Roundtable Viewpoints: International Business: International Business by Christopher J. RobertsonRoundtable Viewpoints: International Business: International Business by Christopher J. Robertson

Roundtable Viewpoints: International Business: International Business

byChristopher J. Robertson

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ROUNDTABLE VIEWPOINTS: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS offers varying perspectives on important issues and provides readers with balanced and fair coverage of a topic to form their own opinion or to support their research. This reader is designed to address a number of different issues regarding international business. Each issue question is relevant to the topic and guides readers through the readings. The controversy and different views among the captivating readings is readily apparent to the reader and stimulates discussion. The 3-5 selections per issue are current, culled from a variety of sources, and relate to the most popular issues surrounding the topic.

In addition to the issue questions and selections, ROUNDTABLE VIEWPOINTS: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS includes an issue introduction; summary/overview; highlights; critical thinking; challenge questions; and additional reading and/or websites.

Title:Roundtable Viewpoints: International Business: International BusinessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9.1 × 7.4 × 0.6 inPublished:March 26, 2007Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Unit 1 Ethical Issues in International Business

Issue 1 What Are the Benefits and Costs of International Outsourcing?

1.1    42000Murray Weidenbaum, from "Outsourcing: Pros and Cons," Business Horizons (July/August 2005)
1.2    42001Andy Reinhart and Carlta Vitzthum, from "Cafes, Beaches and Call Centers: Barcelona has Become the New European Hot Spot for Outsourcing," Business Week (September 5, 2005)
1.3    38098Sarah Anderson and John Cavanagh, from "Outsourcing: A Policy Agenda," Foreign Policy In Focus (April 2004)
1.4    38099Daniel W. Drezner, from "The Outsourcing Bogeyman," Foreign Affairs (May/June 2004)
1.5    42403Nevidta Sharma, from "Net Value: Legal Services Oursourcing Next Big Trend?," The Edge Malaysia (February 20, 2006)

Issue 2 What Are the Standards and Practices Surrounding Sweatshops?

2.1    42014Amy Kazmin, from "The Rag Trade Patches Up Its Image," Financial Times (September 13, 2005)
2.2    42015Richard Read, from "At One Nike Contract Plant, No Sweatshop, But Plenty of Sweat," The Oregonian (June 18, 2005)
2.3    42016Jenny Strasburg, from "Politically Correct Upstart Challenges Nike," San Francisco Chronicle (May 7, 2004)
2.4    38561Radley Balko, from "Sweatshops and Globalization," AWorldConnected.Org (2004)
2.5    45780David Teather, from "Corporate Responsibility: Has Coke Become the New McDonald's: Drinks Firm Hit by Hunger Strike and College Boycotts: Coca-Cola Says It is a Target Because It is the Top Brand," The Guardian (London) (August 18, 2006)

Issue 3 What Are the Best Approaches to Minimizing Global Corruption?

3.1    42272David Zussman, from "Fighting Corruption is a Global Concern," Ottawa Citizen (October 11, 2005)
3.2    42382Sandi Sonnenfeld, from "Renewed Interest in Overseas Bribery Law: A Q&A with White & Case's," PRNweswire (February 9, 2005)
3.3    42274Kenneth Roth, from "Rules on Corporate Ethics Could Help, Not Hinder, Multinationals," Financial Times (London Edition) (June 21, 2005)
3.4    42391Alex Brummer, from "Courage of the Woman Fighting to Rid Nigeria of Corruption," The Daily Mail (October 27, 2005)
3.5    42392OECD, from "Fighting Bribery in International Business Deals," OECD Observer (November 2003)

Unit 2 Operating in a Global Economy

Issue 4 How Does Globalization Affect the World?

4.1    42002Ralph Peters, from "Myths of Globalization," USA Today Newspaper (May 23, 2005)
4.2    31552Herman E. Daly, from "Globalization and Its Discontents," Philosophy & Public Policy Quarterly (Spring/Summer 2001)
4.3    42003Gary Clyde Hufbauer and Paul L. E. Grieco, from "The Payoff From Globalization," The Washington Post (June 7, 2005)
4.4    42004James Flanigan, from "Globalization is Doing a World of Good for U.S.," Los Angeles Times (April 24, 2005)
4.5    42005Chris Rowlands, from "Puzzling Over Globalization?," Works Management (September 2005)

Issue 5 How Do Free Trade Agreements Affect Multinational Firms?

5.1    42010Christopher Dickey, from "Immigration: At the Gates," Newsweek (October 24, 2005)
5.2    42012Alan M. Field, from "After CAFTA," Journal of Commerce (August 8, 2005)
5.3    42013Alan Clendenning, from "Summit of America Ends in Deadlock," Boston Globe (November 6, 2005)
5.4    42404Jorge Heine, from "China, Chile, and Free Trade Agreements," The Hindu (November 22, 2005)
5.5    42405David Armstrong, from "Global Confrontation, World Trade Organization Meeting Galvanizes Protesters," The San Francisco Chronicle Business Section (December 14, 2005)

Issue 6 What Are Some Key Strategies for Taking Advantage of Modern Technologies Related to Global Logistics?

6.1    42280Adrienne Roberts, Dan Roberts and Andrew Ward from "FedEx Dres to Keep the Status Quo," Financial Times (October 20, 2005)
6.2    42281Ian Putzger, from "Prescription for Success," Journal of Commerce (August 8, 2005)
6.3    42302Roy Kheng, from "Logistics in China, a New Frontier," The Edge Singapore (October 25, 2005)
6.4    42406R.G. Edmonson, from "Royal Treatment: The Kansas City SmartPort Emerges as a Leader in Supply-Chain Security," Journal of Commerce (March 6, 2006)
6.5    42464Peter T. Leach, from "East and West; Carriers Plan New Services This Year Through Panama and Suez Canals," Journal of Commerce (February 20, 2006)

Unit 3 Managing in a Foreign Environment

Issue 7 What Are the Major Challenges that Face Expatriates While Living Abroad?

7.1    42006Gail Reinhart, from "Preparing for Global Expansion: A Prime," Canadian HR Reporter (March 14, 2005)
7.2    42007Rebecca Knight, from "Use Your Offshore Status," Financial Times (London Edition) (November 6, 2004)
7.3    42008Jan Nelson, from "The Benefits of a Formal Repatriation Program for the Organization and the Expatriate," Employee Benefit News (November 1, 2005)
7.4    42009Frederik Balfour and Dexter Roberts, from "Stealing Managers From the Big Boys," Business Week (September 26, 2005)
7.5    45781Larry Werner, from "Helping Homesick Brits; The Challenge: Turning a Love of England into a Business; The Strategy; Offer Services Ranging from Real Estate to Television Programming to British Expatriates," Star Tribune (August 8, 2005)

Issue 8 Why Is It So Important to Understand Cultural Differences When Working Abroad?

8.1    42275Deborah Willoughby, from "Found in Translation," Montgomery Advertiser (August 14, 2005)
8.2    42276Robert A. J. Matthews, from "Where Eat Can Never Meet West," Financial Times (October 21, 2005)
8.3    42277Keith Bradsher, from "Disney Tailors Hong Kong Park for Cultural DIfferences," International Herald Tribune (October 13, 2004)
8.4    42278Emma Bird, from "Culture Shocks Abroad," The Guardian (London) (January 29, 2005)
8.5    42279Rick Vecchio, from "From Presidency to Pop to Supermarkets, Andean Culture Blossoms in Peruvian Society," Associated Press (January 4, 2006)

Issue 9 What Are Some Key Approaches Related to Competing in Foreign Markets?

9.1    45782Mark Landler, from "German Industries Thrive, But Germans Won't Spend," The New York Times (February 23, 2006)
9.2    45783K.C. Swanson, from "More than a Face in the Crowd?," Daily Deal/The Deal (July 25, 2006)
9.3    45784, from "Wings Across the Atlantic," (June 15, 2006)
9.4    45785John Schmid, from "Wisconomy Our Evolving State Economy: Rockwell Thrives by Adapting to Change; From Manufacturing Roots to Sophisticated Software, Company Transforms Mission to Match Global Economy," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (September 10, 2006)
9.5    45786Ajita Shashidhar, from "The New Destination," Hindu Business Line (December 16, 2004)