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International Business, European Edition

ISBN: 978EUDTE00324
632 pages
July 2011, ©2009
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Essential reading for students studying International Business at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level, this text is based on the US book ‘International Business’ 7th Edition by Michael R. Czinkota, Ilkka A. Ronkainen, and Michael H. Moffett.  

Presenting an up-to-date and complete exploration of international business issues and practice, the text is built upon a strong foundation of theory and includes current examples, cases and insights showing how global businesses apply these concepts.  The text examines the role and impact of culture and also includes numerous current world maps, helping learners develop and refine a global perspective. 

Building on the strengths of the original work, the new text covers topics that are included in European International Business courses, eg, The Nature of International Business, Economic Integration, International Financial Markets and Emerging Issues in International Business.  The new text will provide a more critical approach and will be condensed into 15 chapters.

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Preface.

About the Authors.

How to Use this Book.

PART ONE: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT.

Chapter 1: The Nature of International Business.

Chapter 2: Theory of Trade and Investment.

Chapter 3: Culture.

Chapter 4: Political and Legal Environment.

PART TWO: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND MARKETS.

Chapter 5: International Financial Markets.

Chapter 6: Economic Integration.

Chapter: 7 Emerging Markets.

PART THREE: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STRATEGY.

Chapter 8: Entry and Expansion.

Chapter 9: Strategic Planning, Organization, Implementation and Control.

PART FOUR: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS OPERATIONS.

Chapter 10 Marketing, Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

Chapter 11 Financial Management.

Chapter 12 International Human Resource Management.

Chapter 13 Corporate Governance, Accounting and Taxation.

PART FIVE: EMERGING ISSUES.

Chapter 14: Emerging Issues in International Business.

PART SIX: CASE STUDIES.

1. Vietnamese Catfish.

2. Car Financing in China.

3. Turkey's Kriz.

4. Lifton Hydra Team.

5. Cosmetics from Poland.

6. General Motors Russia.

7. Global Telecom Leaders.

8. Toyota.

9. When Diamonds Weep.

10. Gorjene.

11. Bolivia Oil and Gas.

12. BMW Corporate Governanace.

13. Danfoss China.

14. Gazprom-Naftogaz.

15. Wal-Mart.

Glossary.

References.

Index.

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Dr Svetla Marinova joined Birmingham Business School in 2001. (University of Birmingham) She has previously held academic positions at Copenhagen Business School, The University of Groningen and the University of Gloucestershire teaching marketing and international business subjects. Her research interests are in International Marketing and international Business.

Marin Marinov is Professor of International Business and Management at the University of Gloucestershire.

Michael Czinkota is an Associate Professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. He specializes in Marketing and International Business Strategy and has consulted with companies such as AT&T, IBM, General Electrics and Nestle. Professor Czinkota has been listed as one of the three most productive contributors to International Business Research in the Journal of International Business Studies. 

Ilkka Ronkainen is an Associate Professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. He specializes in Marketing and International Business and has spoken on global business at IBM and at the Helsinki School of Economics, Finland.

Michael Moffett is an Associate Professor of Finance at Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management.

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  • An opening vignette at the beginning of each chapter
  • New European and global examples throughout
  • European case studies with questions at the end of each chapter
  • An extensive website to include an instructor’s manual, test bank and PowerPoint slides
  • Condensed from the 20 chapters of the original to 14 chapters to fit better with the majority of European courses.
  • Includes a part dedicated exclusively to fifteen case studies which detail relevant cases from around the world.
  • Full colour
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