Strategy and Geopolitics

Alumni session in Manila

Strategy and Geopolitics
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07/Sep/2019 from 15:00 a 18:00

Manila, CARAVAN BLACK COFFEE COMPANY. Net Park, 1634, 4th Ave, Taguig, Metro Manila

Be sure to join Professor Mike Rosenberg at our next event in Manila!

Large companies often accelerate their expansion into emerging economies while relying on oversimplified frameworks to make decisions and complex matrix organizations to make things happen. When critical events do happen (such as terrorist attacks or civil wars), senior executives?and the companies they lead?are often taken by surprise.

In this session, Prof. Rosenberg will draw from his work, Strategy and Geopolitics, to provide a strategic framework that can help senior business executives address the challenges of globalization in this evolving geopolitical landscape. He will discuss current geopolitical issues that may cause success or failure in different markets, explore strategies for dealing with global and local complexity, and introduce innovative ideas on recruitment and organization.

A networking reception will follow the presentation, making it a great opportunity to get up to date and reconnect with your fellow alumni in the region as well.


3:00 pm ? Registration

4:00 pm ? Session starts

5:00 pm ? Afternoon merienda and networking

6:00 pm ? Session ends

We hope to see you there!



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    Professor of the Practice of Management, Department of Strategic Management


    Mike Rosenberg is a Professor of the Practice of Management in the Strategic Management Department of IESE Business School. He began teaching part time in the MBA and Global Executive programs in 1999 and joined the faculty on a full time basis in 2003.

    Professor Rosenberg lectures in IESE's MBA and Executive Education programs, where he teaches strategy, geopolitics, and sustainability and publishes a weekly blog on these topics under the title Doing Business on the Earth.

    His first book, Strategy and Sustainability (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), is an exploration of the link between business and the environment and looks at the issue more from the perspective of business executives rather than that of environmentalists. The second book is titled Strategy and Geopolitics (Emerald, 2017) and is written to encourage business leaders to pay more attention to what is happening around the planet. Both books offer his own frameworks for looking at these two issues.

    From 2004-2009, Professor Rosenberg managed IESE's International Executive Education Unit. He was Academic Director for the IESE's Advanced Management Program in Media Entertainment and co-edited Managing Media Businesses (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), which is based on the course. Rosenberg is also the Academic Director for a Focused Program called Leading in a Matrix Organization at IESE's campus in New York City and for a number of Custom Programs for corporate clients of the school.

    Prior to joining IESE Business School, Rosenberg was the Automotive Practice Leader of Heidrick & Struggles and previously he spent 15 years as a Management consultant in Europe, North America and Asia for A.T. Kearney and for Arthur D. Little, primarily in the automotive sector.

    Professor Rosenberg received his PhD. from Cranfield University, an MBA from IESE Business School, and a Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.