Corporate Strategies under International Terrorism and Adversity raises key issues facing international business and management in an era of global uncertainty.
Gabriele Suder's second edited book about the security-business nexus analyses and evaluates the main strategic and operational responses to global commerce and management. The contributors explore the complexities and linkages of firms, industries, organizational structures, international relations, markets and terrorism networks. They investigate these networks and offer insight into the strategic behavior of international firms. The authors likewise examine corporate management and performance issues that encompass internationalization and location decisions, global supply chain management and brand portfolio challenges. The book concludes by outlining future challenges and with a discussion of the crucial issues that remain open and that will be shaped by the geopolitical context and the way business adapts its corporate strategies.
Designed to offer key tools for risk assessment and management in this field, this important book will be invaluable to risk strategists, CEOs of international firms, credit risk analysts and academics with an interest in international business and/or risk management.
Edited by Gabriele Suder, Pr. Fellow, Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne, Australia
Contents: Preface 1. Introduction Gabriele G.S. Suder PART I: THE INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT AND ITS NETWORKS 2. Social Network Theory and Methods as Tools for Helping Business Confront Global Terrorism: Capturing the Case and Contingencies Presented by Dark Social Networks Mason A. Carpenter and Alexander D. Stajkovic 3. Speeding Up Strategic Foresight in a Dangerous and Complex World: A Complexity Approach Max Boisot and Bill McKelvey 4. National Security as a Socio/Computational Process Max Boisot and Bill McKelvey PART II: STRATEGIC BEHAVIOR 5. Terror Incognito: International Business in an Era of Heightened Geopolitical Risk David A. Wernick 6. Country Risk Spillovers in the Middle East: A Prelude to the Road Map for Peace and the War on Terror Ilan Alon and David L. McKee 7. Terrorism and Financial Management Raj Aggarwal PART III: CORPORATE MANAGEMENT AND PERFORMANCE 8. Location Decisions, Or: Modelling Operational Risk Management Under International Terrorism Gabriele G.S. Suder 9. Global Supply Chain Under Conditions of Uncertainty: Economic Impacts, Corporate Responses, Strategic Lessons John R. McIntyre and Eric Ford Travis 10. Brand Portfolio: A New Marketing Competency for Diminishing Strategic Risks Claude Chailan and Luis Felipe Calderon-Moncloa PART IV: CHALLENGES FOR THE FUTURE 11. Corporate Global Citizenship: Successfully Partnering with the World Nancy J. Adler 12. Managing in an Era of Terrorism David Gillingham 13. Always Consider Problems as Opportunities David A.C. Suder 14. Concluding Remarks Gabriele G.S. Suder Index