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1st Edition

Uniting North American Business

ISBN 9780877193845
Published September 4, 2002 by Routledge
244 Pages

USD $81.95

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Book Description

In today's global economy, NAFTA continues to present unprecedented opportunities for companies in cross-border commerce. 'Uniting North American Business: NAFTA Best Practices' focuses on best business practices and lessons learned in the years since the NAFTA agreement was first signed, and their impact on both the economy and society.

'Uniting North American Business' provides you with the skills and competencies necessary to become more effective business managers and citizens in NAFTA countries by considering:

* What is the scope of the NAFTA agreement itself?
* What are some of the positive benefits of NAFTA?
* What is really causing job loss attributed to NAFTA?
* What should we know about Canada, the United States, and Mexico to better understand the culture and management philosophies of our partners?
* What will society look like if current trends continue?

Table of Contents

NAFTA: beginning and update; NAFTA: globalization and society; Understanding NAFTA's cultures and cultural values; Competencies of effective NAFTA managers; NAFTA best practices case studies; NAFTA and the new economy: rising social inequality; Building consensus to make NAFTA work: the logic of failure; Appendix A: guidelines for trading relationships under NAFTA.

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"Will NAFTA survive? In this much-needed book, Dr. Robert Moran and Jeffrey Abbott set forth the key mechanisms to move the agreement forward and describe the cultural and political synergies required for a breakthrough. In clear and persuasive prose, the authors make the case for that most elusive feature in market integration....'the development of trust.'" - Richard D. Mahoney, Ph.D. L.L.D., John F. Kennedy Scholar, University of Massachusetts; Former Arizona Secretary of State

"An essential primer and resource for those interested in or working toward an effective Free Trade Area of the Americas." - Alfonso Sapia-Bosch, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Global Business, The American Graduate School of International Management

"This is an important and timely book for American, Canadian, and Mexican managers and business students who seek to be truly effective within the NAFTA environment. ...The book is inclusive in its relevance not only for mainline industries but also for the high tech world of the 21st century. ... The section on 'NAFTA Best Practices' is worth the price of admission all by itself..." - Neil R. Abramson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Business Policy, Simon Fraser University

"...this book is a must-have. Not only does it explains the 'How's' and 'What's' of NAFTA, but most importantly the 'Why's.'" - Luis M. Milán, Director, Organization Planning and Development, FEMSA