International Business

Series
Pearson
Author
Stuart Wall / Sonal Minocha  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
4
Language
English
Total pages
472
Pub.-date
April 2015
ISBN13
9781292016689
ISBN
129201668X
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Description

We live in a global economy in which over one quarter of the world’s recorded output is exported, where a change in business practice in Beijing can have a direct impact on a workforce in Birmingham, and where support to a customer in Detroit can be provided from Delhi.

 

This book provides a clear and concise introduction to this most interdisciplinary of subjects, explaining in straightforward language the economic and financial underpinnings of international business, and the more subtle organisational and cultural issues increasingly crucial to business success. The managerial challenges which face organisations of all types and sizes, no matter where they are located, are reviewed and explored.

Table of Contents

Preface: using this book xv

Acknowledgements xvii

Abbreviations xix

 1 Introduction to international business 1

 2 Internationalisation process 37

 3 International business: theory and practice 73

 4 The political, legal, economic and technological environment 121

 5 International sociocultural environment 159

 6 International ethical and ecological environment 189

 7 International strategic issues 221

 8 International human resource management 278

 9 International marketing 303

 10 International finance: theory and practice 340

References 370

Index 375

Back Cover

We live in a global economy in which over one quarter of the world’s recorded output is exported, where a change in business practice in Beijing can have a direct impact on a workforce in Birmingham, and where support to a customer in Detroit can be provided from Delhi.

 

International business is everywhere and affects us all on a daily basis. Individuals and organisations therefore need to understand that they operate in a global as well as a local business environment, in which they must often manage and market across cultures, trade across national and legal boundaries, and plan for an ever-more competitive and unpredictable future.

 

This book provides a clear and concise introduction to this most interdisciplinary of subjects, explaining in straightforward language the economic and financial underpinnings of international business, and the more subtle organisational and cultural issues increasingly crucial to business success. The managerial challenges which face organisations of all types and sizes, no matter where they are located, are reviewed and explored.

 

Over 75 case studies enable you to learn from examples such as:

-    developing management skills in China, Japan and the USA

-   exploring new strategic directions for Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and conventional publishers as ‘smart’ technologies continue to develop

-    legal services and intellectual property rights in India

-    Islamic culture and international human resource management

-    reviewing the roles of the World Bank and other international organisations in the face of increased global economic uncertainty

-    the experiences of multinationals including Toyota, Walmart, Dyson, Body Shop and many more

 

International Business is written for students on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. In addition to the questions and other features within the book, log on to www.pearsoned.co.uk/wall to check your understanding of key concepts, and further your study of this dynamic and ever-changing subject.