Harold L. Sirkin (Senior partner of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and of worldwide trade and economic development which the authors call “globality. This chapter explains the concept of globality. Globality is not an activity so much as it is an environment, a state of being. It is mainly fueled by. “A revolution in global business is under way.” So starts Hal Sirkin’s new book, Globality: Competing with Everyone from Everywhere for Everything (Business.

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I look at an Indian company like Bharat Forge in Pune, India, which is the third-largest manufacturer of forgings in the world. Globality is the end-state of globalization — a hypothetical condition in which the process of globalization is complete or nearly so, barriers have fallen, and “a new global reality” is emerging.

The Battle for the World Economy. That level of creativity may well be leveling the playing field. That may encourage even more Western companies to go beyond their own borders to lower costs, and may also create more opportunities for companies from India, China, Russia and Brazil. There is a huge competition for human resources. I can charge the right price and learn the right skills. Competing with Everyone from Everywhere for Everything, Hal Sirkin Jim Hemerling Arindam Bhattacharya June 11,elaborates on how ‘challenger’ businesses from rapidly developing economies abroad are aggressively and inventively overtaking existing ‘incumbent’ nations.

We see this in India, where a competitor hires away your talented new people after six months — for a lot more money. However, a bunch of local companies came in and started producing cell phones at a much lower cost.

This page was last edited on 12 Octoberat And, in doing so, they are starting to challenge the traditional multinational companies.

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Losers and winners will come from the rapidly developing economies as well as the developed countries. What has changed over the last few years with the rise of China, India, Russia, Eastern Europe and Brazil is the emergence of a two-way street. What we have seen over the last five years is not just companies from the West coming to India and China, etc.

But over time, everybody will have access to lower costs. Then they can build on that advantage by investing in research and development, new product development and distribution. They distinguish globality from globalization based on the emergence of a new set of competitive dynamics between established leaders from developed economies and challenger companies from developing economies.

Though Yergin was credited with having coined it, the word is in fact much older. The term has been described by William J. And if you look at the rapidly developing economies overall, there are about 3. If you want to produce a low-end product, you can do it that way.

BCG’s Hal Sirkin on ‘Globality’ and the New Two-way Street of Global Business

They face the same opportunities and threats in many ways as the Western companies. It is a huge opportunity….

Companies are refining their business intelligence gathering by capturing smart data and conducting analytics to yield the desired insights. It requires a willingness to understand the other paradigm. It may speed it up a little globalihy because there will be more pressure to lower costs, which of course is one of the advantages of operating in developing economies.

How do you think that dynamic will play out? But the smart local company will learn from Western companies and begin competing with them by selling in Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Paris.

In this traditional model of globalization, the flow of commerce was predominantly from West to East and followed globalkty Western business practices.

You have to be there, you have to learn, and retreat is not an option. If you take a U. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


It was about the companies from the U. We think that over the sirkij 20 years, another billion consumers will move from abject poverty and enter the consumer market.

Ever-cheaper communications and ever-faster computers, along with the Internet, are facilitating the flow of goods and services, as well as knowledge and information. Many view private equity firms as villainous actors intent on the singular goal of profit. Competing with Everyone from Everywhere for Everything.

It will balance out because there will be competitive dynamics…. In their book, Sirkin et al. The demand increased and Nokia started to lose market share.

They also found a way to produce a high quality product at a much lower cost. And you have to start thinking about the pricing and glkbality of all these things.

skrkin But new Wharton research provides better insight into the benefits of PE buyouts. They can use that advantage. The way to increase the odds of success is to blend those two perspectives together.

Perhaps one of the best examples is Nokia, the Scandinavian manufacturer of cellular telephones. The companies that win will be those sirkln can bring the best of the West and the best of the East to bear in global markets.

BCG’s Hal Sirkin on ‘Globality’ and the New Two-way Street of Global Business – [email protected]

Audacity and courage are among the hallmarks of successful startup founders, according to panelists at the recent Wharton India Economic Forum. We think that the world is very spiky. What are the implications for companies in places sirkun India and China? So, it was fundamentally a one-way street.

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