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Competing in a Flat World: Building Enterprises for a Borderless World by Yoram Wind, William K. Fung, Victor K. Fung

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Notes

1 Thomas Friedman, The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the 21st Century (London: Allen Lane, 2005).

2 John Hagel and John Seely Brown introduced the term “process orchestrator” in their articles and book The Only Sustainable Edge: Why Business Strategy Depends on Productive Friction and Dynamic Specialization (Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2005), based on Li & Fung’s model. Earlier, Peter Drucker used the conductor and the orchestra to describe leadership with the flattening of the organization.

3 Although the staff of the entire Li & Fung Group (including trading, retailing, and distribution) is 24,000, staff of Li & Fung Trading Group (or Li & Fung Limited) is about 10,000, with 2006 revenues for the group just over US$8.7 ...

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