The Business Environment

Themes and Issues in a Globalizing World

Author: Paul Wetherly,Dorron Otter

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198739923

Category:

Page: 528

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Written by an eminent author team whose expertise spans the full breadth of the subject, The Business Environment provides comprehensive coverage and sound academic insight into this dynamic subject. The unique "themes and issues" approach the book has become known for provides students with aconsistent and holistic framework for analysing businesses and the business environment, as well as a reliable method to organize their thinking. The core business environments and their interrelationships are explored using the established STEEPLE framework in Part One. Part Two then looks beyond these topics and invites students to analyse a range of contemporary issues such as the financial crisis and austerity, globalization, corporatepower, equal opportunity, and entrepreneurship. A host of examples, "Mini-Cases", and end-of-chapter case studies illustrate key topics in real-life, international, and wide-ranging business settings. Unilever's corporate responsibility policy, Samsung and South Korean economic development, and Starbucks on sustainability, are just some of thetopical cases. "Stop and Think" boxes and end-of-chapter review and discussion questions develop students' critical thinking skills, while further reading and useful websites provide the starting point for further research and exploration.The Business Environment is supported by a wealth of online resources, featuring:For students: * Multiple-choice questions* Author podcastsFor registered adopters:* Figures and tables from the text* Lecturer's guide to each chapter* PowerPoint slides* Answers to review and discussion questions* Test bank

The Business Environment

Themes and Issues in a Globalizing World

Author: Paul Wetherly,Dorron Otter

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199661383

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 477

View: 9193

Designed specifically for students new to the study of business, this book explores the global range of environments within which business operates. Wetherly and Otter encourage critical thinking via a unique 'themes and issues' approach, which reflects the integrated, dynamic reality of businesses today.

The Business Environment

Themes and Issues

Author: Paul Wetherly,Dorron Otter

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199579601

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 482

View: 2804

Designed specifically for students new to the study of business, this book explores the range of environments within which business operates. Wetherly and Otter encourage critical thinking via a unique 'themes and issues' approach, which reflects the integrated, dynamic reality of businesses today.

Business Environment

Managing in a Strategic Context

Author: John Kew,John Stredwick

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749482702

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 424

View: 6369

A solid understanding of the social, economic and legal environment in which a business operates is crucial to developing a successful business strategy. With a unique balance between theory and practice, Business Environment is a broad ranging and easy to use guide that looks at how factors such as the world economy, government policy, regulation and demography, and social trends, affect day-to-day strategy and decision making in practice. The text is ideal for students taking undergraduate and postgraduate modules in the Business Environment or Business Context areas of an HR or business degree, and also caters for students studying the CIPD Leadership and Management module 'Managing in a Strategic Business Context'. This fully updated 2nd edition includes new content addressing the needs of migrant workers, further international case studies and real-world examples, and lots of new research from the CIPD and elsewhere. Online, you will find a comprehensive tutor and student support site to complement the practical material within the text. Packed with engaging features such as chapter objectives, student and seminar activities, self assessment questions, case studies, key learning points and further reading, Business Environment is guaranteed to develop the skills, knowledge and key understanding of business strategy that is required at every level.

Business Environment in a Global Context

Author: Andrew Harrison

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191037605

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 1215

Andrew Harrison has expertly authored this engaging text on the business environment, offering theoretical rigour, along with a truly global focus, and an understanding of the economic dimensions of the subject. The text takes a unique approach exploring the business environment at different spatial levels (global, international, national, and regional), in different dimensions (culture, ethics, internationalization, markets, technology, and risk) and in the main geopolitical regions (Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Africa). The text is packed with up-to-date case studies that demonstrate how international companies are affected by, and deal with, serious global issues ranging from the Arab uprising to the growing influence of the BRIC countries. Practical insights interspersed in each chapter provide balanced commentary on the key issues and topics discussed, with further research being prompted by related questions. The text is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre, which includes: For Students: Chapter and case study updates Emerging issues Annotated web links Ideas for research topics For Lecturers: Lecture notes PowerPoint slides Assignment scenarios and questions Guidance on discussion questions and cases Figures and tables from the text

The International Business Environment

Global and Local Marketplaces in a Changing World

Author: Janet Morrison

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 0230209572

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 544

View: 1430

The book offers a clear and accessible introduction to the key dimensions of the business environment, including economic, political, cultural, technological and financial dimensions. The approach is genuinely international, highlighting transitional and developing economies as well as the advanced economies. Also available is a companion website with extra features to accompany the text, please take a look by clicking below - http://www.palgrave.com/business/morrison/home.htm

The International Business Environment

Author: Leslie Hamilton,Philip Webster

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198704194

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 424

View: 1431

Will the expansion of the Chinese economy result in job losses in the USA? How can a natural disaster in Japan cause world stock markets to plummet?What impact does the Arab Spring have on the petroleum industry in the Middle East and North Africa?Adopting a clear global perspective, this textbook is an essential introduction to the challenges of the international business environment. The book begins by setting the global context and evaluating the idea of international industries, the world economy, and the threats and opportunities of global markets. The authors then identify the core issues faced by businesses and the dynamic socio-cultural, technological, political, legal, and ecological environments in which they operate. Case studies are sourced from almost every continent in the world, including a wealth of examples from the emerging markets of Africa, South America, and Asia. In addition, each chapter provides a range of learning tools designed to test and develop the reader's understanding. Questions and assignment tasks ensure students can apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios, while full colour diagrams throughout the book illustrate business environment theory and comparative examples with particular clarity.This unique combination of accessible theory, diverse case studies, and reflection points will prepare the reader for academic success and develop the professional skills required to excel in their future global business career. New to this editionNew assignment tasks at the end of every chapter provide real-world scenarios to develop employability skills and apply understanding.New questions in the mini case studies and counterpoint boxes encourage critical thinking and reflection throughout the book.A wealth of new and updated case studies from around the world illustrate the challenges faced by contemporary organizations in regions as diverse as Africa, Europe, Asia, and the United States.Updated to reflect developments in the financial, political, legal, and technological environments since the publication of the previous edition, including the Arab Spring, economic sanctions on Russia, and changes in the global banking sector.

Global Turning Points

Understanding the Challenges for Business in the 21st Century

Author: Mauro F. Guillén,Emilio Ontiveros

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139577042

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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The twenty-first century is replete with uncertainty and complexity: game-changing events and trends are transforming the world beyond recognition. For the first time in human history more people live in cities than in the countryside and greater numbers suffer from obesity than from hunger. Emerging economies now represent half of the global economy and during the next few decades India will be the biggest country in terms of population, China the largest in output and the United States the richest among the major economies on a per capita income basis. Food and water shortages will likely become humankind's most important challenge. In this accessible introduction, Mauro Guillén and Emilio Ontiveros deploy the tools of economics, sociology and political science to provide an analytical perspective on both the problems and opportunities facing business in the modern world.

International Business

Themes and Issues in the Modern Global Economy

Author: Debra Johnson,Colin Turner

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415248907

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 8283

With a challenging new approach to its subject matter, this book addresses international business with globalization as its underlying theme. By illustrating globalization as a phenomenon that is fundamentally altering corporate strategy, this book critiques the complexities of globalization and its impact on international business. By doing so, it is entirely unlike other books on the subject. International Business addresses subjects often neglected by other books, such as MNEs, SMEs and the information economy, while encouraging business students to develop a more international perspective and discard parochial tendencies. With this lucid approach, International Business provides students with an integrated overview of the field that is both theoretical and highly practical. Case-studies include: · aiding the globalization of SMEs: the OECD's Bologna Charter · China and the WTO · the pharmaceutical industry and the developing world · RUGMARK: social labelling in action · the Argentinian financial crisis ·environmental profile of Matsushita Electrical Industrial Company.

The Business Environment

Author: Ian Worthington,Chris Britton,Ed Thompson

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1292174374

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 536

View: 4364

In an uncertain economic environment with fast-paced changing cultures and contexts, today’s organizations can seem a tricky and complex world to understand. The Business Environment – A Global Perspective endows students with a toolset for identifying, analysing and planning for external (PESTLE) and internal factors in business strategy. This book is about all of us and the world we and businesses live in, because organizations do not exist in a vacuum. Now in its eighth edition this text gives students the fundamental knowledge of how domestic and international business environments operate in a systematic and logical approach. The Business Environment takes the reader through contexts, types of organization and markets, dealing with contemporary issues in socioeconomic, political and legal structures. · Clear explanations of economics such as why the prices of things we buy might go up or down, or why at any given time it might be harder or easier to get a job. · Put theory into practice with a wealth of case studies from a diverse range of local and international organizations such as Facebook, GSK and JCB building into more detailed International Business in Action part case studies providing real life data to analyse on e.g. Quantitative Easing and the global financial crisis. End of chapter review and discussion questions along with assignments – to test both your knowledge and understanding and how to apply the concepts in real life, and new – Brexit, contexts. Ian Worthington is Emeritus Professor of Corporate Sustainability, Chris Britton was formerly Principal Lecturer, and Ed Thompson is an Associate Professor in the department of Strategic Management and Marketing at the Faculty of Business and Law, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.

The Global Business Environment

Meeting the Challenges

Author: Janet Morrison

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230344372

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 520

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■ How are the emerging economies of China and India affecting the global business environment? ■ What impact has the global financial crisis had on the way businesses operate? ■ How should business leaders in the age of the multinational enterprise approach their social and ethical responsibilities? This bestselling textbook tackles these and many other challenges head on. Combining a clear, thorough introduction to the business environment with a uniquely global perspective, The Global Business Environment covers all you need to know about the rapidly changing context in which businesses operate. Features throughout the book are designed to help you learn, revise and think critically about the global business environment: ■ Case studies: Over 30 case studies invite you to explore how a diverse range of businesses, industries, governments and individuals are meeting the challenges of the contemporary business environment ■ Spotlight on emerging economies: Provides insight into the emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China, and their place in the global economy ■ Meet the CEO: Your chance to learn about some of the most influential business leaders in the world, from the CEO of multinational Unilever to the chairman of Mitsubishi ■ Critical thinking: Recurring themes and critical thinking boxes in every chapter encourage debate on key issues from the globalization of industries to environmental sustainability, developing skills that will take you far beyond your business degree Enriched by Janet Morrison's characteristically clear, authoritative writing style and an unrivalled range of learning tools, The Global Business Environment is an invaluable resource for students at any stage of their business lives. Janet Morrison was Senior Lecturer in Strategic and International Management at the Sunderland University Business School, UK. She is also the author of International Business, published by Palgrave Macmillan. 'A very thorough introduction to the global business environment that goes well beyond standard textbooks, and includes a wealth of up-to-date case studies and examples. It will be valuable reading for practitioners and students alike.' – Antje Cockrill, University of Swansea, UK 'This third edition of Janet Morrison's excellent business environment text successfully balances the themes and structures of more general business environment texts with full coverage of the challenges that a global business environment poses to both domestic and multinational enterprises. The Global Business Environment will without doubt continue to be a valuable core text on a range of business environment courses, and I very much look forward to using it with my next cohort of students.' – Johan Lindeque, Queen's University, Belfast, UK 'This is an excellent book providing both students and practitioners with clear insights into the global business environment. Building successfully on the author's previous work it develops a numbers of critical themes which are illustrated by highly relevant and interesting case studies. The material is brought alive by the author's clear writing style.' – Nicholas Perdikis,Aberystwyth University, UK

Essentials of Marketing

Author: Frances Brassington,Stephen Pettitt

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 027372813X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 624

View: 492

Accessible to students with no prior study of Marketing and from all different backgrounds Brassington Essentials is a fun, up to date and interesting introduction to Marketing. The book has a great feel, full of large colour photos and frequent interesting cases from brands you will recognise, often with thought-provoking content that is relevant to the reader and accompanied by leading-edge online learning supports in the MyMarketingLab. Like Brassington’s Principles of Marketing, this ‘essentials’ text brings together theory and practice. It covers a wide range of applications, industries and markets, exploring the way marketers must respond to those situations that demand an innovative response. Written in a lively style with great design, Essentials of Marketing is a concise, no-nonsense book, designed to contain all the essential information that students need to understand when taking a short introductory course in Marketing.

Earthly Politics

Local and Global in Environmental Governance

Author: Sheila Jasanoff

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262600590

Category: Science

Page: 356

View: 7475

Globalization seen through the lens of environmentalgovernance; analyses of how the global and the local canaccommodate one another.

Encyclopedia of Business in Today's World

Author: Charles Wankel

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506319521

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 2136

View: 8666

2009 RUSA Outstanding Business Reference Business in today's world is increasingly diverse. Undertaking commerce, even by an individual, can mean working globally through a welter of new media with opportunities of all kinds rapidly appearing. The boundaries, scope, content, structures, and processes of a business activity can morph into completely different ones in the course of a project. Contemporary businesses, and certainly future businesses, find it incumbent upon them to fit within the requirements of environmental and economic sustainability of the others who inhabit our world. With more than 1,000 entries, the Encyclopedia of Business in Today's World is packed with essential and up-to-date information on the state of business in our world. Not only does it reflect where business is, it also conveys the trajectory of business farther into the 21st century. These four volumes provide clear overviews of the important business topics of our time, ranging from culture shock to currency hedging, political risk, offshoring, and transnational corporations. The wealth of topics represent an integrated vision by the editor of a perplexity of functions, technologies, and environmental factors. Key Features Provides insight into the development and current business situation globally through articles on many individual countries Examines the processes, responsibilities, and ethics of business in the global market Offers entries written by experts from diverse fields Includes an appendix that looks at World Trade Organization statistics Presents a vast range of topics, including key companies, business policies, regions, countries, dimensions of globalization, economic factors, international agreements, financial instruments, accounting regulations and approaches, theories, legislation, management practices and approaches, and much more Key Themes Competitive Forces Countries Corporate Profiles Cultural Environments Economics of International Business Economic Theories of International Business Ethics, Corruption, and Social Responsibility Export/Import Strategies Foreign Direct Investment Globalization and Society Human Resource Management International Accounting International Finance International Monetary System International Trade Legal and Labor Issues Management and Leadership Manufacturing and Operations Marketing Political Environments Regional Economic Integration Supranational and National Organizations The Encyclopedia of Business in Today's World serves as a general, nontechnical resource for students, professors, and librarians seeking to understand the development of business as practiced in the United States and internationally.

Equity and Growth in a Globalizing World

Author: Ravi Kanbur,Michael Spence

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821381816

Category: Political Science

Page: 334

View: 2619

Prepared by the Commission on Growth and Development, this volume brings together and evaluates the state of knowledge on the relationship between poverty, equity, and globalization.

The Silk Road Rediscovered

How Indian and Chinese Companies Are Becoming Globally Stronger by Winning in Each Other?s Markets

Author: Anil K. Gupta,Girija Pande,Haiyan Wang

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118895932

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 6854

A roadmap for understanding the business challenges and opportunities in China By 2025, China and India will be two of the world's four largest economies. By then, economic ties between them should also rank among the ten most important bilateral ties worldwide. Their leaders are well aware of these emerging realities. In May 2013, just two months after taking charge, Premier Li Keqiang left for India on his first official trip outside China, a clear signal of China's foreign policy priorities. The Silk Road Rediscovered is the first book ever to analyze the growing corporate linkages between India and China. Did you know that: India's Mahindra is the fifth largest tractor manufacturer in China? Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover unit is the fastest growing luxury auto seller in China? India's NIIT is the most influential IT training brand in China? China's Huawei has its second largest R&D center in Bangalore and employs over 5000 people in India? Shanghai Electric earns its largest revenues outside China from India? As these developments illustrate, pioneering Indian and Chinese companies are rediscovering the fabled Silk Road which joined their nations in ancient times. Winning in each other's markets is also making them stronger and whetting their appetite for further global expansion. This book examines how Indian companies such as Tata Consultancy Services, Mahindra Tractors, NIIT, Tata Motors/Jaguar Land Rover and Sundaram Fasteners have figured out how to win in China. Their experiences may inspire and offer lessons to other Indian companies. The book also examines how Chinese pioneers such as Lenovo, Huawei, TBEA, Haier and Xinxing have made a strong commitment to India and are beginning to realize the fruits of this commitment. The key lessons that emerge from these analyses are: the odds of success go up dramatically when executives adopt a global rather than local-for-local perspective and are skillful at learning on the ground.

Being Global

How to Think, Act, and Lead in a Transformed World

Author: Ángel Cabrera,Gregory Unruh

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422183246

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 6338

What does it take to lead a global business? What makes being a global business leader today such a complex task? It’s more than mastering your knowledge of various geographies and cultures, though that is essential. But to succeed, you must also master the complex mind-set and competencies needed to lead in today’s fully globalized world. Not an easy assignment. Enter Ángel Cabrera and Gregory Unruh. In Being Global, they pull from their extensive experience as well as research they conducted at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, which has been cited by the Financial Times, U.S. News and World Report, and The Economist for its authority on global business. In Being Global, Cabrera and Unruh define a new context for global leadership, vividly illustrating both the challenges and the opportunities facing today’s executives. How can you be effective? What new skills must you learn in order to be successful? What do international teams do to stay connected while still producing results on a regional scale? Being Global is written for leaders at all levels of their careers—whether in big business or small, private sector or government—who aspire to think and act globally and who need some help getting there. Being a global citizen is just the starting point. Cabrera and Unruh provide the tools and guidance to help you develop even deeper leadership skills, to benefit both you and your organization.

Global Capitalism, Culture, and Ethics

Author: Richard Spinello

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135015260

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

View: 3970

Selected as an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Magazine in 2014! This book aims to deepen the student’s understanding of the complex ethical challenges that businesses face in an increasingly globalized world. As the world moves towards greater interdependence, it has been demonstrated that globalization is linked to economic growth. This raises a critical question: as a key player in fostering economic growth, how does the multinational corporation function as a moral agent? Global Capitalism, Culture, and Ethics offers a sophisticated analysis of theoretical ethical issues such as universalism versus pluralism; the connection between law and morality; the validity of a corporate social agenda; and the general parameters of moral responsibilities for multinational corporations. With these foundational issues addressed, the book proceeds to analyze a number of specific controversies such as the proper scope of political activism, disinvestment, environmental sustainability, and responsible sourcing from low wage countries. The analysis of globalization is not confined to a treatment of the moral obligations of multinational corporations, but also reviews the history of global capitalism, the interdependence between governments and multinational corporations, and the beneficial and harmful effects of globalization on social welfare. Weaving together themes from economics, history, philosophy, and law, this book allows the reader to appreciate globalization from multiple perspectives. Its theoretical cogency and uncompromising clarity make it a rewarding read for students interested in issues of ethics and globalization.