International Business: The Challenge of Global Competition / Edition 12

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Political,technological,market,cost and competitive changes have driven many businesses to expand operations globally — creating an explosion in the growth rate of international businesses. Firms operating across borders must also deal with the following forces in foreign and domestic environments:
- competitive
- distributive
- economic
- socioeconomic
- financial
- legal
- physical
- political
- sociocultural The relationship of the forces in foreign and domestic environments forms the basis of Ball & McCulloch’s International Business model.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073381404
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 2/6/2009
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 712
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 0.01 (d)

Table of Contents

1 International Business: Diversity and Competitiveness 2
Appendix A: Careers in International Business 23
2 International Trade and Foreign Investment 28
3 Economic Theories on International Trade, Development, and Investment 72
Videocase I: Vanguard Pollution Control Company 110
4 International Organizations 116
5 International Monetary System and Balance of Payments 154
Videocase II: International Finance 182
6 Financial Forces 186
7 Economic and Socioeconomic Forces 212
8 Physical and Environmental Forces 240
9 Sociocultural Forces 268
10 Political Forces 312
11 Legal Forces 346
12 Labor Forces 376
13 Competitive and Distributive Forces 400
Videocase III: Trading Attitudes 446
14 Market Assessment and Analysis 452
15 Marketing Internationally 472
16 Export and Import Practices and Procedures 516
17 Evolution of Centrally Planned Economies 550
18 Human Resource Management 584
19 Global Operations Management 612
20 Financial Management 646
21 Strategic Planning and Organizational Design 672
22 Control and Technology-Driven Changes 694
Videocase IV: The Evolution of Ogre Mills 708
Appendix B: Three Diversified Cases 710
Endnotes 717
Glossary 737
Name Index 752
Company Index 755
Subject Index 759
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