"It is interesting and well-written and should generate some student discussion. . . The "Questions" box at the end of each article is well-placed and is welcome." -Teaching Sociology Cutting-edge readings on current global topics Courses on globalization have spread rapidly across the social science curriculum, mirroring the ever-growing global nature of our daily lives. This reader has been designed with this specific course in mind and allows undergraduate students to read about the major topics in globalization in the words of the original authors.
Global leadership has been frequently heralded by writers and executives as the key to sustained competitive advantage on the part of organizations. In addition, it is clear that the possession of leadership qualities and the display of leader behavior are requirements for individuals attempting to progress in their careers. It is important for aspiring managers to learn about the nature of effective global leadership and how they can develop their own competencies in this area. This textbook provides an important overview of this key emerging area within business and management.
Pioneering a distinctive strategic approach, the book uses strategy as its unifying theme to explore the global economy and the impact of managerial decisions--equipping students with a strategic mindset. It covers all topics essential to international management, including comparative management issues, formation and implementation of strategies in the global environment, the building of strategic alliances, negotiation and cross-cultural communication, international human resource management, business ethics, and much more. Equipping students with a broad perspective that's not limited to one nation, the text considers how cultural differences affect strategies and operations, giving readers an appreciation of how social institutions are key to multinational operations
Despite the wide range of technologies involved, the construction industry still relies heavily on one old-fashioned component: the human. The clients, managers, designers, investors, and a whole host of other stakeholders are all involved in a crucial series of relationships that are just as important to project success as technical know-how. As construction projects become increasingly international as well as interdisciplinary, the risk and cost of disharmonious working grows ever larger. The growth of IT and the increased reliance on large mergers and joint-ventures have created new problems, which require a new set of solutions. Recent research has generated profound insights into international differences in business culture. This new work presents up-to-date theory and practical guidance, identifying situations in which cultural differences present challenges.
This book is a comprehensive source of information for those interested in tourism and hospitality management, approaches, and trends, and, covers the emerging research topics that will define the future of IT and cultural development in the 21st century
Contemporary markets are increasingly complex and dynamic. Organizational performance is one of the major elements required in contemporary markets, and the necessity to promote initiatives for innovation in new technological investments creates the foundations for growth, enabling businesses to explore opportunities in the global context. This book aims to explore and utilize the existing academic knowledge, and to contribute to the topic of coopetition within and across firms for entrepreneurial growth. It is a culmination of recent global circumstances and credible academic theories, focusing on analyzing, evaluating and interpreting the modern status-quo in the international business environment.
This provides a thorough understanding of the issues involved in developing and managing overseas trade. It is aimed at students studying for the Institute of Export professional qualification and practitioners involved in export and international trade.
It has become commonplace to think that globalization has produced a race to the bottom in terms of labor standards and quality of life: the cheaper the labor and the lower the benefits afforded workers, the more competitively a country can participate on the global stage. But in this book the distinguished economic historian Michael Huberman demonstrates that globalization has in fact been very good for workers'quality of life, and that improved labor conditions have promoted globalization.
Large and wealthy global companies too often fail to acknowledge environmental responsibility or workers’ rights. This book tells the dramatic story of one company—Chiquita Brands International—that decided to change the negative paradigm.