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Cover Book by Professor Ricardo Ernst, May 2019

May 29, 2019

New Book by Professor Ricardo Ernst

Georgetown University's Latin America Leadership Program (LALP) is pleased to announce the release of the new book by LALP Executive Director and Georgetown University Professor Ricardo Ernst, in collaboration with Jerry Haar:

Globalization, Competitiveness, and Governability: The Three Disruptive Forces of Business in the 21st Century

This book 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. 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). Responsibility for bringing about these changes lies not only with the private sector but also with the government (i.e., the “visible” hand).

Readers will find in this book an explanation of how globalization, competitiveness, and governability define the context of global business.

About the Authors:

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 McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, USA. He is co-author of Innovation in Emerging Markets and Global Operations and Logistics.

Jerry Haar is a professor of international business and director of Executive & Professional Education in the College of Business at Florida International University, USA. He 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.

Book Review by Richard Feinberg, published on Foreign Affairs, January/February 2020