Global Business Today is the proven choice for any international business course. It brings together the insights of now a team of practitioners, scholars, and award-winning instructors to present a contemporary and realistic perspective of this multi-faceted field. For the 9th edition, G. Tomas M. Hult from Michigan State University has joined Charles Hill to deliver a program that is: Current—it is comprehensive and up-to-date. Application Rich—it goes beyond an uncritical presentation and shallow explanation of the body of knowledge. Relevant—it focuses on managerial implications. Integrated—its tight flow between chapters is fully integrated with proven adaptive technology. Global Business Today—The market-leading program of international business.
The third edition of Global Business Today continues to effectively combine a world-wide orientation with an emphasis on the strategic issues that impact global business in our region. The authors provide background on the political, economic, social or cultural aspects of countries grappling with an international business issue, raising students' awareness of how national and geographic differences affect the conduct of international business. Chapter 7, for example, contains a new Country Focus box titled, "India's stuttering economic transformation". Developing economies are covered in the new Emerging Markets feature emphasizing the global coverage of the text and the increasing complexities and opportunities in international business. Chapter 13 contains Another Perspective box titled, "The China-plus-one Strategy." Global Business Today weaves numerous, interesting anecdotes into the narrative of the text to engage the reader.
Overview: Charles Hill’s Global Business Today, 7e has become the most widely used text in the International Business market. Hill explains that he attempted to write a book that: (1) is comprehensive and up-to-date, (2) it goes beyond an uncritical presentation and shallow explanation of the body of knowledge, (3) it maintains a tight, integrated flow between chapters, (4) it focuses on managerial implications, (5) it makes important theories accessible and interesting to students, and (6) it incorporates ancillary resources that enliven the text and make it easier to teach. Our research has shown that students and instructors alike enjoy the interesting, informative, and accessible writing style of GBT – so much so that the writing has become Charles Hill’s trademark. The author’s passion and enthusiasm for the international business arena is apparent on every page. In addition to boxed material which provides deep illustrations in every chapter, Hill carefully weaves interesting anecdotes into the narrative of the text to engage the reader. For example, read the text description of Mixed Economy on pages 52-53.
The third edition of Global Business Today continues to effectively combine a world-wide orientation with an emphasis on the strategic issues that impact global business in our region. The authors provide background on the political, economic, social or cultural aspects of countries grappling with an international business issue, raising students' awareness of how national and geographic differences affect the conduct of international business. Chapter 7, for example, contains a new Country Focus box titled, India's stuttering economic transformation. Developing economies are covered in the new Emerging Markets feature emphasizing the global coverage of the text and the increasing complexities and opportunities in international business. Chapter 13 contains Another Perspective box titled, The China-plus-one Strategy. Global Business Today weaves numerous, interesting anecdotes into the narrative of the text to engage the reader.
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This text has a world-wide orientation with emphasis on the strategic issues that impact the operation of global business in our region. There is tight and integrated flow between chapters, with strong focus on managerial implications.
As the economies of many countries become more interrelated, international managers are facing huge challenges and unique opportunities associated with their roles. Now in its fifth edition, Sweeney and McFarlin's International Management embodies a balanced and integrated approach to the subject, emphasizing the strategic opportunities available to firms on a global playing field, as well as exploring the challenges of managing an international workforce. Integrating theory and practice across all chapter topics, this book helps students to learn, grasp, and apply the underlying principles of successful international management: Understanding the broad context of international business, including the critical trends impacting international management, the legal and political forces driving international business, and the ethical and cultural dilemmas that can arise Mastering the essential elements of effective interaction in the international arena, from cross-cultural understanding and communication to cross-border negotiation Recognizing and taking advantage of strategic opportunities, such as entering and operating in foreign markets Building and leading effective international teams, including personal and behavioral motivation, as well as taking an international perspective on the hiring, training, and development of employees These principles are emphasized in the text with current examples and practical applications, establishing a foundation for students to apply their understanding in the current global business environment. With a companion website featuring an instructor’s manual, powerpoint slides, and a testbank, International Management, 5e is a superb resource for instructors and students of international management.