Books

The Quest for Global Dominance

Anil K. Gupta, Vijay Govindarajan, & Haiyan Wang, THE QUEST FOR GLOBAL DOMINANCE. Wiley, 2008.

The rapid emergence of a multipolar and highly integrated global economy is making globalization the single most important issue facing companies today. In this new era, virtually every industry is a global industry and every business a knowledge business.

Anil K. Gupta, Vijay Govindarajan, and Haiyan Wang are among the most distinguished experts in the field of globalization. In The Quest for Global Dominance, they present the lessons from their twenty-year study of over two hundred corporations. They argue that, in order for a company to create and maintain its position as a globally dominant player, executives must ensure that their company leads its industry in the following four essential tasks:

  • Identifying market opportunities worldwide and pursuing them by establishing the necessary presence in all key markets
  • Converting global presence into global competitive advantage by identifying and developing the opportunities for value creation that global presence offers
  • Cultivating a global mindset by viewing cultural and geographic diversity as an opportunity, not just a challenge
  • Leveraging the rise of emerging markets – especially China and India – to transform the company’s growth prospects, global cost structure, and pace of innovation
The Quest for Global Dominance provides executives with leading-edge ideas on how to accomplish these tasks in a manner that makes them easy to put into action.

“…fresh and superbly documented” – JOHN E. PEPPER, Chairman, The Walt Disney Company

“…incisive but also inspires real-world solutions” – N.R. NARAYANA MURTHY, Chairman, Infosys Technologies

“…provides strategic imperatives to succeed in a global business” – JOHN MENZER, Vice-Chairman, Wal-Mart Stores

“…an invaluable intellectual companion” – C.K. PRAHALAD, McCracken Distinguished University Professor, University of Michigan

“…leading edge thinking that is highly practical” – JOHN A. QUELCH, Senior Associate Dean, Harvard Business School

“…outstanding guide to building global presence” – PETER F. VOLANAKIS, President & COO, Corning Inc.

Getting China and India Right

Anil K. Gupta & Haiyan Wang, GETTING CHINA AND INDIA RIGHT. Wiley, 2009.

Many multinational corporations think of China and India largely for off-shoring and cost reduction and limit their marketing to the wealthiest few. With such shortsightedness, the opportunity of the century will pass them by, argue business strategists Anil K. Gupta and Haiyan Wang. To help business leaders develop robust global strategies in the age of China and India, the authors uncover the surprising range of the hidden opportunities and challenges presented by these emerging giants. They reveal the secrets to capturing the hearts, minds, and wallets of consumers there and to leveraging the complementary strengths of each country to achieve global dominance.

The Silk Road Rediscovered

Anil K. Gupta, Girija Pande, & Haiyan Wang, THE SILK ROAD REDISCOVERED. Wiley, 2014.

By 2025, China and India will be two of the world’s four largest economies. By then, economic ties between them should also rank among the ten most important bilateral ties worldwide. The Silk Road Rediscovered is the first book ever to analyze the growing corporate linkages between India and China. Did you know that:

  • India’s Mahindra is the fifth largest tractor manufacturer in China?
  • Tata Motor’s Jaguar Land Rover unit is the fastest growing luxury auto seller in China?
  • India’s NIIT is the most influential IT training brand in China?
Global Strategies For Emerging Asia

Anil K. Gupta, Toshiro Walkayama, & U.Srinivasa Rangan (editors), GLOBAL STRATEGIES FOR EMERGING ASIA. Wiley, 2012.

The multinational corporate guide for thriving in the Asian marketplace

Led by China and India, the rise of emerging Asia is transforming the structure of the global economy. By 2025, if not sooner, China will almost certainly overtake the U.S. to become the world’s largest economy. By then, India is likely to have overtaken Japan to become the world’s third largest economy, after China and the U.S. Besides China and India, Asia also includes other fast-growing economies such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. Added together, by 2025, these developments are likely to make Asia’s economy larger than those of the U.S. and Europe combined.

Smart Globalization

Anil K. Gupta & D. Eleanor Westney (editors), SMART GLOBALIZATION. Wiley, 2003.

Smart Globalization is a compendium of leading-edge thinking on global strategy first published in the acclaimed MIT Sloan Management Review. The central premise underlying this book is that globalization can be a double-edged sword. The global or globalizing firm has the potential to reap several types of benefits such as the vast potential of a much larger market arena, opportunities to capture scale- and location-based cost efficiencies, and exposure to a multiplicity of new product and process ideas.

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