The Quest for Global Dominance: Transforming Global Presence by Anil K. Gupta

By Anil K. Gupta

Anil ok. Gupta, Vijay Govindarajan, and Haiyan Wang are one of the such a lot special specialists within the box of globalization. In the hunt for worldwide Dominance they current the teachings from their twenty-year examine of over 200 companies. They argue that, to ensure that a firm to create and keep its place as a globally dominant participant, executives needs to make sure that their corporation leads its within the following 4 crucial initiatives:

  • Identifying marketplace possibilities world wide and pursuing them via developing the mandatory presence in all key markets

  • Converting international presence into worldwide aggressive virtue by way of selecting and constructing the possibilities for price construction that worldwide presence deals

  • Cultivating an international attitude through viewing cultural and geographic range as a chance, not only a problem

  • Leveraging the increase of rising markets particularly China and India to remodel the company's development clients, worldwide expense constitution, and velocity of innovation

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Simple” Versus “Complex” Globalization Today’s “Complex Globalization” Cross-border trade in raw materials Yesterday’s “Simple Globalization” Geographic dispersion of internal value chain activities, coupled with cross-border trade in intermediate goods and services Cross-border trade in finished goods Yesterday’s “Simple Globalization” dress, different activities in the value chain are dispersed over several countries, creating a situation wherein trade in intermediate goods and services may well exceed the final trade in finished goods.

How should you reduce the existing suboptimalities? Countries differ in cost structures, in ways of looking at the world, and in the pool of talent and ideas being generated on an ongoing basis. Capturing the comparative advantages of countries effectively and efficiently can create significant competitive advantage for your company. Witness the case of Nike, which must constantly scout for the lowestcost manufacturing locations, and Microsoft, which must constantly scout for the best software talent wherever it may reside.

By definition, tighter integration between a subsidiary and the rest of the global network increases the degree of mutual interdependence between them. In this context of high interdependence, it becomes crucial that the subsidiary and the network pursue shared goals and that the firm be able to reshape the subsidiary according to the changing needs of the rest of the network. Shared ownership of the local subsidiary puts major constraints on the firm’s ability to achieve such congruence in goals and on its freedom to reshape the subsidiary operations when needed.

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