A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about International Business.

By: Cairns, GeorgeContributor(s): Sliwa, MartynaMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandVery Short, Fairly Interesting & Cheap Books: Publisher: London : SAGE Publications, 2012Description: 1 online resource (184 p.)ISBN: 9781446205020Subject(s): International tradeGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about International BusinessDDC classification: 658.049 LOC classification: HD62.4 | C357 2012Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I - Theories of International Trade and International Business; 1 Classical and Neo-classical Theories of International Trade; 2 Twentieth-century Developments in Trade Theories and IB Practice; 3 Investment Theories of IB; Part II - Actors in International Business; 4 Institutions of International Business; 5 The International Business Organization; Part III - Managing in the International Business Environment; 6 Delivering Goods and Services; 7 Finance, Accounting and Governance; 8 Managing People in the International Arena; Concluding Remarks
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Summary: Explains why studying international business is important to you as an individual in a humorous and insightful way.
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Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I - Theories of International Trade and International Business; 1 Classical and Neo-classical Theories of International Trade; 2 Twentieth-century Developments in Trade Theories and IB Practice; 3 Investment Theories of IB; Part II - Actors in International Business; 4 Institutions of International Business; 5 The International Business Organization; Part III - Managing in the International Business Environment; 6 Delivering Goods and Services; 7 Finance, Accounting and Governance; 8 Managing People in the International Arena; Concluding Remarks

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Explains why studying international business is important to you as an individual in a humorous and insightful way.

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This important, clearly written book by two British academics will be of value to anyone interested in international business. It covers the historical origins of international business including the classical theories of international trade as well as topics not discussed in mainstream textbooks, such as the exploitation of natural resources resulting from European colonialism. This overview of international business does not emphasize only the favorable aspects of international business activities and how multinational corporations can be successful. The authors also address aspects of international business activities that harm society. These topics include working conditions in sweatshops of both less developed and developed countries; pollution caused by toxic waste disposal practices; the making of unsafe products; tax avoidance; and increasing economic inequality both between and within countries. The authors question the idea that the main purpose of international businesses should be to maximize profits for their stockholders, using such exploitive practices as moving production offshore to reduce labor costs in order to achieve competitive advantage. They believe that international businesses should be concerned with their social responsibility to workers, consumers, and society. Excellent references. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All business collections. D. W. Huffmire emeritus, University of Connecticut

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