Showing posts with label Intel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Intel. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Building for Foreign Investment: Israel's Globalization Card

Prime locations in Tel Aviv are developed with an eye at foreign investors and companies 

Globalization has not played a wide ranging role in Israeli business until recently (the last fifteen years). While entrepreneurs were happy to work with foreign investors, and American companies were happy to design and manufacture products here, for the most part, business management was done somewhere else. But the last decade this has changed dramatically. Many foreigners and companies are happy to work, live and collaborate with Israelis. Foreign investment and business collaboration is growing steadily. This is pushing the luxury apartment and office building boom even more than local growth. Israel's government is not tracking and publishing foreign investment in specific sector such as construction. But it is safe to say, there is a sizable contribution from global investors. 
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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Intel's 2004 Guide for Doing Business in Israel ruffles feathers

From the book "International Business: Theory and Practice" by Ehud Menipaz, Amit Menipaz (Google book preview)

A long time ago (probably as far back as 2004) Intel published guidelines for "doing business in Israel". Israel's bloggers hit on this document recently when a photo from a trade-show presentation was posted on social media sites. Apparently the document was written by an outside consultant to help American visitors from Intel to get along with Israeli technologists and business managers. Intel has benefited tremendously from their Israeli operations. From chip design to semiconductor manufacturing, Israel has been one of the more productive and certainly innovative locations for the company. That said, Intel has also been very much and American company. This was true for the company until recently, when the company started to branch out around the globe. What Israelis did not worry about a decade ago, is the image of how we do business and cooperate with foreigners. Intel can somehow guide their workers to work better with Israelis. Some foreigners from around the world may not feel the need to do so. I wonder if companies like Yamaha (from Japan), Samsung (from S. Korea) or ABB (from Sweden) will guide their managers when dealing with Israelis. Comments welcome...
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