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.