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Selected as an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Magazine, January 2010 Conceived by Chris Grey and written to get you thinking, the "Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap" series offers an informal, conversational, accessible yet sophisticated and critical overview of what you find in conventional textbooks. In International Business, the authors challenge the principles of business in the context of trading blocs, protectionism, and restricted trade; the effects of international governing bodies like the WTO, the IMF and the World Bank; looking at this very big and interesting field with humour and insightfulness. Ideal for Undergraduate students in Business and Management, this text will also appeal to anyone interested in the fast-paced world of International Business.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781412947633
ISBN-10: 1412947634
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 13mm)
Pages: 184
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - George Cairns

George Cairns is Adjunct Professor at QUT Business School, Brisbane. George co-founded and was co-editor of the journal Critical Perspectives on International Business. Throughout his writing, George has adopted a critical stance on the impacts of IB activity on remote and excluded stakeholders, both in the present and the future. Much of his work applies scenario methods to explore possible and possible futures. His studies include a number of journal articles on the ship breaking industry of Bangladesh. George has published in journals including Human Relations, European Journal of Operational Research, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, and Futures. Martyna Sliwa is Professor of Management and Organisation Studies at the University of Essex. Her research interests focus on a range of topics relevant to the employees, managers and other stakeholders of contemporary organisations, especially those operating in the international business environment. Examples of Martyna's recent research projects include: language(s) and power in multinational corporations, transnational professional mobility, and the effects of the intersections of nationality and gender on organisational hierarchies and individual careers of highly skilled professionals. Martyna is currently an Associate Editor of Management Learning. She has published in a variety of journals, for example: the British Journal of Management, Journal of International Business Studies, Management Learning and Organization.

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