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  • Growing Global:
    Lessons for the New Enterprise Read More

Globalization has transformed the economies of countless countries. It has also transformed business – how it’s conducted, where it’s conducted, and by whom. The transformation has touched the very structure of the enterprise as well as the nature and definition of economic “value.” Emblematic of the change has been the emergence of the Globally Integrated Enterprise (GIE), which refers to companies that are truly “global” (as opposed to “multinational”) in their management and their operations, utilizing  global supply chains not just for products, but also services, capital, ideas and intellectual property. As at previous inflection points in history, we need a new language – and new thinking – to harness the promise of this new era for society and avoid the peril that can arise in periods of change.


Mr. Palmisano visits Alma Mater for Talk on The Future of the Global Enterprise

On Wednesday, February 1 CGE Chairman Sam Palmisano visited his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University in a student event organized by Athletics and Recreation Director Alanna Shanahan. Mr. Palmisano spoke about the realities of the future global enterprise, and how business leaders can best prepare to succeed in shifting environments. During his visit, Mr. Palmisano first held a roundtable discussion with a small… Read more

How To Win With the Right People In Your Digital Supply Chain

Some of the most critical and difficult factors in the DSC transformation include technology, demand management and risk – but the single most critical and difficult factor for most companies is their people and transformation is not a shrink-wrapped solution.  Read more from the Forbes  SAPVoice blog

The Future of the Globally Integrated Enterprise

Irving Wladawsky-Berger traces the rise of the global company and its current challenges by examining a pair of recent articles from Sam Palmisano in Foreign Affairs Magazine  and in The Economist.  Read his article in the The  Wall Street Journal’s CIO Journal .


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