By J Katherine Bahr Transformative technology has remade global business structures time and time again. With the Industrial Revolution, dispersed cottage industries became centralized production hubs. In the 20th century, communication and transportation advances expanded markets and supply chains across the … Continue reading What Globalization Looks Like in the Digital Business Era
A new study identifies the growing need for business leaders to consider the broad implications of choosing where to put down roots as the world shifts toward a knowledge-based economy. By Sarah Steimer You take the time to know your customer, … Continue reading Making the Case for Business Leaders to Understand Locational Strategy
New research finds conflictive relations between two countries can negatively affect acquisition efforts. By Sarah Steimer Policy risk has a negative effect on whether firm acquisitions are completed, but the strength of that effect depends on how positive, negative, or ambivalent … Continue reading Considering an Acquisition in a Foreign Country? Watch Home-Host Country Relations
By J Katherine BahrIn many digital markets that arose over the last 20 years, companies face a conundrum: before their products can create value, they first need to establish a large user base. These strong network effects in much of … Continue reading When are Freemium Strategies Effective?
This pivotal work uncovers an empirical relationship between governance style and location choice—previously treated as independent. By Steve HeislerWhen outsourcing and offshoring decisions need to be made, companies often turn to academic papers as guideposts to ensure they haven’t missed … Continue reading Most Research on Corporate Outsourcing Falls Short on a Holistic Level, Says a New Study