As ever-increasing proportion of the world's business takes place across national borders, the need to understand the motive forces behind international business becomes greater. Transnationals are now, in many cases, as important as national governments in shaping trade flows and economic trends. As this series demonstrates, international business is not just the preserve of the largest companies, but impacts on all aspects of business and economic activity. This series is essential reading for policy makers as well as researchers in international business and applied international economics.
Self-Initiated Expatriates in Context Recognizing Space, Time, and Institutions
Confucianism, Discipline, and Competitiveness
Trade, Globalization and Poverty
The Nature of the Firm in the Oil Industry International Oil Companies in Global Business
Sustainable Management Development in Africa Building Capabilities to Serve African Organizations
The Globalization of Executive Search Professional Services Strategy and Dynamics in the Contemporary World
Big Business and Brazil’s Economic Reforms
Terence Jackson, Lynette Louw, D. K. (Roshan) Boojihawon
November 10, 2020
Trade between China and Africa is increasing year on year, while the West increasingly debates the nature and implications of China’s presence. Yet little research exists at organizational and community levels. While western press reporting is overwhelmingly negative, African governments mostly ...
Maike Andresen, Chris Brewster, Vesa Suutari
October 02, 2020
This edited volume builds on the previously published Self-Initiated Expatriation: Individual, Organizational, and National Perspectives, which served to give in-depth insights into the concept and the processes of self-initiated expatriation and presented different groups undertaking ...
Sierk Horn, Philippe Lecomte, Susanne Tietze
August 04, 2020
This book sets new trajectories for language-sensitive business and management research and pedagogy. The existence of language plurality characterises these. Empirical studies have been established as important and relevant for contemporary research. It has shifted language-sensitive research from...
Jasmin Mahadevan, Henriett Primecz, Laurence Romani
November 25, 2019
This book is a collection of 16 empirical cases in critical Cross-Cultural Management (CCM). All cases approach culture in CCM beyond national cultures, and all examine power as an integrative part of any cross-cultural situation. The cases also consider diversity in the sense of culturally or...
Chris Baumann, Hume Winzar, Doris Viengkham
July 08, 2019
Please view this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdnyO4EILcg The importance of competitiveness has increased rapidly in recent years, where a fresh look at the different forms in which competitiveness manifests is needed. Though the exceptional growth of East Asian economies has been ...
Malobi Mukherjee, Richard Cuthbertson, Elizabeth Howard
August 23, 2018
Retailing is changing extremely rapidly in the emerging economies, both as a driver of social and economic change, and a consequence of economic development and the rise of consumer societies. Changes that took many decades in Europe or North America are happening at a much greater speed in ...
Elias Dinopoulos, Pravin Krishna, Arvind Panagariya, Kar-yiu Wong
August 23, 2018
An outstanding work, written to celebrate the seventieth birthday of Jagdish Bhagwati; the foremost defender of free trade and its role in developing economies in the world today, this rigorously academic and critical volume represents an important contribution to the understanding of many aspects ...
Ping Zheng, Richard Scase
August 10, 2018
The rapidly changing market environment in China requires more research to understand fully the empirical processes of management practice and the business landscape in which they operate. Based on longitudinal case study research between 2005 and 2010, this book explores the distinctive ...
August 07, 2018
Firm-to-firm relationships, along with the overall structure of industry, have changed markedly over the past decades. Replacing the model of vertical integration with one of global business, firms have started to outsource more by using a wider global network. At the same time, they have begun to ...
August 06, 2018
Sustainable Management Development in Africa examines how African management and business scholarship can serve African and multinational management and organizations operating in Africa. In a broader sense, this book, within an African context, explores how human capital and intellectual ...
Jonathan V. Beaverstock, James R. Faulconbridge, Sarah J.E. Hall
August 06, 2018
Executive search, headhunting, is now one of the archetypal new knowledge intensive professional services, as well as a labor market intermediary bound up with globalization. In this book, the authors examine the key actors in the process of executive search globalization – leading global firms – ...
June 08, 2018
In the 1990s Brazil launched a comprehensive economic liberalization program. It lifted its trade barriers, adopted new market-oriented regulations, opened up its capital market and abandoned earlier efforts to internalize production and to build vertically integrated systems across several sectors...