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The Next Global Stage: The Challenges and Opportunities in Our Borderless World
The Next Global Stage: The Challenges and Opportunities in Our Borderless World
by Kenichi Ohmae
Edition: Hardcover

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Accessibility over accuracy, 17 Dec 2005
This book belongs to the storytelling genre within business literature, where accuracy and detail are sacrificed to fit into the intended pattern (some of the claimed facts about the Scandinavian/Baltic region were inaccurate). As such, it offers food for thought and serves as an entry point for further exploration into globalization rather than as a manual for policy making.
The book is based on a few themes such as:
* Central government should offer greater autonomy to regions
* The mobility of corporations
* The emergence of a border-less global market
The book starts promisingly but looses steam after a few chapters, with the same regional examples being used as references over and over again. I am happy that I did not stop reading because the book catches up again at the end, offering a couple of interesting future scenarios.
I have read earlier works by Ohmae. Compared to these, this book does not have the same impact, yet offers an accessible account on global trends.


Strategies of Co-operation: Managing Alliances, Networks and Joint Ventures
Strategies of Co-operation: Managing Alliances, Networks and Joint Ventures
by John Child
Edition: Paperback

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Prescriptive guideline for alliance management, 19 Jun 2004
The book has an academic style and is supported by a multitude of references. The book is logically arranged in a sequence where the earlier chapters cover the recruitment of alliance partners and the choice of alliance form whereas the later chapters provide guidelines on how to manage the alliance over time. The book has been useful for me in my alliance activities.


Strategy Safari: A Guided Tour Through the Wilds of Strategic Management (Financial Times Series)
Strategy Safari: A Guided Tour Through the Wilds of Strategic Management (Financial Times Series)
by Henry Mintzberg
Edition: Paperback

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ambitious overview on Corporate Strategy, 27 Dec 2003
Mintzberg is one of the pioneers of corporate strategy and has a pragmatic view on the subject. Having devoted a couple of decades on researching the subject, few persons could be better equipped to provide an overview of the subject than he.
The book contains a meta level presentation of the different schools of corporate strategy in an accessible and inspiring way. It also points out the strengths and weaknesses of each school.
After having read the book you will be in a better position to put corporate strategies you run into in perspective and know what the strength/weaknesses are for the chosen school of strategy.


"Financial Times" Corporate Strategy Case Book
"Financial Times" Corporate Strategy Case Book
by Philip Wickham
Edition: Paperback
Price: £57.68

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Corporate Strategy in a learning-by-doing fashion, 27 Dec 2003
Too often I have come across course books that devote a large number of pages on developing comprehensive conceptual frameworks only to find after having struggled through the theoretical underpinnings that only a small fraction of the theory is ever presented in illustrative real-life examples.
This book does not fall into this trap. Rather, each section of the book starts with a brief introduction to the underlying theory, continues with a number of FT articles and ends with case study questions. If you are that kind of person that prefer learning by doing (as I am) you will find this book of great value.
The book is well-written and is a parallel book to the theory book by Richard Lynch on Corporate Strategy. You might consider bying the Lynch book if you want/need a more elaborate presentation of the subject (the Lynch book seems to be one of the better on Corporate Strategy).


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