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This volume covers the Middle East from Algeria to Yemen, presenting and interpreting events from the preceding year. The book provides information on the United Nations and all major organizations in the region and can be used as a reference resource by those studying the business of this area.
Now in its eighth edition, this is the textbook for current and future global leaders wanting to lead competently and sustainably in their business practices. Fully updated, the authors build on their forty years of teaching, researching and working with managers worldwide to bring students the latest developments in global business practice. Now including end-of-chapter reflection questions to guide topic comprehension, and directed further resources to assist individual research, this edition also sees the return of Ivey Business School and IMD cases in the book. This edition also includes a new conception of mindful global leadership as the integrating framework for execution of global strategy, highlighting the importance of a holistic approach to working across cultures and distance. Combining a wealth of theoretical knowledge with real-world examples from diverse cultures, countries and industry sectors, the practical guidance and well-chosen examples throughout the book bring key concepts to life.
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through Finance, Technology and Law Reform Achieving the SDGs requires a fundamental rethink from businesses and governments across the globe. To make the ambitious goals a reality, trillions of dollars need to be harnessed to mobilise finance and accelerate progress towards the SDGs. Bringing together leaders from the World Bank, the financial and business sectors, the startup community and academia, this important, topically relevant volume explains what the SDGs are, how they came about and how they can be accelerated. Real-world case studies and authoritative insights address how to direct investment of existing financial resources and re-align the global financial system to reflect the SDGs. In depth chapters discuss how financial institutions, such as UBS Wealth Management, Manulife Asset Management and Moody's Rating Agency are supporting the SDGs. The opportunities arising from Blockchain, Big Data, Digital Identity and cutting-edge FinTech and RegTech applications are explored, whilst the relevance of sustainable and transparent global supply chains is underscored. Significant attention is paid to law reform which can accelerate progress of the SDGs through SME Financing, Crowdfunding, Peer-to-Peer Lending and tax restructuring. To achieve the 'World We Want', much needs to be done. The recommendations contained within this book are critical for supporting a fundamental shift in thinking from business and governments around the world, and for building a more just and prosperous future for all.
The founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum on how the impending technological revolution will change our lives We are on the brink of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. And this one will be unlike any other in human history. Characterized by new technologies fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, the Fourth Industrial Revolution will impact all disciplines, economies and industries - and it will do so at an unprecedented rate. World Economic Forum data predicts that by 2025 we will see: commercial use of nanomaterials 200 times stronger than steel and a million times thinner than human hair; the first transplant of a 3D-printed liver; 10% of all cars on US roads being driverless; and much more besides. In The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Schwab outlines the key technologies driving this revolution, discusses the major impacts on governments, businesses, civil society and individuals, and offers bold ideas for what can be done to shape a better future for all.
'A compelling guide for leaders grappling with the pandemic' Financial Times 'A remarkable book telling business leaders what to do when disaster strikes' The Times AN INSPIRING STORY OF RESILIENT LEADERSHIP IN THE TOUGHEST OF TIMES Louai Al Roumani was head of finance and planning at one of the largest banks in Syria, when the war broke out in 2011. In Lessons from a Warzone, Al Roumani shares his very personal account of coping with the day-to-day realities of leading an organization in dangerous and hostile conditions. His story shows how inspiration can come from the unlikeliest of places - from the timeless wisdom of merchants in ancient souks to the changing patterns of military checkpoints. During that time, not only did the bank remain robust when others faltered - it thrived and became the undisputed leading bank as people's trust in its capability to safeguard their life-long savings strengthened. In this book, Al Roumani distils the knowledge and skills he and his colleagues developed while steering the bank through four impossible years into ten lessons applicable to any leader facing a crisis today. His valuable, and often counterintuitive, advice - ranging from resisting over-planning to hacking your own IT department to cutting costs (but not morale) - will help anyone understand how to be resilient even in the most challenging of times.
It is difficult to overstate the importance of China to the world economy, and yet the majority of books either look at Chinese business by applying Western frameworks or models to the context of China or focus on a particular aspect of business in China. Authored by an academic expert on China, this new, completely revised edition of Chinese Business offers its readers a comprehensive and systematic body of knowledge of Chinese business. It has taken a holistic perspective, intending to achieve a balance between the academic and practical, between theory and practice and between traditional and current (Internet-based) industry. The framework of this book subsumes all the major factors that should be taken into consideration when Western companies contemplate a China strategy, including history, philosophy, ancient military classics, strategy and marketing, innovation, Internet business and human resources. The discussion of these factors is supplemented with insightful case studies. Chinese Business, Second Edition, can be used as a textbook for undergraduates and postgraduates at business schools and as a useful reference for researchers, senior executives, consultants and government officials involved in Chinese business.
Of all the tech tigers in India, Wipro is one of a handful. that stands out from the pack. In the past five years, . it has become one of the most accomplished tech. services providers in the world, delivering business. value through a combination of process excellence, . quality frameworks, and service delivery innovation.. Totally dedicated to customer satisfaction, Wipro is. known to go above and beyond to make customers. happy. Its a move thats paid off handsomely, with. a 24 percent operating profit in its tech services. divisionmore than twice the industry average.. .
"Bangalore Tiger" is the story of Wipros transformation. and its impact on the tech services industry and. the rules of global competition. "BusinessWeek" senior. writer Steve Hamm takes you inside the halls of this. transnational phenomenon to reveal the true secrets. of Wipros superior business: its people, principles, . and core competencies..
From Wipros triumphs to its missteps, Hamm. mines a treasure of business lessons, explaining how. and, more important, why it is necessary to: . Expand quickly without stumbling. Follow the new rules for outsourcers. Innovate every dayor else. Be obsessive about customers. Motivate employees the Wipro way. Plan three years ahead to prepare. for rapid growth.
Hamm also gives you a rare glimpse into the mind of. Wipros charismatic chairman and thought leader, Azim. Premji. Guiding Wipros growth every step of the way, . Premji was one of the first business leaders in India to. decree that his company would not pay bribes. Youll. see how his adoption of world-class business processes. helped Wipro thriveand how Wipro is helping to fulfill. his dream of a bettereducated, more prosperous India.. Removing the shroud of secrecy around Indian. management principles, Hamm provides a real-world. blueprint for operating a successful transnational. organization, as viewed through the eye of the. Bangalore Tiger..
It's no secret that most advertising is silly, irritating, and boring. Everywhere we go, irrelevant ad-noise clutters our physical and mental environments. More importantly, it simply doesn't work. If your company's advertising doesn't rise above the fray, you probably blame your agency-they're not giving you their best work, or they "just don't get it." But consider this: you might be the problem. After nearly five decades in the advertising business, David Ullman has learned a few things about how to make effective ads. Forget the Mad Men image of a lone creative generating brilliant insights. David was on Madison Avenue in the '60s and '70s-that's not how it worked then, and it doesn't work that way now. Great advertising comes from great relationships. It comes from clear communication, shared goals, and trust. And all of those start with great clients. The tips and insights in this book show exactly how to work with your agency to ensure the work they produce is the best it can be. It's simple-learn how to be a great client, and you'll get great advertising.
The Laws of Globalization and Business Applications employs a variety of empirical methodologies to establish two broad regularities that apply to international activity at the firm, industry, and country levels - the law of semiglobalization and the law of distance - and explores some of their implications for business. Part I presents evidence in support of the law of semiglobalization at the country and the business levels historically and up to the present. Part II performs an analogous function regarding the second law of globalization, showing that the gravity models that international economists have used to analyze merchandise trade between countries also apply to other types of international interactions - and at the industry and firm levels as well. Part III applies these laws to various challenges and opportunities that distance along various dimensions presents to multinational firms. A free online appendix provides additional data, analysis, and documentation to support research applications.
Now revised and updated, this contains new chapters on how the Internet is destroying hierarchies and empowering individuals, the phenomenon of the celebrity CEO, and the effect of globalization on PR. Morley includes fresh case studies (including the Firestone Tire/Ford Explorer controversy) to illustrate best and worst practices of management of global reputation. With forty years of international experience, Morley draws important lessons for the conduct of effective public relations.
'If you're a progressive, in Britain or elsewhere, and if you think the movement needs fresh ideas, read this book, it's full of them. Then get to work' The Guardian 'It ought to be required reading for every civil servant, regulator and politician in the UK and elsewhere' Literary Review Financial malpractice, we're told, is an aberration: the actions of a few bad apples deviating from the norms of a market-governed process and gaming the system. In Sabotage, political scientists Anastasia Nesvetailova and Ronen Palan blow this fiction apart, showing that sabotage is not an anomaly, but part of the business model of finance - and always has been. Abusive lending practices, misleading investors, manipulating prices, deliberately falsifying figures, cheating, obstruction and taking advantage of 'the dumbest person in the room' - they're actually the main source of profitability in finance, and the surest way to a bonus. If you want to make money in the industry, you need to find ways of sabotaging either your clients, your competitors or the government (or all three), and above all, the market itself. Talking to industry insiders, economists and high net worth customers, examining the history of finance and its workings today, the authors show us how the idea of sabotage not only makes sense of all past economic crises, but must also be at the heart of all future regulations.
The great successes of the Japanese economy have often been attributed to differences in the Japanese economic system. Employing an exhaustive investigation of the roles of the government and banks, firms and networks, and workers and managers, Yoshiro Miwa illustrates that the standard principles of economics explain the dominant patterns of Japanese economic phenomena. Debunking many long-held myths, Miwa deftly propels readers to a fuller, more accurate understanding of the Japanese economy.
How do you convey respect in Japan? Are business gifts appropriate in Kuala Lumpur? Can women negotiate contracts in Morocco?
The right answers can mean lucrative foreign deals. The wrong ones can spell farewell to golden opportunities abroad.
Now you no longer have to rely on instinct and hearsay to succeed in cross-cultural negotiations. This book prepares you for the real-life situations you'll face in international deal-making. You will learn all the right moves, whether your business takes you to Japan and the Pacific Rim; Western, Southern, or Central Europe; Latin America and the Caribbean; the Arab world; or Australia.
Emphasizing the acquisition of a "global mindset", this book tells you how to recognize the real leaders among your foreign counterparts; handle crucial cross-cultural differences in negotiating styles; deal with unfamiliar concepts of punctuality, manners, and gift-giving; and emerge victorious as a successful international negotiator!
America's relationship with Japan recently passed its 140th anniversary. Over that period, hundreds of books and thousands of articles have explored different issues or periods of the relationship. Yet within that vast library, no book has analyzed the entire relationship from the beginning to the present. In "Power Across the Pacific," William R. Nester fills this void, analyzing both the geopolitical phase of America's relationship with Japan (1853-1945) and its geoeconomic phase, from 1945 to the present day.
William R. Nester systematically untangles the interrelated perceptions, convergent and divergent national interests, and shifting power relations that have shaped relations between the two countries. Along the way he identifies the key foreign policy figures for both countries, revealing the ways in which domestic and international interests on both sides affected their interactions. "Power Across the Pacific" can serve both as a definitive study of the history of U.S.-Japanese relations, as well as a reference for particular periods within that history.
In this volume, Nobel Laureate James Meade discusses a set of
radical changes in economic institutions and policies designed to
show an efficient, socially acceptable third alternative between
Keynesian inflation and monetarist unemployment, and between the
inefficiencies of socialist centralism and the ravages of
unrestrained capitalist competition. According to Meade, these
changes should aim at allowing freedom of individual choice
(liberty), producing a high standard of living (efficiency) and
avoiding excessive divergences between riches and poverty
Including an extensively revised version of Meade's well- known tract, "Agothopia: The Economics of Partnership, Liberty, Equality, and Efficiency" will be of interest to both economists and political scientists.
This book explores the importance of strategy and how to make it work in an environment characterised by constant change. With a specific focus on the Asia Pacific region, anticipated to become the epicentre of global economic activity, it offers insights into the optimisation of economic potential and social cohesion enabled by leaders, which is crucial to the global economy and living standards. It highlights sound foresight, strategic thinking and innovation as the critical underpinnings of successful business and provides a comprehensive guide to combining practice and theory to ensure successful strategies, from formulation to execution. The book also builds on the concepts of change, the purpose of business, foresight, strategic thinking, strategic planning and innovation to present a holistic view of how these essential elements can be integrated in practice. Combined with a special contribution by Chaly Mah, the CEO of Deloitte Asia Pacific, the book carefully balances professional and academic insights to optimally benefit its readers and will be of interest to industry practitioners, researchers and students alike.
Thoroughly revised and updated, this fourth edition of Lasserre's popular core textbook is a user-friendly introduction to planning and making decisions for businesses on a global scale. The numerous case studies and examples feature established multinational companies and SMEs still developing their international presence. The book blends academic rigor and a practical approach in a comprehensive guide to understanding strategic management in a global environment. Written by a world-renowned professor of strategy and international business, this new edition confirms Global Strategic Management as one of the most accessible, engaging texts on the market, one which students enjoy and find easy to learn from. This is an essential textbook for MBA, Executive MBA and post-experience students studying global strategic management. In addition, it is an ideal text for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying global or international strategic management, or international business.
The use of comparisons to explain, analyze and understand social and economic phenomena is recognized as a valuable social science tool. This textbook deals with the differences in management and organization between nations and their effects on multinational enterprises. In comparing management practice across the world, the authors cover themes such as national cultures, diversity and globalization. Students are guided through the key business disciplines, providing a broad introduction to the field and including truly global coverage. With student and instructor friendly resources such as chapter summaries, mini-case scenarios, larger case studies and power-point slides, this book is core reading for students of international business and international management.
'THE VALUES COMPASS takes us into the hearts, minds, and traditions of the cultures and people of the world. It demonstrates how interconnected we are and how the divisions that exist between us stem from narrow self-interest rather than concern for the good of our human family. I hope that the book will contribute to making our world a happier place.' The Dalai Lama 'THE VALUES COMPASS is a fresh, engaging and eye-opening guide to understanding ourselves and others in the most profound and practical ways.' Deepak Chopra Every day, whether we acknowledge it or not, we make decisions based on what we believe in. The choices, challenges, or opportunities facing us - and how we engage with them - in politics, family, relationships, work, and play reveal something important about our character, desires, and personality to ourselves and to others. When those values align and are shared by a single population, they have the power to transform a nation and teach the world valuable lessons about success. In THE VALUES COMPASS, Mandeep Rai explores this concept by taking 101 distinct countries and identifying a single key value in each that is represented throughout its history, geography, and culture in the hope that we may find a way to incorporate those values into our own lives. From India's 'faith' to Vietnam's 'resilience', Argentina's 'passion' to Singapore's 'order', Australia's 'mateship' to Uganda's 'heritage' and from Malta's 'community' to Sri Lanka's 'joy', we may all find something of ourselves in others and succeed together as a result. This is an insightful and readable collection of profiles that open our eyes to the world around us, and in turn help us reflect on which values matter, last, and have the power to create change.
Market-defining since it was introduced, International Business: Competing in the Global Marketplace by Charles W.L. Hill (University of Washington) sets the standard and is the proven choice for International Business at the undergraduate and graduate level. The 13th edition provides a complete solution that is relevant (timely, comprehensive), practical (focus on applications of concepts), integrated (integrated progression of topics) and the most up-to-date on the market. Available with Connect: Our highly reliable homework and learning management solution that embeds learning science and award-willing adaptive tools to improve student results.
This is an exciting new introductory textbook which delivers a truly global exploration of international business. It provides an accessible and engaging overview of the key theories and models that underpin the global economy. The text gives attention to the challenges and ambitions of businesses in the developing world, including small and family-run businesses, as well as those of 'born-global' companies. Managing Global Business takes a practical approach to link theoretical concepts to real-world situations and offers a varied discussion into the key activities of the international manager, and a useful guide on employability opportunities. This textbook is recommended for established institutions as well as the rapidly expanding network of education centres in the developing world. It is designed as a core text for students of International Business and Business Management degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
With a population of about six hundred million people, and a combined GNP of more than US$ 2.4 trillion, the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is set to become the seventh largest economy in the world. Launched in December 2015, the AEC unveiled initiatives to create a single market and production zone, a competitive and equitable region, and integrated links to the global economy. ASEAN Champions seeks to address the role of the strong local firms in regional integration, how these 'champions' succeeded and endured, despite facing adverse circumstances, and the factors that facilitated or impeded their participation in regional integration. The book provides insights for future firm and government-led strategies to enhance the integration process. By complementing current narratives that focus on macroeconomic, socio-political, and trade considerations, Park, Ungson and Francisco offer an enlightening and engaging read, ideally suited to academics and professionals alike.
The miracle growth of the Chinese economy has decreased from a compound annual growth rate of 10% to less than 7% in 2015. The two engines of growth - export on a scale never before witnessed and massive infrastructure investments - are reaching the point of diminishing returns. This poses the central question which is explored in this book - can China escape the middle-income trap? Assuming current political arrangements remain unchanged and that it does not or cannot adopt Western sociopolitical economic regimes, can China develop an indigenous growth model centered on innovation? This compilation gathers leading Chinese and other international scholars to consider the daunting challenges and complexities of building an innovation-driven Chinese growth model. Providing several comprehensive perspectives, it examines key areas such as the institutional system, technology, sociocultural forces and national policy. The analyses and their conclusions range from strong optimism to deep pessimism about China's future.
Now in its seventh edition, International Human Resource Management is established as a market leader that caters to students worldwide. This textbook has developed alongside the field - helping to shape what it is today - and remains a leading International Human Resources Management (IHRM) textbook worldwide. International Human Resource Management provides an academic overview of global IHRM, whilst still remaining close to curriculum developments. This textbook also contains nine in-depth case studies written by the authors and global experts, that provide a range of in-depth applications for all of the major functional areas of IHRM.
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