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Local customs

Multinationals need to adapt their strategy to compete with local companies, says MIT Sloan Management Review article co-authored by Peter Williamson of Cambridge Judge. Not long ago, there were widespread worries that multinational companies were going to take over the…

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Local customs

Ravi Kant, Tata Motors: Polycentric innovation

Ravi Kant, Vice Chairman of Tata Motors, tells us the secrets of the production process for the highly successful Tata Nano, and how the one thing that didn't change was the price - it was designed to entice those new…

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Ravi Kant

Professor Lynda Gratton, London Business School: Virtual teams are the future

Geographically diverse teams in multinational companies maybe harder to manage than traditional teams, but these collaborative virtual teams are becoming increasingly important. According to Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice at London Business School, one of only two women in…

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Professor Lynda Gratton

Smart factories create competitive advantage for global manufacturers

A new model for understanding how multinationals can gain a competitive edge from their manufacturing networks has been created as a result of a recent study by Professor Arnoud De Meyer, Director of Cambridge Judge Business School and Professor Ann…

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Smart factories