Summary of Leading Across New Borders

How to Succeed as the Center Shifts

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Leading Across New Borders book summary
In the 21-century business world, the US and European economies may diminish as China’s and India’s economies ascend.


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International management consultants Ernest Gundling, Christie Caldwell and Karen Cvitkovich explain changes they foresee in the global economy. They find that economic power is shifting from the Northern and Western portions of the globe to the East and South, which will skyrocket. In this report, they explore how leaders must prepare multinational firms for this emerging economic reality. The document’s layout, charts, lists, examples and easy-to-read format make it nicely accessible. getAbstract recommends this informative manual to executives leading multinationals in a changing global business environment.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What economic shifts will dominate in the future,
  • Why multinationals must recruit and nurture personnel from developing nations,
  • Why matrix management structures suit multinational corporations, and
  • How international “cultural fit” affects mergers and acquisitions.


A Global Economic Power Shift
The Northern and the Western regions of the globe have long held economic power. Seismic shifts are now moving economic power to the globe’s East and South. This shift – underway for decades – encompasses political, demographic and cultural transformations...
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About the Authors

Cofounder Ernest Gundling, PhD, managers Aperian Global, an international advisory firm, where Christie Caldwell directs consulting and Karen Cvitkovich is a senior consultant.

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