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Routledge Studies in International Business and the World Economy


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As ever-increasing proportion of the world's business takes place across national borders, the need to understand the motive forces behind international business becomes greater. Transnationals are now, in many cases, as important as national governments in shaping trade flows and economic trends. As this series demonstrates, international business is not just the preserve of the largest companies, but impacts on all aspects of business and economic activity. This series is essential reading for policy makers as well as researchers in international business and applied international economics.

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Confucianism, Discipline and Competitiveness

Confucianism, Discipline and Competitiveness

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Chris Baumann, Hume Winzar, Doris Viengkham
July 12, 2019

The importance of competitiveness has increased rapidly in recent years, where a fresh look at the different forms in which competitiveness manifests is needed. Though the exceptional growth of East Asian economies has been hypothesised previously from a socio-cultural perspective, links have often...

Retailing in Emerging Markets: A policy and strategy perspective

Retailing in Emerging Markets: A policy and strategy perspective

1st Edition

Malobi Mukherjee, Richard Cuthbertson, Elizabeth Howard
August 23, 2018

Retailing is changing extremely rapidly in the emerging economies, both as a driver of social and economic change, and a consequence of economic development and the rise of consumer societies. Changes that took many decades in Europe or North America are happening at a much greater speed in...

Emerging Business Ventures under Market Socialism: Entrepreneurship in China

Emerging Business Ventures under Market Socialism: Entrepreneurship in China

1st Edition

Ping Zheng, Richard Scase
August 10, 2018

The rapidly changing market environment in China requires more research to understand fully the empirical processes of management practice and the business landscape in which they operate. Based on longitudinal case study research between 2005 and 2010, this book explores the distinctive...

The Nature of the Firm in the Oil Industry: International Oil Companies in Global Business

The Nature of the Firm in the Oil Industry: International Oil Companies in Global Business

1st Edition

Basak Beyazay
August 07, 2018

Firm-to-firm relationships, along with the overall structure of industry, have changed markedly over the past decades. Replacing the model of vertical integration with one of global business, firms have started to outsource more by using a wider global network. At the same time, they have begun to...

Sustainable Management Development in Africa: Building Capabilities to Serve African Organizations

Sustainable Management Development in Africa: Building Capabilities to Serve African Organizations

1st Edition

Hamid Kazeroony
August 06, 2018

Sustainable Management Development in Africa examines how African management and business scholarship can serve African and multinational management and organizations operating in Africa. In a broader sense, this book, within an African context, explores how human capital and intellectual...

The Globalization of Executive Search: Professional Services Strategy and Dynamics in the Contemporary World

The Globalization of Executive Search: Professional Services Strategy and Dynamics in the Contemporary World

1st Edition

Jonathan V. Beaverstock, James R. Faulconbridge, Sarah J.E. Hall
August 06, 2018

Executive search, headhunting, is now one of the archetypal new knowledge intensive professional services, as well as a labor market intermediary bound up with globalization. In this book, the authors examine the key actors in the process of executive search globalization – leading global firms –...

Big Business and Brazil’s Economic Reforms

Big Business and Brazil’s Economic Reforms

1st Edition

Luiz Kormann
June 08, 2018

In the 1990s Brazil launched a comprehensive economic liberalization program. It lifted its trade barriers, adopted new market-oriented regulations, opened up its capital market and abandoned earlier efforts to internalize production and to build vertically integrated systems across several sectors...

Global Mindsets: Exploration and Perspectives

Global Mindsets: Exploration and Perspectives

1st Edition

John Kuada
June 08, 2018

Global Mindsets seeks to tackle a topic that is relatively new in research and practice, and is considered by many to be critical for firms seeking to conduct global business. It argues that multiple mindsets exist (across and within organizations), that they operate in a global context, and that...

Management and Organizations in Transitional China

Management and Organizations in Transitional China

1st Edition

Yanlong Zhang, Lisa Keister
June 08, 2018

China’s 30-year market transition and its integration into the world economy provide a unique opportunity for exploring the nature of large-scale economic and political transformation and the mechanisms underlying organizational behavior during such a transition. Management and Organizations in...

Global Business Intelligence

Global Business Intelligence

1st Edition

J Mark Munoz
November 17, 2017

Global Business Intelligence refers to an organization’s ability to gather, process and analyze pertinent international information in order to make optimal business decisions in a timely manner. With a challenging economic and geopolitical environment, companies and executives need to be adept at...

Expatriate Managers: The Paradoxes of Living and Working Abroad

Expatriate Managers: The Paradoxes of Living and Working Abroad

1st Edition

Anna Spiegel, Ursula Mense-Petermann, Bastian Bredenkötter
October 23, 2017

Since the 1990s, economic and cultural globalization has propelled the transnational mobility of managers and fueled cross-border careers. Some scholars have argued for the emergence of a new global business elite with cosmopolitan mind-sets and homogeneous lifestyles, while others have highlighted...

European Born Globals: Job creation in young international businesses

European Born Globals: Job creation in young international businesses

1st Edition

Irene Mandl, Valentina Patrini
October 06, 2017

In the aftermath of the global recession, job creation is a policy priority. While it is a well-accepted fact that the majority of jobs are created by small and medium-sized enterprises, not all SMEs are rapidly growing, or even intend to expand. With limited public budgets, business models within...

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