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Practitioner Impact

The International Business Institute brings cutting edge research to practising managers.  Impact is an online monthly research publication featuring Ivey faculty.

Making the Team

Volume 23, Number 1 - 2017
by Martha Maznevski

Martha Maznevski's research reveals how to empower team behaviour.

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Eye on the International Market

Volume 22, Number 4 - 2016
by Isaac Holloway

Isaac Holloway's research on film exports shows the world is one's oyster.

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Global Boundary Spanners

Volume 20, Number 8 - 2014
by Andreas Schotter

Andreas Schotter researches a special type of manager who helps global organizations succeed in today's complex world.

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Winner Take All

Volume 20, Number 3 - 2014
by Brian Pinkham

Cisco Systems is famous for its remarkable story of growth through acquisitions. Since CEO John Chambers took the helm in 1995, Cisco has acquired more than 160 companies, both domestic and foreign. Chambers describes himself as a “command and control guy.” He also has a law degree. Is this just a coincidence? Or is a legal education a perfect background for pursuing an aggressive acquisition strategy?

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Optimizing Your Supplier Portfolio

Outsource Magazine
October 2012
by Ning Su

In today’s global services outsourcing arena, increasing numbers of companies adopt “multisourcing”; that is, they select and combine information technology (IT) and business services from multiple providers. This article analyzes the benefits and risks of the multisourcing strategy, and identifies key decision factors and best practices for optimizing firms’ supplier portfolios.

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Planting the Seeds for Business Knowledge Exchange

Volume 18, Number 6 - 2012
by Romel Mostafa

Although many companies are reluctant to train foreign workers without tight controls to ensure the knowledge remains in the firm, developing countries can greatly benefit from knowledge spillover from successful companies. The research of Ivey Assistant Professor Romel Mostafa reveals the conditions needed for the spread of business knowledge in emerging countries.

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