A new book authored by Jerry Haar, professor of international business and director of Executive and Professional Education at FIU Business, in collaboration with Georgetown University Professor Ricardo Ernst, has been published. The book is titled Globalization, Competitiveness, and Governability: The Three Disruptive Forces of Business in the 21st Century. It argues that three powerful symbiotic forces (globalization, competitiveness, and governability) are disrupting business in the 21st century, resulting in an impact on the economic and business environment far greater than the effects of any of these three individually.
The authors note that both globalization and competitiveness are governed essentially by market forces that force the introduction of significant changes aimed at increasing efficiency so that a better use may be made of the advantages of globalization (i.e., the traditional “invisible” hand). In addition, the book argues responsibility for bringing about these changes lies not only with the private sector but also with the government (i.e., the “visible” hand).
In addition to his FIU Business appointments, Haar is also a Global Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a senior research fellow at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. He is the author/editor of 17 books, including The Future of Entrepreneurship in Latin America and Innovation in Emerging Markets.
Ricardo Ernst is the Baratta Chair in Global Business and professor of operations and global logistics, managing director of the Global Business Initiative, managing director of the Latin American Board, executive director of the Latin America Leadership Program, and former deputy dean, all at the Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. He is also co-author of Innovation in Emerging Markets and Global Operations and Logistics.
The book is now available for preorder.