Globalisation and corporate real estate strategies

Too, Linda, Harvey, Michael, & Too, Eric G. (2010) Globalisation and corporate real estate strategies. Journal of Corporate Real Estate, 12(4), pp. 234-248.

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of globalisation on corporate real estate strategies. Specifically, it seeks to identify corporate real estate capabilities that are important in a hypercompetitive business climate. ----------

Design/methodology/approach: This paper utilises a qualitative approach to analyse secondary data in order to identify the corporate real estate capabilities for a hypercompetitive business environment. ----------

Findings: Globalisation today is an undeniable phenomenon that is fundamentally changing the way business is conducted. In the light of global hypercompetition, corporate real estate needs to develop new capabilities to support global business strategies. These include flexibility, network organization and managerial learning capabilities. ----------

Research limitations/implications: This is a conceptual paper and future empirical research needs to be conducted to verify the propositions made in this paper. ----------

Practical implications: Given the new level of uncertainty in the business climate, that is, hypercompetition, businesses need to develop dynamic capabilities that are harder for competitors to imitate in order to maintain what is considered a “momentary” competitive advantage. The findings of this paper are useful to guide corporate real estate managers in this regard. ----------

Originality/value:– This paper is original in two ways. First, it applies the strategic management concept of capabilities to corporate real estate. Second, it links the key challenge that businesses face today, i.e. globalisation, to the concept of capabilities as a means to maintain competitive advantage.

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ID Code: 38761
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Corporate Strategy, Globalization, Real estate
DOI: 10.1108/14630011011094676
ISSN: 1463-001X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)
Divisions: Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Deposited On: 22 Nov 2010 23:49
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:29

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