Ivey Edited/Authored International Business Publications*
(as of November 10, 2016)
*Commercially published, including Forthcoming, since 1990. Includes Translations.
Books for Managers
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Other Ivey Authored/Edited International Business Publications
Transnational Management focuses on the management challenges associated with developing strategies and managing the operations of companies whose activities stretch across national boundaries. The purpose of this book is to provide a conceptual framework showing the interplay between the multinational corporation, the countries in which it does business, and the competitive environment in which it operates. Through text narrative, cases, and readings, the authors examine the development of strategy, organizational capabilities, and management challenges for operating in the global economy.
Few marketers recognize the extraordinary range of metrics now available for evaluating their strategies and tactics. In Marketing Metrics, four leading researchers and consultants systematically introduce today’s most powerful marketing metrics.
Neil Bendle is an Assistant Professor in Marketing at Ivey. His research focuses on managerial behavior that does not fit traditional economic assumptions and how this impacts marketing strategy.
The 12 Ivey Cases listed below were included. They deal with different aspects of international business including: strategy and strategic positioning; supply chain logistics; exporting; outsourcing vs in-house production; information systems; exporting and sustainability.
- Research in Motion – Managing Explosive Growth
- IMAX: Larger Than Life
- Leo Burnett Company Ltd.: Virtual Team Management
- Molson Canada: Social Media Marketing
- Security Breach at TJX
- Supply Chain Management at Wal-Mart
- Swatch and the Global Watch Industry
- Scotts Miracle-Gro: The Spreader Sourcing Decision
- Ecco A/S – Global Value Chain Management
- Carrefour China, Building a Greener Store
- Dell Inc. in 2009
- Chinese Fireworks Industry
Many governments in less developed countries are keen to promote joint ventures between multinationals and local companies. The advantages of the joint venture form from the government's perspective are that multinational investment is attracted to the country without the multinational company coming to dominate a sector of the economy, and at the same time multinational technology and expertise is passed on to local companies whose competence is thereby significantly enhanced. From the multinational's perspective, the advantage of using a joint venture is that it can be a more effective form of investment than the use of wholly-owned subsidiaries. This book examines how joint ventures work in practice. Drawing on extensive personal experience and using case study examples where appropriate, the author analyses the various stages, discusses the problems of partner selection, implementation and control, and points out the various benefits and pitfalls. He draws out the implications for improving practice and discussed how the experience of joint ventures affects the theory of the multinational enterprise.
This book contains 9 chapters, some of which were previously published as journal articles:
- Characteristics of Joint Ventures
- Partner Selection and Performance
- A Management Guideline for Joint Ventures in Developing Countries
- Joint Venture General Managers
- Equity Joint Ventures and the Theory of the Multinational Enterprise
- Investing in China via Joint Ventures
- Joint Ventures in China: Legal Implications
What does a truly global manager today need to know to lead responsibly? How does he or she develop the core management competencies needed? This book uses the UN Global Compact and its Ten Principles as an overarching framework for understanding the issues facing global business managers today. Drawing on the knowledge of contributors from different parts of the world, the book shows readers the intersection between business and the major global issues of our time—human rights, labor, the environment, anti-corruption and bribery—and most critically, how to address these issues in the day-to-day running of their operations.
Ivey Business Journal (IBJ), first published in 1933, was launched with the objective of improving the practice of management. This collection of IBJ articles was carefully selected for their relevance to Chinese managers. As China’s economy continues to evolve rapidly, executives will find these articles valuable in the utility and practicality of the ideas discussed in them.
Issues tackled include:
- China and India
- CEOs & Boards
- Innovation & Knowledge
- Human Resources
- Best practice
When China-bashing following product recalls was at its peak in 2007, Professor Hari Bapuji’s research changed world opinion by showing that most recalls occur due to design flaws rather than poor manufacturing by Chinese companies. In this book, based on an analysis of the toy recalls of last 20 years, comprehensively examines the issue of unsafe products. Integrating the various analyses together, the book provides a number of useful guidelines to (i) eliminate the defects that lead to recalls, (ii) ensure the responsiveness of companies in a recall situation, and (iii) enhance the efforts to recover recalled products from consumers.
Hari Bapuji (Ivey Ph.D. 2005) is a faculty researcher of the Engaging Emerging Markets Research Centre and an Assistant Professor of Strategy and International Business at the Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba.
Corporate leaders are being rightly pushed by their boards, investors and the media to develop and maintain a coherent international strategy. Such a strategy is intended to incorporate a dominant role for foreign markets in terms of some combination of these countries as markets, sources and/or loci of competition.
Of particular interest in recent years is the role of emerging markets. The largest and fastest-growing emerging market is China. Hence we use it to illustrate how an emerging market might be engaged.
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Leading researchers Robert E. Kennedy and Ajay Sharma reveal how services offshoring works in both industries and individual companies, and show how to define and implement realistic services-sourcing goals for your organization. You'll learn who's involved in services offshoring, understand leading business models, and tour the main geographical centers - from China and India to Hungary, Russia, Morocco, Brazil, South Africa, and Mauritius." "Drawing on detailed interviews with participants, the authors review the management skill sets associated with successful services offshoring. Next, they assess policy initiatives in both developing and developed countries, including U.S. proposals aimed at restricting the offshoring of services. Finally, they preview the newest trends in services globalization, helping you prepare for the world as it will be - next year, five years from now, and in a decade.
This book is about best practice in joint ventures: the factors and processes which lead to success.
Every year, corporations establish thousands of joint ventures (JVs), investing hundreds of billions of dollars. In fact, between 25% and 40% of all foreign investments take place via equity JVs.
The key purpose of the book is to demonstrate that joint ventures can work. They require however an open mind, and the willingness to work through a series of questions which relate to: testing the strategic logic; partnership and fit; shape and design; and operating the JV.
The format of the book is intentionally conversational. It uses the Socratic method (question, answer, question, answer) which works so effectively in a case study classroom. Here the 'classroom' is several business class seats on a flight to China.
This book is written for practicing managers and executives. Those contemplating the formation of a JV and those currently engaged in JVs will see improvement in the duration and performance of their collaborative ventures by following the recommended actions.
A second audience is business schools and academics. The book is ideal for MBA, executive MBA and non-degree executive education courses or modules focused on JVs, alliances, cooperative strategies, etc.