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The second edition of the book carries a holistic approach on the business environment (both Indian and global) with a contemporary and pragmatic appeal for learners. The text provides an incisive insight into the subject via simple, elegant and explicit presentation that ties theory logically and rigorously with the practical aspects bearing on business environment. Divided into 24 chapters, this thoroughly revised book dexterously assimilates the latest statistics of the national as well as global perspectives to enhance a broader understanding of the concepts and their applications. This is purely a text intended for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of Commerce and Management. Besides, the book is of immense value to the aspirants of civil services, officials and professionals working in government departments, embassies in India, Indian missions abroad, Chambers of Commerce, NGOs and policy think tanks. NEW TO THE SECOND EDITION • Incorporates latest developments, viz. Demonetisation, Union Budget 2017–18, GST, BREXIT, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and other policy aspects. • Comprises new sections on Global and Indian Economic Scenarios, NITI Aayog, Manufacturing in Defence Sector, Some Other International Conventions Promoting Trade and Commerce, Doing Business in Asia and the Pacific region, and so on. • Incorporates various updated sections, sub-sections, and revised tables and figures to represent the latest scenario, in most cases till 2015–16. • Includes new government policies influencing business environment. • Presents recent developments in business environment in relevant chapters. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE BOOK • Each chapter commences with an opening case, which emphasises the topic of importance, and ends with a closing case that helps in satisfying a learner from the point of view of understanding the chapter. • Relevant box items are incorporated in the text, which carry practical examples and experiences to support in-depth learning. • Case questions and review questions help in checking the learner’s ability to understand the basic concept of the chapter. • The text is supported by the companion website containing useful resources for the teachers and study aids for the students. • The book is supplemented with Solutions Manual for instructors.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788120353336
Publisher: PHI Learning
Publication date: 07/01/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 496
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

FAISAL AHMED, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of International Business at FORE School of Management, New Delhi. He has also taught at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi as a visiting faculty and has worked as Associate Director with CUTS International, a leading think tank on international trade. Dr. Ahmed is also a trained Geopolitical Analyst from Geneva. He has been consultant to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia and other institutions and has worked on and led projects supported by the government and international organisations. Dr. Ahmed is frequently invited as an expert and panelist on international trade and geopolitics. He has several publications in national and international refereed journals. Also, Dr. Ahmed’s articles have appeared in leading newspapers and he has been interviewed and his opinion has been quoted in both print and television media in India and abroad. His research and consulting areas include economic integration and WTO issues, least developed countries (LDCs) issues, south-south cooperation, and trade and geopolitics. M. ABSAR ALAM, M.A. Economics, is Trade and Transport Facilitation Expert and Consultant with Asian Development Bank (ADB). Prior to this, he worked as Economist and Consultant with Asian Institute of Transport Development (AITD), a think tank having special consultative status with the United Nations. He has also worked as Economist with RITES Ltd. (under the aegis of Ministry of Railways). He has published articles and research papers on the subjects related to macroeconomic environment and international trade. His areas of consulting and research include macroeconomic studies, infrastructure development, regional cooperation and trade facilitation.

Table of Contents

1. Concepts 2. Contemporary Perspectives 3. Environmental Scanning 4. Economic Systems 5. Planning and Reform 6. Macroeconomic Indicators 7. Industrial Policies 8. Fiscal Policy 9. Monetary Policy 10. Balance of Payments 11. Money and Capital Markets 12. Legal Framework 13. Principles of International Law for Business 14. International Organisations 15. Models and Frameworks of International Trade 16. Internationalisation of Firms 17. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) 18. Trends in Global Trade and Economic Integration 19. The WTO Regime 20. Major Provisions under WTO 21. Cross-cutting Issues in International Environment 22. Foreign Exchange Risk and Exposures 23. Country Risk and Political Risk Analysis 24. Doing Business in Select Markets

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