Business Without Boundaries: An Action Framework for Collaborating Across Time, Distance, Organization, and Culture
October 2004, Jossey-Bass
Business Without Boundaries helps managers address these challenges. The authors explore a number of wide-ranging, real-world cases to identify hands-on principles for successful collaboration. They offer managers and executives practical steps and tools for creating, facilitating, and supporting complex collaborations throughout their organizations. And they explain how to “team” across boundaries in the new global economy. The recommendations are specific enough to apply to particular forms of complex collaboration (for example supply chains, global product development teams, interorganizational alliances) but general enough to apply to new forms that have yet to emerge.
CHAPTER 2: Across Organizations – The John Deere Construction and Forestry Technology Program.
CHAPTER 3: Across Time, Distance, and Culture – The Radica Games Group, Inc. Case.
CHAPTER 4: What the Radica Project Tells Us About Collaboration Across Time, Distance, and Culture.
CHAPTER 5: Across the Supply Chain – The Solectron Case.
CHAPTER 6: What the Solectron Initiatives Tell Us About Collaboration Across the Supply Chain.
CHAPTER 7: The Action Framework Part I – From Setting the Stage to Getting Started.
CHAPTER 8: The Action Framework Part II – Conducting the Project From Beginning to End.
Susan G. Cohen is a senior research scientist at the Center for Effective Organizations at the University of Southern California. She is coauthor of two books and author of numerous articles and book chapters about teams and teamwork, employee involvement and empowerment, and human resource strategies.
RESPECTED AUTHORS: Authors are well-respected in the field with strong academic and professional credentials.
WELL-KNOWN CASE COMPANIES: Features in depth case studies of John Deere, Radica, and Selectron.
--Robert E. Quinn, professor of business administration, University of Michigan Business School
“When it comes to organizational effectiveness, no issue
is more central or challenging than collaborating across
geographic, cultural, and organizational boundaries. This is the
first book to make a comprehensive analysis of how to make these
complex collaborations work. It offers interesting cases,
insightful analysis, and a helpful framework for managers
responsible for developing successful collaborations in an
increasingly complex and shrinking world.”
--Edward E. Lawler III, director, Center for Effective Organizations, University of Southern California; and professor of business, University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business
“A clear and insightful analysis of how functions and
businesses can become more productive by improving collaboration.
This well-constructed, easy-to-read book offers practical, usable
conclusions. It is an essential handbook for any senior
--Brian Cunningham, former marketing director, IBM Personal Systems, Europe
“Today’s highly competitive business environment
demands successful global collaborations, yet many companies are
frustrated trying to create them. This book provides the
much-needed road map for success.”
--Patrick S. Feely, president and CEO, Radica Games, Ltd.