International Operations Management: Lessons in Global Business

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Professor Alberto F De Toni
Gower Publishing, Ltd., Aug 28, 2012 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
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International Operations Management: Lessons in Global Business uses a fascinating selection of case studies researched during the 'International Operations Management Project', sponsored by the European Commission, to produce a valuable view of businesses in Western and Eastern traditions.

Ranging from China Post and Flextronics International (Singapore) to Electrolux, Ford, and GlaxoSmithKline, the studies link conceptual and practical approaches in five areas: international operations management strategy, sourcing and manufacturing, new product development, logistics, and networked organisations.

Throughout, the authors compare the Western and Eastern approaches to business, and introduce theory to clarify the comparison and the real consequences of internationalisation.

With its balance of theoretical and applied content, this volume, created from an exciting collaboration between universities and schools of management in Europe and China, serves as both a primary and supplementary source for higher level students and educators, and as a worthwhile read for interested practitioners.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
PART 1 INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS STRATEGY
5
PART 2 INTERNATIONAL NETWORKED ORGANIZATION STRATEGY
57
PART 3 INTERNATIONAL NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
117
PART 4 INTERNATIONAL SOURCING AND MANUFACTURING
165
PART 5 INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS
207
Index
265
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Alberto F. De Toni is full professor of Operations Management at the University of Udine (Italy); he is the dean of the Faculty of Engineering there and the dean of the academic Italian Association of Management Engineering. He has published over 200 papers in a number of leading international and national journals and conferences.

He is a member of the Operations Management Society and the Decision Science Institute in the US and is a member of the Board of the Chinese University, Hong Kong. He is the Project Leader of the International Operations Management Project, funded by the EU Asia-link Programme.

Alberto F. De Toni, Massimo Biotto , Lorenzo Ioan, Cinzia Battistella, Ángel Ortiz-Bas, Rubén Darío Franco, Francisco-Cruz Lario, Pedro Gómez-Gasquet, Jun Li, Naiyi Ye, Peng Guo, Faustino Alarcón, M.M.E. Alemany, Yuan Li, Chenlu Zhang, Xiyao Li, Heng Liu, Guido Nassimbeni, Marco Sartor, Damiano Soligo, Lei Yang, Xuejun Xu, Jing Zha, Weiquan Zhang, Yina Li, , Fei Ye, Qian Wang, Xiande Zhao, Zhiqiang Wei, Guido Nassimbeni, Marco Sartor, Anna Mucignat, Fabio Nonino, Hejun Zhuang, Xiande Zhao, Jeff Hoi Yan Yeung, Bin Zeng, Juan HaoPedro Gómez-Gasquet, Eduardo Vicens-Salort, Rosa Navarro-Varela.

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