Business Perspectives

Quarterly magazine provides new and analysis of global, national and regional economies. It also covers topics of interest to business, education and government communities.

Articles from Vol. 4, No. 1, Fall

Communications Networks for Managing Global Operations
Global communications networks have been gaining increasing acceptance with international businesses. Currently, many international firms are investing in global communications networks to achieve competitive advantage. A recent KPMG Peat Marwick survey...
Expanding the "Global Awareness Gap" in Operations Management
The beginning of August brought with it a stunning reminder of just how interconnected are the economies of the world. Iraq's takeover of Kuwait was quickly followed by United Nations disdain as well as what appeared, initially at least, to be formation...
Group Orientation and Japanese Business
As the economies of the Pacific Rim region experience dynamic growth, American business people will have increasing opportunities and challenges for meeting and dealing with the peoples of East Asia. Crucial to this new relationship is a good understanding...
Information Systems for Managers in a Global Economy
Information systems of the sixties focused on specific transaction-processing systems within an organization. In the seventies, integration of functional systems was stressed. In the eighties, information technology platforms focused on integrated...
Meeting the Global Challenges of the '90S
The following is a speech delivered by Mr. Hennessy to the International industrial Conference in San Francisco. It is a distinct pleasure, and an honor, to be serving as co-chairman of this year's International Industrial Conference. When I accepted...
Should Your Global Strategy Include China?
Globalization has become a key strategy issue for many firms. Competition is no longer a local issue; it can come from anywhere in the world. As local resources are depleted, many firms need to look elsewhere to obtain them. High local costs drive...