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Managing Complexity in Global Organizations

IMD Executive Development

by Ulrich Steger Author · Wolfgang Amann Author


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This book delivers new IMD insights on an emerging challenge - how to deal with overwhelming complexity. Global organizations face a complex decision-making environment. On one side, diversity of cultures, customers, competitors and regulations creates complexity; on the other, competitive pressures cause expanding countries to extract more synergies across products and regions. In such a climate, a new way of thinking, acting and organizing is needed beyond the familiar ‘control’ mindset.

Drawing together insights from across the expert faculty, Managing Complexity in the Global Organization presents IMD’s framework on how to understand complexity and its four key drivers (diversity; interdependence; ambiguity and flux), along with solutions on specific issues in a variety of functions, industries and markets. The focus is on providing practical solutions based on real-life examples.

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Ulrich Steger (Author)

Ulrich Steger holds the Alcan Chair of Environmental Management at IMD. Switzerland , and is Director of the school's research project on Corporate Sustainability Management. He also directs major partnership programs including DaimlerChrysler and...

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Wolfgang Amann (Author)

Wolfgang Amann is a Fellow in Strategic Direction and International Business at Henley Management Centre, UK . He joined Henley from IMD, and has also been visiting fellow at the Wharton School and Indian Institute of Management. Prior to pursui...

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Martha L. Maznevski (Author)

IMD is one of the worlds leading business schools, with a particular focus on developing state-of-the-art concepts for the experienced manager.

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