International Business

ISBN-10: 0073397504
ISBN-13: 9780073397504
Edition: 2008
Description: ROUNDTABLE VIEWPOINTS: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS offers varying perspectives on important issues and provides readers with balanced and fair coverage of a topic to form their own opinion or to support their research. This reader is designed to address  More...
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Copyright Year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication Date: 3/26/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

ROUNDTABLE VIEWPOINTS: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS offers varying perspectives on important issues and provides readers with balanced and fair coverage of a topic to form their own opinion or to support their research. This reader is designed to address a number of different issues regarding international business. Each issue question is relevant to the topic and guides readers through the readings. The controversy and different views among the captivating readings is readily apparent to the reader and stimulates discussion. The 3-5 selections per issue are current, culled from a variety of sources, and relate to the most popular issues surrounding the topic. In addition to the issue questions and selections, ROUNDTABLE VIEWPOINTS: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS includes an issue introduction; summary/overview; highlights; critical thinking; challenge questions; and additional reading and/or websites.

Preliminary Contents
Ethical Issues in International Business
What Are the Benefits and Costs of International Outsourcing? Murray Weidenbaum,from Business HorizonsOutsourcing: Pros and Cons(July/August 2005) Andy Reinhardt and Carlta Vitzthum,from Business WeekCafes, Beaches, and Call Centers: Barcelona Has Become the New European Hot Spot for Outsourcing(September 5, 2005) Sara Anderson and John Cavanagh,from Foreign Policy in FocusOutsourcing: A Policy Agenda(April 2004) Daniel W. Drezner,from Foreign AffairsThe Outsourcing Bogeyman(May/June 2004) Nevidta Sharma,from The Edge MalaysiaNet Value: Legal Services Outsourcing Next Big Trend?(February 20, 2006)
What Are the Standards and Practices Surrounding Sweatshops? Amy Kazmin,from The Financial TimesThe Rag Trade Patches Up Its Image(September 13, 2005) Richard Read,from The OregonianAt One Nike Contract Plant, No Sweatshop, but Plenty of Sweat(June 18, 2005) Jenny Strasburg,from San Francisco ChroniclePolitically Correct Upstart Challenges Nike(May 7, 2004) Radley Balko,from AWorldConnected.OrgSweatshops and Globalization(2004)
What Are the Best Approaches to Minimizing Global Corruption? David Zussman,from Ottawa CitizenFighting Corruption Is a Global Concern(October 11, 2005) Owen Pell,from PR Newswire USRenewed Interest in Overseas Bribery Law: A Q&A with White & Case’s(February 9, 2005) Kenneth Roth,from The Financial Times (London Edition)Rules on Corporate Ethics Could Help, Not Hinder, Multinationals(June 21, 2005) Alex Brummer,from Daily NewsCourage of the Woman Fighting to Rid Nigeria of Corruption(October 27, 2005) ,from OECD ObserverFighting Bribery in International Business Deals(November 2003)
Operating in a Global Economy
How Does Globalization Affect the World? Ralph Peters,from USA TodayMyths of Globalization(May 23, 2005) Herman E. Daly,from Philosophy and Public PolicyGlobalization and Its Discontents(Spring/Summer 2001) Gary Clyde Hufbauer and Paul L.E. Grieco,from The Washington PostThe Payoff from Globalization(June 7, 2005) James Flanigan,from Los Angeles TimesGlobalization Is Doing a World of Good For U.S.(April 24, 2005) Chris Rowlands,from Works ManagementPuzzling over Globalisation(September 2005)
How Do Free-Trade Agreements Affect Multinational Firms? Christopher Dickey,from NewsweekImmigration: At the Gates(October 24, 2005) Alan M. Field,from The Journal of CommerceAfter CAFTA(August 8, 2005) Alan Clendenning,from Boston GlobeSummit of Americas Ends in Deadlock(November 6, 2005) Jorge Heine,from The HinduChina, Chile and Free Trade Agreements(November 22, 2005) David Armstrong,from The San Francisco ChronicleGlobal Confrontation: World Trade Organization Meeting Galvanizes Protestors(December 14, 2005)
What Are Some Key Strategies for Taking Advantage of Modern Technologies Related to Global Logistics? Adrienne Roberts, Dan Roberts, and Andrew Ward,from The Financial TimesFedEx Dares to Keep the Status Quo(October 20, 2005) Ian Putzger,from Journal of CommercePrescription for Success(August 8, 2005) Roy Kheng,from The Edge SingaporeChinese Business: Logistics in China, a New Frontier(October 24, 2005) R.G. Edmonson,from Journal of CommerceRoyal Treatment: The Kansas City SmartPort Emerges as a Leader in Supply-Chain Security, Technology and Trade Facilitation(March 6, 2006)
The Human Side of Going International
What Are the Major Challenges That Face Expatriates While Living Abroad? Gail Reinhart,from Canadian HR ReporterPreparing for Global Expansion: A Primer(March 14, 2005) Rebecca Knight,from Financial Times (London Edition)Use Your Offshore Status(November 6, 2004) Jan Nelson,from Employee Benefit NewsThe Benefits of a Formal Repatriation Program for the Organization and the Expatriate(November 1, 2005) Frederik Balfour and Dexter Roberts,from Business WeekStealing Managers From the Big Boys(September 26, 2005)
Why Is It So Important to Understand Cultural Differences When Working Abroad? Deborah Willoughby,from Montgomery AdvertiserFound in Translation: Consultant Bridges Cultural Differences(August 14, 2005) Robert Matthews,from The Financial TimesWhere East Can Never Meet West(October 21, 2005) Keith Bradsher,from The International Herald TribuneDisney Tailors Hong Kong Park for Cultural Differences(October 13, 2004) Emma Bird,from The Guardian (London)Culture Shocks Abroad(January 29, 2005) Rick Vecchio,from The Associated PressFrom Presidency to Pop to Supermarkets, Andean Culture Blossoms in Peruvian Society(January 4, 2006)

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