Managing Complexity in Global Organizations
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Managing Complexity in Global Organizations by Ulrich Steger
Book DescriptionThis book delivers new IMD insights on an emerging challenge - how to deal with overwhelming complexity. Global organizations face a complex decision-making environment. On one side, diversity of cultures, customers, competitors and regulations creates complexity; on the other, competitive pressures cause expanding countries to extract more synergies across products and regions. In such a climate, a new way of thinking, acting and organizing is needed beyond the familiar 'control' mindset. Drawing together insights from across the expert faculty, Managing Complexity in the Global Organization presents IMD's framework on how to understand complexity and its four key drivers (diversity; interdependence; ambiguity and flux), along with solutions on specific issues in a variety of functions, industries and markets. The focus is on providing practical solutions based on real-life examples.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780470510728
(209mm x 174mm x 18mm)
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Managing Complexity in Organizations, Paperback (December 2010)
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Sustainability Partnerships, Hardback (December 2008)
Social and environmental issues can be very complex and overwhelming for managers. A partnership seems like an obvious solution. But what type of partnership is appropriate, what are the pitfalls and how can they be overcome? The authors use the experiences of a number of experts in companies, NGOs and governmental bodies to find the answers.
Business Logic for Sustainability, Hardback (July 2008)
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Insider's View on Corporate Governance, Hardback (April 2008)» View all books by Ulrich Steger
An up-to-date look at the latest thinking on Corporate Governance, capturing the wealth of experience of some 60 company secretaries in the world's top companies, whose job it is to make corporate governance work. A must for anyone who has ever had to make tough decisions on their board and wondered how their peers might have done it.
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Author Biography - Ulrich Steger
Ulrich Steger holds the Alcan Chair of Environmental Management at IMD. Switzerland, and is Director of the school's research project on Corporate Sustainability Management. He also directs major partnership programs including DaimlerChrysler and Allianz, and is or has been on the boards of several major organizations - including Volkswagen, where he was in charge of worldwide environmental strategy. Prior to becoming involved in management education he was Minister of Economics and Technology in the German state of Hesse, with particular responsibility for transport, traffic and energy. 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.
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