- Paperback: 672 pages
- Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA (1 March 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1408019566
- ISBN-13: 978-1408019566
- Product Dimensions: 21 x 2.5 x 25.4 cm
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,77,114 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
International Business Paperback – Import, 1 Mar 2011
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About the Author
Klaus Meyer is a Professor of Strategy and International Business at the School of Management, University of Bath, where he teaches Strategic Management and International Business. Klaus is also an adjunct professor at Copenhagen Business School. Previously, Klaus was a Professor in the Department of Management at the University of Reading, with association to the Center for International Business Research (CIBS). Before that, he spent eight years with the Center for East European Studies, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, where he eventually became a Professor of International Business Strategy. Klaus also held visiting positions at the Department of Management and Organization at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2001/02) and the Department of International Trade at National Cheng-chi University in Taiwan (spring 2005). Klaus' current research focuses on strategies of multinational enterprises in emerging economies and he is particularly interested in how firms adapt their business strategies to the specific conditions prevailing in each emerging economy. His research also extends to the impact of foreign investors on the economic transition and development of the host economies, for instance in the context of privatization related acquisitions. Another stream of research focuses on the global strategies that may bring multinational enterprises into emerging economies in the first place. Klaus also serves as a senior editor of the Asia Pacific Journal of Management. Mike Peng is the Jindal Chair of Global Business Strategy at the Jindal School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas. A National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award winner, Professor Peng is a fellow with the Academy of International Business and listed among Thomson Reuters' The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds. His recent research awards include the Journal of International Business Studies Decade Award (2015) and the Academy of Management Perspectives Best Impact Award (2014). He holds a bachelor's degree from Winona State University, Minnesota, and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington, Seattle. Prior to joining UT Dallas, Professor Peng was on the faculty at The Ohio State University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and University of Hawaii. In addition, he has held visiting or courtesy appointments in Australia, Britain, Canada, China, Denmark, Hong Kong, and Vietnam. This award-winning professor is widely regarded as one of the most prolific and influential scholars in global business, and he has garnered many research grants for his work. The United Nations and the World Bank have cited his work in major publications. Truly global in scope, his research focuses on firms' strategies in diverse regions such as Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, and North America. He has published over 120 articles in leading academic journals and authored five books. Professor Peng has served on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of International Business, and Strategic Management Journal. He was the editor-in-chief of the Asia Pacific Journal of Management and is currently a senior editor of the Journal of World Business. Professor Peng is also an active trainer and consultant, and his consulting clients include AstraZeneca, Mass Transit Railway Hong Kong, SAFRAN, Springer, UK Government Office for Science, US Navy, and Texas Instruments.
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Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
Fortunately Amazon had it used for $3.99, rather than the $260 new. Even at $3.99 I feel as if I were robbed.
This book tries to have a friendly to read, and semi-snarky attitude toward international trade.
It really just waters down the topic to a juvenile degree, and plain sucks.
1/ Knowledge: Students can understand the fundamental issues and concepts in IB, and apply knowledge to real world situations through the vivid cases. I appreciate that half of cases come from emerging markets, like BRICs. These help my students to know the importance of emerging markets, which are driving world economy out from financial crisis today.
2/ Analytical framework: While marketing textbooks focus on 4Ps, operations textbooks promote 7As, this book, which covers a vaster territory (the entire globe), only asks students to develop two frameworks: the institutional-based view and resource-based view. So this book not only helps student to absorb information, but also helps them to better organize and structure this messy information - how to use the framework to understand this rapidly changing world. After 10 years, the textbook will become obsolete, but students can still build their career informed by these two views.
3/ Critical thinking: This textbook helps students develop the skills to understand the multicultural aspects and international dimensions of the societies and the world in which they live. A series of debates can open students' eyes and build their global mental set. What is most refreshing is that the author does not give a single answer or simple evaluation for many questions, but provides many possible approaches to widen the reader's mindset. My students love the debates!
4/ Humanism: Globalization raises lots of dilemmas. To deal with this complexity, students need to develop a better appreciation for human values and the ability to make judgments based on ethical and environmental considerations. This book also discusses lots of ethic challenge in business, and gives corporate social responsibility (CSR) a special chapter. No other IB textbook has done that to CSR.
In the end, I also like this book because it raises a fundamental question in IB: what determinates the success and failure of firms around the world? It is totally different from other textbooks in IB, which typically don't even have one big question. I believe that this core question will continue to stimulate our students--we cannot learn until the right question has been asked.