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Greece’s economy symbolizes in many ways the Eurozone’s economic problems and divergent interests as it amasses most of the economic disadvantages characterizing the Eurozone’s economy itself. This book presents the economic and political challenges to Greece and the EU member states.
Welcome to the world of international business! No matter where you look, the world is dominated by global business and investment decisions. Choi, Frost, and Meek present a dynamic, up-to-the-minute, and engaging introduction to international dimensions of accounting and financial reporting. Highlights of the Fourth Edition include: *A timely approach to capital market, managerial, taxation, and institutional material *A review of the newly restructured International Accounting Standards Board *A revised examination of accounting, reporting, and disclosure practices—now with many new examples from both developed and emerging market countries *An expanded list of relevant international Web site addresses and data sources *Many new discussion questions, exercises, and cases that cover a variety of situations and settings
Scholars and statesmen have debated the influence of international commerce on war and peace for thousands of years. Over the centuries, analysts have generally treated the questions "Does international commerce influence security?" and "Do trade flows influence security?" as synonymous.In Producing Security, Stephen Brooks maintains that such an overarching focus on the security implications of trade once made sense but no longer does. Trade is no longer the primary means of organizing international economic transactions; rather, where and how multinational corporations (MNCs) organize their international production activities is now the key integrating force of global commerce.M
Much of your company’s success in global trade will be determined by how well you manage contracts and agreements for sale or purchase. Mastering the Business of Global Trade: Negotiating Competitive Advantage Contractual Best Practices, Incoterms, and Leveraging Supply Chain Options explains the key elements any international business person must know, but more importantly, it also describes how to use negotiation skills, leveraged options, and Incoterms to extract the maximum benefits from your supply chain.A
Exchange Rate Economics: Theories and Evidence is the second edition of Floating Exchange Rates: Theories and Evidence and builds on the successful content and structure of the previous edition, but has been comprehensively updated and expanded to include additional literature on the determination of both fixed and floating exchange rates.
With the business landscape constantly in flux, researchers and analysts look to historical trends to better predict the future of modern business. A Comparative History of Commerce and Industry, Volume I offers a subjective review of how the cultural, social, and economic institutions of commerce and industry evolved in the four industrialized nations of the United States, Great Britain, Germany, and Japan to produce the institution we now know as the business enterprise. This ambitious book offers a multidisciplinary view of the birth and evolution of commerce in these four nations, from the Kamakura Shogunate in 12th century Japan to Europe’s global leadership in the 1920s.
Introduce your students to success in global business today with a strategic approach to international business topics and unique coverage not found in other texts. “Global Business, 3E, International Edition” by renowned international instructor and author Mike Peng, is the first global business book that asks the big question, “What determines the success and failure of firms around the globe?” Peng answers from both an institutional-based view and resource-based view throughout every chapter, bringing an unparalleled continuity to the learning process.
Detailing the history of a well-known phenomenon of post-socialism – cross-border petty trade and smuggling – as the history of a practice in daily life from a gendered perspective, this book considers how changes in these practices in a particular border region, between Belarus and Lithuania, have been accompanied, and to some extent provoked, by changes in the border regime. It looks at how the selective openness of the Belarus-Lithuania border worked during different periods over the last twenty years and how it influenced the involvement of different social groups in shuttle trade practices.
‘Globalization’ is one of the key concepts of our time. It is used by both the right and the left as the cornerstone of their analysis of the international economy and polity. In both political and academic discussions, the assumption is commonly made that the process of economic globalization is well under way and that this represents a qualitatively new stage in the development of international capitalism. But is there in fact such a thing as a genuinely global economy? Globalization in Question investigates this notion, providing a very different account of the international economy and stressing the possibilities for its continued and extended governance.T
While scholars have long documented the migration of people in ancient and medieval times, they have paid less attention to those who traveled across borders with some regularity. This study of early transnational relations explores the routine interaction of people across the boundaries of empires, tribal confederacies, kingdoms, and city-states, paying particular attention to the role of long-distance trade along the Silk Road and maritime trade routes. It examines the obstacles voyagers faced, including limited travel and communication capabilities, relatively poor geographical knowledge, and the dangers of a fragmented and shifting political landscape, and offers profiles of better-known transnational elites such as the Hellenic scholar Herodotus and the Venetian merchant Marco Polo, as well lesser known servants, merchants, and sailors.
Deutsch-französische Kooperation: Das Max-Planck-Institut für Geistiges Eigentum lotet hier gemeinsam mit dem Institut de Recherche en Propriété Intellectuelle Henri-Desbois das Thema Urheberrecht auf europäischer Ebene aus.
The European Company (‘SE’) is a legal entity offering a European perspective for businesses. Its purpose is to allow businesses that wish to extend their activities beyond their home Member State to operate throughout the EU on the basis of one set of rules and a unified management system. The book explains how to set up and organise a European Company, as well as setting out the text of the EC instruments (a Regulation and a Directive) serving as its legal basis, and a list of national implementing laws.
This work examines the process of economic reform in five European countries – Poland, Hungary, the Czech and Slovak Republics, and Bulgaria. The author argues that two basic machanisms dominate transition. The first is the reallocation between the state sector and the private sector, with contraction of activities in the former and expansion in the latter.
Extending the frontiers of commodity chain research, this distinctive volume includes original work from major figures in sociology, history, geography, and labor studies. It underscores the wide and interdisciplinary appeal of chain approaches for analyzing the economic, social, and political dimensions of international trade and production networks.Commodity chain analysis sheds light on the political and ecological implications of economic globalization and on how activists in pursuit of social justice, workers’ rights, and environmental protection can use it.
Latin America is one of the most interesting parts of the world. The region’s illustrious history, culture, and geography are famous internationally, but in terms of economics, Latin America has been generally associated with problems. For many, the combination of a resource rich region and poor economic conditions has been a puzzle. Latin American Economic Development provides the most up to date exploration of how this happened with a focus on why the continent can be considered to have underperformed, how the various Latin American economies function and the future prospects for the region.T
This book provides a fresh, multidisciplinary, and exciting look at the making and remaking of pharmaceutical patents at the GATT/WTO, by utilising a Coxian political economy of continuity and change in the global political economy (GPE). Marcellin focuses on the role of the transnational drug industry in the making of the patent provisions in the original TRIPS Agreement and consequently, the role of the African Group at the WTO in the remaking of those patent provisions.
In the era of rapid globalization, the ITC plays a significant and wide ranging role working with both governments and trade support institutions to nurture an export culture, this work will provide a much needed overview of this dynamic organization.This book:Details the history of the organization since its inceptionExamines its current mandate and the impact of recent reformsAnalyses the ability of the ITC to provide trade intelligence, and its role in the development of national export strategiesEvaluates the future challenges, and emphasises that the ITC must continue to broaden its mandate and continue to be responsive and results orientated to remain a key playerThe status of ITC – half-in and half-out of the UN – could prove to be an interesting model for the future, and this work will be of interest to not only to academics but also government trade specialists and negotiators, the "aid for trade" donors, NGOs, and those involved in the running of international organizations.
Since mid-2007, the world scenario has been dominated by the US sub-prime mortgage crisis and its repercussions on global financial markets and economic growth. As banks around the world wrote down their losses and governments intervened to rescue domestic financial institutions, financial distress severely hit the real economy leading to what has been widely defined as the worst recession since the 1930s. Under these conditions, along with the immediate concern for stemming the effects of the crisis, policy-makers around the world have been debating the long-term measures that have to be adopted in order to reduce the likelihood of future crises and to ensure stable economic growth.
Although banking and sovereign debt crises are not unusual, the crisis that has unfolded across the world since 2007 has been unique in both its scale and scope. It has also been unusual in being both triggered by, and mainly affecting, developed economies. Starting with the US subprime mortgage crisis, and the recession in 2007-2009, the problem soon erupted into financial crisis in Europe. A few of these countries came to the brink of bankruptcy, and were rescued by the EU and the IMF on the condition they adopt austerity measures.
In this volume, Bartlett and Ghoshal examine the transnational firm, its development and future. Ending their chapter is a debate about the future of international management research involving several individual scholars including Julian Birkinshaw (London Business School), Yves Doz (INSEAD), and Eleanore Westney (MIT).
This work examines in depth the relationship between foreign direct investment and the environment. Over the last few decades, increasing levels of environmental degradation have been recorded and have been claimed to be particularly attributable to globalization and the widespread increase of economic activities, in particular foreign direct investments (FDIs). However, the environmental implications of FDIs are not easily identified and contradictory views and arguments have been presented. This work contributes to the debate by closely analyzing the specific literature produced over the last three decades, and by presenting and discussing recent trends and prospects with regard to the FDI phenomenon.
By ignoring questions about power relations in markets, mainstream, neo-classically oriented economists conclude that there are no significant power structures operating in market systems. This book argues, to the contrary, that there are fundamental and systemic power structures – monopoly, access to information or finance, employer power, etc. – at work in market economies, which function to allocate the most important productive resources and capital investments, just as in state-controlled command economies.
This volume assembles a stellar group of scholars and experts to examine preferential trade agreements (PTAs), a topic that has time and again attracted the interest of analysts. It presents a discussion of the evolving economic analysis regarding PTAs and the various dysfunctions that continually place them among the priority items for (re)negotiation by the WTO. The book explores recent empirical research that casts doubt on the old ‘trade diversion’ school and debates why the WTO should deal with PTAs and if PTAs belong under the mandate of the WTO as we now know it.
This accessible introduction to the world economy and to the theory and practice of globalization argues that key topics in international economics cannot be understood without knowledge of international business, and vice versa. It reviews and combines insights from both literatures and applies them to real-world issues, clearly explaining the main concepts of international economics and business in a uniquely integrated approach. Written in a lively and accessible style, this innovative textbook covers all the main issues, including international trade, capital mobility, comparative advantage, foreign direct investments, multinational behaviour, financial crises and economic growth.
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