International Business

International Business : Managerial Perspective Forecast 2003

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For undergraduate courses in International Business. This Forecast 2003 update of International Business, Third Edition is designed to help students stay up-to-date with the critical changes occurring in the global economy-to understand how the decisions and the choices facing businesspersons and consumers around the world are influenced by events and issues such as political upheavals, spread of new technologies, fluctuations in exchange rates, etc. Also, it shows them that which changes someone thinks are "important" depends to a large extent on who they are and where they're from.show more

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  • Paperback | 652 pages
  • 216 x 276 x 26mm | 1,465g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • 3rd International edition
  • col. Illustrations, col. maps, ports. (some col.)
  • 0131115901
  • 9780131115903

About Ricky Griffin

Ricky W. Griffin holds the Blocker Chair in Business Administration at Texas A&M University. He serves as Executive Associate Dean of the Mays College of Business and as professor of management at Texas A&M University. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Houston in 1978, he joined the faculty at the University of Missouri-Columbia before moving to Texas A&M University in 1981. Professor Griffin teaches international management, organizational behavior, human resource management, and general management. He has taught both undergraduate and graduate students, participated in numerous executive training programs, and taught in Europe. A member of the Academy of Management, he has served as division chair of that group's Organizational Behavior division. Professor Griffin has written several successful textbooks, including Management, Organizational Behavior (with Greg Moorhead), and Business (with Ron Ebert). He is currently conducting research on workplace violence in Canada and job design differences and similarities among firms in Japan, Europe, and the United States. Michael Pustay is the Clayton Professor of Business and professor of management at Texas A&M University. He currently serves as associate director of the Center for International Business Studies and as associate director of the Center for International Business Education and Research at Texas A&M. He is the North American editor of the British journal Transport Reviews. Professor Pustay received his B.A. in economics summa cum laude from Washington and Lee University in 1969 and his Ph.D. in economics from Yale University in 1973. He taught at Purdue University and Bowling Green State University prior to joining Texas A&M's business school faculty. Professor Pustay, who has taught international business for 12 years, focuses his teaching and research efforts on international business and business-government relations. His work has appeared in such professional journals as the Journal of Management, Southern Economic Journal, Land Economics, and Transportation Journal. He is currently researching the role of regional trading blocs on the world economy and the impact of domestic economic policies on international competition. Professor Pustay is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Academy of International Business, the American Economic Association, the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States, and the Transportation Research Forum. He has served as a consultant for a variety of public and private organizations, including the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Small Business Administration, the Civil Aeronautics Board, and Reliant Energy.show more

Table of contents

I. THE WORLD'S MARKETPLACES. 1. An Overview of International Business. 2. Global Marketplaces and Business Centers. 3. Legal, Technological, and Political Forces. 4. The Role of Culture. II. INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT. 5. International Trade and Investment Theory. 6. The International Monetary System and the Balance of Payments. 7. Foreign Exchange and International Financial Markets. 8. Formulation of National Trade Policies. 9. International Cooperation among Nations. III. MANAGING INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS. 10. International Strategic Management. 11. Strategies for Analyzing and Entering Foreign Markets. 12. International Strategic Alliances. 13. Organizational Design for International Business. 14. Managing Behavior and Interpersonal Relations. 15. Controlling the International Business. IV. MANAGING INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS OPERATIONS. 16. International Marketing. 17. International Operations Management. 18. International Financial Management. 19. International Accounting and Taxation. 20. International Human Resource Management and Labor Relations. Glossary. Index.show more