Your cart is empty
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.
Why do governments open their economies to multinational enterprises (MNEs)? Some argue democratic forces promote this openness, but many citizen groups view multinational business with suspicion. Using quantitative and qualitative analysis, Bauerle Danzman demonstrates how large domestic firms push to liberalize foreign direct investment (FDI) policies to ameliorate financing constraints, often to the detriment of smaller competitors. MNE entry comes with substantial risks, such as higher labour costs and increased productivity pressures, so well-connected domestic firms will prefer to limit access to local markets when the costs of debt financing are relatively low. However, when local environments make debt financing increasingly expensive, firms will be more willing to dismantle restrictive investment policies so that they may overcome liquidity constraints with equity financing from abroad. Bauerle Danzman includes comparative analysis of Malaysia and Indonesia from 1965-2016 to illustrate how governments undertake investment policy reform, and to indicate the interest groups that influence the outcomes of these regulatory changes.
Emerging markets today not only provide multiple goods and services to customers but also expose their behaviour to cross-cultural differences and innovations. The specialisation of the production process has also brought cultural changes with business penetrations in the low production skills regions across multiple countries. The international partnering in reference to production technology, co-branding, distribution and retailing may bring high success to the companies of the home countries by increasing market share in the region, as well as augmenting customer value for mutual benefit. Globalisation has opened many routes to marketing, including marketing opportunities through the internet and virtual shops. However, amidst increasing market competition, the rules of the game are subject to change without notice. In this process, a company must understand thoroughly all the moves of the rival firms from various sources. The locales of business rivalry have to be spotted and identified in order to assess their strengths. An intriguing aspect of the marketplace is that the nature of competition can change over time. A technology, company, or product does not need to remain prey to another forever. Competitive roles can be radically altered with technological advances or with the right marketing decisions. The reduction in tariff barriers, duties and liberalisation processes world-wide has stimulated international marketing across regional boundaries. The recent trend of global business shows that multinational companies are following integrated strategies to gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. This book addresses the impact of globalisation in the emerging markets towards enhancing business growth and working out effective market reforms to stimulate overall business growth; and it also serves as a knowledge hub to measure the global-local effects on business in the emerging markets.
"Thirteen Steps to Manufacturing in China" defines the methodology for establishing a manufacturing operation in China. A comprehensive guide book, it includes the advantages and disadvantages of manufacturing in China, the specific steps to follow and prepares the reader for spending time in China. It identifies the prerequisites - where to locate, other companies' experiences, environmental requirements, utility costs, procedures for establishing a foreign investment company and much more. It then provides the "how to" for sourcing Chinese equipment, importing used or new equipment and building construction from Design Institutes to building permit through construction and the Grand Opening.
"The Transatlantic Economy" annual surveys have become a standard reference for businesses, policymakers, and media interested in the changing role of the U.S. and Europe in the global economy. The 2014 survey offers the most up-to-date set of facts, figures, and analysis available on the deep economic integration binding Europe and the United States.
Volume 1 describes the impact of economic and financial crises, prospects for the dollar and euro, the position of the transatlantic economy in relation to high-growth emerging markets, and the changing landscape of international innovation.
Volume 2 documents Europeansourced jobs, trade, and investment in each of the fifty U.S. states and U.S.-sourced jobs, trade, and investment in thirty European countries. As the U.S. and Europe negotiate a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, The Transatlantic Economy 2014 will be an indispensable reference.
The clash of cultures, coupled with rapid technological advances, seems to be pushing us in paradoxical directions. On the one hand, the world seems to be falling apart; while on the other, the world seems to be converging. Do we have thoughtful leaders to guide us through these uncertain times? As globalization breaks down barriers, global leaders are becoming more visible players on the world stage. From executives of multinational corporations (e.g., high-tech entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley) to social activists (e.g., Malala Yousafzai), individuals from many different cultural backgrounds and ages are reshaping the way we see global leadership. These global leaders have to contend with a variety of transnational contexts that call for different leadership styles. This book assesses four of these styles - transactional, participatory, transformational, and directive - with representative case studies for each. It provides practical skills that global leaders must master in order to be more effective at the transnational level - cultivating a global mindset; developing intercultural communication; leveraging diversity and inclusion; and managing intercultural conflict. Global Leadership is valuable reading for educators in undergraduate and graduate leadership programs; practitioners involved in global for-profit and nonprofit organizations; and leadership educators interested in exploring the impact of technology on global leadership. It provides an excellent balance between the study and practice of global leadership.
For courses in international business. Cultural focus helps students understand key concepts in international business International Business: The Challenges of Globalization uses the ever-present and salient subject of culture to present real-world examples and engaging features to bring international business to life and pique student interest. The 9th Edition uses a unique organizing framework that helps students to understand how the elements of international business are related and with a focus on employability skills, students understand how the concepts learned in this course will be relevant to their future careers.The material has been thoroughly updated based on ongoing changes in the international business world to ensure that it remains up-to-date with the rapidily changing world. Also available with MyLab Management By combining trusted authors' content with digital tools and a flexible platform, MyLab personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab Management does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab, ask your instructor to confirm the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab Management, search for: 0134890493 / 9780134890494 International Business: The Challenges of Globalization Plus MyLab Management with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 9/e Package consists of: * 0134729226 / 9780134729220 International Business: The Challenges of Globalization * 0134732014 / 9780134732015 MyLab Management with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for International Business: The Challenges of Globalization
Global cities with a largely cosmopolitan environment, such as Auckland, Berlin, Dubai, London, New York, Shanghai or Singapore, are successfully developing and attracting entrepreneurs from all over the world. This book elucidates the policy approaches related to the formation of the cosmopolitan environment that supports entrepreneurship in large urban areas. The book's core theme is the relationship between cosmopolitanism and entrepreneurship, with the latter viewed as a key driver of economic growth, sustainability and prosperity. The book argues that successful entrepreneurship rests on the two pillars of the cosmopolitan environment: diversity and the creation of business opportunities. In contrast to globalisation's standardised solutions in policy, commerce, banking and social issues, cosmopolitanism allows individualised value and solutions, whereby actors-entrepreneurs, businesses, families, interest groups, governments, non-governmental organisations and virtual communities-enjoy diversity as a norm. The book pays special attention to under-researched topics, such as threats to sustainability in cosmopolitan cities; why cosmopolitan cities attract immigrants with a highly independent mindset; the impact of religious norms on female and male entrepreneurs; varying experiences of local and expatriate entrepreneurs; and the diff erences in doing business by female entrepreneurs, stemming from their nationalities and residence status. The book off ers conceptual insights into the enablers of entrepreneurship in cosmopolitan cities and urban governance, complemented by case studies based on fi eldwork in Dubai, Hamburg, Istanbul, Karachi, Kyiv, London, Moscow and Tel Aviv. The book will appeal to those who study or teach cosmopolitanism, globalisation or urban development concepts, and those professionals who are considering the possibility of doing business or working as an expatriate in a cosmopolitan city.
The internationalization of business via the process of globalization has brought issues of culture to the forefront of management thinking. Although culture is by no means a new area of study in business schools, it remains frustratingly elusive and misunderstood. This textbook gives business students - or future managers - an understanding of the multitude of frameworks available to them to make sense of the cultural contexts they will encounter in their managerial careers. Starting from a general introduction to 'culture' and its role in businesses, Taran Patel encourages readers to shed a critical eye on the commonly accepted frameworks. She compels readers to ask three questions: Can I only make sense of the variety of cultures around me by categorizing people into static categories based on their geo-ethnic identities? Is it valid to make sense of people's behaviours by categorizing them as 'French', 'Indian', 'German' or 'American'? What other ways are there to make sense of people and their behaviours? Students studying from this textbook will benefit from a variety of conceptual tools that can be used to navigate the world of culture and its intersection with business and management. Taran Patel's unique textbook will be core reading for students of cross-cultural management / intercultural communication and essential reading for all those studying or researching international business and management.
World class marketing experts, Nirmalya Kumar and Jan-Benedict
Steenkamp set out a cutting-edge plan for emerging market brands to
achieve success in international markets. Brand Breakout outlines
eight strategies - including the Asian tortoise route, from B2B to
B2C, brand acquisition and leveraging cultural resources - that
will take brands from domestic dominance to worldwide
triumphominance cultural resources rand will go global.kground
We are living in a unique "geo" age, where geography is appreciated again. The 21st century encompasses political and economic games where the multi-polar world, a new world order, and a new value system combine to develop new actors and new Industries. Business leaders are focusing more and more on global social issues, putting pressure on international political decisions such as the Space Race, global warming and migration. The 21st century is the era of knowledge & creativity (technology + knowledge + geography = "techknowledgeography" or Geofusion) where education and innovation are the most important investment. Knowledge is the currency of the future. When drawn with knowledge, the map of 21st century can be utilized to discover and conform to this new world! This book helps to explain how `Geofusion' provides the opportunities, which can give lasting value to the world.
As a result of the budgetary crises facing many European economies, the third edition of European Business is published at a time of turbulence in the European Business environment. The resulting uncertainty has put at risk those features which have made Europe unique the market and policy integration which has shaped the strategy of businesses with a European presence during the preceding decades.
This new edition assesses the importance of the key features of integration for business and how individual member states affect the integration process and bring diversity to European business. In recognition of the ever increasing interdependence of Europe with the rest of the world, this new edition of European Business also puts greater emphasis on the links between Europe and the world s other main regions.
The text has been fully updated to take account of the fast moving changes affecting the discipline and contains a range of pedagogical features to help students make sense of what can seem a confusing and complex environment. In addition to the numerous case studies, the features include clear objectives, discussion questions, activities, boxed supporting information and extensive up-to-date reading.
This volume takes stock of the latest international business research on the relationship between European multinational enterprises (MNEs) and their policy environment. The volume brings together a variety of scholarly contributions from an European perspective. European MNEs were amongst the earliest to internationalize and many now command globally dispersed operations. European MNEs pioneered the multi-centric organizational form, which can be interpreted in part as an effort to address the policy challenges facing these firms in environments fraught with natural and government-imposed market imperfections. The volume covers four dimensions of MNE corporate strategy in the face of complex policy environments: corporate strategic responses to national policy institutions; pro-active institution-oriented strategies; dynamics of international business-government relations; and, corporate strategies in turbulent times.
Walmart. Coca-Cola. BP. Toyota. The world economy runs on the profits of transnational corporations. Politicians need their backing. Non-profit organizations rely on their philanthropy. People look to their brands for meaning. And their power continues to rise. Can these companies, as so many are now hoping, provide the solutions to end the mounting global environmental crisis? Absolutely, the CEOs of big business are telling us: the commitment to corporate social responsibility will ensure it happens voluntarily. Peter Dauvergne challenges this claim, arguing instead that corporations are still doing far more to destroy than protect our planet. Trusting big business to lead sustainability is, he cautions, unwise -- perhaps even catastrophic. Planetary sustainability will require reining in the power of big business, starting now.
Chronicles of British Business in Asia, 1850-1960 provides descriptions of more than a hundred British firms which have had company histories written about then activities in Asia. The years chosen cover the high noon of the British empire as well as its subsequent decline and the firms are shown as having to come to terms with very different operating circumstances. The studies range from banks to shipping firms and agency houses, from a cotton-loom manufacturing company to rubber and tea plantation concerns as well as mining firms. There are remarkable examples of determined entrepreneurship in the face of almost unbelievable adverse fortune. The volume supplies full bibliographical records of all the available company histories.
The global business environment is rapidly changing due to shifts in geopolitical alliances, active support of global international institutions in promoting market-oriented economic reforms, and advances in the development and use of information technology. INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL BUSINESS, 2e addresses these challenges by providing a comprehensive analysis of the global business environment and lays the foundation for the functional tools used to better prepare you to manage the global business landscape. The text flows smoothly and clearly from concept to application, asking you to apply those learning skills into real-world personal and professional applications. The specialized author team introduces globalization through unparalleled scholarship and a world-view presentation of the fundamental pillars of the global business environment -- culture, ethics, economics, and information technology. Ensure that you understand the procedures and concepts you need to know with MindTap for INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL BUSINESS. MindTap, an online course management and learning system, combines the best of current technology to save time in planning and managing your course and assignments.
Globalisation is associated with capitalist multinationals dedicated to the enrichment of wealthy, corporate shareholders. However, less well known is that the English and Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Societies, owned by the growing number of local co-operative societies across the country, were early leaders in global commerce. Owned by their working-class members, by 1900 there were over 1,000 societies and millions of individual members. Spreading profits widely through the 'divi' which rewarded members shopping at the co-op store, and selling safe and wholesome food, the co-operative movement was a successful part of the emerging labour movement. This success depended on the wholesale societies supplying societies with commodities from all over the world. Because local societies were free to source produce from whoever they chose, competitive pressures required the wholesale societies to develop the world's most formidable network of international supply chains, with branches, depots, plantations and factories in the USA, Canada, Denmark, Sweden, Spain, Greece, France, Germany, India, Ceylon, Australia, New Zealand, colonial West Africa and Argentina. This book explains how the wholesales developed and managed these networks, giving them a competitive advantage in their dealings with the local societies. It will explore why and how this 'People's Global Colossus' declined in the later 20th century, and how its focus in international commerce moved onto ethical sourcing, investment and Fair Trade. Integral to these global networks were the UK movement's relations with foreign co-operative movements, especially through involvement in the International Co-operative Alliance, and promotion of co-operatives in the Empire by successive British governments as a tool for economic development. The 'People's Colossus' was thus a political as well as a commercial player in the increasingly complex world of the late 19th and 20th centuries.
This second edition extends the influential ideas developed in the original book with more practical advice about working with organizational politics for personal and organizational benefit. Drawing on recent research, with updated examples, it provides an essential and practical insight into the centrality of politics in organizational life.
The World Economic Forum continues its tradition of excellence with
the 27th edition of the annual "Global Competitiveness Report"
featuring the latest national statistics and results of the
Executive Opinion Survey, which captures the perception of over
10,000 business leaders. The report provides the most comprehensive
assessment of 118 developed and emerging economies.
Why do so many world-changing insights come from people with little or no related experience? Charles Darwin was a geologist when he proposed the theory of evolution. And it was an astronomer who finally explained what happened to the dinosaurs. Frans Johansson's The Medici Effect shows how breakthrough ideas most often occur when we bring concepts from one field into a new, unfamiliar territory and offers examples of how we can turn the ideas we discover into path-breaking innovations. Clayton M. Christensen, bestselling author of The Innovator's Dilemma, has described The Medici Effect as "one of the most insightful books about managing innovation I have ever read. Its assertion that breakthrough principles of creativity occur at novel intersections is an enduring principle of creativity that should guide innovators in every field." Now with a new preface and a discussion guide, and a foreword by Harvard Business School professor Teresa Amabile, The Medici Effect is a timeless classic that will help you reach your innovative peak.
Based on the syllabus of the Institute of Export and the author's
international banking experience, this book tackles a technical and
vital area with exemplary clarity. It presents a guide to the
life-cycle of an export, looking at:
A major strength of this book lies in its use of case studies to
simplify technical issues and the author's emphasis on best
'professional' practice. It is an ideal for those taking
professional examinations in this field and for executives in
Principles of International Trade and Payments" is in the
Principles of export guidebooks series, published in association
with the Institute's of Export, each of which covers a core area in
the Institute's internationally renowned membership qualification.
The series editor, Michael Brooke, is one of the world's leading
authors on international business and export management, having
written over 20 books in the field. Other titles in series
Gain a comprehensive understanding of the business of entertainment and learn to successfully engage in all aspects of global production with the revised and updated 4th edition of The Producer's Business Handbook. Learn how to cultivate relationships with key industry players including domestic and foreign studios, agencies, attorneys, talent, completion guarantors, banks, and private investors. This edition has been updated to include the latest opportunities presented by changing technology and their impact on the producer's ability to brand, monetize, finance and globally release content. Also included is new information on audience, earning, distribution and funding opportunities created by the explosive growth of VR, AR, 360 and gaming, as well as the rapid conversion to OTT. Additional features include: Completely updated production financing worksheets - an essential tool for producers; Expanded information for low-budget independent producers, internationally-based producers, producers using government funding, and film school students alike; Coverage of China's changing entertainment landscape, including their entertainment consumption, their commitment to produce content for the big global territories, and more; New, full-color illustrations and graphics that provide a visual representation of complex topics.
Inspired by Jules Verne's classic adventure tale, celebrated editor-in-chief of The Wine Economist Mike Veseth takes his readers Around the World in Eighty Wines. The journey starts in London, Phileas Fogg's home base, and follows Fogg's itinerary to France and Italy before veering off in search of compelling wine stories in Syria, Georgia, and Lebanon. Every glass of wine tells a story, and so each of the eighty wines must tell an important tale. We head back across Northern Africa to Algeria, once the world's leading wine exporter, before hopping across the sea to Spain and Portugal. We follow Portuguese trade routes to Madeira and then South Africa with a short detour to taste Kenya's most famous Pinot Noir. Kenya? Pinot Noir? Really! The route loops around, visiting Bali, Thailand, and India before heading north to China to visit Shangri-La. Shangri-La? Does that even exist? It does, and there is wine there. Then it is off to Australia, with a detour in Tasmania, which is so cool that it is hot. The stars of the Southern Cross (and the title of a familiar song) guide us to New Zealand, Chile, and Argentina. We ride a wine train in California and rendezvous with Planet Riesling in Seattle before getting into fast cars for a race across North America, collecting more wine as we go. Pause for lunch in Virginia to honor Thomas Jefferson, then it's time to jet back to London to tally our wines and see what we have learned. Why these particular places? What are the eighty wines and what do they reveal? And what is the surprise plot twist that guarantees a happy ending for every wine lover? Come with us on a journey of discovery that will inspire, inform, and entertain anyone who loves travel, adventure, or wine.
You may like...
Managing Across Cultures 3rd edn
Susan Schneider, Gunter K. Stahl, … Paperback R1,580 Discovery Miles 15 800
Understanding Cross-Cultural Management
Marie-Joelle Browaeys, Roger Price Paperback R1,424 Discovery Miles 14 240
Ethical Theory and Business
Denis G. Arnold, Tom L. Beauchamp, … Paperback R1,398 Discovery Miles 13 980
Six Billion Shoppers - The Companies…
Porter Erisman Paperback (2)
Strategies for Asia Pacific - Beyond the…
Phillippe Lasserre, Hellmut Schuette Paperback R826 Discovery Miles 8 260
Global Business Management
Rafiu Adewale Aregbeshola Paperback (1)
European Business Environment - Doing…
Frans Somers Paperback R1,551 Discovery Miles 15 510
Turning The Flywheel - A Monograph To…
Jim Collins Paperback (1)
Mike Peng, Klaus Meyer Paperback
Dictionary of Trade Policy Terms
Walter Goode Paperback R1,200 Discovery Miles 12 000