The Financial Globalization of Lenovo

Published 25 Jun 2012
Reference 5867
Region Asia
Summary

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.

Teaching 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

Keywords
  • Liquidity
  • Corporate Treasury Operations
  • Cash Concentration Hub
  • Cash Pooling
  • Centralized Treasury
  • Re-invoicing Center
  • Stages of Treasury Centralization
  • Treasury Platforms
  • Q41112
  • Corporate Governance
  • Value Creation, Strategy and Implementation