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Introduction to Globalization and Business

Introduction to Globalization and Business
Relationships and Responsibilities

Second Edition
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536 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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


Barbara Parker

Barbara Parker spent most of her teen years in Vietnam, returning to the US to earn a bachelor’s degree in English language and literature. She later was a grant writer and a business owner before returning to university to earn an MBA and PhD in strategy from the University of Colorodo. As a professor in the Albers School of Business and Economics at Seattle University she taught globalization and international management. In addition to globalization, she conducts research on cross-sector partnerships, strategic management of diversity, joint venture management, and student learning outcomes. Her research has appeared in books and... More About Author

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