Download and read online Introduction to Globalization and Business in PDF and EPUB Through creative use of examples, case studies and exercises from organizations worldwide, this book demonstrates the many levels at which globalization impacts on contemporary businesses, society and organizations.
Download and read online Business in Context in PDF and EPUB Business in Context 4e provides an introduction to the business environment and the key functions of business placed within a managerial, organizational and environmental context. Offering a dynamic and contemporary global perspective on business, key issues are debated and supported by practical cases from well-known international companies. The latest edition of David Needle?s best-selling functional business environment text has been thoroughly revised and rewritten, with expanded coverage of management, new chapters on globalization and ethics, new cases, improved pedagogy and text design, and increased web support for the lecturer and student. Business in Context 4e provides an introduction to the business environment and the key functions of business placed within a managerial, organizational and environmental context. Offering a dynamic and contemporary global perspective on business, key issues are debated and supported by practical cases from well-known international companies. The latest edition of David Needle?s best-selling functional business environment text has been thoroughly revised and rewritten, with expanded coverage of management, new chapters on globalization and ethics, new cases, improved pedagogy and text design, and increased web support for the lecturer and student.
Download and read online Advanced Introduction to Globalisation in PDF and EPUB Globalisation impacts almost all aspects of our lives. Smart-phones give access to news, documents and communications instantaneously and globally. It is said that change is accelerating, and the nation state is increasingly anachronistic. This book challenges that consensus. Globalisation is as old as capitalism, as is technological change. The reduced power of national governments is due to the free-market form of globalisation created by the 1980s administrations of Thatcher and Reagan leading to the 2008-2009 global financial crisis and recession. We need to move beyond this, taxing wealth and speculation to create a new era of sustainable development, globally.
Download and read online Business Globalization and the Common Good in PDF and EPUB Globalization and information technology are driving the world into a new era. Is it the responsibility of business to pursue the common good - and more precisely, to participate in the construction of the global common good? This book brings together contributions from various disciplines, written by scholars who are at the forefront of this debate. It provides multiple insights into a tripartite relationship: business, globalization and the common good. It helps explain why the business sphere will probably not be in a position to ignore the common good much longer, and why this latter concept, widely ignored in today's management realm, is likely to become part of tomorrow's corporate policies and practices in the global context. Finally, this work opens up a plethora of avenues for future research, calling for the development of transdisciplinary approaches and for the elaboration of a research program embracing theoretical, empirical and spiritual perspectives to tackle this complex issue.
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Download and read online Globalization in PDF and EPUB 'Globalization' has become one of the defining buzzwords of our time - a term that describes a variety of accelerating economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental processes that are rapidly altering our experience of the world. It is by its nature a dynamic topic. This Very Short Introduction has been fully updated for a fourth edition, to include recent developments in global politics, the global economy, and environmental issues. Presenting globalization as a multifaceted process encompassing global, regional, and local aspects of social life, Manfred B. Steger looks at its causes and effects, examines whether it is a new phenomenon, and explores the question of whether, ultimately, globalization is a good or a bad thing. In this fourth edition Steger discusses some of the key features of recent years, such as the EU fiscal crisis, the rise of robot technology and new war technology with civilian usage such as drones, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, and new identity discussions around gender fluidity and sex change in the media. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Download and read online The Globalization of Chinese Business in PDF and EPUB The main theme of the book is the globalisation of China’s markets and Chinese business management in the context of ongoing reform at home and the country’s growing global economic role. The Globalisation of Chinese Business includes contributions relating to a wide range of manufacturing and service sectors, encompassing such areas as foreign investment, state and private enterprise, human resource management, consumer culture and advertising, financial markets and healthcare. Following an introduction by the editor there are four sections, the first focused on the globalisation of Chinese management and the second on the evolution of Chinese management. The remaining sections contain chapters on China’s growing service sector, growing markets and competition, and healthcare system reform. An epilogue by the editor in the remaining section concludes. Covers a range of managerial issues relating to both manufacturing and services in China in the context of ongoing managerial reform Discusses the corporate strategies of both Chinese and foreign companies Examines the targeting of Chinese and global markets Details the globalisation of Chinese business management
Download and read online Globalization in PDF and EPUB This study provides an introduction to the main arguments about the globalization process. It examines the theoretical and conceptual issues with substantive examples.
Download and read online Globalization and Health in PDF and EPUB There is widespread recognition that globalization is changing the world around us, but so far there has been no systematic analysis of how it is impacting on human health. Such impacts are diverse, encompassing global economic, political, sociocultural, technological and environmental changes. Globalization and Health presents a clear conceptual framework for understanding these varied impacts and draws on a broad range of literature to illustrate them. Kelley Lee emphasises that more attention is needed to ensure that current forms of globalization become more equitable, sustainable and guided by appropriate forms of governance.
Download and read online Globalization and business practice in PDF and EPUB What is globalization? How have the world economies changed? What impact do these have on business and management practices? Globalization and Business Practice makes sense of globalization for the management student. With creative examples, case studies, and exercises, author Barbara Parker demonstrates how globalization impacts contemporary business and organizations and above all the way in which the different trends and factors interrelate. This integrated approach is the key feature of the book. Only by integrating the effects of global trendsùsuch as new technologies, new markets, cultural and political changesùcan students grasp the meaning of globalization and apply this to their study and understanding of contemporary business and management. Each chapter opens with a current case that introduces the key concepts covered in the chapter. Instances of globalization are given, followed by the effects at the organizational level and for management theory. The concluding section of the chapter reviews the key chapter concepts, a list of review and discussion questions, and gives current references to directly related future reading. Each chapter is supported by a separate section on the textÆs Internet homepage, http://www.seattleu.edu/~parker. Globalization and Business Practice has a student and teacherÆs homepage, with links to relevant sites and teaching supplements. For each chapter: + Lectures for each chapter, providing teaching objectives, teaching notes, questions and exercises, and recommended materials to use + References to recommended materials such as videos and film, and how to obtain these + Additional exercises, assignments, and handouts for each chapter + Transparencies and power point presentation for use in lectures for each chapter + A sample syllabus, with term projects for individuals and groups; critical writing exercises for each chapter; a bibliography of library sources for research on global enterprises; and suggested cases for each chapter + A student homepage and teacherÆs homepage with links to relevant sites on the Internet for each chapter Globalization and Business Practice provides a lively, well-designed guide to the complexity of globalization that will be essential for those who study business and management in a global and international context. Barbara Parker is associate professor of management at the Albers School of Business and Economics, Seattle University.
Download and read online Introduction to Globalization in PDF and EPUB Globalization is generally covered in graduate courses which focus primarily on critical perspectives. This book fills the gap in the study of globalization as an introductory text suitable for undergraduates. In addition, this text includes entire chapters on subjects only partially covered in other texts such as regionalism, global education, interactive politics, think tanks, NGOs, and IFIs. This work integrates important topics to give students a broad understanding of the complex political, economic, and technological interaction among the key players in the globalization process: governments, MNCs, NGOs, think tanks, and international financial institutions. All chapters include review questions, exercises, and web links to help students apply concepts and theories. The final chapter presents five short case studies to encourage students to apply problem-solving skills in addressing the challenges of globalization in the 21st century. A Burnham Publishers book
Download and read online Smart Globalization in PDF and EPUB Today's globalization debates pit neoliberals, who favour even deeper integration into the global economy, against neo-mercantilists, who call for a relatively selective approach to globalization and the return to more interventionist industrial policies. Both sides claim to have the facts on their side. Inspired by the work of economists Ha-Joon Chang and Dani Rodrik, editors Andrew Smith and Dimitry Anastakis bring together essays from both historians and economists in this collection to test claims that wealth comes from either protectionism or free trade. With empirical research that spans more than a century of Canadian history, Smart Globalization demonstrates that Canada's success stemmed neither from complete openness to globalization or policies of isolation and self-sufficiency.
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