The Global Business Environment

Meeting the Challenges
Author: Janet Morrison
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230344372
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 520
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■ How are the emerging economies of China and India affecting the global business environment? ■ What impact has the global financial crisis had on the way businesses operate? ■ How should business leaders in the age of the multinational enterprise approach their social and ethical responsibilities? This bestselling textbook tackles these and many other challenges head on. Combining a clear, thorough introduction to the business environment with a uniquely global perspective, The Global Business Environment covers all you need to know about the rapidly changing context in which businesses operate. Features throughout the book are designed to help you learn, revise and think critically about the global business environment: ■ Case studies: Over 30 case studies invite you to explore how a diverse range of businesses, industries, governments and individuals are meeting the challenges of the contemporary business environment ■ Spotlight on emerging economies: Provides insight into the emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China, and their place in the global economy ■ Meet the CEO: Your chance to learn about some of the most influential business leaders in the world, from the CEO of multinational Unilever to the chairman of Mitsubishi ■ Critical thinking: Recurring themes and critical thinking boxes in every chapter encourage debate on key issues from the globalization of industries to environmental sustainability, developing skills that will take you far beyond your business degree Enriched by Janet Morrison's characteristically clear, authoritative writing style and an unrivalled range of learning tools, The Global Business Environment is an invaluable resource for students at any stage of their business lives. Janet Morrison was Senior Lecturer in Strategic and International Management at the Sunderland University Business School, UK. She is also the author of International Business, published by Palgrave Macmillan. 'A very thorough introduction to the global business environment that goes well beyond standard textbooks, and includes a wealth of up-to-date case studies and examples. It will be valuable reading for practitioners and students alike.' – Antje Cockrill, University of Swansea, UK 'This third edition of Janet Morrison's excellent business environment text successfully balances the themes and structures of more general business environment texts with full coverage of the challenges that a global business environment poses to both domestic and multinational enterprises. The Global Business Environment will without doubt continue to be a valuable core text on a range of business environment courses, and I very much look forward to using it with my next cohort of students.' – Johan Lindeque, Queen's University, Belfast, UK 'This is an excellent book providing both students and practitioners with clear insights into the global business environment. Building successfully on the author's previous work it develops a numbers of critical themes which are illustrated by highly relevant and interesting case studies. The material is brought alive by the author's clear writing style.' – Nicholas Perdikis,Aberystwyth University, UK

Studieren - Das Handbuch


Author: Stella Cottrell
Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783827423603
Category: Science
Page: 352
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Studieren ist schwierig? - Nicht mit diesem Buch! Dieser praktische Leitfaden für Studienanfänger vermittelt grundlegende „Soft Skills“ (vom „Lernen lernen“ über Selbsteinschätzung, Zeit-, Projekt- und Stressmanagement bis zu Gedächtnis- und Schreibtraining, Prüfungs- und Klausursituationen sowie Karriereplanung u.v.m.) - locker präsentiert, in handliche Einheiten verpackt und je nach Bedarf selektiv nutzbar. Viele eingestreute kleine Tipps stehen neben Mini-Fragebögen, Kopiervorlagen für Tabellen, die man nicht im Buch ausfüllen möchte, und ähnlichen Hilfsmitteln. Das unterhaltsam-informative Werk beruht auf dem englischen Bestseller The Study Skilly Handbook und eignet sich für Abiturienten mit Studienwunsch, Studienanfänger verschiedenster Disziplinen und Quereinsteiger als Wegweiser durch die vielfältigen Anforderungen im "Studiendschungel".

The International Business Environment


Author: Leslie Hamilton,Philip Webster
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198704194
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 424
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Will the expansion of the Chinese economy result in job losses in the USA? How can a natural disaster in Japan cause world stock markets to plummet?What impact does the Arab Spring have on the petroleum industry in the Middle East and North Africa?Adopting a clear global perspective, this textbook is an essential introduction to the challenges of the international business environment. The book begins by setting the global context and evaluating the idea of international industries, the world economy, and the threats and opportunities of global markets. The authors then identify the core issues faced by businesses and the dynamic socio-cultural, technological, political, legal, and ecological environments in which they operate. Case studies are sourced from almost every continent in the world, including a wealth of examples from the emerging markets of Africa, South America, and Asia. In addition, each chapter provides a range of learning tools designed to test and develop the reader's understanding. Questions and assignment tasks ensure students can apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios, while full colour diagrams throughout the book illustrate business environment theory and comparative examples with particular clarity.This unique combination of accessible theory, diverse case studies, and reflection points will prepare the reader for academic success and develop the professional skills required to excel in their future global business career. New to this editionNew assignment tasks at the end of every chapter provide real-world scenarios to develop employability skills and apply understanding.New questions in the mini case studies and counterpoint boxes encourage critical thinking and reflection throughout the book.A wealth of new and updated case studies from around the world illustrate the challenges faced by contemporary organizations in regions as diverse as Africa, Europe, Asia, and the United States.Updated to reflect developments in the financial, political, legal, and technological environments since the publication of the previous edition, including the Arab Spring, economic sanctions on Russia, and changes in the global banking sector.

Introduction to Global Business: Understanding the International Environment & Global Business Functions


Author: Julian Gaspar,James Kolari,Richard Hise,Leonard Bierman,L. Murphy Smith
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305501187
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 432
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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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

International Business

Challenges in a Changing World
Author: Janet Morrison
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113707339X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 608
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This fresh new text introduces IB from a truly global and contemporary perspective. Packed with case studies drawn from an impressive spectrum of countries, International Business enables students to link theory with practice and encourages critical thinking. Particular emphasis is placed on key issues such as the growing role of SMEs and entrepreneurship in IB, ethics, CSR, corporate governance and global warming.

International Business

Challenges and Choices
Author: Alan Sitkin,Nick Bowen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199646961
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 433
View: 4514

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This stimulating text provides a truly international perspective, with a wealth of real life examples from developed and emerging countries to help students envisage how organizations across the globe practise business. Thoroughly updated and revised to give students a deeper understanding of the key international business theories, this new edition features: - Considerably revised structure to reflect student's knowledge as they progress through an international business module - Increased coverage of the core international business theories to enable in-depth understanding of the issues and challenges of international business - New chapters on emerging markets and the environmental challenges facing businesses - End of part long cases to promote a holistic understanding of international business Online Resource Centre For registered adopters of the text: - Multimedia library - Instructor's manual - Suggested assignment questions - Additional case studies - Test bank of questions - Indicative answers for case study questions and assignment and examination questions For students: - Extension material - Interactive Map - Assignment and examination questions - Self-test multiple-choice questions - Key websites - Revision tips - Additional case studies - Case study questions and answers

Managing Business Ethics


Author: Linda K. Trevino,Katherine A. Nelson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047034394X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 480
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While most business ethics texts focus exclusively on individual decision making—what should an individual do—this resource presents the whole business ethics story. Highly realistic, readable, and down-to-earth, it moves from the individual to the managerial to the organizational level, focusing on business ethics in an organizational context to promote an understanding of complex influences on behavior. The new Fifth Edition is the perfect text for students entering the workplace, those seeking to become professionals in training, communications, compliance, in addition to chief ethics officers, corporate counsel, heads of human resources, and senior executives.

International Business Ethics

Challenges and Approaches
Author: Georges Enderle
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780268012144
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 446
View: 1969

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International Business Ethics: Challenges and Approaches, edited by Georges Enderle, is a pioneer in this widely uncharted field of international business ethics. This volume includes the work of 39 contributors, half of them from non-Western countries, first presented at the First World Congress of Business, Economics, and Ethics hosted by Reitaku University and the Institute of Moralogy in Japan. Together, their articles paint an extraordinarily rich multidisciplinary picture of international business ethics as it evolves, and delineate the contours of how international business ethics may develop at the turn of the millennium.

Current Environmental Issues and Challenges


Author: Giacomo Cao,Roberto Orrù
Publisher: Springer Science & Business
ISBN: 9401787778
Category: Science
Page: 278
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Few books currently exist that cover such a wide spectrum of topics. The chapters dealing with air pollution from mobile sources, air pollution and health effects and air quality modelling fall into the air pollution category while the ones related to microalgae for carbon dioxide sequestration/biofuels production, fuel cells, and solar energy technology, respectively, can be ascribed to the energy topic. Several technologies to handle a wide spectrum of environmental pollutants are taken into account in numerous chapters. The chapter on biodiversity is clearly related to the conservation issue, while the water pollution subject is tackled by the chapter on water quality monitoring. Finally, a general analysis on green business, as well as a chapter on grid/cloud computing technology for collaborative problem solving and shared resources management conclude the work. Because of its breadth of coverage, this book is particularly useful as a graduate text.

21 Lektionen für das 21. Jahrhundert


Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406727794
Category: History
Page: 459
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Yuval Noah Harari ist der Weltstar unter den Historikern. In «Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit» erzählte er vom Aufstieg des Homo Sapiens zum Herrn der Welt. In «Homo Deus» ging es um die Zukunft unserer Spezies. Sein neues Buch schaut auf das Hier und Jetzt und konfrontiert uns mit den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit. Wie unterscheiden wir Wahrheit und Fiktion im Zeitalter der Fake News? Was sollen wir unseren Kindern beibringen? Wie können wir in unserer unübersichtlichen Welt moralisch handeln? Wie bewahren wir Freiheit und Gleichheit im 21. Jahrhundert? Seit Jahrtausenden hat die Menschheit über den Fragen gebrütet, wer wir sind und was wir mit unserem Leben anfangen sollen. Doch jetzt setzen uns die heraufziehende ökologische Krise, die wachsende Bedrohung durch Massenvernichtungswaffen und der Aufstieg neuer disruptiver Technologien unter Zeitdruck. Bald schon wird irgendjemand darüber entscheiden müssen, wie wir die Macht nutzen, die künstliche Intelligenz und Biotechnologie bereit halten. Dieses Buch will möglichst viele Menschen dazu anregen, sich an den großen Debatten unserer Zeit zu beteiligen, damit die Antworten nicht von den blinden Kräften des Marktes gegeben werden.

Contemporary Issues in International Business

Institutions, Strategy and Performance
Author: Davide Castellani,Rajneesh Narula,Quyen T. K. Nguyen,Irina Surdu,James T. Walker
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319702203
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 386
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The ACADEMY OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (UK and Ireland Chapter) Published in association with the UK and Ireland Chapter of the Academy of International Business. This brand new edited collection addresses the growing uncertainty and socio-economic challenges of globalisation and its profound implications for the strategies and operations of multinational enterprises (MNEs). Responding to the new balance in international business, the authors offer valuable insights into the co-evolutionary processes involved in headquarters-subsidiary relationships, the need for novel strategies by MNEs to retain competitive advantage, improve performance and contribute to the global economy.

Economic Integration and Social Responsibility


Author: François Bourguignon,Pierre Jacquet,Boris Pleskovic
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 082136104X
Category: Adaptation (Biology)
Page: 374
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The Little Data Book on Private Sector Development 2007 is one of a series of pocket-sized books intended to provide a quick reference to development data on different topics. The Little Data Book on Private Sector Development 2007 provides data for more than 20 key indicators on business environment and private sector development in a single page for each of the World Bank member countries and other economies with populations of more than 30,000. These more than 200 country pages are supplemented by aggregate data for regional and income groupings. The data topics include, economic and social context; business environment; private sector investment; finance and banking; infrastructure. It is intended as a quick reference for users of World Development Indicators, WDI Online, and the Atlas of Global Development. The book also includes data from the World Bank's Doing Business project and Enterprise Surveys.

OECD-Umweltausblick bis 2050 Die Konsequenzen des Nichthandelns

Die Konsequenzen des Nichthandelns
Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264172866
Category:
Page: 400
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Wie werden wirtschaftliche und soziale Entwicklungen die Umwelt bis 2050 beeinflussen? Welche Maßnahmen sind nötig, um den wichtigsten ökologischen Herausforderungen zu begegnen, und mit welchen Konsequenzen müssen wir im Falle von politischer Untätigkeit rechnen? Der Umweltausblick liefert Analysen ökonomischer und ökologischer Trends. Im Zentrum der Projektionen stehen vier Bereiche, anhand derer sich die Zukunft unseres Planeten entscheiden wird: Klimawandel, Artenvielfalt, Wasser sowie Umwelt und Gesundheit.

Global Business Citizenship: A Transformative Framework for Ethics and Sustainable Capitalism

A Transformative Framework for Ethics and Sustainable Capitalism
Author: Donna J. Wood,Jeanne M. Logsdon,Patsy G. Lewellyn,Kimberly S. Davenport
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317469798
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
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This practical and engaging book provides a coherent approach to global business responsibility and ethics based on the latest research, theory, and practice. The authors incorporate numerous interesting and current real world examples to support the argument that corporations need to - and can - identify and implement processes that foster ethical conduct, ensure basic human rights, protect the natural environment, and enhance social justice wherever businesses operate around the globe. "Global Business Citizenship" combines elements of political theory, stakeholder relationships, business ethics, corporate social performance, accountability and measurement, and organizational change. Its practical approach encompasses "best practices" in stakeholder management, experiments in applying corporate values to local conditions, and social environmental auditing and reporting. Focusing on the strategic alignment and change management process for implementing business citizenship principles and practices, it is an essential supplement for any course concerned with ethics and social responsibility in today's global business climate.

Die 5 Dysfunktionen eines Teams


Author: Patrick M. Lencioni,Andreas Schieberle
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527690352
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 186
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Nach ihren ersten zwei Wochen als neuer CEO von DecisionTech fragte sich Kathryn Petersen angesichts der dortigen Probleme, ob es wirklich richtig gewesen war, den Job anzunehmen. Sie war eigentlich froh über die neue Aufgabe gewesen. Doch hatte sie nicht ahnen können, dass ihr Team so fürchterlich dysfunktional war und die Teammitglieder sie vor eine Herausforderung stellen würden, die sie niemals zuvor so erlebt hatte ... In "Die 5 Dyfunktionen eines Teams" begibt sich Patrick Lencioni in die faszinierende und komplexe Welt von Teams. In seiner Leadership-Fabel folgt der Leser der Geschichte von Kathryn Petersen, die sich mit der ultimativen Führungskrise konfrontiert sieht: die Einigung eines Teams, das sich in einer solchen Unordnung befindet, dass es den Erfolg und das Überleben des gesamten Unternehmens gefährdet. Im Verlauf der Geschichte enthüllt Lencioni die fünf entscheidenden Dysfunktionen, die oft dazu führen, dass Teams scheitern. Er stellt ein Modell und umsetzbare Schritte vor, die zu einem effektiven Team führen und die fünf Dysfunktionen beheben. Diese Dysfunktionen sind: - Fehlendes Vertrauen, - Scheu vor Konflikten, - Fehlendes Engagement, - Scheu vor Verantwortung, - Fehlende Ergebnis-Orientierung. Wie in seinen anderen Büchern hat Patrick Lencioni eine fesselnde Fabel geschrieben, die eine wichtige Botschaft für alle enthält, die danach streben, außergewöhnliche Teamleiter und Führungskräfte zu werden.

Introduction to Globalization and Business

Relationships and Responsibilities
Author: Barbara Parker
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1848604696
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 536
View: 8356

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What is globalization? How have the world economies changed in recent years? What impact do these changes have on business and management practice? Through creative use of examples, case studies and exercises from organizations worldwide, this book demonstrates the many levels at which globalization impacts on contemporary businesses, society and organizations and elucidates the ways in which different globalization trends and factors interrelate. Focusing on an integrated approach to understanding the effects of global trends such as new technologies, new markets, and cultural and political changes, the book enables students to understand the wider implications of globalization and apply this to their study and comprehension of contemporary business and management. Each chapter: - opens with a short and current case which introduces the key concepts covered in that chapter - provides an overview of chapter objectives to allow the student to navigate easily - illustrates the chapter concepts with useful boxed examples - concludes with a review of the key chapter concepts learnt - provides a series of review and discussion questions - offers 'Global Enterprise Project' assignments for applying course concepts to the same company - gives up-to-date references from many sources to direct student's further reading. Students can access the companion website which includes additional material in support of each chapter of the book by clicking on the `companion website' logo above.

International Business Under Adversity

A Role in Corporate Responsibility, Conflict Prevention and Peace
Author: Gabriele G. S. Suder
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1848442963
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 201
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Business and corporate actions, globally and locally, have often encouraged and aggravated human conflict. Equally evident is the fact that business, if only out of enlightened self-interest, can and should be an integral part of preventing, mitigating and ending violent conflict. This highly complex relationship needs to be seriously studied and discussed with an open mind. Dr. Suder s publication makes an important contribution to this discussion and I recommend the information and analysis contained in this book to a wide audience. Daniel Stauffacher, Former Ambassador of Switzerland and Chairman ICT4Peace Foundation While Golda Meir was Prime Minister of Israel she shared her hopes for humanity: I hope that some day, perhaps not in my time or my children s time, but in my grandchildren s time, war will become like cannibalism, completely unthinkable . For war to be unthinkable, business must be a part of the solution. Gabriele Suder s new volume recognizes the imperative of peace and brings many of the best thinkers in the world together to ask how the private sector can contribute to a peaceful future for our planet. With strikingly new ideas, International Business under Adversity is must reading for business leaders and students alike. Nancy J. Adler, McGill University, Canada International Business under Adversity explores the essential issues of corporate responsibility rooted in firms international activities. The wide spread of specific sets of values, ways of thinking and living, infrastructures and technologies are commonly associated with the motivations of conflict, crisis and terrorism. What is the role of international business in this dilemma? How and why do international corporations maximize value beyond core strategy and partners through corporate responsibility? This informative and accessible resource expands the readers understanding of the ways in which profit maximization, value creation and community benefit interconnect. How to respect the wider business settings and communities, the environment and encourage peace? Is this just another dream? This book clearly provides a starting point for upstream mitigation, in which collective action allows disruption to be avoided at its very roots. It shows the way into responsible business, as a downright condition for an enlightened self-interest for all parties to pursue. This book will be of great interest to those who wish to understand the case for corporate responsibility: its tools, measures and practices in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), conflict prevention, and reduction of risk and uncertainty in the globalized world. It will be valuable to the leadership of international corporations, and serve academics and postgraduate students to efficiently link the fields of risk management, CSR, business ethics and corporate strategy.

The Business Environment

Themes and Issues in a Globalizing World
Author: Paul Wetherly,Dorron Otter
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199661383
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 477
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Designed specifically for students new to the study of business, this book explores the global range of environments within which business operates. Wetherly and Otter encourage critical thinking via a unique 'themes and issues' approach, which reflects the integrated, dynamic reality of businesses today.