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Written by globally renowned scholars in the field of international business, International Business, Second Edition takes a truly global perspective that goes beyond the United States, presenting the latest concepts, tools and events, and adopting integrated and problem-solving approaches in every chapter. The book highlights the role of culture, politics and legal issues in international business and illustrates how they influence institutions, structures and processes that permeate all functions of business.

New and Enhanced Features of the Second Edition Include:

  • Incorporates broader coverage of international business: New sections have been added to include international entrepreneurship, careers in international business, corruption, and e-commerce.
  • Offers an international perspective: An assortment of case studies can be used to discuss issues among small and large international and multinational firms in countries such as Asia, Europe, and developing countries
  • Takes an integrative approach: Within each chapter connections are made between various cultural, political, and legal functions and issues related to international business.
  • Provides problem-solving strategies: A practical step-by-step guide will help students develop problem solving skills for common international business challenges.
  • Includes Instructor’s Resources on CD: Available by contacting SAGE.
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Editorial Reviews

The Midwest Book Review
"Offering an integrated, 'reader friendly', practical, and 'real-world' approach to the analysis and conduct of doing business in a global market. International Business is an ideal classroom text book for college courses and a welcome, core addition to Business School and Academic Libarary Reference Collections. " -THE MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW— Able Greenspan
The Midwest Book Review - Able Greenspan
"Offering an integrated, 'reader friendly', practical, and 'real-world' approach to the analysis and conduct of doing business in a global market. International Business is an ideal classroom text book for college courses and a welcome, core addition to Business School and Academic Libarary Reference Collections." —THE MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW
From the Publisher
"This book has an evocative blend of the "big picture" of international business in the age of globalization, and all the key and more specific issues in IB today. These seasoned scholars' varied cases are not just great fun, but also provide great coverage, from the traditional IB topics to newer ones. The authors' practical vision is refreshing, eloquently written, and spot on!" - Mary Ann Von Glinow, Knight Ridder Eminent Scholar Chair in International Management, Florida International University, USA; Former AIB and AOM President

"International Business offers readers an extensive background and useful insights into the basics and practice of IB. Up-to-date, practical examples present wonderful opportunities to learn from the experiences of firms and managers operating in the global environment. " - Marjorie A. Lyles, Chancellor's Professor and OneAmerica Chaired Professor in Business Administration, Indiana University, USA

"Shenkar, Luo and Chi offer excellent, comprehensive coverage of international business in the new global environment. Written by three outstanding researchers, it is practically focused, firmly grounded in cutting edge research, and up-to-date with great student and instructor support." - Peter J. Buckley, Professor and Director of Business Confucius Institute, University of Leeds, UK

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471383505
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 513
  • Product dimensions: 8.74 (w) x 11.24 (h) x 1.29 (d)

Meet the Author

Oded Shenkar is Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management and Professor of Management and Human Resources at the Fisher College of Business, the Ohio State University; and has taught in China, Japan, Israel and the UK. He holds B.A. and MSc.soc degrees in East Asian Studies and Sociology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and M.Phil and PhD degrees from Columbia University. In addition to strategic alliances, his main areas of interest are cross-border investment and the impact of culture on international business. He has published numerous articles in the Academy of Management Review, the Academy of Management Journal, Human Relations, the Journal of International Business Studies, Management Science, Organization Science, Organization Studies and the Journal of Applied Psychology, among others, and is a member of the editorial board of the Academy of Management Executive, Human Relations, the International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, the Journal of International Business Studies, Management International Review and Organization Studies. His prior books include Organization and Management in China 1979-1990 (M.E. Sharpe), International Business in China (Routledge, with L. Kelley), Global Perspectives on Human Resource Management (Prentice-Hall), The Handbook of International Management Research (Blackwell, 1st ed.; University of Michigan Press, 2nd ed., with B.J. Punnett), International Business (Wiley, with Y. Luo) and The Chinese Century (Wharton Publishing). Professor Shenkar serves as an advisor to multinational firms, government and international agencies. He is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business and a member of the Conference Board Council of Integration Executives.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 International Business in an Age of Globalization 1
Pt. 1 Concepts and Theories in International Business 15
Ch. 2 International Trade Theory and Application 16
Ch. 3 Foreign Direct Investment Theory and Application 52
Ch. 4 The Multinational Enterprise 87
Pt. 2 Endowments and Environments of International Business 124
Ch. 5 Country Competitiveness 125
Ch. 6 The Cultural Environment 148
Ch. 7 The Political and Legal Environment 174
Pt. 3 Global Markets and Institutions 197
Ch. 8 International Economic Integration and Institutions 198
Ch. 9 The International Monetary System and Financial Markets 225
Pt. 4 International Business Strategies 258
Ch. 10 International Entry Strategies 259
Ch. 11 Organizing and Structuring Global Operations 290
Ch. 12 Building and Managing Global Strategic Alliance (GSAs) 313
Ch. 13 Managing Global Research and Development (R&D) 336
Pt. 5 Functional IB Areas 355
Ch. 14 Financial Management for Global Operations 356
Ch. 15 International Accounting for Global Operations 386
Ch. 16 Global Marketing and Supply Chain 410
Ch. 17 Global Human Resource Management 445
Pt. 6 Emerging Issues in International Business 468
Ch. 18 Global Internet and E-Commerce 469
Ch. 19 Ethics and Corruption in the Global Marketplace 493
App The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (2000) 510
Organization Index
Name Index
Subject Index
Photo Credits
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