Quick Insight | Posted: 2008-08-14
Dr. Ike Nassi is an Executive Vice President at SAP, one of the largest software companies in the world. He is responsible for Research in the Americas and China. Dr. Nassi and his group explore advanced, new enterprise technologies and applications for use in the emerging multinational corporate environment of the 21st century. In 2007, Nassi addressed a Management Roundtable (MRT) conference on the topic of building a research organization in China. In a July 2008 e-mail exchange, Nassi updated MRT briefly on the progress over the past year.
Quick Insight | Posted: 2008-07-25
Sekar Sundararajan is Senior VP for Business Development at Home Meridian International a developer of furniture for a number of markets. Sundararajan has spent more than 100 days in China over the last several years developing reciprocal, long-term collaborations. Reporting to the CEO, he is responsible for such functions as supply chain management, quality management, and new product development systems. As the furniture industry has moved its manufacturing offshore, Sundararajan and his colleagues have gained valuable experience regarding what it takes to succeed in China. This piece describes how Home Meridian fostered long-term relationships and alsopresents lessons learned from this experience.