Localization Strategies for Global E-Business
The acceleration of globalization and the growth of emerging economies present significant opportunities for business expansion. One of the quickest ways to achieve effective international expansion is by leveraging the web, which allows for technological connectivity of global markets and opportunities to compete on a global basis. To systematically engage and thrive in this networked global economy, professionals and students need a new skill set; one that can help them develop, manage, assess and optimize efforts to successfully launch websites for tapping global markets. This book provides a comprehensive, non-technical guide to leveraging website localization strategies for global e-commerce success. It contains a wealth of information and advice, including strategic insights into how international business needs to evolve and adapt in light of the rapid proliferation of the 'Global Internet Economy'. It also features step-by-step guidelines to developing, managing and optimizing international-multilingual websites and insights into cutting-edge web localization strategies.
- Electronic book text | 346 pages
- 06 Feb 2012
- CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
- 70 b/w illus. 17 tables
Table of contents
List of figures; List of tables; Preface; 1. Global e-commerce opportunities and challenges; 2. International e-business expansion and market entry strategies; 3. Global online consumer segmentation; 4. Web globalization strategies; 5. Developing international websites: internationalization (I18n); 6. Effectively localizing international websites; 7. Managing a web globalization value chain; 8. Optimizing international websites; 9. Assessing web globalization efforts; 10. Strategic industry insights into emerging localization trends; Resources; Index.
"Localization Strategies for Global E-Business is a true reflection of Dr. Singh's experience and expertise in this space. It is an excellent guide for anyone looking to learn and improve their web localization strategies in order to reach global markets. The non-technical approach allows a wide variety of professionals, students, and academics to understand the complexities in this area. The checklists and real-world examples are of tremendous value and allow the reader to instantly gain more insights. Dr. Singh took on a daunting task to bring structure into the maze of information that is out there. Based on over ten years of research, training, and consulting experience, we now have an indispensible guide for how to navigate through the various challenges and opportunities in the global e-commerce world. I highly recommend this book." - Carsten A. Kneip, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation "Nitish Singh is amongst the world's leading thinkers on international marketing and, in particular, how companies can harness the web to take advantage of global opportunities and growing international markets. This book clearly, comprehensively and succinctly outlines how to make maximum advantage of the opportunities presented by today's global internet economy. An invaluable piece of work." - Gary Muddyman, MD and CEO, Oxford Conversis Ltd "Professor Singh's book is one of the most comprehensive guides to managing the many aspects of global e-commerce. It is a must read for professionals involved in global e-commerce who seek a better understanding of how to design, develop, deploy and optimize international websites." - Martin J. Spethman, Managing Partner, Globalization Partners International "Dr. Singh brings readers clarity, depth of understanding, and strategies to better address the breadth of today's complex global business landscape. An insightful, up-to-date and highly relevant work for today's competitive online global environment." - Kevin Carl, Senior Executive, Accenture Management Consulting, Air, Freight & Logistics, and Travel Services
About Nitish Singh
Nitish Singh is Assistant Professor of International Business at the Boeing Institute of International Business at St Louis University, where he is also Program Leader for the Executive Certificate in Web Globalization Management. He has extensively researched and taught in the area of global e-commerce and has published more than 35 papers in peer-reviewed academic journals. He is co-author of The Culturally Customized Web Site (2005) and Proliferation of the Internet Economy (2009).