A Guide to the Global Business Environment

A Guide to the Global Business Environment

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'I have used the materials contained in this book extensively in a major trade-related capacity, building a technical training program for trade officials and business people in six countries in Southeast Asia to great effect. The book fills an important gap in the existing literature on the subject and links international economic policy to practical hands on international business management. It underlines the importance of understanding the increasingly complex nature of international markets and offers useful options for mitigating their risk.' - Wayne Robinson, Estey Centre for Law and Economics in International Trade, Canada This MBA textbook provides a guide to the international institutions, both public and private, that exist to regulate and facilitate international business. William Kerr and Nicholas Perdikis explain how international business decision making should take into account the ideas and institutions that make up the international commercial environment, such as why trade theories are important to business; the ways in which governments can restrict trade; the role of international trade rules in reducing risk; the threats that anti-dumping and countervail actions pose; the pros and cons of operating multilaterally; the role of trading houses and the advantages of using private sector institutions to settle international business disputes.Testing the brake pads before they are installed will be much cheaper than either of these alternatives. Still, resources must be expended on testing. If the quality of brake pads could be determined without cost then the buyer would simply notanbsp;...

Title:A Guide to the Global Business Environment
Author:William Kerr, Nicholas Perdikis
Publisher:Edward Elgar Publishing - 2014-07-01


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