Drawing together insights from across the expert faculty,Managing Complexity in the Global Organization presentsIMD’s framework on how to understand complexity and its fourkey drivers (diversity; interdependence; ambiguity and flux), alongwith solutions on specific issues in a variety of functions,industries and markets. The focus is on providing practicalsolutions based on real-life examples.
Wolfgang Amann is a Fellow in Strategic Direction and International Business at Henley Management Centre, UK. He joined Henley from IMD, and has also been visiting fellow at the Wharton School and Indian Institute of Management. Prior to pursuing his PhD he worked for DaimlerChrysler and subsequently in management consulting. He has directed, delivered and contributed to open and in-company programs and courses on strategy, internationalization and governance in the US, Europe, China and India. His recent case study series on Hindustan Lever in India won the 2006 Oikos sustainability case competition.
IMD is one of the worlds leading business schools, with a particular focus on developing state-of-the-art concepts for the experienced manager.
No “one-size-fits-all” model emerges as a solution.Rather, the insights in this book take idiosyncrasies and dynamicsover time into consideration. They consider the main issues andtheir real causes, ownership settings, country settings and newdevelopments in corporate governance research and practice.International focus places emphasises on typical patterns,predicament and solutions instead of national laws.Points are illustrated with in-depth case studies andhighlighted learning nuggets.Alerts the reader to typical dilemmas and traps in attainingthe goal of value creation, whilst also pointing to promisingavenues forward.
Thinking in Systems, is a concise and crucial book offering insight for problem solving on scales ranging from the personal to the global. Edited by the Sustainability Institute’s Diana Wright, this essential primer brings systems thinking out of the realm of computers and equations and into the tangible world, showing readers how to develop the systems-thinking skills that thought leaders across the globe consider critical for 21st-century life.
Some of the biggest problems facing the world—war, hunger, poverty, and environmental degradation—are essentially system failures. They cannot be solved by fixing one piece in isolation from the others, because even seemingly minor details have enormous power to undermine the best efforts of too-narrow thinking.
While readers will learn the conceptual tools and methods of systems thinking, the heart of the book is grander than methodology. Donella Meadows was known as much for nurturing positive outcomes as she was for delving into the science behind global dilemmas. She reminds readers to pay attention to what is important, not just what is quantifiable, to stay humble, and to stay a learner.
In a world growing ever more complicated, crowded, and interdependent, Thinking in Systems helps readers avoid confusion and helplessness, the first step toward finding proactive and effective solutions.
This guide provides a comprehensive overview of internationalmanagement, structured around the core challenges and opportunitiesfaced by global managers. This encompasses: the role of the globalmanager, working on an individual and organizational level, andunderstanding how to manage a diverse workforce. Individualchapters address key subjects, including: the global mindset,working effectively across cultures, strategy execution, changemanagement and working in global teams. This edition has beenthoroughly updated to reflect recent developments in ethics andcorporate sustainability.
Based on over 40 years of teaching and research,International Management Behavior 7e is designed tostimulate and facilitate learning. This text combines a wealth oftheoretical knowledge with current real-world examples across arange of cultures and industry sectors. The authors focus onresearch that provides the most immediate, practical guidance formanagers, with well-chosen examples to demonstrate practicalimplementation and bring key concepts to life.
To accompany the revised and updated seventh edition ofInternational Management Behavior, updated instructorsupport material has been supplied at ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/lane7e"www.wiley.com/go/lane7e/a,including PowerPoint slides and teaching notes. This instructorsite has been designed in conjunction with the main text to assistthe teaching and development of global leaders.