Building A Global Bank

Author: Mauro F. Guillén
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400828333
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In 2004, Spain's Banco Santander purchased Britain's Abbey National Bank in a deal valued at fifteen billion dollars--an acquisition that made Santander one of the ten largest financial institutions in the world. Here, Mauro Guillén and Adrian Tschoegl tackle the question of how this once-sleepy, family-run provincial bank in a developing economy transformed itself into a financial-services group with more than sixty-six million customers on three continents. Founded 150 years ago in the Spanish port city of the same name, Santander is the only large bank in the world where three successive generations of one family have led top management and the board of directors. But Santander is fully modern. Drawing on rich data and in-depth interviews with family members and managers, Guillén and Tschoegl reveal how strategic decisions by the family and complex political, social, technological, and economic forces drove Santander's unprecedented rise to global prominence. The authors place the bank in this competitive milieu, comparing it with its rivals in Europe and America, and showing how Santander, faced with growing competition in Spain and Europe, sought growth opportunities in Latin America and elsewhere. They also address the complexities of managerial succession and family leadership, and weigh the implications of Santander's stellar rise for the consolidation of European banking. Building a Global Bank tells the fascinating story behind this powerful corporation's remarkable transformation--and of the family behind it.

Building Global Democracy

Author: Jan Aart Scholte
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139498029
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The scale, effectiveness and legitimacy of global governance lag far behind the world's needs. This path-breaking book examines how far civil society involvement provides an answer to these problems. Does civil society make global governance more democratic? Have citizen action groups raised the accountability of global bodies that deal with challenges such as climate change, financial crises, conflict, disease and inequality? What circumstances have promoted (or blocked) civil society efforts to make global governance institutions more democratically accountable? What could improve these outcomes in the future? The authors base their argument on studies of thirteen global institutions, including the UN, G8, WTO, ICANN and IMF. Specialists from around the world critically assess what has and has not worked in efforts to make global bodies answer to publics as well as states. Combining intellectual depth and political relevance, Building Global Democracy? will appeal to students, researchers, activists and policymakers.

Building A Global Information Assurance Program

Author: Raymond J Curts
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203997550
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Governments, their agencies, and businesses are perpetually battling to protect valuable, classified, proprietary, or sensitive information but often find that the restrictions imposed upon them by information security policies and procedures have significant, negative impacts on their ability to function. These government and business entities are

Marketing Excellence 3

Author: Hugh Burkitt
Editor: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749473797
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Marketing Excellence 3 showcases the strongest case studies - all winners - from The Marketing Society's Excellence Awards to celebrate and promote the contribution that great marketing makes to the commercial success of a business. The compilation includes a selection of 30 award winners from 2012 to 2014 who have employed different strategies, tactics, tools and techniques all worthy of recognition. The book features world-leading consumer products, retail, fast food, consultancy, charity and telecoms brands such as easyJet, Hailo, McDonald's, Mercedes-Benz, Unilever, Macmillan, O2, PwC, Jack Daniel's and John Lewis. Each chapter of Marketing Excellence 3 is organised by theme and introduced by a judge who then presents the case studies in detail, providing thought-provoking answers to questions such as 'How do you find great customer insights?', 'What are the key principles that lie behind effective communications?', 'How do you create a marketing ethos that will mobilise your organisation?', 'What makes a new brand stand out and succeed?' and 'How do you keep customers loyal?' As such, it is an ideal book for marketers and students looking to be inspired by the very best in marketing campaigns.

Building The Global Information Economy

Author: Carol Ann Charles
Editor: Center for Strategic & International studies
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Makes recommendations to governments and private sector players how to exploit the opportunities of new communication technologies and networks. Calls for a basic information infrastructure at the national and regional levels to support applications and services; flexible regulatory frameworks and institutions responsive to changing technologies and increased demands; an educated population to establish and sustain a competitive environment; and international cooperation and coordination to achieve a secure, efficient, cost- effective, and seamless communications environment. No index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Building An International Financial Services Firm

Author: Markus Venzin
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191608998
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A new era of global banking and insurance is emerging, with leading banks eager to serve international markets. This book explores the issues that arise for banks in their strategic choices as they move into these new international markets. Building an International Financial Services Firm challenges conventional assumptions from the international management literature on topics such as the limits of globalization, the importance of cultural and institutional distance, the nature of economies of scale and scope, the existence of first mover advantages, the logic behind the global value chain configuration, the speed and timing of market entry, as well as organizational architecture. It focuses on fundamental strategic decisions such as when, where, and how to enter foreign markets and how to design the organizational architecture of the multinational financial services firm. Using simple theoretical frameworks illustrated by case examples, this book provides a thorough guide to the challenges of the international market for financial services firms, both for those working in the financial services industry, and researchers studying the area.

Building Global Infrastructure

Author: Dale S. Rothman
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317262948
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Building Global Infrastructure is the fourth in a series of volumes-Patterns of Potential Human Progress-that uses the International Futures (IFs) simulation model to explore prospects for human development: how development appears to be unfolding globally and locally, how we would like it to evolve, and how better to assure that we move it in desired directions. Earlier volumes addressed the reduction of global poverty, the advance of global education, and the improvement of global health. Volume 4 sets out to tell the story of the future of global infrastructure. The approach used in this book focuses on the question of whether individual societies will be able to meet future infrastructure demands. Related questions include the following: * What is the range of realistically conceivable futures for infrastructure, considering both demand and supply? * How are the demands for infrastructure balanced with the ability to meet these demands, thereby linking the physical and financial treatment of infrastructure? * What are the effects of providing for infrastructure on issues such as economic productivity and health?

Building Global Resilience In The Aftermath Of Sustainable Development

Author: Richard Pagett
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319621513
File Size: 42,86 MB
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This book explains why the concept of sustainable development needs to be consigned to history. Using examples from around the world, Richard Pagett illustrates how so-called sustainable development has simply been a cul-de-sac, condemning millions to continuing extreme poverty. Building Global Resilience in the Aftermath of Sustainable Development highlights the futility of current governance systems in meeting modern day global challenges. It also explains the changes that are necessary for a more just and equitable economic societal model, with planetary limits at its core, to further the resilience of communities and society at large. These changes are crucial to confronting the existential threats posed by climate change, resource depletion and overpopulation. This book will be of particular interest to practitioners of environmental management and to anyone concerned for the future of the planet.

Building A More Resilient Financial Sector

Author: Aditya Narain
Editor: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1616352299
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The IMF, with the Bank for International Settlements and the Financial Stability Board, has been at the forefront of discussions on reform of the global financial system to reduce the possibility of future crises, as well as to limit the consequences if they do occur. The policy choices are both urgent and challenging, and are complicated by the relationship between sovereign debt and risks to the banking sector. Building a More Resilient Financial Sector describes the key elements of the reform agenda, including tighter regulation and more effective supervision; greater transparency to strengthen market discipline and limit incentives for risk taking; coherent mechanisms for resolution of failed institutions; and effective safety nets to limit the impact on the financial system of institutions viewed as "too big to fail." Finally, the book takes a look ahead at how the financial system is likely to be shaped by the efforts of policymakers and the private sector response.

Building Cycles

Author: Richard Barras
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444310016
File Size: 61,36 MB
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The global economic crisis of 2008 was precipitated by a housing market crash, thus highlighting the destabilizing influence of the property cycle upon the wider economy. This timely book by a world authority explores why cycles occur and how they affect the behaviour of real estate markets. The central argument put forward is that growth and instability are inextricably linked, and that building investment acts both as a key driver of growth and as the source of the most volatile cyclical fluctuations in an economy. The role of building cycles in both economic growth and urban development is explored through a theoretical review and a comparative historical analysis of UK and US national data stretching back to the start of the nineteenth century, together with a case study of the development of London since the start of the eighteenth century. A simulation model of the building cycle is presented and tested using data for the City of London office market. The analysis is then broadened to examine the operation of property cycles in global investment markets during the post-war period, focussing on their contribution to the diffusion of innovation, the accumulation of wealth and the propagation of market instability. Building Cycles: growth & instability concludes by synthesizing the main themes into a theoretical framework, which can guide our understanding of the operation and impact of building cycles on the modern economy. Postgraduate students on courses in property and in urban development as well as professional property researchers, urban economists and planners will find this a stimulating read – demanding but accessible.

Government Linked Companies And Sustainable Equitable Development

Author: Terence Gomez
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317625692
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The debate over how far governments should intervene in economies in order to promote economic growth, a debate which from the 1980s seemed settled in favour of the neo-liberal, non-interventionist consensus, has taken on new vigour since the financial crisis of 2008 and after. Some countries, most of them in industrialised Asia, have survived the crisis, and secured equitable economic growth, by adopting a developmental state model, whereby governments have intervened in their economies, often through explicit support for individual companies. This book explores debates about government intervention, assesses interventionist policies, including industrial and innovation policies, and examines in particular the key institutions which play a crucial role in implementing government policies and in building the bridge between the state and the private sector. The countries covered include China, India, South Korea, Malaysia and Taiwan, together with representative countries from Europe and Latin America.

Global Hr

Author: Peter Andrew Reilly
Editor: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781409402787
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Global HR explores the key issues in delivering a fair, consistent and effective service across the organizational, cultural and economic boundaries that exist in modern global organizations. In doing so, it offers insights into managing people and businesses that no organization can ignore.

Building Trust In The International Monetary System

Author: Giovanni Battista Pittaluga
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030784916
File Size: 11,40 MB
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Driving Digital Transformation Lessons From Building The First Asean Digital Bank

Author: Dr. Dennis Khoo
Editor: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
ISBN: 9815009192
File Size: 62,58 MB
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Traditional banks are facing unprecedented disruption from challenger banks today. So why aren’t more of them launching challenger banks of their own? Well, two high-profile examples – JP Morgan’s Finn and RBS’s Bo – were launched with much fanfare, but both shuttered after less than a year. In light of this, the success of TMRW digital bank by UOB, launched in Thailand in 2019 and Indonesia in 2020, is astonishing. Dr Dennis Khoo, who created TMRW, shares with us the thinking behind the design of this revolutionary undertaking. At every step of the way, he and his team went against established paradigms and bucked conventional wisdom to build ASEAN’s first digital bank. Filled with visionary analysis and on-the-ground guidance, Driving Digital Transformation demonstrates how this success can be replicated across all industries. For any leader or organisation starting on a major digital initiative, this book is a must-read. “What makes this playbook particularly valuable is that it is written by Dennis Khoo, one of the sharpest minds in the industry.” – Mary Huen, CEO, Standard Chartered Hong Kong

Resetting Our Future A Global Playbook For The Next Pandemic

Author: Anne Kabagambe
Editor: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1789047609
File Size: 64,12 MB
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The health and economic devastation caused by COVID-19 has revealed that most countries’ national health systems are inadequate to cope with pandemics. These are global challenges that call for global responses. At the heart of this book is a bold new proposal to create a global pandemic playbook that can be quickly deployed when the next pandemic strikes. Countries and their experts must collaborate to create early warning systems, preparedness, prevention, responses and containment. But who should pay the cost? Anne Kabagambe, a former Executive Board director for the World Bank Group, explores the options, and argues that to fail to learn from COVID-19 and neglect to create a global playbook now would cost far more when the next pandemic strikes.

Building Trust

Author: Michael Joseph Fuchs
Editor: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821351611
File Size: 63,39 MB
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Russia's economy has come a long way during its first ten years of transition to a market economy. This publication examines the progress made within the Russian financial sector to promote banking reforms in order to build trust in the stability of the marketplace. The problems and potential solutions identified will also be of relevance to the financial sector within other transition economies.

Building An Outstanding Workforce

Author: Paul Aldrich
Editor: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749497319
File Size: 47,94 MB
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In an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world, achieving sustainable competitive advantage has never been more important, or more difficult. However, the key challenge for CEOs, senior executives and HR professionals is how to unlock the potential of their people, building a culture that allows employees to perform to the best of their abilities and effectively attract, engage, develop and retain the staff needed for sustainable business success. Building an Outstanding Workforce is a must-have guide for all professionals looking to leverage the potential of their people and maximise value for all stakeholders. Including evolutionary psychology, neuroscience and personality psychology, this book takes an evidence-based approach to people management. With practical guidance, expert advice and case studies from companies including Alibaba, Barclays Banking Group, Patagonia, Tata Group and Qantas, Building an Outstanding Workforce covers all the key issues including how to tailor people management to address the motivations of different generations, the impact of emergent technology on the workforce, the shift in the skills employees now need to learn and develop and how to handle the new challenges of remote and flexible working and the gig economy. There is also essential coverage of strategic workforce planning, people risk, people analytics, human capital reporting, the employer brand and employee value proposition and the benefits of embracing diversity and inclusion, well-being and other aspects of corporate and social responsibility. It presents a new people-focused framework for people management that redefines the structure, roles and responsibilities of human resource management and addresses the problems of role ambiguity and conflict associated with HR to deliver people management that everyone needs and deserves.

The Political Economy Of Bank Regulation In Developing Countries Risk And Reputation

Author: Emily Jones
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192579223
File Size: 68,65 MB
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This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations. International banking standards are intended for the regulation of large, complex, risk-taking international banks with trillions of dollars in assets and operations across the globe. Yet they are being implemented in countries with nascent financial markets and small banks that have yet to venture into international markets. Why is this? The Political Economy of Bank Regulation in Developing Countries: Risk and Reputation explores the politics of banking regulation in eleven countries across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. It shows how financial globalization generates strong reputational and competitive incentives for developing countries to converge on international standards. Politicians, regulators, and large banks in developing countries implement international standards to attract international investment, bolster their professional standing, and further integrate their countries into global finance. Convergence is not inevitable or uniform: implementation is often contested and regulators adapt international standards to the local context. This book contributes to our understanding of the ways in which governments and firms in the core of global finance powerfully shape regulatory decisions in the periphery, and the ways that governments and firms from peripheral developing countries manoeuvre within the constraints and opportunities created by financial globalization.

International Marketing An Asia Pacific Perspective

Author: Richard Fletcher
Editor: Pearson Higher Education AU
ISBN: 1442561254
File Size: 64,80 MB
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International Marketing, 6e is written from a wholly Australasian perspective and covers issues unique to local marketers and managers looking towards the Asia–Pacific region, the European Union, and beyond. It presents a wide range of contemporary issues faced by subsidiaries of multinational enterprises (MNEs) as well as small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs), mainly exporters, which make up the vast bulk of firms involved in international business in the Australasian region. International Marketing, 6e clearly demonstrates the links between the different stages of international marketing, connecting analysis with planning, planning with strategy and strategy with implementation. Key concepts are brought to life with comprehensively updated statistics, recent illustrations, and a variety of real-world examples and case studies.