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Rich in examples from the real world, International Entrepreneurship illustrates how theory and practice go hand in hand. Specially designed for courses and tutors of International Entrepreneurship, this essential text discusses the opportunities and challenges facing internationalising entrepreneurial ventures. With clear and concise explanations of the current literature, the subject is explored from the different perspectives of social, cross-cultural and comparative entrepreneurship, as well as including analysis of the relationship to marketing and finance. Key features include: * A dedicated overview illustrating the state of the art from the point of view of International Entrepreneurship, rather than from a general business context, allowing students to build in-depth knowledge on the topic from a single resource * Interesting and accessible international case studies provide insight into how real companies handle modern issues, preparing students for future entrepreneurial ventures. Examples include ofo, Nokero, Wonderbly, FacilityLive and Blueseed * Flexibility of use for instructors to fit their own context and needs, particularly for integrating into current entrepreneurship or business courses * Further reading references and supplementary example boxes allow students to extend their knowledge outside the lecture hall and inspire a passion for the subject * Case studies inspire a variety of activities for both theoretical discussion and practical applications and can easily be enriched and updated. International Entrepreneurship is a much-needed text for all IE courses, as well as an ideal supplementary text for postgraduate students studying entrepreneurship, international business, management, and marketing.
Global Perspectives in Cross-Cultural and Cross-National Consumer Research deals with several important issues crucial for greater understanding of international and cross-cultural consumer behavior. This understanding in turn can provide international marketers with valuable insights, such as conditions under which globalization may or may not work. The coverage in this book is interdisciplinary in nature, and the chapters discuss several constructs (intermediary variables, processes, and also other environmental influences) related to social, personal, and psychological components or consequences of culture.The book begins with a conceptual model of the effect of culture on consumer behavior, with the components and consequences of the cultural influences clearly identified in terms of social, personal, and psychological factors. The following chapters discuss general issues related to globalization and standardization, present conceptual approaches to propositions relating to multicultural contexts, and address consumer complaining behavior and responses to advertising. There are five chapters on empirical and methodological studies conducted in specific pairs of countries, with data obtained from Canada, Denmark, Japan, Germany, Poland, Romania, and the United States. In presenting readers with new information, Global Perspectives in Cross-Cultural and Cross-National Consumer Research spans these specific topics: the nature of cultural influence on consumer behavior globalization versus customization of international marketing strategy individualism versus collectivism right versus left symbolism product involvement consumer response to information technology interdependent versus independent culturesThe contributors are well-known scholars in the international/cross-cultural marketing field; their chapters present state-of-the-art developments in this area. The coverage of the material is interdisciplinary in nature and is likely to benefit a broad audience, especially academic researchers in international or cross-cultural consumer research and librarians of research-oriented schools, universities, or organizations.
When you're trying to improve quality and productivity, it's
essential to target the right problems, get the right people
involved in solving them, and make sure the solutions work. CEDAC
will help you do all three. CEDAC, or Cause-and-Effect Diagram with
the Addition of Cards, is a modification of the "fishbone diagram,"
a standard QC tool. One of the most powerful, yet simple problem
solving methods to come out of Japan (Fukuda won a Deming Prize for
developing it), CEDAC actually encompasses a whole cluster of tools
for continuous systematic improvement.
From something as simple as finding a distributor to as complex as
founding an overseas operation. Here's a 'meat and potatoes' guide
to entering and excelling in the international business arena.
Combining theory, practice, and insider savvy, 'Business Abroad'
shows you how to successfully take your company global and expand
and improve your current global activities.
This major new text looks at the key elements in the operation and strategic development of international firms. Offering a comprehensive theoretical approach, together with wide-ranging cases to illustrate central issues, this text takes a multidisciplinary approach to show how international firms operate in the changing global environment, and how they make decisions for successful growth. It is designed for students undertaking courses in international business, economics and management at final year undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA level.
Introduces and analyzes the Chinese people, their ideas, behavior, and cultural roots. It not only provides a sufficient theoretical basis for understanding this population, but also focuses on the various vivid practical experiences of everyday and business life. A Guide to Successful Business Relations With the Chinese alters Western business people 's perception of the Chinese people and improves their ability and skill in creating harmonious relationships with Chinese managers, colleagues, and subordinates on business and personal levels.
This book provides a comparative examination of business and management in Asia. Focusing on eight representative Asian countries, it examines the impact of both globalization and national managerial cultures on managerial development and practices and assesses the varying responses to global challenges made by economies with different managerial heritages. It provides a thoughtful practical framework for students, enabling them to understand the divergent and convergent forces that guide managerial transition in Asia.
The Oxford Handbook of the Corporation assesses the contemporary relevance, purpose, and performance of the corporation. The corporation is one of the most significant, if contested, innovations in human history, and the direction and effectiveness of corporate law, corporate governance, and corporate performance are being challenged as never before. Continuously evolving, the corporation as the primary instrument for wealth generation in contemporary economies demands frequent assessment and reinterpretation. The focus of this work is the transformative impact of innovation and change upon corporate structure, purpose, and operation. Corporate innovation is at the heart of the value-creation process in increasingly internationalized and competitive market economies, and corporations today are embedded in a world of complex global supply chains and rising state and state-directed capitalism. In questioning the fundamental purpose and performance of the corporation, this Handbook continues a tradition commenced by Berle and Means, and contributed to by generations of business scholars. What is the corporation and what is it becoming? How do we define its form and purpose and how are these changing? To whom is the corporation responsible, and who should judge the ultimate performance of corporations? By investigating the origins, development, strategies, and theories of corporations, this volume addresses such questions to provide a richer theoretical account of the corporation and its contested future.
Created through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process, *GLOBAL, 2E* is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today's learners. Introduce students to success in global business today with strategic approach and unique coverage found in *GLOBAL, 2E*. Written by renowned international instructor, author, and consultant Mike Peng, *GLOBAL, 2E* is the first truly global business book to answer the big question, "What determines the success and failure of firms around the globe?" This edition blends both an institutional-based view and resource-based view throughout every chapter for an unparalleled continuity in the learning process. The book combines an inviting, conversational style with the latest research and examples throughout every chapter, including the impact on global business made by Japan's recent "triple" disaster and the escalating violence in Libya. A comprehensive set of cases from Mike Peng and other respected international experts examine how companies throughout the world, including South Africa's SABMiller, China's Pearl River, and India's Tata Motors, have expanded globally. All-new video cases, world maps, and unique global debate sections that draw students into cutting-edge discussions help readers view business challenges from a truly global perspective. GLOBAL, 2E's comprehensive package, including the CourseMate course management system, helps you teach students to become savvy, effective managers within today's global business landscape.
From the mid-1980s to the early 2000s, images of crisis and reform dominated talk of Cameroon's economy. Doing Business in Cameroon examines the aftermath of that period of turbulence and unpredictability in the northern city of Ngaoundere. Taking the everyday encounters between business actors and state bureaucrats as its point of departure, the book vividly illustrates the backstage and interconnected dynamics of four different sectors (cattle trade, trucking, public contracting, and NGO work). Drawing on his training in law and social anthropology, the author is able to clarify intricate policy dynamics and abstruse legal developments for readers. A widespread picture emerges of actors grappling with the long-term implications of selective or suspended enforcement of legal rules. The book deftly illuminates a set of shifting configurations in which economic outcomes like monetary gains or the circulation of goods are achieved by foregoing the possibility of relying on or complying with the law.
The fully revised and updated second edition of this core textbook builds on the previous edition's success to bring an even sharper exploration of HRM in a real-world global context. With a critical approach that is woven into the chapters and encourages students to question assumptions in HRM, there is a consistent focus on the impact of globalization, the ways in which theory has addressed the implications of a globalized workforce, and the way HRM works in multinational corporations. Boasting a truly global orientation, this textbook draws on the expert knowledge of chapter authors from around the world, combining international case studies with a strong offering of pedagogical features. While adopting a rigorous academic approach, the book is also designed to engage students and elicit independent thought. This is an ideal core textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying on general business and management degrees, specialist HRM degrees, and international business degrees. In addition, this an important supplementary text for International HRM modules and HRM modules on MBA programmes.
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. A proven framework for measuring the supply chainpotential of geographic regionsManaging a complex global supply chain requires astrategic assessment of the various factors that can affect decisions on procurement, manufacturing,warehousing, logistics, distribution, and sales. Co-written by renowned experts in global supply chain management, this book presents a systematic, structured approach to evaluating ten global regions with respect to their supply chain activities. The maturity level for each region is assessed usingthe EPIC framework--Economy, Politics, Infrastructure,and Competence. Managers of supply chains can use this framework and the exclusive data in this practical, timely resource to identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of the different global regions and determine their supply chain strategies accordingly. Global Supply Chains analyzes ten regions: East Asia South Asia Southeast Asia Australia The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) Western Europe Central and Eastern Europe North and Central America South America
International trade, and its financing, is now a key component of many undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications. For anyone involved in international sales, finance, shipping and administration, or for those studying for academic or professional qualifications in international trade, The Handbook of International Trade and Finance offers an extensive and topical explanation of the key finance areas. This essential reference resource provides the information necessary to help you to reduce risks and improve cash flow, identify the most competitive finance alternatives, structure the best payment terms, and minimize finance and transaction costs. This fully revised and updated 4th edition of The Handbook of International Trade and Finance also describes the negotiating process from the perspectives of both the buyer and the seller, providing valuable insight into the complete financing process, and covering key topics such as: trade risks and risk assessment; structured trade finance; methods and terms of payment; currency risk management and bonds, guarantees and standby letters of credit. The Handbook of International Trade and Finance provides a complete and thorough assessment of all the issues involved in constructing, financing and completing a cross-border transaction, as an indispensable guide for anyone dealing with international trade. The new edition also includes a section on risk management, which plays an increasingly important role in international trade from currency fluctuations to political risk and natural disasters. N.B. This covers the principles of international trade and finance that are common across the globe and is relevant to anyone wanting to understand the subject, wherever they are located. Specific national issues (such as the UK's Brexit decision) do not affect the content. Online supporting resources include PowerPoint lecture slides.
Praise for ChinAmerica"A must-read for anyone seeking to understand the emergence of China as a major industrial power and how profoundly it is changing the world economy." -Dr. Henry Kressel, author of Competing for the Future: How Digital Innovations Are Changing the World"This book is essential reading for business leaders and observers everywhere as this dramatic shift of economic and political power from the West to China continues."-Ray Bingham, chairman, Flextronics International"ChinAmerica provides extremely in-depth visibility into the interactions and interdependency of China and the United States. I believe everyone who takes the time to read it will learn of the many challenges and opportunities that exist for both China andthe United States." -Richard Kulle, president and CEO, gEM Services, Inc. "Handel Jones lays out concisely what China is doing right and the United States is doing wrong. This is a wake-up call because China today is the most serious economic competitor that the United States has ever faced. This book should be required reading for all U.S. politicians and business leaders." -Wilfred J. Corrigan, founder, chairman, and CEO (retired), LSI Logic Corp. Conventional wisdom pits China against the United States in a war for economic supremacy. However, in ChinAmerica, Handel Jones, one of the leading experts on China's industrial and economic emergence, demonstrates that the wave of the future is cooperation between the two titans, not conflict-and how America will benefit from increased economic engagement and competition with China. To some, conflict between China and the United States appears to be both imminent and unavoidable (indeed, in some eyes, the battle has already begun). But this perspective badly overlooks one vital fact: both nations have no choice other than to act in their mutual interest. Focusing on several key areas of conflict and mutual interest, Jones gives a thorough and eye-opening portrait of the policies, history, and habits that have led to the intersecting fortunes of the two superpowers. Jones also outlines actions the United States must take to hold on to its leadership role by forging equilibrium with China that's based on mutual respect and dependence.As Jones makes clear, the contrast between the two powers couldn't be more startling: while China is amassing through trade nearly one-fourth of the world's foreign exchange reserves (nearly three-fourths of that amount in USD), the United States excels mostly as a consumer of finished goods, with Americans unconcerned about debt and other consequences of living beyond their means. China subsidizes development of more efficient manufacturing techniques, and in response America threatens protectionist barriers. Developments such as these, however, don't necessarily put the nations on a collision course. To Jones, these facts point to a very real opportunity for Chinese and American governments and businesses to work together rather than be separated by economic tensions.Filled with cogent analysis and expert advice, ChinAmerica is the most comprehensive look yet at the interdependency of the world's two leading powers. This is a book that will change minds about Sino-American relations. Handel Jones is the founder, owner, and CEO of International Business Strategies, Inc., a market and strategy consulting and analysis company whose client list includes IBM, Nokia, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba, TSMC, and China Resources. He has been involved withChinese governments and state-owned and private businesses for more than 30 years, and he is one of the leading experts in directing international business investment in China and Chinese corporate investment/expansion overseas. He lives in Los Gatos, California."Handel Jones lays out concisely what China is doing right and the United States is doing wrong. This is a wake-up call because China today is the most serious economic competitor that the United States has ever faced. This book should be required reading for all U.S. politicians and business leaders." -Wilfred J. Corrigan, founder, chairman, and CEO (retired), LSI Logic Corp.
AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE STRATEGIES USED TO BUILD LEADERSHIP IN ASIA
Bestselling author of "Results-Based Leadership In Leadership in Asia," BusinessWeek's number one Management Educator, Dave Ulrich, brings together a powerhouse team of contributors to provide a concise guidebook to cutting-edge trends in leadership at emerging Pacific Rim companies.
The region's top business and academic experts--Gerald Chan of UBS Singapore, Girija Pande of Tata Consultancy Services, and Arthur Yeung from the China Europe International Business School, among others--guide you through the critical, and often paradoxical, challenges of developing human capital into effective leaders of companies in Asia. Individually written chapters are brought to life by a wealth of revealing examples from each author's own experiences, as well as illustrative charts and graphs that offer a clear picture of how these strategies work in the real world.
Throughout Leadership in Asia, the experts break down in vivid and thorough detail the eight Asian Leadership Paradoxes as well as other vital topics. For the inside track on how Asia's economic force will step into the future, you need "Leadership in Asia."
The impact of Asian businesses has grown exponentially in the last decade. A variety of challenges still lie ahead for the seven countries of India, Japan, Malaysia, China, South Korea, Singapore, and the Philippines as they each undergo economic, social, technological, and demographic changes. One of these challenges in particular, the need to develop quality leadership, has emerged at the forefront.
In "Leadership in Asia," human resources master David Ulrich puts you inside the heads of Asia's top business executives, academics, and consultants to learn their strategies for building successful leadership and human capital in the region. The result is a potent mix of theory, research, and real-world practices that will prepare you to tackle the critical issues and paradoxes in the Asian business arena.
Learn how Unilever Foodsolutions Asia gives its workers clearly defi ned future goals. See what Microsoft Singapore is doing to develop sustainable talent. Each contributor's business ideas share a common component for succeeding in the Asian environment.
Through firsthand guidance from these leaders on the frontlines of human capital and leadership development, "Leadership in Asia" shows you how to: Respect and work within family-centric enterprises while creating professional organizations Recognize bureaucratic, hierarchical, and political complexity while creating flexible, agile, and simple organizations Maintain grace, courtesy, and an Asian style while taking risks and demanding strong performance
Tomorrow's leaders will respond more rapidly to change and will have better responses to paradoxes. "Leadership in Asia" presents a survey of how these future leaders are being developed in one of the world's most important sectors.
DAVE ULRICH is a professor of business at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business and cofounder of The RBL Group, a consulting firm. Ulrich studies how organizations build capabilities of speed, learning, collaborating, accountability, talent, and leadership through leveraging human resources. He has been ranked the most influential person in human resources by "HR Magazine" and the number one Management Educator and Guru by "BusinessWeek." He also is listed as one of the "world's top five" business coaches by "Forbes" magazine. He lives in Alpine, Utah.
Presenting a clear and instructive toolkit for upper level undergraduate and postgraduate students to successfully understand and analyse foreign operation methods, this revised second edition brings up to date its unparalleled coverage with new theoretical and empirical research and the latest company case material. As experts in the field, the authors share their wealth of international knowledge to give the book a strong cross-cultural appeal. New to this edition: * an extended analysis using new and relevant case studies for students to explore foreign operation methods in the full range of small, large and multinational firms; * updated strategic analyses of emerging concerns, such as mode combination, flexibility and development over time; * a thorough overview of theoretical perspectives to encourage better understanding of the `why, what and how' of mode decisions; and * an updated mode strategy section which allows you to challenge existing perspectives and research. Influenced by the needs of the next generation of international business, management and marketing students, this second edition provides the most comprehensive coverage of foreign operation methods in current literature, and will be an excellent introduction to the nature and range of mode options available to companies as they internationalise.
For courses in international business. International business through theory and practice Balancing authoritative theory and meaningful practice, International Business engages students on the subject of conducting business in international markets. The authors' descriptions and ideas of international business are enhanced with contemporary examples, scenarios, and cases that help students effectively apply what they've learned. Now in its 16th Edition, International Business remains one of the best-selling and most authoritative international business texts available. As rigorous and practical as ever, this edition remains current through updated author- written cases, including seven entirely new cases, streamlined writing, and expanded coverage of relevant global changes. Pearson MyLabTM Management not included. Students, if Pearson MyLab Management is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. Pearson MyLab Management should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson rep for more information. Pearson MyLab Management is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.
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.
The global business environment is rapidly changing because of shifts in geopolitical alliances, active roles of global institutions, and advances in information technology. Gaspar et al. Introduction to Global Business, 1E, International Edition introduces the comprehensive foundational and functional tools to better prepare students for a global business landscape. As part of the functional approach, the text flows smoothly and clearly from concept to application, asking students to implement their learning 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 landscape - culture, ethics, economic, and information technology. The purpose of this book is to introduce students to these principles in an engaging, current, and relevant way in the hope that they may develop the knowledge for successful careers in a globalized business landscape.
Over the past two decades, emerging market multinationals have become an important force in international business. This book provides a better understanding of the actions and strategies used by firms from mid-sized emerging markets to upgrade their capabilities and become successful multinationals. It is the first book to provide an in-depth look at Mexican multinationals, or 'Multimexicans'. These include some of the leading firms in the world, such as the construction materials producer Cemex and the tortilla maker Grumasa, as well as smaller but innovative firms such as the theme park Kidzania and the cinema multicomplex Cinepolis. This comprehensive analysis contains case studies written by local industry experts on these and other firms, across twenty-two industries. The lessons drawn will be of interest to researchers, students, and consultants, as well as managers and executives of firms in other emerging markets looking to upgrade capabilities and expand abroad.
"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.
Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences and law, expertly written by the world's leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas. Globalisation impacts almost all aspects of life. It is often said that change is accelerating, and that the nation state is increasingly anachronistic. This book challenges that consensus, arguing that globalisation is neither an historic nor technological inevitability; rather, globalisation and technological change are as old as capitalism itself. Jonathan Michie makes the case for a new, more realistic approach to economics. He argues that the reduced power of national governments is a result of the free-market reforms of globalisation created in the 1980s era of Thatcher and Reagan, which led to the 2008 global financial crisis and recession. The free-market `capitalism unleashed' form of globalisation is neither inevitable nor desirable - it is possible to develop a new global green deal for economic progress, being socially and environmentally sustainable. Michie demonstrates that capital has become unproductive with increased speculation and tax evasion, and that taxing wealth is necessary to create a new era of globally sustainable development. Key features include: * in-depth coverage of globalisation written in a concise and accessible style * disputes the consensus that globalisation is an historic or technological inevitability * focus on current issues such as unproductive capital, a result of increased speculation, tax evasion and avoidance * advocates policy proposals for global regulation, taxation and corporate diversity * argues the need for a new global green deal for social and environmental sustainability and makes a clear case for an improved and more realistic approach to economics. The Advanced Introduction to Globalisation will be a challenging yet engaging read for policy makers, academics and advanced students of economics, management and business, politics and environmental studies. This book sets out an alternative worldview which will interest anyone concerned with our future global prospects.
The first comprehensive empirical study on corporate bankruptcy reorganizations in the second largest economy, China, investigating the formal corporate restructurings handled by China's courts between 2007 and 2015. The data and analysis presented in the book provide a unique lens from which China's newly-enacted Chapter 11-styled corporate reorganization law, both in the books and in practice, can be understood and from which the interaction between business and state in dealing with corporate bankruptcies in China could be better comprehended. This book benefits from the author's ten-year business law practice in China, and his insights on China's judicial and political system considerably enrich the arguments. In particular, this book sheds light on commencement of bankruptcy reorganizations, control models, corporate reorganization financing, value distribution, approval of reorganization plans and cross-border reorganizations under the China Enterprise Bankruptcy Law of 2006.
Becoming a global leader is an increasingly necessary aspiration, but one that requires hard work and self-awareness. The authors explain what it takes to manage, lead and succeed on the global stage and highlight the importance of understanding local customs and being aware of the cultural differences when conducting business internationally.
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.
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