Public Lecture by Dr. Anil K. Gupta
Globalizing the Young Venture
When: May 23 at 18.00
Venue: room X-414 (Faculty of Economics and Business Administration)
As barriers to cross-border trade and investment come down and as people become more aware of customers, suppliers and talent in foreign lands, an increasing number of young ventures are starting to go global early in their lives. A growing subset is even „born global“ right from day one. It is important to note that this is true not only for information and online service businesses (such as Internet portals and search solution providers) but also for businesses that sell physical goods (such as candles, bedroom furnishings, and even bulky furniture). Do these developments suggest that distance is dead? Would most young ventures now be better off if globalization were high on their strategic agenda? If not, what can go wrong? How should entrepreneurs decide if early globalization is right for their venture and, if so, how might they mitigate the hazards and increase the odds of benefiting from it?
Dr. Anil K. Gupta is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on strategy, globalization and emerging markets. He is the Michael Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Smith School of Business, the University of Maryland. He is also a Visiting Professor of Strategy at INSEAD.
Dr. Gupta has written many acclaimed articles and books related to global strategy and emerging markets. He is the coauthor of The Quest for Global Dominance: Transforming Global Presence into Global Competitive Advantage, the #1 book worldwide in terms of usage in MBA/EMBA courses on global strategy.