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Description - The Travels of a T-shirt in the Global Economy by Pietra Rivoli

The keys to global business success, as taught by a T-shirt's
journey
The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy is a
critically-acclaimed narrative that illuminates the globalization
debates and reveals the key factors to success in global business.
Tracing a T-shirt's life story from a Texas cotton field to a
Chinese factory and back to a U.S. storefront before arriving at
the used clothing market in Africa, the book uncovers the political
and economic forces at work in the global economy. Along the way,
this fascinating exploration addresses a wealth of compelling
questions about politics, trade, economics, ethics, and the impact
of history on today's business landscape. This new printing of the
second edition includes a revised preface and a new epilogue with
updates through 2014 on the people, industries, and policies
related to the T-shirt's life story.
Using a simple, everyday T-shirt as a lens through which to
explore the business, economic, moral, and political complexities
of globalization in a historical context, Travels
encapsulates a number of complex issues into a single identifiable
object that will strike a chord with readers as they:

Investigate the sources of sustained competitive advantage in
different industries

Examine the global economic and political forces that explain
trade patters between countries

Analyze complex moral issues related to globalization and
international business

Discover the importance of cultural and human elements in
international trade

This story of a simple product illuminates the many complex
issues which businesspeople, policymakers, and global citizens are
touched by every day.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781118950142
ISBN-10: 1118950143
Format: Paperback / softback
(232mm x 157mm x 26mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 20-Jan-2015
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Pietra Rivoli

PIETRA RIVOLI, PHD, is Professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, where she specializes in international business, finance, and social issues in business. Travels of a T-Shirt has won numerous awards and has been translated into fourteen languages.

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