Main strategic issues mandating coordinated action
This framework can help build a shared understanding of the connectivity between institutional and environmental actions, and a deeper understanding of the dynamics of these relationships over time.
This approach can then offer insights on implementation ordering and level of imperative, as well as collaborative leadership strategies.
By creatively blending regional strategies, Toyota surpassed Ford as the world’s second-largest automaker in 2004.
The Idea in Practice Ghemawat identifies five regional strategies for serving foreign markets: excap Strategy How to Implement Example Pros and Cons Home base Locate R&D and manufacturing in your country of origin.
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Many companies competing in foreign markets pin their hopes for success on a single worldwide strategy—only to see lukewarm results. Despite globalization, regional distinctions (cultural, political, legal, and economic) aren’t disappearing.
Thus far, our ability to resolve these challenges has not kept pace with the increase in their scope and complexity (see Figure).
What we know from effective coordination is that it requires “networks of collaboration commensurate with the complexity of the problems being addressed.” To support this need, Ag Innovations is working in partnership with CNRA, Cal EPA, and CDFA to facilitate a process to help bring the Plan’s collaborative implementation to the next level.Uniquely collaborative and inclusive in its approach and aspirations, the Plan’s development and implementation is led by a first-ever multi-agency collaboration including the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA), the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal EPA), and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA).Additionally, the Plan calls for better cross-sector “collaboration between state, federal and local governments, regional agencies, tribal governments, and the public and the private sectors.” It’s one thing for multiple agencies and partners to plan together, and entirely another thing for them to act on a single set of goals with a shared set of performance indicators.Successful coordination of a group like this depends on a “centralized infrastructure, a dedicated staff, and a structured process that leads to a common agenda, shared measurement, continuous communication, and mutually reinforcing activities among all participants.” The Plan has the centralized infrastructure of the Governor’s Office and the dedicated staff of that Office and three state agencies. Ag Innovations is working in partnership with CNRA, Cal EPA, and CDFA to bring the Plan’s collaborative implementation to the next level.We are doing this by helping the group develop a common agenda and shared measurement system, cultivated by the process of a structured, generative dialogue that builds positive visions for the future while facing difficult truths.