Managing Economies, Trade and International Business

Hardcover | December 10, 2009

EditorA. O'connor

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The current phase of globalization and the increased interconnectedness of economies through trade have influenced the management and growth rates of economies and also the competitive and managerial issues for firms.

This book focuses on three main issues – economic growth and sustainable development; trade, law and regulation; and competitive and managerial issues in international business – from a multidisciplinary, transversal and eclectic perspective.

The themes are representative of the main issues for governments, regulators and international firms in a globalized trading system, while the contents epitomize the specific aspects of economics, sustainability, trade, regulation, law, politics and management.

A diverse range of contributors with international academic and practitioner experience in their respective fields of expertise provide the varied perspectives and represent disciplines such as economics, law, politics, management and information systems.

The thematic focus of this book is of interest to academics and students as well as practitioners because the themes are particularly relevant to those who are in business in an international context or those in international policy roles in government and regulatory authorities.

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The current phase of globalization and the increased interconnectedness of economies through trade have influenced the management and growth rates of economies and also the competitive and managerial issues for firms. This book focuses on three main issues – economic growth and sustainable development; trade, law and regulation; and co...

AIDAN O'CONNOR is Professor of Strategy and International Business at the ESCEM School of Business and Management, Tours-Poitiers, France. He obtained his doctorate from HEC, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He has academic experience in several European countries and extensive management experience in banking.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:December 10, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023020256X

ISBN - 13:9780230202566

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Table of Contents

PART I ECONOMIC GROWTH AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Population, Specialized Occupations and Semi-Endogenous Growth; A.Irmen
Investment in Human Capital, Migration and Economic Growth; A.O'Connor
Technology and Economic Growth Francisco; J.Santos-Arteaga
Tax Competition; M.Braulke & J.Schimmelpfennig
The Evolving Role of Industry in European Union Environmental Governance; A.Lenschow & K.Rottmann
Opportunities for Firms in Reducing Greenhouse Gases through the Kyoto Protocol Flexibility Mechanisms; G.Rubagotti
Water Resources and Business – Supply, Demand and Security; R.E.Martin
PART II TRADE, LAW AND REGULATION
Foreign Direct Investment and Developing Economies; Isabel Álvarez & Raquel Marín
Basel 2 and Banking in Emerging and Other Developing Economies; A.Cornford
Anti-Dumping, Countervailing Duties and Non-Market Economies; C.Dordi
Trade and Customs Management: the Growing Importance of Rules of Origin; L.Carola Beretta
Technical Regulations in Agricultural Trade Agreements between the European Union and Central American Countries; D.Castañeda The European Court of Justice's Jurisprudence on the Right of Review of Customs Authorities' Decisions; L.Mola
PART III COMPETITIVE AND MANAGERIAL ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
Intellectual Property Rights as a Means of Competitiveness; L.Manderieux
Considerations for Trade of Terms of Sales, Documentary Collections and Documentary Credits; A.Di Meo
Knowledge as a Guiding Principle in the Organization of International Marketing Departments in Service Firms; E.Stevens
Managing International Projects through Virtual Communications; A.Knaden & S.Schlangen
Futurescope 2020: Global Management Support Systems in the Knowledge Age; K.A.Szabat & M.Tavana