The definitive management text addressing the ever-increasing number of managers and companies pursuing opportunities and building business in the UAE and the Middle East. This book investigates the opportunities for foreign companies to do business in Arabian countries, especially in the UAE. Case studies summarize key insights and experiences from the region’s leading multinational companies. It derives its conclusions not only from a solid evaluation of press reports and available secondary data but also from fifty-four personal interviews that the authors conducted with high-profile business people and political leaders in the UAE. All these interviews took place in the UAE. Joern-Carlos Kuntze is a Partner in Oliver Wyman's Oil Gas practice, where he serves as a leader of the firm's Middle East Energy practice. Based in Dubai, Mr. Kuntze works across the energy value chain for clients that include integrated and independent producers, governments, regulators, and large energy investment holdings. Also a Partner in Oliver Wyman's Oil Gas practice, Marc Hormann specializes in largescale strategic planning, changetransformation, and execution. He has conducted multiple organizational restructuring projects across the Energy sector, with a particular focus on National Oil Companies and related upstream and downstream business operations.
In the 20th century humanity consumed products faster than ever, but this way of living is no longer sustainable. This new and important book shows how technological advances are driving forms of 'collaborative consumption' which will change forever the ways in which we interact both with businesses and with each other. The average lawn mower is used for four hours a year. The average power drill is used for only twenty minutes in its entire lifespan. The average car is unused for 22 hours a day, and even when it is being used there are normally three empty seats. Surely there must be a way to get the benefit out of things like mowers, drills and even cars, without having to carry the huge up-front costs of ownership? There is indeed. Collaborative consumption is not just a buzzword, it is a new win-win way of life. This insightful and thought-provoking new book by Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers is an important and fast-moving survey of the dramatic changes we are seeing in the way we consume products. Many of us are familiar with freecycle, eBay, couchsurfing and Zipcar. But these are just the beginning of a new phenomenon. Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers have interviewed business leaders and opinion formers around the world to draw together the many strands of Collaborative Consumption into a coherent and challenging argument to show that the way we did business and consumerism in the 20th century is not the way we will do it in the 21st century.