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The Globalization of Markets
The Globalization of Production
Declining Trade and Investment Barriers
The Role of Technological Change
The Changing World Output and World Trade Picture
The Changing Foreign Direct Investment Picture
The Changing Nature of the Multinational Enterprise
The Changing World Order
Globalization and National Sovereignty
Collectivism and Individualism
Democracy and Totalitarianism
Market Economy
Command Economy
Mixed Economy
State-Directed Economy
The Protection of Intellectual Property
Product Safety and Product Liability
Contract Law
Differences in Economic Development
Political Economy and Economic Progress
Other Determinants of Development: Geography and Education
The Spread of Democracy
The Spread of Market-Based Systems
The Nature of Economic Transformation
Social Stratification
Hofstede's Model
Evaluating Hofstede's Model
The Benefits of Trade
The Pattern of International Trade
Trade Theory and Government Policy
Qualifications and Assumptions
Simple Extensions of the Ricardian Model
Factor Endowments
Demand Conditions
Related and Supporting Industries
Firm Strategy, Structure, and Rivalry
Evaluating Porter's Theory
Location Implications
First-Mover Implications
Political Arguments for Intervention
Economic Arguments for Intervention
Retaliation and Trade War
Domestic Politics
From Smith to the Great Depression
The Uruguay Round and the World Trade Organization
WTO: Early Experience
The Future: Unresolved Issues
Trade Barriers and Firm Strategy
Transportation Costs
Market Imperfections (Internalization Theory)
Strategic Behavior
The Product Life Cycle
Location-Specific Advantages
Market Imperfections
The Radical View
The Free Market View
Pragmatic Nationalism
Resource-Transfer Effects
Employment Effects
Balance-of-Payments Effects
Effect on Competition and Economic Growth
Adverse Effects on Competition
Adverse Effects on the Balance of Payments
National Sovereignty and Autonomy
Benefits of FDI to the Home Country
Costs of FDI to the Home Country
Home-Country Policies
Host-Country Policies
International Institutions and the Liberalization of FDI
The Nature of Negotiation
Bargaining Power
Free Trade Area
Customs Union
Common Market
Economic Union
Political Union
The Economic Case for Integration
The Political Case for Integration
Impediments to Integration
Political Structure of the European Union
The Single European Act
European Monetary Union (EMU: The Adoption of A Single Currency
The North American Free Trade Agreement
Central American Common Market and CARICOM
Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
Currency Conversion
Insuring against Foreign Exchange Risk
Prices and Exchange Rates
Interest Rates and Exchange Rates
Investor Psychology and Bandwagon Effects
The Inefficient Market School
Approaches to Forecasting
Convertibility and Government Policy
Nature of the Gold Standard
The Strength of the Gold Standard
The Role of the IMF
The Role of the World Bank
The Jamaica Agreement
Exchange Rates since 1973
The Case for Floating Exchange Rates
The Case for Fixed Exchange Rates
Pegged Exchange Rates and Currency Boards
Target Zones: The European Monetary System
Financial Crises in the Post-Bretton Woods Era
Third World Debt Crisis
Evaluating the IMF's Policy Prescriptions
The Functions of a Generic Capital Market
Attractions of the Global Capital Market
Information Technology
Global Capital Market Risks
Genesis and Growth of the Market
Attractions of the Eurocurrency Market
Drawbacks of the Eurocurrency Market
Attractions of the Eurobond Market
The Firm as a Value Chain
The Role of Strategy
Transferring Core Competencies
Realizing Location Economies
Realizing Experience Curve Economies
Pressures for Cost Reductions
Pressures for Local Responsiveness
International Strategy
Multidomestic Strategy
Global Strategy
Transnational Strategy
Arguments for Centralization
Arguments for Decentralization
Strategy and Centralization in an International Business
The Structure of Domestic Firms
The International Division
Worldwide Area Structure
Worldwide Product Division Structure
Global Matrix Structure
Strategy and Coordination in the International Business
Impediments to Coordination
Formal Integrating Mechanisms
Informal Integrating Mechanisms
Management Networks
Organization Culture
Which Foreign Markets?
Timing of Entry
Scale of Entry and Strategic Commitments
Turnkey Projects
Joint Ventures
Wholly Owned Subsidiaries
Core Competencies and Entry Mode
Pressures for Cost Reductions and Entry Mode
The Advantages of Strategic Alliances
The Disadvantages of Strategic Alliances
Partner Selection
Alliance Structure
Managing the Alliance
An International Comparison
Information Sources
Utilizing Export Management Companies
Exporting Strategy
Letter of Credit
A Typical International Trade Transaction
Export-Import Bank
Export Credit Insurance
The Growth of Countertrade
Types of Countertrade
The Pros and Cons of Countertrade
Country Factors
Technological Factors
Product Factors
Locating Manufacturing Facilities
The Advantages of Make
The Advantages of Buy
The Power of Just-in-Time
The Role of Organization
The Role of Information Technology
Cultural Differences
Economic Differences
Product and Technical Standards
A Typical Distribution System
Differences between Countries
Choosing a Distribution Strategy
Barriers to International Communications
Push versus Pull Strategies
Global Advertising
Price Discrimination
Strategic Pricing
Regulatory Influences on Prices
Integrating R&D, Marketing, and Production
Cross-Functional Teams
Implications for the International Business
Types of Staffing Policy
Training for Expatriate Managers
Repatriation of Expatriates
Management Development and Strategy
Performance Appraisal Problems
Guidelines for Performance Appraisal
National Differences in Compensation
Expatriate Pay
The Concerns of Organized Labor
The Strategy of Organized Labor
Approaches to Labor Relations
Relationship between Business and Providers of Capital
Political and Economic Ties with Other Countries
Inflation Accounting
Level of Development
Accounting Clusters
Consequences of the Lack of Comparability
International Standards
Consolidated Financial Statements
Currency Translation
Current US Practice
Exchange Rate Changes and Control Systems
Transfer Pricing and Control Systems
Separation of Subsidiary and Manager Performance
Capital Budgeting
Project and Parent Cash Flows
Adjusting for Political and Economical Risk
Source of Financing
Financial Structure
Minimizing Cash Blanances
Reducing Transaction Costs
Dividend Remittances
Royalty Payments and Fees
Transfer Prices
Fronting Loans
Centralized Depositories
Multilateral Netting
Types Of Foreign Exchange Exposre
Tactics and Strategies for Reducing Foreign exchange Risk,
Developing Policies for Managing Foreign Exchange Exposure
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International Business Book

International Business Book

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