Economy & society : Industry & country
Based on Success in Africa: CEO Insights from a Continent on the Rise by Jonathan Berman (Bibliomotion, September 2013).
Based on Chinnovation by Yinglan Tan (Wiley, April 2011) and an interview with Mark Kuo, venture capitalist, Gobi Partners, August 2011.
Silicon Valley is the world’s most prolific producer of new ideas, and it has built lasting success on three pillars: strong business networks, worldwide talent, and quick reflexes. Based on sources including, What Makes Silicon Valley Tick? by Tapan Munroe (Nova Vista Publishing, May 2009).
Some emerging companies achieve world-class status. What are the secrets behind this incredible success? What strategies have they adopted to consolidate their market positions and ensure continual development? Based on the book by Antoine van Agtmael, "The Emerging Markets Century" (Free Press, 2007), and the interview with Horacio Forjaz, executive vice-president of corporate communications, Embraer, Brazil, and Tulsi Tanti, chairman and managing director of Suzlon Energy, India.
What are the reasons behind the considerable success of emerging markets companies? Based on “Emerging Giants: Building World-Class Companies in Developing Countries” by Tarun Khanna and Krishna G. Palepu, Harvard Business Review, October 2006, and on an interview with Güler Sabanci, chairperson of Sabanci Holding (Turkey).
Is Brazil going to play a major role in the world economy? Based on an article by Mehdi Ramdani, Business Digest, July 2007, and an interview with Philippe Pommez, international vice-president, Natura (Brazil).
Brazil, Russia, India, and China: are these countries in line with forecasted growth? Based on an overview of current events in BRIC and on an interview with Stefano Pelle, vice-president and COO of the Russia and South Asia division of Perfetti Van Melle.
How did RSM manage to haul itself out of a rut to become a high-performance organization, despite an extremely difficult climate? Based on “Evolving a High Performance Culture: Learning from a Turnaround” by Sanjay Dhar, IIMB Management Review, December 2005, and an interview with Shri R. Ramaraju, managing director of the Bhilai Steel Plant, India.
Although the globalization of business implies coherent managerial practices, national cultural specificities nevertheless call for tailoring, taking for example the Japanese evolution in management. Based on The Embedded Corporation, by Sanford M. Jacoby, Princeton University Press, 2005, and the interviews with Kimio Kase, professor of management at IESE, University of Navarre (Spain), and Thierry Moulonguet, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Renault.