The Failure of Success When Internationalizing

Wal-Mart in Korea … Best Buy in China … Tesco in the U.S. …  The list of companies that have tried to expand internationally and have failed is long indeed, as my students learn in my classes in International Business.  Of course, there are companies that have also been successful as they internationalized, such as […]

Stephen Covey and Global Management Principles Versus Practices

When I was a young manager working for a Fortune 500 company, I signed up for a workshop that Stephen Covey was conducting at a conference center outside New York City.  I had just read his book, “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” and wanted to learn more by listening to him live. He […]

Leading Global Virtual Teams

When I ask the students in my MBA classes how many of them belong to cross-functional teams, between half to three quarters typically raise their hands.  And when I ask them if they also belong to global teams (where members are from different cultures and are in different geographic locations), most of them keep their […]