Introduction to Globalization and Business: Relationships and Responsibilities

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SAGE, May 20, 2005 - Business & Economics - 523 pages
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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.

  

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Contents

A Systems View of Global Management
29
Six Interconnecting Spheres
36
Managing Organizational Integration
45
Working with Mediating Organizations
49
Chapter Summary
55
Royal DutchShell Enters a New Phase
58
Characteristics and Challenges for Global Enterprises
59
Common Challenges for the Global Enterprise
77
Businesses and Labor Globalization
262
Race to the Bottom or Slog to the Top?
273
Chapter Summary
283
Global Politics
284
Review and Discussion Questions 283
319
Globalization of Technologies
321
Information Technologies and Global Interconnections
329
Business Implications of Telecommunication Changes
344

Chapter Summary
84
Dr Martens and Fickle Fashion
88
The Landscape of Global Business
89
Global Brands
95
Diverse Business Participation and Management Practice
107
The Global Community for Business
109
Chapter Summary
115
Global Industries
116
Do Nations or Firms Compete?
142
115
146
Globalization and the Natural Environment
147
Globalization of Culture
182
Chapter Overview
224
Currency
235
Global Economy 1Trade FDI Currency Wealth Measures and Financial Institutions 221
241
Economic Data Tell Only Part of the Prosperity Story
243
Avons Global Labor Force
256
Global Economy 2Globalization of Labor
257
Organizational Governance and Structure
346
Leaders Managers Careers and Global Human Resource Systems
378
Managing Diversity and Teams
408
Contributors to Team Success
428
Value Added and Value Expected
432
Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics
433
Decisionmaking Innovation and Creativity Risk and Conflict Management 456
434
Ethics
442
Ethics in a Global Context
448
Chapter Summary
454
Review and Discussion Questions 429
455
Samsungs New Approach
457
Innovation
463
Chapter Summary
475
A Look Ahead
477
References
485
Index
517
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Barbara Parker is Associate Professor of management at the Albers School of Business and Economics at Seattle University

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