Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Financial Globalization of Lenovo

ZHANG Hong

©2012 INSEAD Case Study
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This case explains how Lenovo succeeded in achieving its goals of financial globalization. This was largely accomplished through the combination of its corporate treasury centre and a re-invoicing structure. Lenovo’s experience would be of special interest to both emerging market companies pursuing globalization strategies and multinational corporations interested in developing market businesses.

Pedagogical Objectives:  The case aims to help students to: 1. Understand the role of treasury operation in implementing Corporate Strategy 2. Obtain an overview of how financial globalization is necessary to achieve broader global strategies 3. Recognize the properties/challenges of implementing innovative treasury structures 4. Gain insights on types of companies which can benefit from similar financial practices.