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Businesspeople run for and win elected office around the world, with roughly one-third of members of parliament and numerous heads of states coming directly from the private sector. Yet we know little about why these politicians choose to leave the private sector and what they actually do while in government. In Politics for Profit, David Szakonyi brings to bear sweeping quantitative and qualitative evidence from Putin-era Russia to shed light on why businesspeople contest elections and what the consequences are for their firms and for society when they win. The book develops an original theory of businessperson candidacy as a type of corporate political activity undertaken in response to both economic competition and weak political parties. Szakonyi's evidence then shows that businesspeople help their firms reap huge gains in revenue and profitability while prioritizing investments in public infrastructure over human capital. The book finally evaluates policies for combatting political corruption.
The Wealth of Nations
'In this remarkable book, David Rowan tells a story of transformation: how an organisation has found a new way of doing things through innovation driven by ruthless entrepreneurial imagination. What is especially useful is that he does not just stick with small startups, let alone dreamy "inventors". He finds innovation in big companies and even within governments.' - Matt Ridley, The Times __________________________ David Rowan travels the globe in search of the most exciting and pioneering startups building the future. He's got to know the founders of WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Google, Spotify, Xiaomi, Didi, Nest, Twitter and countless other ambitious entrepreneurs disrupting businesses in almost every sector. And yet too often the companies they're disrupting don't get it. They think they can innovate through jargon: with talk of change agents and co-creation gurus, ideas portals and webinars, make-a-thons and hackfests, paradigm shifts and pilgrimages to Silicon Valley. It's mostly pointless innovation theatre - corporate nonsense that has little to do with delivering real change. But during this quest he's also discovered some genuinely exciting and transformative approaches to innovation, often in places you might least expect. Get ready for: * The airline that rewards passengers for walking their dog * The bank that performs surgery * The country that's an app store And many more. Packed full of tips for anyone looking for radical ways to adapt and thrive in the digital age, this carefully curated selection of stories will reveal ideas for creating genuine innovation from some of the world's most inspiring leaders. ___________________________
In this brand new textbook, Peter J. Buckley, Peter Enderwick, and Adam R. Cross bring a wealth of experience and a truly global approach to the study of international business. A thorough grounding in economic and international business theory is complemented by examples and extended cases from six continents. The Global Factory framework, developed by Peter J. Buckley, is used throughout the book to form an overarching, coherent and accessible model for understanding how businesses operate globally. The framework brings together economics and other perspectives, including social anthropology, political economy, and management, to explain how international businesses integrate to produce goods and services, and places international business theories firmly in their global context. An international range of examples and extended cases link theory to management practices throughout, preparing students for the challenges faced in the real world of business. Engaging examples include internationally-recognised multi-national enterprises such as Apple, Airbnb, and Uber, as well as companies from emerging markets such as Laos, Brazil, and Ethiopia. Opening cases discuss real challenges confronted by international businesses and invite students to devise their own solutions. Closing cases and IB Insights allow students to engage and reflect on international business practices at real, global companies. Additional learning features include Topics for Debate, which encourage students to view international business through a critical lens, and Research Insights, which provide commentary on seminal international business research, and introduce students to key scholarship. The accompanying online resources provide superior ready-to-use support for both students and lecturers: For students: Links to seminal articles as highlighted in the Research Insights feature, with commentary encouraging students to critique them Internet activities to develop skills in research, data collection, and analysis Web links to sources of data accompanied by a brief critical commentary and user guide Multiple-choice questions with instant feedback IB decision-aids For lecturers: Additional shorter and longer case studies with exemplar answers Links to video clips including a short paragraph of critical commentary Comprehensive customisable PowerPoint slides Test bank Tutorial activities Suggested assignment and discussion questions Instructor's manual including guidance from the authors on the case study questions, IB challenges, and Topics for Debate features
India is the fastest-growing trillion dollar economy in the world and poised to be the sixth largest economy in the world, overtaking the UK in 2019. As such, more and more businesses world-wide are looking to do business in this market. However, India's unique business environment, culture and traditions make it a challenging market for most foreigners. Doing Business in India is designed to make anyone exploring, starting or already doing business in India better aware of the cultural and business etiquette's necessary to succeed in this market. This concise and attractive book is a one-stop guide that aims to shed light on the intricacies and complexities of doing business in India.
As more and more companies enter the global business arena, it is critical that they acquire relevant information specific to their industry and the country that they wish to enter. This book explains how to perform accurate, timely, and appropriate research to make informed strategic decisions. The chapters of "International Business Research" follow the overall research process - defining the research problem, explanation of research methodologies, data analysis, report writing and dissemination. The book presents methodologies for most functional areas and can be used as a research tool for the broad international business field. It includes in-chapter learning objectives, exercises, summaries, boxed inserts, and a detailed glossary. In addition, a sample data disk is bound into each copy of the book.
Art and the Global Economy analyzes major changes in the global art world that have emerged in the last twenty years including structural shifts in the global art market; the proliferation of international art fairs, biennials and blockbuster exhibitions; and the internationalization of the scope of contemporary art. John Zarobell explores the economic and social transformations in the cultural sphere, the results of greater access to information about art, exhibitions, and markets around the world, as well as the increasing interpenetration of formerly distinct geographical domains. By considering a variety of locations-both long-standing art capitals and up-and-coming centers of the future-Art and the Global Economy facilitates a deeper understanding of how globalization affects the domain of the visual arts in the twenty-first century. With contributions by Lucia Cantero, Mariana David, Valentin Diaconov, Kai Lossgott, Grace Murray, Chhoti Rao, Emma Rogers and Michelle Wong.
A roadmap for understanding the business challenges and opportunities in China
By 2025, China and India will be two of the world's four largest economies. By then, economic ties between them should also rank among the ten most important bilateral ties worldwide. Their leaders are well aware of these emerging realities. In May 2013, just two months after taking charge, Premier Li Keqiang left for India on his first official trip outside China, a clear signal of China's foreign policy priorities.
"The Silk Road Rediscovered" is the first book ever to analyze the growing corporate linkages between India and China. Did you know that: India's Mahindra is the fifth largest tractor manufacturer in China?Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover unit is the fastest growing luxury auto seller in China?India's NIIT is the most influential IT training brand in China?China's Huawei has its second largest R&D center in Bangalore and employs over 5000 people in India?Shanghai Electric earns its largest revenues outside China from India?
As these developments illustrate, pioneering Indian and Chinese companies are rediscovering the fabled Silk Road which joined their nations in ancient times. Winning in each other's markets is also making them stronger and whetting their appetite for further global expansion.
This book examines how Indian companies such as Tata Consultancy Services, Mahindra Tractors, NIIT, Tata Motors/Jaguar Land Rover and Sundaram Fasteners have figured out how to win in China. Their experiences may inspire and offer lessons to other Indian companies. The book also examines how Chinese pioneers such as Lenovo, Huawei, TBEA, Haier and Xinxing have made a strong commitment to India and are beginning to realize the fruits of this commitment. The key lessons that emerge from these analyses are: the odds of success go up dramatically when executives adopt a global rather than local-for-local perspective "and" are skillful at learning on the ground.
Africa is on the rise. Enabled by natural resources, commodity trading and the recent discovery of Africa as the last frontier of capitalism by the global market, African entrepreneurs are now being empowered as economic change agents. How can this new economic elite engage in the sustainable development of the continent? 'Africapitalism', the term coined by Nigerian economist Tony O. Elumelu, describes an economic philosophy embodying the private sector's commitment to the economic transformation of Africa through investments generating economic prosperity and social wealth. The concept has attracted significant attention in both business and policy circles. Promoting a positive change in approach and outlook towards development in Africa, this book consolidates research and insights into the Africapitalism movement, and will appeal to scholars, researchers and graduate students of Africa studies, international business, business and society, corporate social responsibility, strategic management, economic thought, international political economy, leadership and development studies.
This second edition explores and accounts for the many changes in the emerging markets of China and the Latin American countries since 2011. Taking account of major developments such as the rapid expansion of the Chinese state and the on-going effects of the global recession, the authors present current case studies and data on both Chinese and Latin American companies, including updates on those included in the first edition and the presentation of new innovative start-ups. Including an international relations perspective alongside business strategy and global markets, The China-Latin America Axis second edition presents the drastic changes in the globalized economy in the past five years.
Demystifying Talent Management questions the explanation of talent, that anyone who has 'more' has a talent, and demonstrates how the term 'talent' has become an empty signifier. The book asks if talent exists at all, and reflects on what the consequences for talent management within business and sports would be if this were the case.
It's been called the fastest-growing city on earth-a hub for the Gulf region experiencing unprecedented growth in energy, financial services, consumer goods, hospitality, retail, real estate, technology, shipping, and countless other industries. According to global strategist and advisor to Fortune 500 companies Aamir A. Rehman, no truly global firm can afford to ignore the booming Gulf region. The key, however, is to approach the region with savvy strategies for managing risks and drawbacks, while crafting business models designed for this unique market. Welcome to "Dubai & Co."
This up-close, in-depth guide will help you to: Deepen your understanding of a region of critical importance to global business Change your perceptions about the Gulf states and the broader Middle East Create corporate strategies that fit your firm and the region Expand your international business to make it faster, bigger, and better Access Gulf capital more effectively, enabling expansion and generating both local and global profits
This essential hands-on book will show you how to successfully navigate the region's most attractive markets: the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Oman. You'll learn the key characteristics of each country-historical, demographic, political, economic, and regulatory-in order to adapt your business to each unique environment. You'll hear stories of major companies that paved the way for your success. Whether you're already doing business in the Middle East or just thinking about expanding your company into new markets, "Dubai & Co." is the perfect guide to one of the greatest growth opportunities in the world.
Global Automobile Demand is a two-volume work analysing the impact of the Great Recession and the structural factors which shape automobile demand in developed and emerging countries. The first volume of Global Automobile Demand examines the automobile demand in mature economies: the USA, the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Japan and Korea.
Since 2007, South Africa has been one of the world's upcoming Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) offshore destinations. This book is based on the authors' most recent research into high performance BPO globally and new research streams specifically on South Africa.
This book presents key insights about the challenges and the approaches they applied. All companies are featured in 15 teachable case studies - ready to use in entrepreneurship and strategy courses - that represent a broad level of diversity with regard to countries, industries, topics, growth phases, challenges and internationalization strategies.
Both quantitative and qualitative analysis is used to review China's stock market in a book containing the latest research on China's IPO market, the 2006-07 market bubble, the development of institutional investors, the stock index futures market, stock sector performance, corporate governance of listed firms and China's growth enterprise market.
Careers without Borders analyzes the challenges, debates and developments in global careers using a critical management perspective. Starting in the early nineties, the flow of information became more fluid, and with this, managers and professionals started operating across borders, crossing different contexts in greater numbers than ever before. In this edited collection, contributors from around the world examine how context, culture and social relations of power all impact on how professionals interact with new structural and ideological frameworks. Issues such as regulation and law, policies, history, identities and inequalities are explored. The book covers a wide range of countries, including USA, China, Brazil, Ghana and Hungary, offering strong theoretical analyses, as well as practical implications. This book aims to help students and managers understand the career issues involved when they do business in other countries. It will appeal to students on human resource management or international business courses.
Addresses the question of how to provide for your employees' needs in training and education when they are located on the other side of the globe. This book suggests a systematic process model for transcultural customization of training programs that reduces delivery cycle, and enhances the effectiveness and efficiency of existing programs. Theories of culture and instructional systems design models have been reviewed and a case study was conducted to locate transcultural customizations needs and to develop the new model. The book explains why and how to provide culturally adequate training programs using only existing training courses. In addition, it offers specific guidelines on how to utilize the model in order to meet the individual needs of a global organization's headquarters.
Few expressions of globalization are as visible, widespread and pervasive as the worldwide proliferation of internationally traded consumer goods. Advertising is not only a useful index to measure globalization, but also a catalyst to increasing interconnections between economies and cultures. This book presents a comparative analysis of multicultural advertising through an empirical study of advertisements in two geographically diverse commercial regions-Europe and India. Showing that there has been a significant increase i multicultural images, symbols, and texts in advertisements across consumer goods-for the 'elite' as well as the 'less elite' -this book argues that there is a growing congruence of values among different cultures. It suggests that in spite of our differences, we are moving, at least in the corporate world, toward a larger unity.
'This book is an excellent addition to any business plan. Making a business plan is unambiguous and written in plain language. It also serves as a handy reference book when revising and/or rewriting a business plan. Worth mentioning are the numerous examples given in the book, particularly helpful since financial terminology can be difficult for beginning entrepreneurs. It also has a logical layout. The corresponding website is helpful and the downloads useful.' Roel van der Beek, Product Management, Netherlands Chamber of Commerce
This is an international business study of Theravada Buddhist Southeast Asia. Using a cross-disciplinary approach, the book examines business practices within a political, cultural, economic and religious context. It highlights those cultural and historical ties of the region which are shared because of a common religion. In analysing business environments, economics and government practices across the region, the book provides a deeper understanding of the influence of cultural values on work practices in Southeast Asia. The author first offers an overview of the history of the region and the nature and guiding principles of Theravada Buddhism. The next sections of the book present the history and the business and economic environment of the four countries in Southeast Asia, along with some relevant case studies of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar/Burma and Thailand. The book analyses business strategies and practices, management and marketing issues as well as the characteristics of companies. The last part considers the political environment of the four countries and hints at future trends and developments. The book offers a framework for working in the region, and provides valuable insights into this unique business environment, which is significantly different from the Western context. Filling a gap in existing literature, this book provides an accessible study of actual business practices in Southeast Asia.
Today, no business is purely domestic. Even the smallest local firms are affected by global competition and world events. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW AND ITS ENVIRONMENT, 10E delivers complete, reader-friendly coverage of the legal implications and ramifications of doing business internationally. You examine the cultural, political, economic, and ethical issues today's global business managers face. With a focus on trade, the licensing of intellectual property, and foreign direct investment, you examine the three major forms of doing business in a foreign country. Real examples, precedent-setting cases, managerial implications, and ethical considerations show how to apply key principles. From the legal relationship between parties in an international business transaction to managing risk to the special challenges of conducting business in emerging economies, this edition helps you understand the most common practices and critical issues in global business law.
Drawing on twenty years of research and observations, Li explains how bribery and corruption are carried out in countries with weak institutional environments, and how these activities become globalized. By distinguishing rule-based, relation-based and clan-based governance, this book offers a novel explanation to the age-old puzzle of why some countries thrive despite corruption. It also sheds lights on the symbiotic roles corruption and anticorruption campaigns play in maintaining dictatorships. Applying cost-benefit analysis to different governance environments, Li argues that as non-rule-based economies expand, the transition from relying on private relationships to relying on public rules is inevitable. However, by highlighting the globalization of corruption by non-rule-based countries, this book warns against the potential threats and consequences of bribery by powerful dictatorial governments. This book will appeal to scholars, analysts and graduate students studying corruption, as well as policymakers, business professionals and executives seeking insights into the characteristics of bribery and corruption within different institutional settings.
The last Asian financial crisis, coupled with the western series of corporate scandals, has caused investors and citizens to doubt mangers' ability to guarantee credible financial information about organizations. Consequently, legislators all over the world have come to realise the necessity of legislating in the area of corporate governance. This book explores several national corporate governance reform experiences from around the world (including Canada, China, the United States, and the European Union) and offers an explanatory theory with regard to national systems of corporate governance. It also underlines corporate governance as a management tool and principle. The author argues that each country should be encouraged to build its own system of corporate governance which should be harmonized with its history, culture and the level of its economic development.
Over 350 million people are affected each year by disaster and
conflict. The international community is often unable to respond
effectively to these crises. The HRI is an annual assessment of how
well governments respond to humanitarian crises around the world.
The HRI 2009 focuses on the effects of the global financial crisis
on donor funding for humanitarian assistance, strategies to
safeguard the quality and effectiveness of aid for people affected
by disasters, conflicts and emergencies.
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