Global Turning Points: Understanding the Challenges for Business in the 21st Century

Global Turning Points: Understanding the Challenges for Business in the 21st Century

by Mauro F. Guill?n, Emilio Ontiveros
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1107658209

ISBN-13: 9781107658202

Pub. Date: 09/30/2012

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The twenty-first century is replete with uncertainty and complexity: game-changing events and trends are transforming the world beyond recognition. For the first time in human history more people live in cities than in the countryside and greater numbers suffer from obesity than from hunger. Emerging economies now represent half of the global economy and during

Overview

The twenty-first century is replete with uncertainty and complexity: game-changing events and trends are transforming the world beyond recognition. For the first time in human history more people live in cities than in the countryside and greater numbers suffer from obesity than from hunger. Emerging economies now represent half of the global economy and during the next few decades India will be the biggest country in terms of population, China the largest in output and the United States the richest among the major economies on a per capita income basis. Food and water shortages will likely become humankind's most important challenge. In this accessible introduction, Mauro Guillén and Emilio Ontiveros deploy the tools of economics, sociology and political science to provide an analytical perspective on both the problems and opportunities facing business in the modern world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107658202
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

1. Welcome to the twenty-first century; 2. A global economy out of balance; 3. The rise of the emerging-market multinationals; 4. The new demography: ageing, migration, and obesity; 5. From dictatorship to democracy and failed states; 6. A disparate world: inequality and poverty; 7. The quest for sustainability; 8. The global powers of the twenty-first century; 9. Coping with uncertainty and complexity.

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