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Author Hong, Paul.

Title Building network capabilities in turbulent competitive environments : business success stories from the BRICs / Paul Hong, Young Won Park. [O'Reilly electronic resource]

Publication Info. Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, 2014.
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Description 1 online resource.
Series Resource Management
Series on resource management.
Summary "Brazil, Russia, India, and China (BRIC) are among the largest and fastest growing economies in the world. This book presents strategies for recognizing the challenges and optimizing the opportunities for building network capabilities and competitive advantage within the context of these emerging markets. It provides a thorough review of the literature and an unparalleled abundance of fascinating case studies featuring Japanese, Korean, and indigenous business examples. The information is presented within a fully formulated theoretical framework of technological competence, customer competence, and linkage competence, as well as covering the concepts of product architecture and supply chain management"-- Provided by publisher.
"Preface In 2012 and 2013, Psy's Gangnam Style and Gentleman received worldwide attention with their unique appeal in global contents market. His success illustrates the integrative power of the open network via YouTube and individual core competence based on his peculiar music and dance styles. In a sense, his case is an example of building network capability in a turbulent competitive environment. With prolonged recession in advanced economies, emerging markets--BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) in particular-- are potential engines for global market growth. Recently, their performance is not as impressively sustaining as anticipated. The growth rates in India, Brazil, and Russia are somewhat slowed down. Even so, the enormous size of the customer base from these emerging markets is the strategic concern of global business firms. Their economic demographic structure is changing from a typical pyramid shape with a huge bottom tier of poor to a diamond ring structure with a tremendous consumer power base in the middle. According to Japanese Economic Industry Bureau Statistics, the total number of households in Asia with annual disposable income between $5,000 and $35,000 is 140 million in 1990, 220 million in 2000, and 880 million by 2008. This reflects the rapid growth of the middle income groups from China, India, and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). From global perspective, the large share of middle income groups is distributed in these areas. With rapid economic growth and increase in customer base, these economies hold amazing purchasing power potential for new products and services. In such dynamic global business environments, the source of competitive advantage is the firm's capability that"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Chapter 1. Research framework: core competence and global strategy -- chapter 2. Comparisons of strategies of established global firms and indigenous firms from BRICs -- chapter 3. Strategies of Chinese indigenous Firms -- chapter 4. Strategies of Indian Indigenous Firms -- chapter 5. Strategies of Brazilian Indigenous firms -- chapter 6. Strategies of Russian indigenous firms -- chapter 7. Strategies of Japanese firms in the Chinese markets -- chapter 8. Strategies of Japanese firms in the Indian market -- chapter 9. Strategies of Japanese firms in the Brazilian market -- chapter 10. Strategies of Korean firms in the Chinese market -- chapter 11. Strategies of Korean firms in the Indian market -- chapter 12. Strategies of Korean firms in the Brazilian market -- chapter 13. Concluding remarks and future research issues.
Subject Information technology -- BRIC countries.
Business networks -- BRIC countries.
Social networks -- BRIC countries.
Information technology -- Developing countries.
Business networks -- Developing countries.
Social networks -- Developing countries.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Management Science.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Sales & Selling.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Purchasing & Buying.
Business networks. (OCoLC)fst00842802
Information technology. (OCoLC)fst00973089
Social networks. (OCoLC)fst01122678
BRIC countries. (OCoLC)fst01896747
Developing countries. (OCoLC)fst01242969
Genre Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Park, Young Won.
Other Form: Print version: Hong, Paul. Building network capabilities in turbulent competitive environments. Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, 2014 9781466515758 1466515759 (DLC) 2014024217
ISBN 1466515767 (electronic bk.)
9781466515765 (electronic bk.)
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