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International Business (Paperback): Radha Jethu-Ramsoedh, Maud Hendrickx International Business (Paperback)
Radha Jethu-Ramsoedh, Maud Hendrickx
R1,444 R1,330 Discovery Miles 13 300 Save R114 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The open character of the global economy combined with the internationalization of business means that business students are increasingly required to understand the complexities of international business. This introductory textbook provides students with a comprehensive overview of this vital topic.

Subjects discussed withing the text include: the political and economic environment; culture; management and organization; international marketing strategies; intercultural communication; international law; international finance; and logistics / international transport.

Commercial Law (Hardcover): Yvonne McLaren, Josephine Bisacre Commercial Law (Hardcover)
Yvonne McLaren, Josephine Bisacre
R2,287 R2,061 Discovery Miles 20 610 Save R226 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The law is one of the elements of the external business environment that every business has to work within. Those who run businesses may not like the law, but they need to know what it is in order to comply with it, otherwise there can be undesirable consequences, such as fines for breaches of criminal law and damages claims where harm results to the public. Commercial Law in a Global Context is a clear and insightful text which puts Scottish law in a global context. It explains the relevance of Scots law to those whose main specialism is not law, and gives practical advice and straightforward, jargon-free explanations of concepts, as well as how to study and write about commercial law. This text explores the place of Scots law in the families of legal systems, and includes two chapters that focus on the legal systems of the United Arab Emirates and Malaysia, which are examples of the two main legal traditions: civil law and common law. A sound knowledge of commercial (or business) law is very important, as companies may face potential liabilities under criminal law and civil law if they are do not pay attention to their company's legal position. This essential text covers the most important aspects of the subject, and focuses on the practical aspects of the subject rather than theoretical concepts. To help support their learning, readers have access to a range of online resources including chapter-by-chapter multiple choice questions which will enable them to assess how well they have grasped individual chapters. The text also features a range of supplementary readings, in text exercises and cases/examples to help bring concepts to life. Visit www.goodfellowpublishers.com/commlaw for details. The Global Management Series is a complete portfolio of global business and management texts that successfully meets the needs of students on international undergraduate and postgraduate business and management degree courses. Each book is a clear, concise and practical and has a thorough pedagogic structure to suit a 12 week semester. The series offers a flexible 'pick and mix' choice of downloadable e-chapters, so that users can select and build learning materials tailored to their specific needs. See www.goodfellowpublishers.com/GMS for details. Each book in the series is edited and contributed to by a team of experienced academics based in the UK, Dubai and Malaysia it provides an essential learning aid for students across a wide range of business and management courses and an invaluable teaching tool for lecturers and academics. Series Editors: Robert MacIntosh, Professor of Strategy and Kevin O'Gorman, Professor of Management, both at Heriot-Watt University, UK About the Editors: Josephine Bisacre is an Associate Professor of Business Law at Heriot-Watt University and is the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the School of Management & Languages at Heriot-Watt University, UK. Yvonne McLaren is an Associate Professor, a third year co-ordinator and course leader in the Law of International Human Resource Management, Commercial Law, and Marketing and Consumer Law within the School of management and Languages at Heriot- Watt University, UK.

The Economics of Transfer Pricing (Hardcover): Lorraine Eden The Economics of Transfer Pricing (Hardcover)
Lorraine Eden
R10,469 Discovery Miles 104 690 In stock

This authoritative single-volume collection offers the most influential papers relating to the economics of transfer pricing. The literature notably covers the topic in light of divisionalization, government regulations, bargaining models, market distortions and product characteristics as well as touching on the important subjects of empirical estimates of transfer price manipulation and transfer mispricing estimates. Accompanied by an original introduction by Lorraine Eden, one of the founders and a leading contributor to the field, this volume promises to be useful reading for doctoral students, faculty members and policy makers who wish to extend their knowledge on the economics of transfer pricing.

New Mega Trends - Implications for our Future Lives (Hardcover): S. Singh New Mega Trends - Implications for our Future Lives (Hardcover)
S. Singh 1
R912 R834 Discovery Miles 8 340 Save R78 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

New Mega Trends predicts the ten trends that will make the greatest impact to business - and our lives - in the future and offers practical advice on how to profit from them
Based upon extensive research by one of the world's largest market research companies and tested with some of the largest Fortune 100 companies, New Mega Trends identifies the ten most important global trends that will redefine our world by 2020:
E-mobility
Urbanization
Health, wellness and well-being
Social trends
New battlefields
Virtual connected world
Innovating to zero
Value for money business models
Smart is the new Green
From planes to trains
Looking at each of these trends in depth, Singh not only identifies and evaluates the emerging trends, but also translates these into opportunities for everyday business and personal life.
New Mega Trends offers a vivid picture of how our working and personal lives will be changed in the years to come, and with an understanding of immediate opportunities and threats to everyday business and personal life.

Research Methods for Accounting and Finance (Hardcover): Audrey Paterson, David Leung Research Methods for Accounting and Finance (Hardcover)
Audrey Paterson, David Leung
R2,733 R2,152 Discovery Miles 21 520 Save R581 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Research Methods for Accounting and Finance is an essential text for accounting and finance students undertaking research for the first time. It demystifies the research process by providing the novice researcher with a must-have guide through all of the stages of the research process, from identifying a research topic to the finished project. Jargon-free and written in a user-friendly style, it utilises a variety of methods to carefully link the subject matter and topics. Packed with appropriate examples and reflective exercises to support skills and knowledge development, each chapter includes a useful reference list and suggested further readings. It offers a comprehensive overview of key research methods and the choices available when undertaking research in accounting and finances. It includes: * an exploration of the nature and scope of research within the disciplines of accounting and finance; * how to identify a suitable research project and the importance of understanding and contextualising your research ideas via a thorough literature review; * which type of research most suitable to undertake and the researcher's choice of data collection method; * an analysis of qualitative and quantitative research methods - and which is more appropriate for your study; * Ethical issues and research codes of practice and advice on the writing process. To help support their learning, readers have access to a range of online resources including chapter-by-chapter multiple choice questions which will enable them to assess how well they have grasped individual chapters. The text also features a range of supplementary readings, in text exercises and cases/examples to help bring concepts to life. Visit www.goodfellowpublishers/rmforacc for details. The Global Management Series is a complete portfolio of global business and management texts that successfully meets the needs of students on international undergraduate and postgraduate business and management degree courses. Each book is clear, concise and practical and has a thorough pedagogic structure to suit a 12 week semester. The series offers a flexible 'pick and mix' choice of downloadable e-chapters, so that users can select and build learning materials tailored to their specific needs. See www.goodfellowpublishers.com/GMS for details. Each book in the series is edited and contributed to by a team of experienced academics based in the UK, Dubai and Malaysia it provides an essential learning aid for students across a wide range of business and management courses and an invaluable teaching tool for lecturers and academics. Series Editors: Robert MacIntosh, Professor of Strategy and Kevin O'Gorman, Professor of Management, both at Heriot-Watt University, UK About the Editors: Audrey Paterson is an Associate Professor in Accounting and manager of the PhD programme within the Department of Accounting, Economics & Finance at Heriot-Watt University, UK. David Leung is an Associate Professor in Accounting at Coventry University, UK. William (Bill) Jackson is Head of the Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance at Heriot-Watt University, UK. Robert MacIntosh is Professor of Strategy and Head of School at Heriot-Watt University, UK. Kevin O'Gorman is Professor of Management and Business History in Heriot-Watt University, UK.

Introduction to International Human Resource Management (Paperback): Eileen Crawley, Stephen Swailes, David Walsh Introduction to International Human Resource Management (Paperback)
Eileen Crawley, Stephen Swailes, David Walsh
R1,308 Discovery Miles 13 080 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This text is an ideal introduction to international human resource management. Accessible language and real-life examples are employed, and no prior understanding of HRM or labour economics is assumed. This makes the text perfectly suited for the large number of students who do not hold an undergraduate degree in business or HRM, or for whom English is not their first language. The text will also be welcomed by students who have taken an introductory module in HRM but would like to be reminded of the core concepts before exploring how these work in an international context.
A wide range of examples is explored from countries such as China, Malaysia, Singapore, Spain, Germany, Japan and Bangladesh as well as from the UK and USA. Discussion activities are embedded throughout the text to encourage a critical approach to the subject. A glossary of terms is provided for ease of reference.
The book is clearly structured in two parts. The comparative approach in Part 1 ensures the student understands the implications of the changing business environment on IHRM, demonstrating the importance of national culture and institutional differences and how this informs the debates and theories. Part 2 presents the practice of IHRM, showing the decisions organizations have to make, and the dilemmas they face when implementing HRM policy and practice.
The table of contents has been designed to map closely to courses. A chapter on international talent management explores a particularly 'hot topic' in HRM, which is under-represented in existing texts. The final chapter on the 'dark side' of international human resource management takes a critical approach and uncovers the exploitation that can occur within this area, again something that is under-discussed in other texts.
Online Resource Centre
For lecturers:
1000-word case study, with questions and answers for lecturers; one case for each chapter of the book
Written assignment ideas
Seminar discussion ideas
For students:
Web links
Answers to the end-of-chapter questions.

Chocolate Fortunes - The Battle for the Hearts, Minds, and Wallets of China's Consumers (Paperback, Special Ed.): Lawrence... Chocolate Fortunes - The Battle for the Hearts, Minds, and Wallets of China's Consumers (Paperback, Special Ed.)
Lawrence L. Allen
R405 R370 Discovery Miles 3 700 Save R35 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

As China comes into its own as a world economic power, a new, huge consumer class is emerging, hungry for all things Western. Amidst this demand, five icons of Western business slugged it out in a battle royal to see which would become the Emperor of Chocolate in China. Author Lawrence Allen offers an inside look at this battle for China's chocolate addiction, including the savvy, circumstance, flexibility, and perseverance that led the companies involved to varying degrees of success and failure. More broadly, Chocolate Fortunes examines the unique opportunities and challenges inherent in the Chinese business universe--for chocolatiers as well as other businesses waiting for their opportunity to enter the fertile Chinese market. The book devotes individual chapters to each of the five global titans of chocolate--Hershey, Nestle, Cadbury, Mars, and Ferrero--and the trials they faced as they attempted to dominate their market in an enigmatic and still-developing economy. You'll discover what it took for these companies to build a Chinese chocolate business from scratch with virtually no precedent, and you'll gain insight into their process of navigating a boundless (and ever-shifting) sea of local, provincial, and national laws and regulations before conducting even the most pedestrian business activities. Probing not only the economic, political, and cultural conditions that have given rise to a seemingly insatiable new market, this detailed guide delves into the mystique of chocolate itself and how it captivates not just the Chinese, but people all over the world.

Titan - Inside India's Most Successful Consumer Brand (MP3 format, CD): Vinay Kamath Titan - Inside India's Most Successful Consumer Brand (MP3 format, CD)
Vinay Kamath; Read by KUmar Singh
R557 R407 Discovery Miles 4 070 Save R150 (27%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Accidental Business Nomad - A Survival Guide for Working Across A Shrinking Planet (Hardcover): Kyle Hegarty The Accidental Business Nomad - A Survival Guide for Working Across A Shrinking Planet (Hardcover)
Kyle Hegarty 1
R450 R360 Discovery Miles 3 600 Save R90 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

"This is the Indiana Jones of international business." Csaba Toth An unvarnished, story-driven, practical guide to working across cultures. The book features real stories of companies going global and highlights the realities of doing business overseas in a post-globalization world. Each story gives fascinating insights and lessons into the cultural realities and unexpected surprises of modern globalization. The Accidental Business Nomad is for anyone working in a more global environment and who is looking to gain critical insights and communications skills needed for a shrinking world. As Managing Director of TSL Marketing's Leadership Nomad group, Kyle Hegarty has deciphered the culture code of doing business in Asia and the fastest growing markets. Hegarty reports on his triumphs and failures, including tales where unexpected lessons abound. The result is a no-holds-barred, gritty, and unvarnished guide to doing business across cultures. Readers will learn: * Why up to 70 percent of international ventures fail due to cultural issues, and how to avoid becoming a casualty * How to navigate the invisible language of cultural misunderstandings * Cross-cultural communications skills everyone in business needs to know * The art and science of personality profiling and quick short-cuts to understanding people * What outsourced call centers can teach us about the future of global communication * How to find inspiration and innovation in the most unlikely of places

Conflict Across Cultures - A Unique Experience of Bridging Differences (Paperback): Michelle LeBaron, Venashri Pillay Conflict Across Cultures - A Unique Experience of Bridging Differences (Paperback)
Michelle LeBaron, Venashri Pillay
R467 Discovery Miles 4 670 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Cultural differences among members of any group-be it a multinational business team or an international family-are frequently the source of misunderstanding and can lead to conflict. With powerful techniques for resolving or at least reducing conflicts, scholars and teachers from around the globe demystify the intricate and important relationship between conflict and culture. Stories, which are at the heart of the book, come from a wide variety of groups and locations, and they give sound counsel for all kinds of settings: business, law, government, non-governmental agencies, schools, communities and families. Conflict across Cultures is written by a new generation of conflict resolution scholars from four parts of the world: Canada, South Africa, Japan and the US. They describe processes and help build the skills necessary for successful conflict resolution. Here is a new framework for understanding others-a map for making progress through differences that can otherwise overwhelm us. Conflict across Cultures offers hope in countering the view that differences must divide us.

Macroeconomics for Business - The Manager's Way of Understanding the Global Economy (Hardcover): Lawrence S. Davidson,... Macroeconomics for Business - The Manager's Way of Understanding the Global Economy (Hardcover)
Lawrence S. Davidson, Andreas Hauskrecht, Jurgen Von Hagen
R1,949 Discovery Miles 19 490 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Interpreting and applying macroeconomic analysis to the global economic environment and understanding the tools used to do so is fundamental to making good managerial decisions. Presuming no background in economic theory and prioritizing international application, this textbook introduces macroeconomics to business students. It explains how to understand domestic and global macroeconomic developments, policies, and data, and makes extensive use of case studies and data sets to present modern macroeconomics in a globalized world. Each chapter has several specific data exercises and practices as well as an international application focusing on the global perspective. By providing a host of international material, this book is useful for instructors and students around the globe.

Head and Heart Management - Managing Attitudes, Beliefs, Behaviours and Emotions at Work (Paperback, First): A. Furnham Head and Heart Management - Managing Attitudes, Beliefs, Behaviours and Emotions at Work (Paperback, First)
A. Furnham
R1,217 R1,036 Discovery Miles 10 360 Save R181 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This new book from Professor of Psychology, Adrian Furnham, is about how the heart can rule the head; logic and emotion, cognition and affect. Are they inextricably linked or separate systems? Most managers are ignorant of, and not even very interested in, human behaviour. Yet good mangers are like good teachers, they understand the human condition and human needs. They understand the complexity of human motivation, and that, frequently, the heart rules the head, and what this can mean for the business organization. There are nearly 100 'thought-pieces' on the world of management and sales in this book. Each essay address an old issue in a new, provocative and amusing way. It is an ideal book to 'dip into' on many occasions.

China's Expansion in International Business - The Geopolitical Impact on the World Economy (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020):... China's Expansion in International Business - The Geopolitical Impact on the World Economy (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Peter Balaz, Stanislav Zabojnik, Lukas Harvanek
R2,500 Discovery Miles 25 000 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Capturing the overall development of the Chinese economy, this comprehensive book offers an introduction to one of the most astonishing economic growth stories of the last three decades. The authors identify the key stages and unique features of China's development, exploring its geopolitical impact on the world economy, and in particular, on the European Union. Analysing factors such as education, urbanisation and innovation, this book highlights the reasons behind China's success in the international market, and places a special focus on the country's energy policy. By providing insights into such an important case of expansion and growth in international business, this innovative book will be of interest to those researching Asian business, internationalisation and the Chinese economy.

Entrepreneurship - A Contemporary & Global Approach (Hardcover): David Deakins, Jonathan M. Scott Entrepreneurship - A Contemporary & Global Approach (Hardcover)
David Deakins, Jonathan M. Scott
R3,474 Discovery Miles 34 740 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Written by a team of leading international scholars, this new book treats entrepreneurship as an ever-evolving social phenomenon, and explores the recent trends that impact it, such as: digitisation; disruptive technologies; the rise of the 'gig' economy and; the growing importance of community-based and social entrepreneurship. Including a mixture of case studies, examples, consideration of policy issues and exercises, this text provides practical perspectives of Entrepreneurship in support of key theory, while discussion questions, suggested reading and assignments help situate and test understanding.

Foreigner in Charge - Success Strategies for Expat Leaders in Australia (Paperback): Padraig O'Sullivan Foreigner in Charge - Success Strategies for Expat Leaders in Australia (Paperback)
Padraig O'Sullivan
R361 R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Save R101 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Coming to Australia is often a dream come true for many executives and their families: the fantastic climate, clean beaches and world-class food all beckon. This is your chance to step onto the world stage and take your family along for the ride of a lifetime. Everything points to success. However, up to 50 per cent of international leadership assignments end in failure. So what's the solution? In Foreigner in Charge, leading international business coach Padraig O'Sullivan takes a comprehensive and insightful look at what it takes to succeed in your new assignment. Central to the book is the PALDER framework, a proven, integrated approach mapping out the transition phases an expatriate leader will undergo in their first twelve to twenty-four months. It illustrates the waves of change you, your family and the organisation will go through and gives you the necessary navigation tools. This book also guides you through: * mental and professional preparations before you leave your home country * what to expect upon arrival in Australia * how to help your family smoothly transition to life in a new country * the unique characteristics and challenges of leading in Australia Complemented by online worksheets and support, Foreigner in Charge delivers everything you need to transition successfully and get the most out of your Australian leadership experience.

Social Entrepreneurs (Hardcover): Melodena Stephens, Valerie Lindsay Social Entrepreneurs (Hardcover)
Melodena Stephens, Valerie Lindsay
R2,522 R2,250 Discovery Miles 22 500 Save R272 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The growing field of social entrepreneurship sits between purpose-built start-ups that pursue a traditional for-profit business model, and the conventional non-profit models that depend on grants, charity and public funding. Because of their position, social entrepreneurs face a unique challenge to balance social impact with financial returns, and must replicate and scale their business models when seeking to internationalize. This book, the fifth in the Actions and Insights series under the auspices of AIB-MENA, explores how various start-up models, whether private sector-led, private sector-incubated, or more traditional non-profit ventures, have built a business model and, in some cases, succeeded in scaling and internationalizing their businesses. Cases here reflect the challenges that social entrepreneurs face, both personal and organizational, and take a variety of perspectives, such as entrepreneurial motivation, 'doing good well', empowerment, funding, governance, impact measurement, and understanding the challenges and opportunities that go with scaling.

Global Leadership - Research, Practice, and Development (Paperback, 3rd New edition): Mark E. Mendenhall, Joyce Osland, Allan... Global Leadership - Research, Practice, and Development (Paperback, 3rd New edition)
Mark E. Mendenhall, Joyce Osland, Allan Bird, Gary R. Oddou, Michael J. Stevens, …
R1,296 R1,196 Discovery Miles 11 960 Save R100 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This text focuses on leading across cultural, economic, social, national, and political boundaries simultaneously. Global Leadership presents the field's latest studies and practices in a succinct and engaging style that helps scholars, managers, and students grasp the complexities of being a global leader. The authors begin by explaining the conceptual differences between general leadership and global leadership before examining the various dimensions of the global leadership field, and how it will develop in the future. Users of previous editions will notice that the book has been restructured into five new parts to provide a better conceptual flow. Other new features include: A new chapter on talent management and its relationship to global leadership processes. Updates to the chapter on global leadership development, including material on international service learning approaches and other "best practice" examples. Significant updates to the chapters on responsible global leadership and leading global teams, accounting for recent advances in both disciplines. This edition will prove a useful guide for graduate students of global leadership, international business, and general leadership classes as well as scholars and managers seeking a thorough understanding of the field today. PowerPoint slides and a list of suggested cases are available to further assist instructors.

International Business: The New Realities, Global Edition (Paperback, 5th edition): S. Tamer Cavusgil, Gary Knight, John... International Business: The New Realities, Global Edition (Paperback, 5th edition)
S. Tamer Cavusgil, Gary Knight, John Riesenberger
R1,489 Discovery Miles 14 890 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For courses in international business. This ISBN is for the bound textbook, which students can rent through their bookstore. A modern approach to international business International Business: The New Realities, 5th Edition caters to a post-millennial student audience, the most diverse and educated generation to date. The book connects to students of the technological age, facing a diverse and evolving economic environment fueled by the internet and multimedia sources. The authors understand and speak to what motivates this group, also known as Generation Z -- their reliance on technology, their drive towards achievement and helping their communities, and their desire to obtain skills they can apply towards meaningful jobs. By addressing their interests and issues such as the competitive job market and challenges faced by advanced economies, the text engages students in the material and preps them for successful careers in international business. This title is also available digitally as a standalone Pearson eText, or via Pearson MyLab Management, which includes the Pearson eText. These options give students affordable access to learning materials, so they come to class ready to succeed. Contact your Pearson rep for more information.

The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding - How to Build a Product or Service into a World-Class Brand (Paperback): Al Ries, Laura Ries The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding - How to Build a Product or Service into a World-Class Brand (Paperback)
Al Ries, Laura Ries
R344 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R60 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This marketing classic has been expanded to include new commentary, new illustrations, and a bonus book: The 11 Immutable Laws of Internet Branding

Smart and accessible, The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding is the definitive text on branding, pairing anecdotes about some of the best brands in the world, like Rolex, Volvo, and Heineken, with the signature savvy of marketing gurus Al and Laura Ries. Combining The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding and The 11 Immutable Laws of Internet Branding, this book proclaims that the only way to stand out in today's marketplace is to build your product or service into a brand -- and provides the step-by-step instructions you need to do so.

The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding also tackles one of the most challenging marketing problems today: branding on the Web. The Rieses divulge the controversial and counterintuitive strategies and secrets that both small and large companies have used to establish internet brands. The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding is the essential primer on building a category-dominating, world-class brand.

Governance, Multinationals and Growth (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Lorraine Eden, Wendy Dobson Governance, Multinationals and Growth (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Lorraine Eden, Wendy Dobson
R3,259 Discovery Miles 32 590 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In Governance, Multinationals and Growth, leading scholars celebrate and build upon the pioneering work of Edward Safarian on multinational enterprises and foreign direct investment. The book explores the linkages among multinationals and foreign direct investment, corporate and public governance, and economic growth. The contributors pay particular attention to emerging policy issues that include the behavior of individual governments, intergovernmental organizations and civil society. In addition, they address linkages among MNEs, their governance and economic growth, and generic policy realities (and innovations) in a small-to-medium-sized economy. The comprehensive coverage includes discussion of: the impacts of foreign ownership on productivity and growth; family controlled pyramidal groups and economic nationalism; trade liberalization, product diversification and FDI patterns; mergers and acquisitions as a form of FDI; uncertain market access, risk aversion and state subsidies as locational determinants within a free trade area; changes in the international policy environment facing multinationals; environmental investor-state disputes; and international economic policy issues facing small economies with large neighbors. This authoritative volume will be of great interest to scholars and students of foreign direct investment and multinational enterprises, as well as to government economists and policymakers tackling these issues.

International Sale of Goods - A Private International Law Comparative and Prospective Analysis of Sino-European Relations... International Sale of Goods - A Private International Law Comparative and Prospective Analysis of Sino-European Relations (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Nicolas Nord, Gustavo Cerqueira
R2,920 R2,435 Discovery Miles 24 350 Save R485 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides an in-depth study of Private International Law reasoning in the field of international sale of goods contracts. It connects the dots between European and Chinese law and offers an unprecedented transversal and comparative legal study on the matter. Its main purpose is to identify the consequences of European rules on Chinese companies and vice versa. The first part addresses the conflict of jurisdiction and conflict of law rules, while the second part discusses in detail the practical importance and the impact of arbitration, which is becoming more common thanks to its flexibility. The third part focuses on the Vienna Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and the Unidroit Principles of International Commercial Contracts and carefully analyses their use. The final part examines contracts involving consumers.

Political Risk - How Businesses and Organizations Can Anticipate Global Insecurity (Paperback): Condoleezza Rice Political Risk - How Businesses and Organizations Can Anticipate Global Insecurity (Paperback)
Condoleezza Rice
R423 R344 Discovery Miles 3 440 Save R79 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Global Governance of Knowledge - Patent Offices and their Clients (Paperback): Peter Drahos The Global Governance of Knowledge - Patent Offices and their Clients (Paperback)
Peter Drahos
R685 Discovery Miles 6 850 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Patent offices around the world have granted millions of patents to multinational companies. Patent offices are rarely studied and yet they are crucial agents in the global knowledge economy. Based on a study of forty-five rich and poor countries that takes in the world's largest and smallest offices, Peter Drahos argues that patent offices have become part of a globally integrated private governance network, which serves the interests of multinational companies, and that the Trilateral Offices of Europe, the USA and Japan make developing country patent offices part of the network through the strategic fostering of technocratic trust. By analysing the obligations of patent offices under the patent social contract and drawing on a theory of nodal governance, the author proposes innovative approaches to patent office administration that would allow developed and developing countries to recapture the public spirit of the patent social contract.

The Rise of the New East - Business Strategies for Success in a World of Increasing Complexity (Hardcover): B Simpfendorfer The Rise of the New East - Business Strategies for Success in a World of Increasing Complexity (Hardcover)
B Simpfendorfer
R751 Discovery Miles 7 510 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Taking the reader on a tour of the fast-changing East, "The Rise of the New East "provides simple business strategies for dealing with the world's growing complexity. From China to India to Dubai, powerfully disruptive forces have resulted from the East's resurgence, and the clash of these forces has had unexpected economic, political, and social outcomes. Influential author Ben Simpfendorfer leads the next generation of commentary on emerging markets to take it beyond simple straight-line outcomes, arguing that the business world should respond to the East's rise by embracing complexity and planning for the unexpected. In a rare combination of high-level economic and political analysis and street-level experience--from China's vast factories, to Indonesia's Muslim consumers, to India's Bollywood films--the emerging world is presented in an accessible and engaging way, and the result is essential guidance for financial investors, senior managers, and business owners. Simpfendorfer relates his experience of working for some of the world's largest multinationals, transacting deals between countries such as China and Pakistan, and assisting mid-sized foreign companies in deciding how to enter the East, in order to provide readers with commercially relevant and tested solutions.

Doing Business in Thailand - The Essential Guide to Commerce for Foreigners (Paperback): Peter North, Bea Toews Doing Business in Thailand - The Essential Guide to Commerce for Foreigners (Paperback)
Peter North, Bea Toews
R364 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R65 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Any business person knows that one of the ways to grow your business is to seek out new markets. As advances in technology make the world smaller, more and more companies are venturing into other countries. While the basic idea is good, they soon realize that doing business in a foreign country is different than back home. Besides the differences in rules and regulations, there are also many cultural norms and unspoken codes of conduct that stand as obstacles in the path to success. In a country such as Thailand where there is the added challenge of a different language, doing business may seem even more daunting. How does one even read or write Thai whose system of alphabet is alien to most of us. And the applications for many official licenses and permits have to be completed in Thai. Drawing from interviews with successful foreigners who have set up business and his first-hand cultural experience in Thailand, the author quickly maps out the necessary government requirements for businesses and how to fulfil them. In addition, he provides an overview of the cultural norms that one needs to understand and how readers can learn the ways of doing business in Thailand and quickly blossom and prosper along with their local partners.

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