The Global Business Strategy Blog

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Welcome to The Global Business Strategy Blog 

The Global Business Strategy (GBS) Blog was a limited-series weekly updated commentary commencing 1st March 2019 which combined extracts from Outside Fortress Europe: Strategies for the Global Market with analysis of contemporary global strategic management issues and more general international business affairs. Posts address the challenges these present to companies from all countries, from all sectors and of all sizes who are designing and/or managing global business strategies during an extraordinary period in the history of globalization. This also includes firms pursuing purely domestic business strategies but which need to prepare for the harsh realities of global competition which Brexit and the much-lauded new ‘free trade’ deals will undoubtedly unleash.

The Global Business Strategy Blog: Individual posts
Globalization, economics, politics, disruptive technologies, climate change, novel business processes, unorthodox organizational structures and a milieu of constant product/service innovations combine to create a crazy, frenzied and unpredictable international business environment characterised by multiple discontinuities.

The 24/7 news cycle reflects and amplifies this ‘noise’, making strategic decision making an apparently precarious undertaking.

But the earth still spins on its axis and is not ‘shrinking’ or ‘flat’ as some business gurus would have us believe. A key challenge of global strategic management is to achieve a balanced approach to understanding and addressing the twin forces of continuity and disruption. The tricky tasks involving the determination of which type of change is which provides the subject of the first GBS post on ‘Side One’ of this peer-reviewed, curated GBS Blog Album collection: Risk, uncertainty, the strategy challenge and organizational response.

The first four posts of the GBS Blog Album are extended ‘Foundation essays’ which ‘set-the-scene’ for the updates posted since the Blog was introduced. The posts which follow combine extracts from Outside Fortress Europe with additional commentary reflecting ‘hot topics’ and global strategic management challenges arising during the week in which they were entered. The last posts of this series were entered on 3rd May 2019 and the final three are presented as ‘EndNote essays’.

 

The Global Business Strategy (GBS) Blog
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The GBS Blog Album

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Side One

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 2019

Foundation essay: Risk, uncertainty, the strategy challenge and organizational response
Global Strategic Management
1st March 2019

Foundation essay: The globalization of the world economy and competitive dynamics
International Business | Global Strategic Management | Marketing
1st March 2019

Foundation essay: Rethinking strategy in the era of globalization
Global Strategic Management | Innovation | Marketing
1st March 2019

Foundation essay: The dimensions of global business strategy
Global Strategic Management | International Business
1st March 2019

Tesco’s woes hide a global business strategy disaster
Global Strategic Management | Investment
8th March

Chelsea 0 Manchester City 0: A leadership dilemma
Global Strategic Management | Leadership
8th March 2019

It must be Brexit: Nissan join the blame game club. Or do they?
Brexit | Global Strategic Management | Marketing
8th March 2019

Inside Fortress Europe: (Japanese) strategies for the European Single Market and the Trojan Horse pretence
Brexit | International Business | Marketing
8th March 2019

Inside Fortress Europe and the ‘1992 Process’
International Business
15th March 2019

Why all the fuss? A brief history of the WTO
Brexit | Global Strategic Management | International Business
15th March 2019

From ‘branding’ cattle to ‘digital influencers’: A brief history of global brand management
Brand | Global Strategic Management | Marketing
15th March 2019

Who invented the internet? Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Adam Smith!
Global Strategic Management | Innovation | International Business | Marketing
15th March 2019

Clash of the Titans: Active investment versus managerialism
Global Strategic Management | Innovation | Investment
15th March 2019

A tale of two Chinas: how did it happen and what happens next?
Global Strategic Management | International Business
22nd March 2019

What would Steve say? Has Apple become a follower, not a pioneer?
Brand | Innovation | International Business | Marketing
29th March 2019

 


Side Two

 

April 2019

Millennials are so passé. And irrelevant for global marketing strategy design
Brand | Global Strategic Management | Marketing
5th April 2019

Diageo taps into the Japanese psyche: A case of world-class global brand management
Brand | Global Strategic Management | Innovation | Marketing
12th April 2019

Disruptive business processes & ‘tipping points’: Customer preference is sovereign
Global Strategic Management | Innovation | Marketing
19th April 2019

Does cooperation trump competition? Assessing alliances in global business strategy
Global Strategic Management | International Business | Organizational Development
26th April 2019

Deutsche Bank & Commerzbank: What explains the urge to merge?
Global Strategic Management | International Business | Organizational Development
3rd May 2019

EndNote essay: Organizational capabilities for global business strategy success
Global Strategic Management | Leadership | Organizational Development
3rd May 2019

EndNote essay: A strategic perspective on managing change
Global Strategic Management | Leadership | Organizational Development
3rd May 2019

EndNote essay: The environment-strategy-organization nexus
Global Strategic Management | International Business | Organizational Development
3rd May 2019

 


Bonus Track

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be careful what you wish for: Trade is a two-way street…
Global Strategic Management | International Business
Post entry date: dependent upon international business events.

 


 

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Colin Edward Egan (2018)
Outside Fortress Europe: Strategies for the Global Market
Rugby: Strategic Management Think Tank

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