Corporate Strategies under Pressures of Globalization: Globalfocusing

26 Pages Posted: 4 Apr 2009

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Klaus E. Meyer

China Europe International Business School (CEIBS); Copenhagen Business School - Center for East European Studies (CEES)

Date Written: March 4, 2009

Abstract

On the global stage, competitive advantages are gained by creating, transferring and exploiting competences across operations and locations internationally. In consequence, conglomerates are redesigning their strategies to focus on core businesses, yet with a global scope. De-diversification and internationalization thus complement each other in a process of "globalfocusing". This discussion paper outlines the shifts in the relative barriers to entry to countries and industries that have been driving these processes of change in corporate strategies on the global stage. On this basis, implications of the change in global strategy are derived for decision makers in both business and politics, reflecting the challenges of the global financial crisis.

Keywords: Globalfocusing, global strategy, diversification, internationalization

JEL Classification: F23, F21, L10, M20

Suggested Citation

Meyer, Klaus E., Corporate Strategies under Pressures of Globalization: Globalfocusing (March 4, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1373022 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1373022

Klaus E. Meyer (Contact Author)

China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) ( email )

Shanghai-Hongfeng Road
Shanghai 201206
Shanghai 201206
China

HOME PAGE: http://www.ceibs.edu/faculty/facultylist/09/100132.shtml

Copenhagen Business School - Center for East European Studies (CEES) ( email )

Porcelanshaven 24
2000 Frederiksberg
Denmark

HOME PAGE: http://www.klausmeyer.co.uk

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