Dr Kumar is an expert in International Business Strategy and Cross-Cultural Management. Originally from India, Dr Kumar has lived and worked in the United States, U.K., Denmark, France, Finland, Netherlands, and New Zealand. He has developed a deep appreciation and awareness of the importance of the cross-cultural dimension and how it impacts strategy formulation and implementation. He has a Ph.D. degree in International Business from New York University, an MBA from Rutgers University, and a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Delhi. He has published numerous research papers in academic journals and is the coauthor of a book on Doing Business in India which was published by Macmillan in 2005 and International Negotiations in China and India published by Macmillan in 2011. Dr Kumar is also a certified Global Dexterity Trainer and is currently appearing on Leadership Podcasts as a guest where he highlights the importance of managing the cultural dimension for global companies. He also leads training programs for companies engaged in global business.
Global Strategic Advisory
NAVIGATING ACROSS CULTURAL BOUNDARIES
In a globalizing and an interdependent world managers are tasked with the need to effectively bridge the cultural divide. Whether you are engaged in buying or selling, outsourcing, and/or managing partnerships, the ability to navigate across cultures is essential. The presentation will highlight cross cultural challenges and how best they can be overcome.
In a hypercompetitive global environment alliances have become the operative norm for many companies. In entering an alliance companies have to collaborate effectively to create the desired value. The ability to collaborate is dependent on how effectively the partners are able to develop a governance mechanism that can integrate differences in company cultures and strategic orientation. In the presentation I highlight the potential pitfalls in managing alliances and how they can be managed effectively.
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