The Global Business Environment

Meeting the Challenges

Author: Janet Morrison

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230344372

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 520

View: 9596

■ How are the emerging economies of China and India affecting the global business environment? ■ What impact has the global financial crisis had on the way businesses operate? ■ How should business leaders in the age of the multinational enterprise approach their social and ethical responsibilities? This bestselling textbook tackles these and many other challenges head on. Combining a clear, thorough introduction to the business environment with a uniquely global perspective, The Global Business Environment covers all you need to know about the rapidly changing context in which businesses operate. Features throughout the book are designed to help you learn, revise and think critically about the global business environment: ■ Case studies: Over 30 case studies invite you to explore how a diverse range of businesses, industries, governments and individuals are meeting the challenges of the contemporary business environment ■ Spotlight on emerging economies: Provides insight into the emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China, and their place in the global economy ■ Meet the CEO: Your chance to learn about some of the most influential business leaders in the world, from the CEO of multinational Unilever to the chairman of Mitsubishi ■ Critical thinking: Recurring themes and critical thinking boxes in every chapter encourage debate on key issues from the globalization of industries to environmental sustainability, developing skills that will take you far beyond your business degree Enriched by Janet Morrison's characteristically clear, authoritative writing style and an unrivalled range of learning tools, The Global Business Environment is an invaluable resource for students at any stage of their business lives. Janet Morrison was Senior Lecturer in Strategic and International Management at the Sunderland University Business School, UK. She is also the author of International Business, published by Palgrave Macmillan. 'A very thorough introduction to the global business environment that goes well beyond standard textbooks, and includes a wealth of up-to-date case studies and examples. It will be valuable reading for practitioners and students alike.' – Antje Cockrill, University of Swansea, UK 'This third edition of Janet Morrison's excellent business environment text successfully balances the themes and structures of more general business environment texts with full coverage of the challenges that a global business environment poses to both domestic and multinational enterprises. The Global Business Environment will without doubt continue to be a valuable core text on a range of business environment courses, and I very much look forward to using it with my next cohort of students.' – Johan Lindeque, Queen's University, Belfast, UK 'This is an excellent book providing both students and practitioners with clear insights into the global business environment. Building successfully on the author's previous work it develops a numbers of critical themes which are illustrated by highly relevant and interesting case studies. The material is brought alive by the author's clear writing style.' – Nicholas Perdikis,Aberystwyth University, UK
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The International Business Environment

Global and Local Marketplaces in a Changing World

Author: Janet Morrison

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 0230209572

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 544

View: 5464

The book offers a clear and accessible introduction to the key dimensions of the business environment, including economic, political, cultural, technological and financial dimensions. The approach is genuinely international, highlighting transitional and developing economies as well as the advanced economies. Also available is a companion website with extra features to accompany the text, please take a look by clicking below - http://www.palgrave.com/business/morrison/home.htm
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The International Business Environment

Challenges and Changes

Author: Ian Brooks,Jamie Weatherston,Graham Wilkinson

Publisher: Ft Press

ISBN: 9780273725664

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 347

View: 4087

This engaging text offers a comprehensive introduction to the global environment that businesses operate in today. It addresses the key issues and institutions within economic, political and legal frameworks, as well as the impacts of social, cultural, technological and environmental developments. Responding to an increasingly international business environment, the book offers a truly global perspective and broad and discursive coverage of the external environment that businesses operate in today. Maintaining a strong business focus throughout, the book offers valuable pedagogical support including exercises and case studies that cover a broad range of organisations from across the world. Regular mini-cases, chapter summaries, references and further reading also aid learning. Now in full colour for the first time, this text offers a clear and well-designed layout, including full-colour maps that enable the reader to visualise the international context and think critically about different perspectives. Aimed at undergraduate students taking an introductory module on the context and environment of business as part of an International Business, Business Studies or Management degree.
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International Business

Challenges in a Changing World

Author: Janet Morrison

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113707339X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 608

View: 5887

This fresh new text introduces IB from a truly global and contemporary perspective. Packed with case studies drawn from an impressive spectrum of countries, International Business enables students to link theory with practice and encourages critical thinking. Particular emphasis is placed on key issues such as the growing role of SMEs and entrepreneurship in IB, ethics, CSR, corporate governance and global warming.
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Economics for Business

Author: Chris Mulhearn,Howard Vane

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137429232

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 544

View: 8354

A concise and vibrant introduction to economics for business and management students which covers all the most relevant theory applied to engaging examples from the business world and everyday life, offering insights from real-life managers into their use of economics at work.
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The International Business Environment

challenges and changes

Author: Ian Brooks,Jamie Weatherston,Graham Wilkinson

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 027372567X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

View: 3470

This engaging text offers a comprehensive introduction to the global environment that businesses operate in today. It addresses the key issues and institutions within economic, political and legal frameworks, as well as the impacts of social, cultural, technological and environmental developments. Responding to an increasingly international business environment, the book offers a truly global perspective and broad and discursive coverage of the external environment that businesses operate in today. Maintaining a strong business focus throughout, the book offers valuable pedagogical support including exercises and case studies that cover a broad range of organisations from across the world. Regular mini-cases, chapter summaries, references and further reading also aid learning. Now in full colour for the first time, this text offers a clear and well-designed layout, including full-colour maps that enable the reader to visualise the international context and think critically about different perspectives. Aimed at undergraduate students taking an introductory module on the context and environment of business as part of an International Business, Business Studies or Management degree.
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Shifting Global Powers and International Law

Challenges and Opportunities

Author: Rowena Maguire,Bridget Lewis,Charles Sampford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135017492

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 3752

This book explores the impacts of global economic, political and cultural shifts on various international legal frameworks and legal norms. The economic growth of states throughout Asia, South and Central America and Africa is having a profound effect on the dynamics of international relations, with a resulting impact on the operation and development of international law. This book examines the influence of emerging economies on international legal rules, institutions and processes. It describes recent and predicted changes in economic, political and cultural powers, flowing from the growth of emerging economies such as China, India, Brazil, South Africa and Russia, and analyses the influence of these changes on various legal frameworks and norms. Expert contributors drawn from a variety of fields, including international law, politics, environmental law, human rights, economics and finance, provide a broad analysis of the nature of the shifting global dynamic in its historical and contemporary contexts, and a range of perspectives on the impact of these changes as they relate to specific regimes and issues, including climate change regulation, collective security, indigenous rights, the rights of women and girls, environmental protection and foreign aid and development. The book provides a fresh and comprehensive analysis of an issue with extensive implications for international law and politics. Shifting Global Powers and International Law will be of interest to students and scholars of international relations; international law; international political economy, human rights; and development.
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Contemporary Issues in International Business

Institutions, Strategy and Performance

Author: Davide Castellani,Rajneesh Narula,Quyen T. K. Nguyen,Irina Surdu,James T. Walker

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319702203

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 386

View: 7959

The ACADEMY OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (UK and Ireland Chapter) Published in association with the UK and Ireland Chapter of the Academy of International Business. This brand new edited collection addresses the growing uncertainty and socio-economic challenges of globalisation and its profound implications for the strategies and operations of multinational enterprises (MNEs). Responding to the new balance in international business, the authors offer valuable insights into the co-evolutionary processes involved in headquarters-subsidiary relationships, the need for novel strategies by MNEs to retain competitive advantage, improve performance and contribute to the global economy.
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The International Business Environment

Author: Leslie Hamilton,Philip Webster

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198704194

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 424

View: 4039

Will the expansion of the Chinese economy result in job losses in the USA? How can a natural disaster in Japan cause world stock markets to plummet?What impact does the Arab Spring have on the petroleum industry in the Middle East and North Africa?Adopting a clear global perspective, this textbook is an essential introduction to the challenges of the international business environment. The book begins by setting the global context and evaluating the idea of international industries, the world economy, and the threats and opportunities of global markets. The authors then identify the core issues faced by businesses and the dynamic socio-cultural, technological, political, legal, and ecological environments in which they operate. Case studies are sourced from almost every continent in the world, including a wealth of examples from the emerging markets of Africa, South America, and Asia. In addition, each chapter provides a range of learning tools designed to test and develop the reader's understanding. Questions and assignment tasks ensure students can apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios, while full colour diagrams throughout the book illustrate business environment theory and comparative examples with particular clarity.This unique combination of accessible theory, diverse case studies, and reflection points will prepare the reader for academic success and develop the professional skills required to excel in their future global business career. New to this editionNew assignment tasks at the end of every chapter provide real-world scenarios to develop employability skills and apply understanding.New questions in the mini case studies and counterpoint boxes encourage critical thinking and reflection throughout the book.A wealth of new and updated case studies from around the world illustrate the challenges faced by contemporary organizations in regions as diverse as Africa, Europe, Asia, and the United States.Updated to reflect developments in the financial, political, legal, and technological environments since the publication of the previous edition, including the Arab Spring, economic sanctions on Russia, and changes in the global banking sector.
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The Business Environment

Themes and Issues in a Globalizing World

Author: Paul Wetherly,Dorron Otter

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199661383

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 477

View: 6155

Designed specifically for students new to the study of business, this book explores the global range of environments within which business operates. Wetherly and Otter encourage critical thinking via a unique 'themes and issues' approach, which reflects the integrated, dynamic reality of businesses today.
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Cultural and Technological Influences on Global Business

Author: Christiansen, Bryan

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466639679

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 635

View: 2194

Technology is a key driver behind the effects of contemporary globalization on business and other organizations worldwide. Understanding this phenomena in connection with the impact of cultural variations can help improve business and product life cycles in an era in which corporate capital and liquidity buffers must be increased for unexpected developments in global markets. Cultural and Technological Influences on Global Business is a leading publication in its field emphasizing the importance of deeply exploring the effects of cultures and technologies on the global business sector. This reference source is beneficial for professionals, researchers, and practitioners who wish to broaden their understanding of the direct relationship between culture and technology in the international business realm.
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Managing in the Global Business Environment

Issues, Organization, and Limitations

Author: Mark R. Eaker,Faith J. Rubenstein

Publisher: South-Western Pub

ISBN: 9780538868143

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 396

View: 2823

This casebook focuses on the globalization issues that, in the past, have been difficult to research and teach. It is a collection of cases that deal with global issues and the impact of cross-border or cross-cultural elements bring to the business world and managerial decisions. Using these cases in the classroom allow faculty to introduce the global dimensions of business at the same time as capital budgeting, sourcing, brand management, and bargaining and negotiation. International aspects of business are not seen as separate problems, but integral to the challenges that face managers in today's global business environment.
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International Management

Strategic Opportunities and Cultural Challenges

Author: Paul D. Sweeney,Dean B. McFarlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135955697

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 624

View: 431

As the economies of many countries become more interrelated, international managers are facing huge challenges and unique opportunities associated with their roles. Now in its fifth edition, Sweeney and McFarlin's International Management embodies a balanced and integrated approach to the subject, emphasizing the strategic opportunities available to firms on a global playing field, as well as exploring the challenges of managing an international workforce. Integrating theory and practice across all chapter topics, this book helps students to learn, grasp, and apply the underlying principles of successful international management: Understanding the broad context of international business, including the critical trends impacting international management, the legal and political forces driving international business, and the ethical and cultural dilemmas that can arise Mastering the essential elements of effective interaction in the international arena, from cross-cultural understanding and communication to cross-border negotiation Recognizing and taking advantage of strategic opportunities, such as entering and operating in foreign markets Building and leading effective international teams, including personal and behavioral motivation, as well as taking an international perspective on the hiring, training, and development of employees These principles are emphasized in the text with current examples and practical applications, establishing a foundation for students to apply their understanding in the current global business environment. With a companion website featuring an instructor’s manual, powerpoint slides, and a testbank, International Management, 5e is a superb resource for instructors and students of international management.
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Enforcement of International Environmental Law

Challenges and Responses at the International Level

Author: Martin Hedemann-Robinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351066560

Category: Law

Page: 84

View: 5539

The international community has generated several hundred multilateral environmental agreements, yet it has been far less successful in developing means to ensure that contracting parties honour them in practice. The subject of law enforcement has traditionally attracted relatively little attention amongst international policy-makers at the formation stage of a multilateral environmental accord. Commonly, the question of how to secure collective adherence to environmental treaty regimes might well only be considered in depth at a much later stage of an environmental agreement’s evolution, if at all. At the same time, the significance of the issue of enforcement has gradually received more considered attention by states and international institutions. Providing an analysis of the nature, extent and current state of the international legal framework concerned with enhancing effective implementation of international environmental law, this book considers the scope and impact of international rules of law whose remit is to require or promote compliance by states with their international environmental legal obligations.
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Doing Business Anywhere

The Essential Guide to Going Global

Author: Tom Travis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470149614

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 8064

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Understanding Emerging Security Challenges

Threats and Opportunities

Author: Ashok Swain

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415523303

Category: History

Page: 178

View: 8935

This book offers an overview of emerging security challenges in the global environment in the post-Cold War era. After the fall of the Berlin Wall and the subsequent shifting of international political environment, a new broader concept of security began to gain acceptance. This concept encompassed socio-economic-environmental challenges, such as resource scarcity and climate change, water-sharing issues, deforestation and forest protection measures, food and health security, and large population migration. The book examines the causes and consequences of these emerging security threats, and retains a critical focus on evolving approaches to address these issues. The author attempts to develop a framework for sustainable security in a rapidly changing global political landscape, which seeks to bring states and societies together in a way that addresses weaknesses of the evolving international system. Moreover, through a detailed analysis of the emerging security issues and their pathways, the book further argues that the evolving processes not only pose critical challenges but also provide remarkable opportunity for cooperation and collaboration among and within various stakeholders. This book will be of much interest to students of global security, war and conflict studies, peace studies and IR in general.
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Women, Work, and Globalization

Challenges and Opportunities

Author: Bahira Sherif Trask

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134699468

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 312

View: 2845

Women increasingly make up a significant percentage of the labor force throughout the world. This transformation is impacting everyone's lives. This book examines the resulting gender role, work, and family issues from a comparative worldwide perspective. Working allows women to earn an income, acquire new skills, and forge social connections. It also brings challenges such as simultaneously managing domestic responsibilities and family relationships. The social, political, and economic implications of this global transformation are explored from an interdisciplinary perspective in this book. The commonalities and the differences of women’s experiences depending on their social class, education, and location in industrialized and developing countries are highlighted throughout. Practical implications are examined including the consequences of these changes for men. Engaging vignettes and case studies from around the world bring the topics to life. The book argues that despite policy reforms and a rhetoric of equality, women still have unique experiences from men both at work and at home. Women, Work, and Globalization explores: Key issues surrounding work and families from a global cross-cultural perspective. The positive and negative experiences of more women in the global workforce. The spread of women’s empowerment on changes in ideologies and behaviors throughout the world. Key literature from family studies, IO, sociology, anthropology, and economics. The changing role of men in the global work-family arena. The impact of sexual trafficking and exploitation, care labor, and transnational migration on women. Best practices and policies that have benefited women, men, and their families. Part 1 reviews the research on gender in the industrialized and developing world, global changes that pertain to women’s gender roles, women’s labor market participation, globalization, and the spread of the women’s movement. Issues that pertain to women in a globalized world including gender socialization, sexual trafficking and exploitation, labor migration and transnational motherhood, and the complexities entailed in care labor are explored in Part 2. Programs and policies that have effectively assisted women are explored in Part 3 including initiatives instituted by NGOs and governments in developing countries and (programs) policies that help women balance work and family in industrialized countries. The book concludes with suggestions for global initiatives that assist women in balancing work and family responsibilities while decreasing their vulnerabilities. Intended as a supplemental text for advanced undergraduate and/or graduate courses in Women/Gender Issues, Work and Family, Gender and Families, Global/International Families, Family Diversity, Multicultural Families, and Urban Sociology taught in psychology, human development and family studies, gender and/or women’s studies, business, sociology, social work, political science, and anthropology. Researchers, policy makers, and practitioners in these fields will also appreciate this thought provoking book.
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Being Global

How to Think, Act, and Lead in a Transformed World

Author: Ángel Cabrera,Gregory Unruh

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422183246

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 7363

What does it take to lead a global business? What makes being a global business leader today such a complex task? It’s more than mastering your knowledge of various geographies and cultures, though that is essential. But to succeed, you must also master the complex mind-set and competencies needed to lead in today’s fully globalized world. Not an easy assignment. Enter Ángel Cabrera and Gregory Unruh. In Being Global, they pull from their extensive experience as well as research they conducted at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, which has been cited by the Financial Times, U.S. News and World Report, and The Economist for its authority on global business. In Being Global, Cabrera and Unruh define a new context for global leadership, vividly illustrating both the challenges and the opportunities facing today’s executives. How can you be effective? What new skills must you learn in order to be successful? What do international teams do to stay connected while still producing results on a regional scale? Being Global is written for leaders at all levels of their careers—whether in big business or small, private sector or government—who aspire to think and act globally and who need some help getting there. Being a global citizen is just the starting point. Cabrera and Unruh provide the tools and guidance to help you develop even deeper leadership skills, to benefit both you and your organization.
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South-South Globalization

Challenges and Opportunities for Development

Author: S. Mansoob Murshed,Pedro Goulart,Leandro A. Serino

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136707719

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 8652

The engines of global growth, especially for developing countries, may no longer lie solely in the traditional developed country markets in the USA, Europe and Japan, known collectively as the global North. Rather South-South trade is growing rapidly, and that could be an engine of growth for the global economy, including both developed and developing countries. The various chapters in this edited volume address issues surrounding global imbalances and the prospects for growth in developing countries propelled by South-South interaction.
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