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When Technology meets Strategy: Impacts of Industry 4.0

When Technology meets Strategy: Impacts of Industry 4.0

INTRODUCTION Today, the Fourth Industrial Revolution represents a new technological paradigm, where digital systems, the Internet, and the conventional industry will merge together, leading to a transformation of the multinational companies. Industry 4.0 (or I4.0, another name for the current technological era) has captured the interest of many stakeholders, among them top-level executives, governments and […]

Should Apple buy Netflix? Is the Era of AppleFlix coming?

Should Apple buy Netflix? Is the Era of AppleFlix coming?

Introduction Rumours that Apple will acquire Netflix have been around since 2016 but have increased lately. Although Netflix is surely an expensive M&A target, with a market valuation of US$ 156 billion [1], Apple has deep pockets to fund such impressive movement, as the company sits on a pile of more than US$ 230 billion […]

International Expansion of Non-Governmental Organizations

International Expansion of Non-Governmental Organizations

Evodio Kaltenecker, Ph.D., and Mike Szymanski, Ph.D.  Introduction Governments are the primary entities responsible for fighting some of the world´s main problems: the abuse of human right abuses, poverty, hunger, global warming, gender inequality, for instance. However, the last decades witnessed the rise of a specific type of social actor, the non-profit, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). […]

Internationalization of Family-Owned Multinationals

Internationalization of Family-Owned Multinationals

This article presents the internationalization strategy of selected family-run/family-owned multinational companies. The general perspective is to discuss the different internationalization paths presented by different family multinationals and to describe their entry-modes in foreign markets. The cases include family-controlled enterprises from the United States, India, Mexico, South Korea, China, Sweden, and Brazil. WALMART Walmart, a US-based […]

The MultiMex: The Multinational Companies from Mexico

The MultiMex: The Multinational Companies from Mexico

This article presents some multinational companies from Mexico – which I will call MultiMex. These firms present a very interesting research topic in international business because they are subject to an unstable macro environment, the Mexican economy, and to two powerful external forces: (i) the competition from China´s industrial base, and (ii) the protectionist policies […]

The Chinese rise in Latin America: The cases of Mexico and Brazil

The Chinese rise in Latin America: The cases of Mexico and Brazil

Introduction The Chinese rise in the global economy and the strength of the economic ties between China and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) may reduce the economic influ­ence of the United States in that part of the world. Given that the combined GDP of Central and South Americas is around US$ 5,6 trillion, LAC […]

What will the future of Management Education look like?

What will the future of Management Education look like?

Business schools around the world need to know what their future will look like. Changes in demographics, globalization, digitalization, and the rise of alternative career paths will force MBA and Executive MBA programs around the world to change their curricula and to use new teaching tools to keep their relevance in the years ahead. Are […]

Country-level Strategy: Is there a route for the development of countries?

Country-level Strategy: Is there a route for the development of countries?

Biologists, business managers, and economic theorists use models with many phases to improve the understanding of the evolutionary process in diverse areas, such as the development of new products or the growth of a colony of bacteria. Therefore, the lifecycle of a product, the technology adoption curve, the phases of a person´s life, and the […]

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