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Market-defining since it was first introduced, International Business 9e by Charles W. L. Hill, continues to set the standard for international business textbooks. In writing the book, Charles Hill draws on his experience in teaching, writing, and global consulting to create the most thorough, up-to-date, and thought-provoking text on the market. Many issues in international business are complex, so, the text explores the pros and cons of economic theories, government policies, business strategies, organizational structures, etc. Hill’s: International Business is known for its strong emphasis on strategy and for maintaining a tightly integrated flow between chapters. Hill’s book is practical in nature and focuses on the managerial implications of each topic on the actual practice of international business. The author’s passion and enthusiasm for the international business arena is apparent on every page as he strives to make important theories interesting, informative, and accessible to all students.
Table of Contents
Part One Introduction and Overview Chapter 1 Globalization Case: The Globalization of Health Care
Part Two Country Differences Chapter 2 National Differences in Political Economy Chapter 3 Political Economy and Economic Development Chapter 4 Differences in Culture Chapter 5 Ethics in International Business Cases: Siemens Bribery Scandal, Walmart’s Foreign Expansion, Nike: The Sweatshop Debate, Etch-A-Sketch Ethics, India’s Transformation
Part Three The Global Trade and Investment Environment Chapter 6 International Trade Theory Chapter 7 The Political Economy of International Trade Chapter 8 Foreign Direct Investment Chapter 9 Regional Economic Integration Cases: Logitech, The Ecuadorean Rose Industry, The European Energy Market, Global Food Prices
Part Four The Global Monetary System Chapter 10 The Foreign Exchange Market Chapter 11 The International Monetary System Chapter 12 The Global Capital Market Cases: Hyundai and Kia, Anatomy of a Currency Crisis,Russian Ruble Crisis and Its Aftermath
Part Five The Strategy and Structure of International Business Chapter 13 The Strategy of International Business Chapter 14 The Organization of International Business Chapter 15 Entry Strategy and Strategic Alliances Cases: Coca-Cola, Diebold, JCB in India, IKEA
Part Six Business Operations Chapter 16 Exporting, Importing, and Countertrade Chapter 17 Production, Outsourcing, and Logistics Chapter 18 Global Marketing and R&D Chapter 19 Global Human Resource Management Chapter 20 Accounting and Finance in the InternationalBusiness Cases: Building the Boeing 787, Adopting International Accounting Standards, Li & Fung