Language : English
Published : 2015
Pages : 749
International Business 2nd Asian Global Edition
There is a reason why instructors around the world have relied on the market-defining product International Business – Competing in the Global Marketplace: it has consistently exceeded instructors’ expectations while preparing students to confront the unique challenges of global business.
International Business Asia Global Edition 2e goes one step further to offer more. A definitive text for Asian students and the global student interested in the multiple opportunities in Asia, it brings together the varied teaching, writing, and the global consulting expertise of Charles Hill, Chow-Hou Wee, and Krishna Udayasankar to create the most thorough, up-to-date, and thought provoking text on the market.
International Business Asia Global Edition 2e maintains a tightly integrated flow between the chapters and identifies how real managers succeed or fail in the global economy. It includes information, examples, and cases that highlight the challenges and opportunities of doing business in Asia, as well as the role of Asian businesses in the global market. The authors’ passion for international business is apparent on every page as they make important theories interesting, informative, and accessible to all readers.
· Cases, focus boxes, and exercises throughout the book show how theory relates to the practice of international business.
· Closing Case – Each chapter concludes with a Closing Case demonstrating the relevance of chapter material to the practice of international business.
· End-of-Part Cases – Longer End-of-Part casesallow for more in-depth study of international companies.
· Country Focus – Each Country Focus example provides background on the political, economic, social, or cultural aspects of countries grappling with an international business issue.
· Management Focus – Examples from companies further illustrate the relevance of chapter material for the practice of international business.
· Implications for Managers – At the end ofeach chapter in Parts 2, 3, and 4, sections titled Implications for Managers clearly explain the managerial implications of material discussed in thechapter.
· globalEDGE Research Task – Using the text and the global EDGE website, students solve realistic international business problems related to each chapter. These exercises expose students to the types of tools and data sources international managers use to make informed business decisions.
· Supplements for the instructor on the OnlineLearning Center give instructors online access to the Instructor’s Manual, CaseNotes, PowerPoints, Test Bank, globalEDGE answers, and student resources. For students, this website provides rich interactive resources to help them learn how to practice international business including chapter quizzes and interactive modules.
New in This Edition
6 new End-of-Part Cases on international companies
2 new Closing Cases on the practice of international business
2 new Country Focus analyses
3 new Management Focus articles
1 new Opening Article
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How To Be Happy: How Developing Your Confidence, Resilience, Appreciation and Communication Can Lead to a Happier, Healthier You
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First published in 1994, Deon Rossouw’s Business Ethics has become the foundation text for business students in South Africa. This edition is an adaptation of the book with the addition of topics which address business ethics in the Malaysian perspective. Useful for both students and practitioners, this book addresses key ethical issues affecting corporate communities in the twenty-first century. It tracks global developments such as the growing emphasis on triple bottom-line reporting while addressing problems particularly relevant in the Malaysian context.
Since its inception, An Introduction to Business Ethics by Joseph DesJardins has been a cutting-edge resource for the business ethics course. Desjardins’ unique multidisciplinary approach offers critical analysis and integrates the perspective of philosophy with management, law, economics, and public policy, providing a clear, concise, yet reasonably comprehensive introductory survey of the ethical choices available to us in business.
About the Author
Joe DesJardins is Professor in the philosophy department formed jointly by the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University in Minnesota. He presently serves as the Executive Director of the Society for Business Ethics. Among his publications are: An Introduction to Business Ethics (McGraw Hill), Environmental Ethics: An Introduction to Environmental Philosophy (Wadsworth), of Contemporary Issues in Business Ethics, co-editor, with John McCall, (5th Ed, Wadsworth) , and the forthcoming Business, Ethics, and Sustainability: Ethics for the Next Industrial Revolution (Prentice Hall). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame and taught for many years at Villanova University before moving to Minnesota.
The new edition of Essentials of Business Statistics delivers clear and understandable explanations of core business statistics concepts, making it ideal for a one-term course in business statistics. The author team emphasize the importance of interpreting statistical results to make effective decisions to improve business processes. The text offers real applications of statistics that are relevant to today’s business students which can be seen in the continuing case studies throughout the book. Continuing cases span throughout a chapter or even groups of chapters, easing students into new topic areas.
About the Author
Bruce L. Bowerman is a professor of decision sciences at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He received his Ph.D. degree in statistics from Iowa State University in 1974, and he has over 37 years of experience teaching basic statistics, regression analysis, time series forecasting, survey sampling, and design of experiments to both undergraduate and graduate students. In 1987 Professor Bowerman received an Outstanding Teaching award from the Miami University senior class, and in 1992 he received and Effective Educator award from the Richard T. Farmer School of Business Administration. Together with Richard T. O’Connell, Professor Bowerman has written 11 textbooks. These include Forecasting and Time Series: An Applied Approach and Forecasting, Time Series, and Regression: An Applied Approach (also coauthored with Anne B. Koehler); The first edition of Forecasting and Time Series earned an Outstanding Academic Book award from Choice magazine.
Richard T. O’Connell is an associate professor of decision sciences at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He has more than 32 years of experience teaching basic statistics, statistical quality control and process improvement, regression analysis, time series forecasting, and design of experiments to both undergraduate and graduate business students. In 2000 Professor O’Connell received an Effective Educator award from the Richard T. Farmer School of Business Administration. Together with Bruce L. Bowerman, he has written seven textbooks. These include Forecasting and Time Series: An Applied Approach and Linear Statistical Models: An Applied Approach. He is one of the first college instructors in the United States to integrate statistical process control and process improvement methodology into his basic business statistics course. He (with Professor Bowerman) has written several articles advocating this approach.
James Burdeane “Deane” Orris J.B. Orris is a professor of management science at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1971, and in the late 1970s with the advent of personal computers, he combined his interest in statistics and computers to write one of the first personal computer statistics packages—MICROSTAT. Over the past 20 years, MICROSTAT has evolved into MegaStat, which is an Excel add-in statistics program. In 1999 he wrote an Excel book (Essentials: Excel 2000 Advanced) and has done work in neural networks, spreadsheet simulation, and statistical analysis for many research projects. He has taught statistics and computer courses in the College of Business Administration of Butler University since 1971. He is a member of the American Statistical Association and is past president of the Central Indiana Chapter. In his spare time, Professor Orris enjoys reading, working out, and working in his woodworking shop.