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International business : theory and practice

Author: Mohammad Reza Vaghefi; Steven K Paulson; William H Tomlinson
Publisher: New York : Taylor & Francis, ©1991.
Series: Series on international business and trade.
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This text synthesizes the theory and practice of international business by analyzing the environments related to contemporary operations, economics, business functions and the future. The underlying  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mohammad Reza Vaghefi; Steven K Paulson; William H Tomlinson
ISBN: 0844816841 9780844816845 0844816906 9780844816906
OCLC Number: 21871219
Description: xvii, 300 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. Theory: The Contemporary Environment. Ch. 1. Overview of International Business. Introduction. Current State of International Business. Multinational Firms in International Business. World Markets of the 1990s. Nation-States and World Business. Globalization of Business. Summary. Ch. 2. The Institutional Framework. Introduction. Institutional Framework of the Post-War 1940s. Institutional Expansion of the 1950s and 1960s. Institutional Redirection of the 1970s and 1980s. World Events Shaping World Economies. Other International Institutions. International Business and the Trade Position of the United States. Summary. Ch. 3. The Geo-Political Environment of International Business. Introduction. Domestic Policies and Global Performance. Political Frameworks and International Business. Infrastructure and International Business. The Japanese Infrastructure. Results of Domestic Policies. The European Economic Community as a Political Institution. Summary. Ch. 4. Cultural Environment of International Business. Introduction. Current Problems Facing American Firms Abroad. Influence and Adjustment by Parent Company. Differing Values of Time. Nonverbal Communication. Spatial Customs. Money and Materialism. Distribution in Different Cultures. Expatriates and Local Cultures. Summary --
Pt. 2. Theory: The Economic Environment. Ch. 5. International Trade Theory. Introduction. Absolute and Comparative Advantage. Wages, Prices, and Comparative Advantage. Modern Theories of International Trade. The Leontief Paradox. Other Modern Theories of International Trade. Summary. Ch. 6. Foreign Direct Investment. Introduction. Definition and Theory. Nature of Foreign Direct Investment. Formulating Multinational Investment Policy. Implementing Multinational Investment Policy. Summary. Ch. 7. Foreign Exchange. Introduction. Exchange Rate. Spot Rate. Cross Rate. The Forward Market. Changes in the Exchange Rate. Other Determinants of Foreign Exchange. International Fisher Effect. Foreign Exchange Instruments. Foreign Exchange Restrictions. Summary. Ch. 8. International Banking. Introduction. Definition. Watching the Local Economy. International Banking. Protection of the Assets. Eurodollar Market and International Banking. The World Bank. Summary. Ch. 9. Balance of Payments. Introduction. Definition and Relevance. Balance of Payments Components. BOP Disequilibrium. BOP Adjustment Methods. Bretton Woods. Summary --
Pt. 3. Practice: The Functional Environment. Ch. 10. Structures and Forms of International Business. Introduction. Strategy and Patterns of Structural Growth. Forms of International Business. Summary. Ch. 11. International Human Resource Management. Introduction. IHRM Management Practices. Employment. Training and Development. Employee and External Relations. Compensation and Benefits. Summary. Ch. 12. International Marketing. Introduction. Definitions and Differences. Single Versus International Markets. Governmental Role. Product Strategy. Distribution System. Summary. Ch. 13. International Law. Introduction. Jurisdiction Issue. Export Administration Act. The ICC in World Trade. Contract Termination. Other International Business Legal Issues. Summary. Ch. 14. International Finance. Introduction. Foreign Exchange Risk. Political Risk. Parent-Subsidiary Financing. Managing Blocked Funds. International Capital Markets. Summary. Ch. 15. International Accounting and Taxation. Introduction. Multinational Accounting Issues. Development of International Accounting. Application of the FASB Stipulation. Accounting and Foreign Currency. Transactions of a Multinational's Subsidiary. International Taxation. Summary --
Pt. 4. Practice: The Emerging Environment. Ch. 16. Conflicts to Resolve. Introduction. Conflicts Within Home Country. Conflicts With Host Country. Multilateral Institutions and the Role of GATT. Summary. Ch. 17. Technology Transfer. Introduction. Technology Choice. Simple and Complex Models. Implication of Technology Transfer. Summary. Ch. 18. Ethics and Global Trade. Introduction. Pesticides. Drugs. The Problem. Baby Formula. Ethics in the Marketplace. International Power Base. Whose Ethics? Cigarette Smoking is Dangerous to Your Health. Summary. Ch. 19. Global Competitiveness. Introduction. U.S. Position After 1971. U.S. Competitiveness in the World Economy. Protectionism and Subsidies. Unions and the U.S. Economy. Industrial Policy in a Decentralized Economy. Sources of Strength in the U.S. Economy. Rival Conditions. Manufacturing Comeback. Factor Cost Advantage. Summary. Ch. 20. Epilogue. Introduction. Major Trends. Technological and Organizational Changes. Transnational Corporations and International Trade. Transnational Corporations and Economic Development. Employment, Environment, and Socio-Cultural Aspects. Role of Transnational Corporations in Services. National Policies on TNCs. Summary.
Series Title: Series on international business and trade.
Responsibility: M. Reza Vaghefi, Steven K. Paulson, William H. Tomlinson.
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