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Introduction to Globalization and Business
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Introduction to Globalization and Business
Relationships and Responsibilities

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July 2005 | 536 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Companion Web Site: http://www.sagepub.co.uk/parker/default.htm

What is globalization? How have the world economies changed in recent years? What impact do these changes have on business and management practice? Through creative use of examples, case studies and exercises from organizations worldwide, this book demonstrates the many levels at which globalization impacts on contemporary businesses, society and organizations and elucidates the ways in which different globalization trends and factors interrelate.

Focusing on an integrated approach to understanding the effects of global trends such as new technologies, new markets, and cultural and political changes, the book enables students to understand the wider implications of globalization and apply this to their study and comprehension of contemporary business and management.

Each chapter:

- opens with a short and current case which introduces the key concepts covered in that chapter

- provides an overview of chapter objectives to allow the student to navigate easily

- illustrates the chapter concepts with useful boxed examples

- concludes with a review of the key chapter concepts learnt

- provides a series of review and discussion questions

- offers 'Global Enterprise Project' assignments for applying course concepts to the same company

- gives up-to-date references from many sources to direct student's further reading.


 
An Introduction to Globalization
 
A Systems View of Global Management
 
Characteristics and Challenges for Global Enterprises
 
The Landscape of Global Business
 
Global Industries
 
Globalization of the Natural Environment
 
Globalization of Culture
 
Global Economics 1
Trade, FDI, Currency, Wealth Measures and Financial Institutions

 
 
Global Economy 2
Globalization of Labor

 
 
Global Politics
 
Globalization of Technologies
 
Organizational Governance and Structure
 
Leaders, Managers, Careers and Global Human Resource Systems
 
Managing Diversity and Teams
 
Corporate Social Responsibilty and Ethics
 
Decision-Making, Innovation and Creativity, Risk and Conflict Management
 
A Look Ahead

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