Managing Complexity in Global Organizations

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This book delivers new IMD insights on an emerging challenge - howto deal with overwhelming complexity. Global organizations face acomplex decision-making environment. On one side, diversity ofcultures, customers, competitors and regulations createscomplexity; on the other, competitive pressures cause expandingcountries to extract more synergies across products and regions. Insuch a climate, a new way of thinking, acting and organizing isneeded beyond the familiar ‘control’ mindset.

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.

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Ulrich Steger holds the Alcan Chair of Environmental Management at IMD. Switzerland, and is Director of the school's research project on Corporate Sustainability Management. He also directs major partnership programs including DaimlerChrysler and Allianz, and is or has been on the boards of several major organizations – including Volkswagen, where he was in charge of worldwide environmental strategy. Prior to becoming involved in management education he was Minister of Economics and Technology in the German state of Hesse, with particular responsibility for transport, traffic and energy.

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.

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Apr 4, 2007
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Pages
312
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ISBN
9780470513118
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English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Management
Business & Economics / Organizational Behavior
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