6. Preface
    7. Acknowledgments
    8. Chapter 1: Rising up to the Global Challenge
      1. What Is Globalization?
      2. What Is a Global Company?
      3. What Is Driving Globalization?
      4. Why Globalization Is Here to Stay
      5. Implications for Companies
      6. Conclusion
    9. Chapter 2: Building Global Presence
      1. Choice of Products for Launching Globalization
      2. Choice of Strategic Markets
      3. Mode of Entry
      4. Transplanting the Corporate DNA
      5. Winning the Local Battle
      6. Speed of Global Expansion
      7. Conclusion
    10. Chapter 3: Lessons from the Globalization of Wal-Mart
      1. Globalization Imperatives
      2. Choice of Markets: Roads Taken Versus Roads Not Taken
      3. Summing Up the Lessons
    11. Chapter 4: Exploiting Global Presence
      1. Sources of Global Competitive Advantage
      2. Creating Global Competitive Advantage: Action Implications
      3. The Star Framework in Action
      4. Conclusion
    12. Chapter 5: Cultivating A Global Mindset
      1. Why Mindset Matters
      2. What Is a Global Mindset?
      3. The Value of a Global Mindset
      4. Does Every Company Need a Global Mindset?
      5. Does Every Employee Need a Global Mindset?
      6. Cultivating a Global Mindset
      7. Conclusion
    13. Chapter 6: Building A Global Knowledge Machine
      1. Unpacking the Knowledge Management Agenda
      2. Pathologies and Pitfalls in Knowledge Management
      3. The Social Ecology of a Knowledge Machine: The Case of Nucor
      4. Guidelines for Building an Effective Knowledge Machine
      5. Conclusion
    14. Chapter 7: Dynamics of Global Business Teams
      1. Why GBTs Fail
      2. Defining Team Charter
      3. Configuring the Global Business Team
      4. Conclusion
    15. Chapter 8: Globalizing the Young Venture
      1. Early Globalization–a Double-Edged Sword
      2. To Globalize or Not to Globalize–Early?
      3. Disciplined Pursuit of Early Globalization: The Case of Approva Corporation
      4. Conclusion
    16. Chapter 9: Leveraging China and India for Global Dominance
      1. The Reemergence of China and India
      2. China and India as Four Game-Changing Realities
      3. Major Challenges and Common Mistakes
      4. Designing Robust Strategies for China and India
    17. Notes
    18. The Authors
    19. Index