"International Business - Chapter 5: The Global Environment" describe the nature of international business, including its meaning, recent trends, the management of globalization, and competition in a global environment; discuss the structure of the global economy and how it affects international management;...
The intertwining of the Internet and the globalization of finance, corporate governance, and trade raises questions about national models of technology development and property rights. The sudden ability of hundreds of millions of users to gain access to a global communication infrastructure spurred the creation of new firms and economic opportunities. The Internet challenged existing institutions and powerful interests: Technology was global, but its economic and business development was molded in the context of prevailing national institutions.
Over the last two decades there has been a notable increase in the number
of corporate governance codes and principles, as well as a range of
improvements in structures and mechanisms. Despite this, corporate governance
failed to prevent a widespread default of fiduciary duties of
corporate boards and managerial responsibilities in the finance industry,
which contributed to the 2007–2010 global financial crisis.
After studying this chapter, you will be able to:
● Understand the role culture can play in leadership
● Describe the three levels of culture
● Discuss the model of national culture
● Identify the impact of gender on leadership
● Discuss the role diversity plays in leadership
Performance measurement is an important concept for anyone managing
or investing institutional assets. Complying with the Global Investment
Performance Standards (GIPS®) provides individuals and firms with two
things: (1) guidance for the investment firm in achieving compliance with
the Global Investment Performance Standards—the GIPS standards—and
(2) detailed explanations of the rationale and methodology behind the
The GDA (Global Document Annotation) project proposes a tag set which allows machines to automatically infer the underlying semantic/pragmatic structure of documents. Its objectives are to promote development and spread of N L P / A I applications to render GDA-tagged documents versatile and intelligent contents, which should nmtivate W W W (World Wide Web) users to tag their documents as part of content authoring.
The main restructuring of the garment industry in Europe and America, involving consolidation and relocation, has already happened, said Scheffer. Production shifted offshore massively in a way that nobody predicted. Currently, production in these regions is primarily restricted to up-market niche markets, he explained.
The European Commission contracted RAND Europe and the Trimbos Institute to analyse in detail the operation of the world market in illicit drugs and the policies aimed at curtailing it. This was in the context of the European Union’s Strategy on Drugs 20052012 which calls for evidence-based policies and in turn responds to the EU Resolution adopted by the UN’s Commission on Narcotic Drugs, calling for ‘… an objective, scientific, balanced and transparent assessment by Member States of the global progress achieved and of the difficulties encountered in...
This chapter presents the following content: Global marketing today, looking at the global marketing environment, deciding whether to go global, deciding which markets to enter, deciding how to enter the market, deciding on the global marketing program, deciding on the global marketing organization.
The impact of higher oil prices on economic growth in OPEC countries would depend on a variety of factors, particularly how the windfall revenues are spent. In the long term, however, OPEC oil revenues and GDP are likely to be lower, as higher prices would not compensate fully for lower production.
Chapter 5 decribes Canada in the global economy. In this chapter you will learn: That trade is crucial to Canada’s economic well-being, the importance of specialization & comparative advantage in international trade, how the value of a currency is established on foreign exchange markets, the economic costs of trade barriers, about multilateral trade agreements & free trade zones.
The creation of the North American Free Trade Agreement and the World Trade Organization stepped up the controversy between protectionists and free traders. Protectionists argue that imports should be limited to reduce foreign competition with goods produced in the United States, to remedy balance of trade and balance of payments problems, and to encourage U.S. industries vital to national security and economic welfare.
"Jane Genovese is a public speaker, university graduate of Law and Arts
(majoring in Psychology) and passionate global warming advocate. She
became concerned about global warming after reading an article on Artic
Eskimos losing their way of life due to rapid climate change. This
motivated her to study Environmental law and International Environmental
law at university. Shortly after, she created the “Global Warming: Too Hot
to Handle?” workshop and this book with her mother, Sharon. In her spare
time, Jane enjoys salsa dancing, watching good documentaries and going
to the gym."......
Barbara has a BA (Hons) in Business and Management and is currently at the end of her
MSc in International Finance degree. Barbara started her career working as an intern for
the European Commission in Brussels, and then in 1999 she joined Datamonitor
Financial Services department as an analyst. Barbara's work at Datamonitor involved
various projects and reports, including the FinTab project, where she helped to develop
an online data resource covering the insurance, banking, investments and payment cards
sectors. Barbara also authored a number of reports......
The analysis and projections contained in the World Economic Outlook are integral elements of the IMF’s
surveillance of economic developments and policies in its member countries, of developments in international
financial markets, and of the global economic system. The survey of prospects and policies is the product
of a comprehensive interdepartmental review of world economic developments, which draws primarily on
information the IMF staff gathers through its consultations with member countries. ...