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IBU 653 - Global Business & Strategic Planning

Topic Reading List
Last Update: 4/2012

Week 1:   Global Business Environment                          

The Global Business Environment

Baron, D. P., (1997). Integrated strategy, trade policy, and global competition. California Management Review, 39 (2), 145-169.

Hirschman, A. O. (1994). The on-and-off again connection between political and economic progress. American Economic Review, 84 (3), 343-348.

 Huber, E.  &  Rueschemeyer, D.   & Stephens, J.D. (1993).  The impact of economic development on democracy. The Journal of Economic Perspectives (1986-1998), 7(3), 71.  

Przeworski, A. &   Limongi, F. (1993). Political regimes and economic growth. The Journal of Economic Perspectives (1986-1998), 7(3), 51.  

Ram, R., & K.H. Zang,  (2002). Foreign direct investment and economic growth: Evidence from cross-country data for the 1990’s.  Economic Development and Cultural Change, 51, 205-255.

Managing Risk in Global Markets

Bremmer, I., (2005). Managing risk in an unstable world. Harvard Business Review, 83 (6), 51-60.   

Khanna, T., Palapu, K., & Sinha, J. (2005). Strategies that fit emerging markets. Harvard Business Review, 83 (6), 63-76. 

Ghemawat, P.  (2001). Distance still matters: The hard reality of global expansion.   Harvard Business Review, 79 (8), 137-147. 


Week 2:  Global Strategy, Organization and Control

Global Strategy

Bartlett, C., & Ghoshal, S. (1987).  Managing across borders:  New strategic requirements.  Sloan Management Review, 28 (4), 7-17. 

Ghemawat, P. (2005). Regional strategies for global leadership. Harvard Business Review, 83 (12), 98-110. 

Structure of International Operations

Hill, C. W. L., & Hoskisson, R. E. (1987). Strategy and structure in the multiproduct Firm. Academy of Management Review, 12, 331-441.   

Paik, Y., & Sohn, J. H. D. (2004). Striking a balance between global integration and local responsiveness:  The case of Toshiba Corporation in redefining regional headquarters’ role. Organizational Analysis, 12 (4), 347-360. 


Week 3:  Global Strategic Alliances          

Strategic Alliances

Bamford, J., Ernst, D., & Fubine, D. G. (2004). Launching a world-class joint venture. Harvard Business Review, 82 (2), 91-100. 

Gomes-Casseres, B. (1994). Group versus group:  How alliance networks compete. Harvard Business Review, 72 (4), 62-66. 

Ohmae, K. (1989). The global logic of strategic alliances. Harvard Business Review, 67 (2), 143-160.


Mergers and Acquisitions

Ashkenas, R. N., DeMonaco, L. J., & Francis, S. C. (1998). Making the deal real:  How GE capital integrates acquisitions. Harvard Business Review, 76 (1), 165-178. 

Dyer, J. H., Kale, P., & Singh, J. (2004). When to ally & when to acquire. Harvard Business Review, 92 (7/8), 108-115.


Week 4:  Global Operations and Human Resource Management           

Global Operations

Arntzen, B. C., Brown, G. G., Harrison, T. P., & Trafton, L. L. (1995). Global supply chain management at Digital Equipment Corporation. Interfaces, 25, 69-93. 

Ferdows, K. (1997). Making the most of foreign factories. Harvard Business Review, 75 (2), 73-88.  

Siems, T.F.  (2005). Who supplied my cheese? Supply chain management in the global economy. Business Economics, 40(4), 6-21. 

Global Human Resource Management

Stroh, L. K., & Calguri, P. M. (1998). Increasing global competitiveness through effective people management.  Columbia Journal of World Business, 33 (1), 1-16.

Von Glinow, M. A., Drost, E. A., & Teagarden, M. B. (2002). Converging on IHRM best practices: Lessons learned from a globally distributed consortium on research and practice. Human Resource Management, 41 (1), 123-137.


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