International Business Law: Text, Cases, and Readings / Edition 4

International Business Law: Text, Cases, and Readings / Edition 4

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by Ray A. August
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131014102

ISBN-13: 9780131014107

Pub. Date: 02/04/2003

Publisher: Prentice Hall

August, 5e emphasizes the diversity and similarity of how firms are currently regulated and governed around the world.

Structure of the legal environment for global business, international relations, multinational enterprises, dispute settlement across national borders, rules for global trade in goods and services, and legal issues involving foreign investment,

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August, 5e emphasizes the diversity and similarity of how firms are currently regulated and governed around the world.

Structure of the legal environment for global business, international relations, multinational enterprises, dispute settlement across national borders, rules for global trade in goods and services, and legal issues involving foreign investment, intellectual property, money and banking, slaes, transportation, financing, and taxation.

For professionals who would like to understand about recent trends in the legal environment for global business.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131014107
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
02/04/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
806
Product dimensions:
8.74(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.36(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction to International and Comparative Law1
Ch. 2Responsibilities of States for the Treatment of Aliens and Foreign Businesses55
Ch. 3Dispute Settlement89
Ch. 4The Multinational Enterprise147
Ch. 5Foreign Investment212
Ch. 6Money and Banking267
Ch. 7Trade in Goods319
Ch. 8Services and Labor381
Ch. 9Intellectual Property430
Ch. 10Sales493
Ch. 11Transportation542
Ch. 12Financing595
Ch. 13Taxation643

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International Business Law: Text, Cases, and Readings 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Christian-Stadtlander-PhD More than 1 year ago
Ray August pointed out that “Business today is truly international … [and an] enterprise … that chooses to ignore all but the laws and legal procedures of its own country is choosing to work half blind.” International Business Law: Text, Cases, and Readings is a book that can be used to learn about the different law systems of the world, how companies conducting business abroad are governed and regulated, and what kinds of customs, treaties, conventions, and agreements exist to make international business possible. This book was primarily designed as an instructional text for students as it includes numerous case studies, chapter questions, and review problems. However, I believe readers other than business and law students who have an interest in learning about different law systems and their applications will find this book also useful. August divided the book into 13 chapters. The first chapter is an introduction to international and comparative law. The author defines several terms (e.g., international law, comity, treaties, conventions, and customs) and describes the differences and similarities of the Romano-Germanic Civil Law, the Anglo-American Common Law, and the Islamic Law. He also describes the role of arbitration and the practice of international tribunals. Chapter 2 is entitled “State Responsibility and Environmental Regulation.” August takes a look at the doctrine of imputability and at the meaning of fault and causation, standards of care, types of objections, the role of insurance, and the various regulations that exist for environmental protection. The following chapter deals with dispute settlement. August discusses, for example, settlements through diplomacy, international tribunals, and municipal courts. In Chapter 4, he points out that “The organization of a business is a matter of municipal law.” August evaluates business forms in different law (state) systems and then describes the functionality of multinational enterprises. The topic of the fifth chapter is foreign investment with a focus on laws, codes, and enforcement. Chapter 6 deals with money and banking (e.g., regional and national monetary systems, currency exchange, etc.). In Chapter 7, August discusses trade law (history, trade organizations, multilateral trade agreements). The eighth chapter is about agreements of trade in services and about issues related to labor law. He turns his attention in Chapter 9 to intellectual property (e.g., its creation, licensing and regulation), and in Chapter 10 to the contractual issues for the international sale of goods (formation of contracts, interpretations, etc.). Chapter 11 is about transportation of goods (i.e., carriage of goods by land, sea, and air). The twelfth chapter discusses various aspects of financing, including negotiations, bills, notes, letters of credit, and sources of capital. The final chapter (Chapter 13) deals with the complex issue of taxation. August explains the purpose of taxation and describes types of taxes, regulation, and protection. I purchased this book for a graduate program in international management. What I liked most about this book is the combination of comprehensive, but not overwhelming information about international business law and the opportunity to apply this information to ‘real-world’ problems through excerpted law case studies, law interpretations, and court judgments. This is a great book and I highly recommend it to the reader.