"Distance Still Matters" is an influential Harvard Business Review article. In this work, Ghemawat proposes the CAGE distance framework that allows firms to consider four dimensions of international distance (cultural, administrative, geographic, and economic) when planning global expansion. Then, he demonstrates the usefulness of the framework with a practical case of a company that identified a better market for expansion by factoring in the effects of distance. "Distance Still Matters" is considered a seminal work in international business literature and a major contribution to the globalization debate that appears on the core reading list of most international business courses.
Alessandro Giudici is Lecturer in Strategy at Cass Business School, City, University of London. His research focuses on how organizations can support innovation dispersed across international contexts. His work has been published in outlets such as the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Organization, Long Range Planning, and Business History. Marianna Rolbina is a PhD candidate at Cass Business School, City, University of London. Her research is in management and strategy, with a particular focus on cultural industries.
Ways in to the text Who was Pankaj Ghemawat? What does Distance Still Matters say? Why does Distance Still Matters matter? Section 1: Influences Module 1: The Author and the Historical Context Module 2: Academic Context Module 3: The Problem Module 4: The Author's Contribution Section 2: Ideas Module 5: Main Ideas Module 6: Secondary Ideas Module 7: Achievement Module 8: Place in the Author's Work Section 3: Impact Module 9: The First Responses Module 10: The Evolving Debate Module 11: Impact and Influence Today Module 12: Where Next? Glossary of Terms People Mentioned in the Text Works Cited