Chapter 7

The Organizational Perspective

In the last 10 years, there has been a change in corporate thinking about the very process of working across borders. It has shifted from a country-centric mentality to a global one. Corporate leaders recognize that global ambitions and expansion are not isolated events but processes of constant change and renewal. Yes, the world is shrinking. At the same time, it is becoming far more complex, ambiguous, and unpredictable. If growth is desirable, and to most companies it is, that frequently means international expansion in some form. And with that, expansion takes on a larger meaning: expansion of vision, expansion of thinking, expansion of leadership capabilities, and expansion of a strategic human resources ...

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