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An Unamerican Business: The Rise of the New European Enterprise

An Unamerican Business: The Rise of the New European Enterprise

by Donald Kalff
     
 

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An UnAmerican Business challenges the widely held belief that the American Enterprise Model is the only form of capitalism to guarantee business success. The corporate scandals that continue to beset the US business scene have shaken many people's belief in the American model and Donald Kalff now presents a compelling alternative - a European Enterprise Model. In

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An UnAmerican Business challenges the widely held belief that the American Enterprise Model is the only form of capitalism to guarantee business success. The corporate scandals that continue to beset the US business scene have shaken many people's belief in the American model and Donald Kalff now presents a compelling alternative - a European Enterprise Model. In this book, he outlines a European way of doing business that is fundamentally different yet highly competitive.

Kalff shows us how inflexible, inefficient and ineffective the American approach to business can be. He believes that the root cause is the web of expectations spun around listed companies, both in the United States and in Europe, by consultants, investment banks, financial analysts, and the media. Companies choose to optimize profit per share in the mistaken belief that stock market recognition will follow and return on shareholder investment will improve.

An UnAmerican Business identifies eight areas where European companies could add significant economic value through the introduction of more advanced business models. All those who believe that change is inevitable will find Donald Kalff's optimistic assessment of the future prospects for European companies persuasive and compelling.

About the Author:
Dr Donald Kalff is co-founder and CEO of Immpact, a biotech company, and advisor to biotech investment company BTF and strategy consultants Roland Berger

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"Controversial, challenging, and compelling." — Advance Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780749450151
Publisher:
Kogan Page, Ltd.
Publication date:
02/01/2008
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.57(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Donald Kalff has vast business and academic experience in both Europe and the USA. He has held board level posts at the Royal Dutch/Shell Group and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. Today he is co-founder and CEO of Immpact, a biotech company, and visiting professor at the Leiden University School of Management in the Netherlands. He holds a PhD from the Wharton School of Business.

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