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Why do successful companies fail?

Why do successful companies fail?

Tea with Mussolini, a Franco Zefirelli´s film, describes a group of sophisticated English women that did not want to accept the deterioration of democracy in Italy in the years before the II World War. The behavior of the ladies that meet for tea every afternoon resembles the ones of GM, Kodak, Polaroid, Blockbuster, Chrysler, Delta, American […]

The Boeing-Embraer deal: a partnership that may transform the aircraft industry

The Boeing-Embraer deal: a partnership that may transform the aircraft industry

Anatomy of a deal: Brazil´s Embraer, the third-largest aircraft maker, received an offer from Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company, to combine their assets. The options are open and range from the total acquisition of the Brazilian company (less likely scenario) to the creation of a Joint Venture (JV) focused on the development and commercialization of a […]

The digital economy and network effects: value chains and multilateral platforms.

The digital economy and network effects: value chains and multilateral platforms.

Introduction “Airbnb’s market value: $ 30 billion, higher than the traditional Hyatt and Wyndham hotel chains.” “Uber’s market value: $ 60 billion, higher than Ford or General Motors.” (Source: NYT, March 2016) The information above shows two industries that suffered drastic structural movements. However, the changes that occurred in the mobile segment were even more dramatic. In […]

Empresas Multinacionais: Contribuições de Bartlett, Ghoshal & Nohria.

Empresas Multinacionais: Contribuições de Bartlett, Ghoshal & Nohria.

Uma das ideias clássicas em administração de empresas é o princípio da complexidade necessária, que afirma que “a complexidade da estrutura de uma empresa deve ser compatível com a complexidade do seu ambiente”. Fácil de entender mas difícil de aplicar porque as empresas se tornaram multinacionais complexas e atualmente os ambientes (mercados) são globais. Uma referencial […]

Book review: The Political Economy of an Emerging Global Power: In Search of the  Brazil Dream, by Lourdes Casanova and Julian Kassum.

Book review: The Political Economy of an Emerging Global Power: In Search of the Brazil Dream, by Lourdes Casanova and Julian Kassum.

In this book, published recently by Palgrave-Macmillan, the authors focused on Brazil´s rise to the global scenario and the challenges the country currently faces in its pursuit of a new role on the global stage. Lourdes Casanova (interview here) and Julian Kassum made a superb job presenting the reasons that helped Brazil to champion the […]

Who is Who in Internationalization: Interview with Prof. Lourdes Casanova

Lourdes Casanova, a Senior Lecturer of Management at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, specializes in international business with a focus on Latin America and multinationals from emerging markets. A Fulbright Scholar with a Master’s degree from the University of Southern California and a PhD from the University of Barcelona. […]

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