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As the Russian economy sustains the dual blows of sanctions and depressed oil prices, consumer spending is down as shoppers feel the pinch. But the heaviest damage is being sustained by manufacturing, especially the automotive industry. With foreign brands scaling down their operations in Russia, the car business is backsliding fast.
Professor Stefan Hedlund
Four major Japanese industrial firms had foreign chief executives in 2011. Only one is still in office. Each has found it difficult to integrate the Japanese and international operations, and adjust to local management practices. The new trend is towards a resource-based strategy and the key resource is ‘Japaneseness’, especially the high level of skill and will of...
Dr. Stefan Lippert
Nissan's energy efficient designs have branched into new and innovative ways of thinking about energy as a lifestyle. The car maker has developed these following Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster. The latest sees Nissan moving into property design to create a completely energy-efficient lifestyle combining their electronic cars and power for the home. This report ...
In the third and final part of this series of special reports, Professor Dr Stefan Lippert looks at how European countries can participate effectively in the Japanese market and how best to conclude an effective and successful mergers and acquisitions integration.
HOW can European countries participate more effectively in...
In the second of a three-part series, GIS expert Professor Dr Stefan Lippert, considers in this special report if a strategy of mergers and acquisition rather than organic growth offers opportunities for foreign investors to enter the Japanese market.
THERE are three main factors in favour of mergers and acquisitions (M&a...