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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mini-set A: Economics, Business & Management re-issues 20 volumes originally published between 1935 and 1996. For institutional purchases for e-book sets please contact [email protected] (customers in the UK, Europe and Rest of World)
Mini-set B: History re-issues a century of publishing in 34 volumes originally published between 1901and 1990.
For institutional purchases for e-book sets please contact [email protected] (customers in the UK, Europe and Rest of World)
Mini-set F: Philosophy & Religion re-issues 4 volumes originally published between 1926 and 1967.
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Offering a comprehensive account of the role of trade unions in Asia today, this book, put together by two editors who have published extensively in the areas of business and economics in Asia, covers all the important Asian economies: both developed and developing. Making a vital contribution to the very small amount of literature that has been published on this topic, this book focuses, in particular on how trade unions have organized to represent workers and the strategies they have adopted. It discusses the issues surrounding wages and working conditions, health and safety, women's employment opportunities and human resource development, in the context of the major regional economies, including Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, India, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia. This is an essential read for both professional and postgraduate students , studying or working in the areas of Asian business.
This book illustrates the various facets of internationalization in managerial practice, starting with a strategic outline of the many options firms have when formulating internationalization strategies. Designed as a textbook for Bachelor, Master and MBA classrooms, the core of the book consists of six case studies on firms from diverse industries, such as sporting goods, aviation, grocery discount, motorcycle, computer and IT, and fast-food. The cases present a variety of ways of entering and operating in foreign markets, such as export, franchising, joint ventures, strategic alliances, greenfield-investments, acquisitions and mergers. In addition to market entry strategies, the cases provide readers, educators and students with insights into target market strategies, timing strategies, allocation strategies and coordination strategies of well-known companies.
The practice of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the Middle East is explored in this volume, through a unique compilation of data and perspectives from authors living and working in the region. The authors demonstrate how the long-entrenched traditions of philanthropy and generosity in Arab culture have been reinvigorated in recent years and are starting to cross-fertilize with new and more institutionalized forms of giving, advocated through advances pertaining to CSR. Using a variety of cases, this book ponders the multiple facets of CSR in the region, including philanthropy, strategic giving, social entrepreneurship, internal CSR and responsible human resource management practices, effective CSR integration in SMEs, corporate environmental responsibility and its evolution, CSR reporting and lingering challenges in this respect. It also considers the relevance and applicability of CSR to a wider spectrum of societal actors and institutions. The contributions nicely capture and reiterate commitment to CSR in the Middle East.
This is the only ranking of this kind focussed upon humanitarian response. There have been a growing number of natural disasters and conflicts. This report aims to reduce vulnerability to disasters by measuring the effectiveness of humanitarian aid. This title expects wide publicity and press coverage: DARA aim to raise awareness of the increasingly important role of humanitarian action, and the report will be launched with Kofi Annan in Geneva and during the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting in New York. This will be an annual report to allow tracking of trends and progress.The purpose of this annual report is to develop an index of good humanitarian donorship that will measure donors' effectiveness against their commitment to the Principles and Good Practise of Humanitarian Donorship. The index is intended to help the international donor community to better understand its strengths and weaknesses in order to improve the efficiency and quality of its donor activities and initiatives.
The communicating secrets that experts and top professionals use. Get results fast with this quick, easy guide to the fundamentals of communication for international business. Includes how to: * Listen and look * Say and speak * Use technology and media * Take the environment into account * Use Netiquette * Negotiate intercontinental differences * Communicate with a remote team
Adrian Furnham takes a sideways glance at management in this book of short essays. The essays are like tablets: to be taken a few at a time. They are designed to cure hangovers, reduce blood pressure and lighten the mood. They are also meant to be prophylactics against managerial madness. Take two, then call Adrian in the morning.
This Trade Perception Survey was undertaken to understand how stakeholders engaged in India-Pakistan trade perceived impediments faced by them in realising the trade potential between the two countries. Based on an analysis of information collected in the survey on six indicators - awareness of trade policy, ease of meeting standards, market access, business facilitation, customs and documentation, and infrastructure at ports - the study recommends policy options that the Indian and Pakistani governments could consider to reduce impediments. As India and Pakistan are in the midst of a trade normalisation process, the recommendations made would help the two governments address the impediments highlighted in the study. This study would be useful for policymakers, industry representatives, think tanks, and students of economics and international relations.
In the wake of the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump, globalization has found itself increasingly under the microscope. An active international discussion is underway, and the ideological viewpoint that the reversal of globalization and a return to protectionism and isolation will cure the world's ills is touted by many. In the midst of the growing prominence of international interconnectivity and contradicting attention attained by skewed misinformation about global impact, Global Business is a straightforward commentary on mega trends in globalization. With insights and observations from academics, practitioners, and practical thinkers from around the world Global Business demystifies the economic, social, and cultural impacts of globalism and globalization, and presents a balanced explanation of what is happening and how it affects everyone. It highlights that technology and change are not new, and explores the path taken to reach our current interconnected global state. It encourages a realistic examination of where we are and invites a dialogue on where we can go together.
China presents us with a conundrum. How has a developing country with a spectacularly inefficient financial system, coupled with asset-destroying state-owned firms, managed to create a number of vibrant high-tech firms? China's domestic financial system fails most private firms by neglecting to give them sufficient support to pursue technological upgrading, even while smothering state-favoured firms by providing them with too much support. Due to their foreign financing, multinational corporations suffer from neither insufficient funds nor soft budget constraints, but they are insufficiently committed to China's development. Hybrid firms that combine ethnic Chinese management and foreign financing are the hidden dragons driving China's technological development. They avoid the maladies of China's domestic financial system while remaining committed to enhancing China's domestic technological capabilities. In sad contrast, China's domestic firms are technological paper tigers. State efforts to build local innovation clusters and create national champions have not managed to transform these firms into drivers of technological development. These findings upend fundamental debates about China's political economy. Rather than a choice between state capitalism and building domestic market institutions, China has fostered state capitalism even while tolerating the importing of foreign market institutions. While the book's findings suggest that China's state and domestic market institutions are ineffective, the hybrids promise an alternative way to avoid the middle-income trap. By documenting how variation in China's institutional terrain impacts technological development, the book also provides much needed nuance to widespread yet mutually irreconcilable claims that China is either an emerging innovation power or a technological backwater. Looking beyond China, hybrid-led development has implications for new alternative economic development models and new ways to conceptualize contemporary capitalism that go beyond current domestic institution-centric approaches.
In this pithy yet compact book, David Wolf, provides business owners and PR practitioners with a roadmap to corporate credibility in China. Laced with thoughtful advice and braced with illustrative cases, Public Relations in China strips out the jargon and offers something rare: a practical handbook for building and defending a brand in China.
To help to promote a greater conversation between those interested in the theoretical explanation of IB activities from various different backgrounds or starting points, this book offers a special Collection of JIBS articles which concern the foundations and the application of the eclectic paradigm.
Many thought China's rise would fundamentally remake the global order. Yet, much like other developing nations, the Chinese state now finds itself in a status quo characterized by free trade and American domination. Through a cutting-edge historical, sociological, and political analysis, Ho-fung Hung details the competing interests and economic realities that temper the dream of Chinese supremacy-forces that are stymieing growth throughout the global South. Hung focuses on four common misconceptions: that China could undermine orthodoxy by offering an alternative model of growth; that China is radically altering power relations between the East and the West; that China is capable of diminishing the global power of the United States; and that the Chinese economy would restore the world's wealth after the 2008 financial crisis. His work reveals how much China depends on the existing order and how the interests of the Chinese elites maintain these ties. Through its perpetuation of the dollar standard and its addiction to U.S. Treasury bonds, China remains bound to the terms of its own prosperity, and its economic practices of exploiting debt bubbles are destined to fail. Hung ultimately warns of a postmiracle China that will grow increasingly assertive in attitude while remaining constrained in capability.
Develop insight into the hotel management decision-making process. The International Hotel Industry: Sustainable Management examines key theoretical issues and real challenges facing current hotel managers around the world. Each chapter includes case studies of management issues, insights from senior international hotel managers, and stimulating discussion topics. This book explores the entire industry from an international perspective to provide a better understanding of the effective decision-making process commonly used by managers regardless of location. Issues such as employee management, placement of hotel location, marketing decisions, yield management, and others are discussed in detail. Textbooks on the hotel industry are often limited in scope to only one discipline, perspective, or geographic area. The International Hotel Industry: Sustainable Management is international, interdisciplinary, and thought-provoking, allowing readers to understand management issues better by broadening the scope of their knowledge. Current and real examples of problems and issues are posed by the book through case study and interviews with hotel managers around the world. Invaluable for use as a textbook in graduate and undergraduate-level courses in hospitality and hotel management, the book covers crucial areas of the industry such as effective marketing, human resource management, location, resource management, and sustainability. This important source provides an extensive bibliography and numerous figures and tables to clearly illustrate ideas. Each chapter in The International Hotel Industry: Sustainable Management includes: chapter objectives key word definitions chapter review introduction to topic summary of chapter discussion of issues case studies pertaining to topic review questions to spark ideas and discussion The International Hotel Industry: Sustainable Management is a valuable resource for anyone in hotel management, educators, and students in capstone courses in hospitality.
"International Management" focuses on the most crucial challenge
faced by managers of multinational companies today - that of the
generation and transfer of knowledge across national settings,
organizations and networks.
The text takes an interactive approach to exploring this
knowledge challenge. Each chapter consists of three parts: -
In addition, the closing chapter contains a discussion of four
particular challenges facing multinational companies in the coming
decade, illustrated through a series of readings.
As well as a wide range of multinational companies, the text
spans a variety of national settings and draws upon contributors
based in a diverse range of countries. Countries featured directly
include China, Denmark, Finland, France, India, Ireland, Norway,
Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the USA.
Emerging economies are expected to be in the driver's seat of the global economy in the medium and long term. Large multinational corporations will account for much of this activity. In this textbook, Andrei Panibratov explains how emerging market firms accumulate and exploit market knowledge to develop competitive advantages whilst operating globally. Chapters dedicated to the key emerging economies - Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) - are enhanced by detailed case studies of large firms' activities. The book is divided into four parts, focusing on the following: An outline of the relevant terminology and the context of the international strategy of emerging market firms, providing an introductory foundation for the whole book. A guide to the evolution of perspectives regarding international strategy, designed to illustrate the changes and trends in the recent academic research on internationalization. A country-by-country illustration of the internationalization of BRIC economies and firms, providing an overall picture of each country's global integration, outward investments, and strategies. The concepts and practices behind the strategies employed by different firms. Written by an established international business scholar, this book is essential reading for students of international strategy who wish to understand the importance of the emerging economies.
Much of the existing literature within the "varieties of capitalism" (VOC) and "comparative business systems" fields of research is heavily focused on Europe, Japan, and the Anglo-Saxon nations. As a result, the field has yet to produce a detailed empirical picture of the institutional structures of most Asian nations and to explore to what extent existing theory applies to the Asian context. The Oxford Handbook of Asian Business Systems aims to address this imbalance by exploring the shape and consequences of institutional variations across the political economies of different societies within Asia. Drawing on the deep knowledge of 31 leading experts, this book presents an empirical, comparative institutional analysis of 13 major Asian business systems between India and Japan. To aid comparison, each country chapter follows the same consistent outline. Complementing the country chapters are eleven contributions examining major themes across the region in comparative perspective and linking the empirical picture to existing theory on these themes. A further three chapters provide perspectives on the influence of history and institutional change. The concluding chapters spell out the implications of all these chapters for scholars in the field and for business practitioners in Asia. The Handbook is a major reference work for scholars researching the causes of success and failure in international business in Asia.
This book has been written for experienced managers and students in postgraduate programs, such as MBA or specialized Masters programs. In a systematic yet concise manner, it addresses all major issues companies face when conducting business across national and cultural boundaries, including assessing and selecting the most promising overseas markets, evaluating market entry alternatives, examining the forces that drive adaptation versus standardization of the marketing mix. It looks at the various global marketing challenges from a strategic perspective and also addresses topics not usually found in international marketing texts, such as aligning marketing strategies with global organizational structures, managing the relationship between national subsidiaries, regional headquarters and global headquarters, as well as corporate social responsibility challenges, and pertinent future trends that are likely to affect global business.
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