Anil Gupta – Global Strategy
Globalization is a double-edged sword. Global firms benefit from a larger market, scale- and location-based cost efficiencies, and exposure to a multiplicity of new product and process ideas. However, globalization also exposes the firm to numerous challenges resulting from a dramatic increase in diversity, complexity, and uncertainty.
This course is aimed at helping managers learn how to maximize the benefits while minimizing the costs and risks associated with global expansion. Anil K. Gupta, Michael Dingman Chair in Strategy and Globalization at The University of Maryland’s Smith School, and one of the world’s leading experts on global strategy, outlines the logic of global strategy and the questions you need to address in order to globalize your company’s market presence and leverage global resources.
- Why go global?
- Prioritizing across the world’s markets
- Designing entry strategies
- Frugal innovation
- Leveraging global resources
- Cultivating a global mindset
- 1. Conceptual Foundations
- 2. Globalizing Market Presence
- 3. Leveraging Global Resources
Dr. Anil K. Gupta is one of the world’s leading experts on strategy, globalization, and entrepreneurship. He is ranked by Thinkers50 as one of the world’s “most influential living management thinkers” and has been named by The Economist as one of the world’s “superstars” in a cover story on innovation in emerging economies. He is also one of only three professors, out of over 25,000 worldwide, to have been elected as a lifetime fellow of the three most prestigious academic bodies in his field: Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, and the Academy of International Business.
Dr. Gupta’s newest book is The Silk Road Rediscovered: How Indian and Chinese Companies Become Globally Stronger by Winning in Each Other’s Markets. His earlier books include Getting China and India Right and The Quest for Global Dominance. Anil serves as a columnist for Bloomberg Businessweek, as a contributing editor for Chief Executive magazine, and as a contributor to HBR.org. His opinion pieces have also been published in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, China Daily, Economic Times, and other outlets.
He is also a regular participant at the World Economic Forum (WEF) summits, including the annual meeting in Davos and the regional meetings in China, India, and the Middle East. He is a member of the WEF’s Global Agenda Council on Emerging Multinationals, and has also served on the boards of several NYSE- and NASDAQ-listed companies in the United States.
Anil serves regularly as a keynote speaker at major conferences and corporate forums in the United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa, including the World Economic Forum, The Economist conferences, the Businessweek CEO Forum, Chief Executive magazine’s CEO2CEO Summits, and the Yale CEO Summit. He has also served as a consultant, keynote speaker, and/or executive education faculty with some of the largest corporations in the world, including GE, IBM, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, HP, SAP, and Microsoft.
Anil is the Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and a visiting professor of strategy at INSEAD, where he served as the INSEAD Chaired Professor of Strategy until December 2010. Anil also serves as chief advisor to the China India Institute, a Washington DC-based research and consulting organization. He has served as a past visiting professor at Stanford University and Dartmouth College. He received a doctorate from the Harvard Business School, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, and a BT from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.
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