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With the rise of China in the world economy, businesses from all over the world have moved to explore business opportunities in this market. Managing international business in a transition economy like China is a daunting challenge. Xiaowen Tian presents a practical guide to major managerial issues faced by foreign investors in the China market. These issues are analysed in the light of relevant theoretical models of international business, with reference to current management practices of transnational corporations operating in China. Featuring up-to-date case studies, figures, tables, and coverage of new and expanded topics, this second edition can be used as a textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in international business or other management disciplines, as well as in executive training programmes.
This book addresses the long-standing puzzle of how China's private sector manages to grow without secure property rights, and proposes a new theory of selective property rights to explain this phenomenon. Drawing on rich empirical evidence including in-depth interviews, a unique national survey of private entrepreneurs, two original national audit experiments and secondary sources, Professor Yue Hou shows that private entrepreneurs in China actively seek opportunities within formal institutions to advance their business interests. By securing seats in the local legislatures, entrepreneurs use their political capital to deter local officials from demanding bribes, ad hoc taxes, and other types of informal payments. In doing so they create a system of selective, individualized, and predictable property rights. This system of selective property rights is key to understanding the private sector growth in the absence of the rule of law.
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
With a population of about six hundred million people, and a combined GNP of more than US$ 2.4 trillion, the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is set to become the seventh largest economy in the world. Launched in December 2015, the AEC unveiled initiatives to create a single market and production zone, a competitive and equitable region, and integrated links to the global economy. ASEAN Champions seeks to address the role of the strong local firms in regional integration, how these 'champions' succeeded and endured, despite facing adverse circumstances, and the factors that facilitated or impeded their participation in regional integration. The book provides insights for future firm and government-led strategies to enhance the integration process. By complementing current narratives that focus on macroeconomic, socio-political, and trade considerations, Park, Ungson and Francisco offer an enlightening and engaging read, ideally suited to academics and professionals alike.
Thoroughly revised and updated, this fourth edition of Lasserre's popular core textbook is a user-friendly introduction to planning and making decisions for businesses on a global scale. The numerous case studies and examples feature established multinational companies and SMEs still developing their international presence. The book blends academic rigor and a practical approach in a comprehensive guide to understanding strategic management in a global environment. Written by a world-renowned professor of strategy and international business, this new edition confirms Global Strategic Management as one of the most accessible, engaging texts on the market, one which students enjoy and find easy to learn from. This is an essential textbook for MBA, Executive MBA and post-experience students studying global strategic management. In addition, it is an ideal text for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying global or international strategic management, or international business.
A new edition of the bestselling, comprehensive framework for understanding Asian branding strategies and Asian brands, including a user-friendly strategic model and examples of success stories and challenges. The author offers trusted insights, knowledge and perspectives supported by brand new research and case studies.
This textbook addresses the most crucial strategic decisions and management challenges facing managers of multinational enterprises (MNEs) operating across different institutional settings and complex cultural contexts. How can managers of MNEs address pressures for local responsiveness and global integration? What are cultural and institutional differences and how do they impact the management of MNEs? How can managers create social capital across the MNE in the face of such differences? How can managers ensure knowledge transfer across the MNE? How can human resources be managed in a world of differing standards? Taking a critical, multi-level approach to international business, this textbook: * Explores the strategic choices available to managers of MNEs and their consequences in an interactive way, providing an original, and engaging approach to the subject for students seeking to understand the issues faced by managers of MNEs * Gives state-of-the-art theoretical overviews of topics related to global strategy and management, making this textbook a useful reference for academics as well as students * Offers thirteen original, rich, case studies to illustrate each chapter's theory, highlighting the key challenges and dilemmas faced by managers of MNEs * Provides clear exposition and critique of current literature to provide students with a firm theoretical understanding of the subject. This textbook provides a fresh and important contribution to the management of MNEs and will be invaluable for both students at masters level and their lecturers. It will also appeal to practitioners facing the daily challenges of managing MNEs.
CHINA AND INDIA: .
Reshaping your world and your business. .
China's growth and manufacturing dominance are two of the biggest global trends of the last 10 years. India's technology, service, and outsourcing industries make it a valued partner, as well as a formidable competitor.. .
The stunning rise of China and India makes it clear: to survive and thrive in the new global market, you have to engage with China and India. This comprehensive guide is your road map to meeting this challenge. The book combines frontline reports from "BusinessWeek's" award-winning Asia staff with point-by-point commentary by the experts, including new introductions to each chapter by "BusinessWeek's" Pete Engardio. Inside you'll discover. .
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This up-to-date exploration includes award-winning special reports on key issues such as manufacturing (The China Price) and technology (The Rise of India). It's filled with the crucial information you need to compete-from the world's most widely read business magazine..
The past 30 years are often depicted as an era of globalisation, and even more so with the recent rise of global giants such as Google and Amazon. This updated and revised edition of The Handbook of Globalisation offers novel insights into the rapid changes our world is facing, and how best we can handle them. With multi-disciplinary contributions from leading experts, this Handbook covers a broad spectrum of issues and opportunities surrounding modern globalisation. It explores the idea that globalisation is not new, natural or inevitable, but rather that current global arrangements are the result of corporate pressure and the choices of politicians. It highlights the fact that the deregulated, free market form of globalisation is not unavoidable and explores a new era of global co-operation based around a Green New Deal. It also considers the future of globalisation in the face of the Trump presidency, Brexit and the move towards more state-centred policies. This Handbook continues to be a vital resource for scholars, students and researchers of economics, international relations, and business and management who wish to gain a more in-depth understanding of globalisation from a variety of different disciplines. Politicians and policy makers will also benefit from the advice offered to avoid some of the increasingly negative impacts of our globalising world.
Asia currently accounts for a quarter of the world economy and half of the world's population. Few international companies can afford to ignore a market of such size and importance. Yet despite the centrality of Asia as a market, there exists a remarkable dearth of marketing theory specific to Asia.
Cultural differences strongly influence consumer behavior. In the West, an effective brand name will be short, distinctive, memorable, and indicative of the product's functions. In Asia, however, a strong belief in luck and fate means that additional qualities, such as whether the characters which make up a product name are "lucky" ones, has a significant effect on brand attitude. Successful sales and marketing strategies in Asia must be rooted in an understanding of the cultural differences which affect Asian consumers' buying patterns.
Consumer Behavior in Asia provides an invaluable guide to Western companies seeking to maximize their marketing success in Asia. Drawing on illustrations from a variety of Asian markets, the volume outlines the differences between Asian and Western cultures along cultural dimensions such as religion, tradition, and philosophy, explaining the effect such differences have on communication styles, brand loyalty, perceptions of products offered, and effective advertising methods.
The Dispute Settlement Reports are the WTO authorized and paginated reports in English. An essential addition to the library of all practicing and academic trade lawyers and needed by students worldwide taking courses in international economic or trade law. DSR 2016: Volume 3 reports on Colombia - Measures Relating to the Importation of Textiles, Apparel and Footwear (WT/DS461).
This book contains over 30 action-oriented case studies from leading companies operating in Europe, Asia, USA, Australia and Africa including Brother International, Nike Europe, Fiat Auto Spa, Pepsi Cola International, Zimbabwe Dairy Marketing Board, Almarai Ltd., Eastman Kodak Singapore and The US Department of Environment. It meets the growing demand for cases in logistics and supply chain management that bridge the gap between theory and practice. Each case takes a multi-disciplinary and cross-functional approach to business and will be highly relevant to students taking courses in logistics and supply chain management, distribution, purchasing and supplies management, marketing, manufacturing operations, business policy, international business and organisational behaviour.
Managing International Business is aimed at managers who require a guide to developing their business operations on an international scale. It draws on the experience of world class companies at the forefront of thinking in terms of international business and contains examples from real companies. Worksheets, summaries and exercises ensure that the theory is related to real life. Key features include: * the elements of market analysis required to launch a business overseas * guidance on how to influence the international strategy of your business * advice on how to construct a dynamic market entry strategy * easy ways to search for a competitive advantage.
In his previous Schumpeter Prize-winning work, Lee analysed the 'middle-income trap', in which a developing country grows strongly only to plateau at a certain point. Yet certain developing countries, most significantly China, have managed to escape this trap. Building on the conception of the ladder from developing to developed countries being kicked way, this book suggests alternative ways, such as 'leapfrogging', in which latecomers can catch up with their forerunners. Providing policy solutions for development challenges in non-technical terms, Lee frames his theories with insightful and inventive allegories. In doing so, Lee also accounts for the catch-up paradox, in which one cannot conclusively catch-up if they are continually trying to follow the path of those ahead. He argues that eventual catch-up and overtaking require pursuing a path that differs from that taken by forerunners. This highly original and accessible book will appeal to students, scholars, practitioners, and anyone interested in economic development and innovation.
The new edition of this bestselling textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to the business environment, coherently integrating cross-disciplinary topics from sociology, politics and economics. Truly international in approach the book encourages students to explore multiple perspectives and scenarios to prepare them for the highly globalised business operations of today. Thoroughly updated with topical discussion of both SMEs and large MNCs, a core principle remains the book's application to business. Enhanced by Janet Morrison's characteristically clear, authoritative writing style, and an unrivalled range of learning features, the book offers all the tools to support skills development, critical thinking and academic engagement. Ideal for undergraduate and MBA modules on the Business Environment or Business Contexts, the book is also be suitable for International Business modules that aim to offer an introduction to the issues of global economics, in the context of other environments.
This ground breaking textbook looks at the issue of managing across cultures: the difficulties and opportunities it brings and the competencies needed to handle situation and create solutions. Applying a constructive approach, Intercultural Management demonstrates how cultural diversity can be used as a resource to demonstrate synergy and complementarity. Taking a case-based approach, its innovative case studies examine a wide range of topics in international management, helping students to explore theory in the context of real-life situations. Taking the form of an edited collection, it offers a fascinating range of perspectives from a global panel of experts in the discipline. This will be the ideal companion to students taking courses on intercultural, cross-cultural, and international management at undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA level. It will also be valuable reading for organisations seeking to improve their intercultural management strategies.
Verbeke provides a new perspective on international business strategy by combining analytical rigour and true managerial insight on the functioning of large multinational enterprises (MNEs). With unique commentary on 48 seminal articles published in the Harvard Business Review, the Sloan Management Review and the California Management Review over the past three decades, Verbeke shows how these can be applied to real businesses engaged in international expansion programmes, especially as they venture into high-distance markets. The second edition has been thoroughly updated and features greater coverage of emerging markets with a new chapter and seven new cases. Suited for advanced undergraduates and graduate courses, students will benefit from updated case studies and improved learning features, including 'management takeaways', key lessons that can be applied to MNEs and a wide range of online resources.
In its Fourth Edition, this textbook explores how economic activity is organised from a new institutional economics perspective. Using transactions costs as a continuing theme, the book delivers the necessary skills to understand the evolution of organisational forms and the strengths and weaknesses of different varieties of private and public governance. The importance of entrepreneurship is emphasised throughout. Public policy concerning competition, regulation and the public utilities is used to illustrate the involvement of subjective judgements about transactions costs in all types of organisational choice. Key features of the Fourth Edition: * Using impartial analysis, Martin Ricketts evaluates business enterprise through Neoclassical, Austrian and Evolutionary economics, allowing students to learn the strengths and weaknesses of each methodological perspective * Using a clear conceptual framework, the author explains principal-agent theory and the transactions costs paradigm in detail * The chapters are designed around a set of classic papers, giving students an understanding of the historical development of the discipline * Updated examples emphasise the applicability to different technological circumstances and the dynamic nature of studying economic organisation * Additional examples are included for teachers to further discussion or create extended seminar work. A key resource for advanced undergraduate courses or an excellent introductory text at graduate level, this Fourth Edition will provide students of economics, business and political economy with a greater awareness of how business enterprises operate and adapt in response to technological change and competition.
The Dispute Settlement Reports are the WTO authorized and paginated reports in English. An essential addition to the library of all practicing and academic trade lawyers and needed by students worldwide taking courses in international economic or trade law. DSR 2016: Volume 4 reports on Russia - Tariff Treatment of Certain Agricultural and Manufacturing Products (WT/DS485) and India - Certain Measures Relating to Solar Cells and Solar Modules (WT/DS456).
In China's Disruptors, Edward Tse takes an unprecedented inside look at rapidly emerging Chinese entrepreneurs and their game-changing impact on both China and the world. In September 2014, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba raised $25 billion in the world's biggest ever initial public offering. Since then, millions of investors and managers worldwide have pondered a fundamental question: what's really going on with the new wave of China's disruptors? Over the past two decades, an unprecedented burst of entrepreneurialism has transformed China's economy from a closed, impoverished, state-run system into a major power in global business. Alibaba is one of a rising tide of thriving Chinese businesses, and its success has been quickly followed by other previously little-known companies, such as Baidu, Tencent and Xiaomi. Edward Tse is a leading global strategy consultant who has spent more than twenty years working with senior Chinese executives. In China's Disruptors, he draws on exclusive interviews and case studies to reveal how China got to this point and explore what the country's rise means for the rest of the world. 'No one can explain what is happening in China better than Edward Tse' Sam Su, vice chairman of the board and chairman and CEO of China Division of YUM! Brands, Inc. 'A detailed and fascinating study of the changing landscape in China and the entrepreneurs who are driving that change forward. This is a book that will only become increasingly important in the years to come' Chen Dongsheng, chairman and CEO, Taikang Life Insurance Co. Ltd., and president, China Entrepreneurs Forum
A fully revised and updated edition of this essential book from the world's leading outsourcing experts. The global outsourcing market for IT and business services exceeded $485 billion in 2011 and is set to grow at 8-10% per annum until 2015. Of this, $65 billion was offshore outsourcing where some estimates suggest an annual growth rate of 15-20% over the next five years. Furthermore, over 50 per cent of the Fortune Global 500 had offshored IT and business process activities through captive centres, representing $9 billion of business. The expansion of outsourcing and offshoring, and the emergence of new sourcing models are challenging existing management practices. It has become increasingly important to understand the phenomena, not least as a basis for suggesting what directions it will take, its impacts, how it has been conducted, and how its management can be better facilitated. This book offers a broad perspective on various issues relating to the sourcing of IT and business processes and services in a company, national and global contexts. The authors examine both the client's and the vendor's involvement in sourcing relationships by putting the emphasis on the capabilities that each side should develop prior to entering a relationship but also that they should develop as a result of their interactions with each other.
Shipping has been the international business par excellence in many national economies, one that preceded trends in other, more highly visible sectors of international economic activity. Nevertheless, in both business or economic history, shipping has remained relatively overlooked. That gap is filled by this exploration of the evolution of European shipping through the study of two Greek shipping firms. They provide a prime example of the regional European maritime businesses that evolved to serve Europe's international trade and, eventually, the global economy. By the end of the twentieth century, Greeks owned more ships than any other nationality. The story of the Vagliano brothers traces the transformation of Greek shipping from local shipping and trading to international shipping and ship management, while the case of Aristotle Onassis reveals how international shipping was transformed into a global business.
Keine Marktwirtschaft ohne Wettbewerbsregeln. Beschr nkungen des Wettbewerbs sind vielgestaltig, ihre Bek mpfung auch. Das Buch behandelt zun chst die als Kartelle bezeichneten Absprachen und missbr uchlichen Verhaltensweisen zwischen Unternehmen, auch staatlichen. Dann folgen Ausf hrungen zur erst relativ sp t eingef hrten Kontrolle von Unternehmenszusammenschl ssen. Den dritten Teil bildet die Kontrolle von Zusch ssen der Mitgliedstaaten an Unternehmen und ganze Industriezweige. Die Darstellung tr gt insbesondere der aktuellen Modernisierung der Wettbewerbsregeln durch die EU-Kommission Rechnung.
Russian businessman Dmitry Rybolovlev ranks in the top 200 wealthiest people in the world, according to Forbes Magazine. Since December 2011 he has been the Chairman of AS Monaco, regenerating the famous football club, and taking it from the bottom of the French Ligue 2 to the semi-finals of the Champions League and the French Ligue 1 Championship title in 2017. A man of many parts, he first trained to be an emergency cardiologist, then became an international businessman, spending eleven months as a prisoner in a Russian jail for a crime he did not commit, before going on to transform the fortunes of fertiliser giant Uralkali and listing the company on the London Stock Exchange. From Russia's Urals Mountains to Monaco's Stade Louis II, this biography traces the epic saga of this reserved, determined and enigmatic character. It dissects his extraordinary story and takes us backstage at this famous football club, where the transfers and negotiations take place. It transports us from Rybolovlev's hometown of Perm in eastern Russia to the private Greek island of Skorpios once owned by Aristotle Onassis and now the retreat of Rybolovlev and his family. Based on dozens of interviews with sources from the businessman's past and present, and with rare access to Dmitry Rybolovlev himself, this is the complete story.
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