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Ciclo de vida de las organizaciones

Ciclo de vida de las organizaciones

Empresas, individuos, familias, organizaciones no gubernamentales, empresas estatales, células, organismos e imperios pasan por diferentes etapas durante su vida. Cada una de las fases posee características bien definidas y es consecuencia de las modificaciones por las cuales las organizaciones pasan a lo largo del tiempo. Más específicamente, las etapas se identifican cuando se analizan las capacidades cognitivas […]

¿Por qué las empresas exitosas fracasan?

¿Por qué las empresas exitosas fracasan?

By Evodio Kaltenecker “Té con Mussolini”, una hermosa película de Franco Zefirelli, describe un grupo de mujeres inglesas sofisticadas que no percibían el deterioro de la sociedad italiana en los años anteriores a la Segunda Guerra Mundial. El comportamiento de las damas que se reunían para el té todas las tardes se asemeja al de GM, Kodak, […]

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in global competition: internationalization as an entrepreneurial challenge.

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in global competition: internationalization as an entrepreneurial challenge.

Introduction Business schools, consultants and business-specialized media are biased agents because they do not pay tribute to an important actor of the global economy: the millions of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) around the world. For instance, in the European Union alone all but 0.2 % of enterprises which operated in the EU-28 non-financial business […]

On Operations Management and successful cases

On Operations Management and successful cases

This article has an ambitious goal: the dissemination of the concept that operations management, if well-executed, provide competitive advantages to companies. However, because strategy, marketing, and M&A are sexier than operations, executives tend to overlook the benefits of managing well the operational part of a business. In general, there is a misunderstanding between strategy and […]

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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