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Handbook of Research on Impacts of International Business and Political Affairs on the Global Economy

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The growth of global commerce depends on many different factors and strategies in order for multinational corporations to efficiently compete and thrive in the international marketplace. In addition to business strategies, corporations must also be aware of political affairs that may impact their global economic status. The Handbook of Research on Impacts of International Business and Political Affairs on the Global Economy features dual perspectives on the business and political viewpoints for nations striving to maintain their economic standing in the era of globalization. Providing insight into various economic factors impacting global businesses and international affairs, this publication is a critical reference source for students, policymakers, international diplomats, researchers, scholars, and practitioners interested in financial challenges in the era of globalization.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Preface
    1. The Reality of Global Economy: Dynamics of Politics on International Business
  7. Section 1: International Business
    1. Chapter 1: The Internationalization Decision-Making of United Arab Emirates Family Businesses
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FAMILY BUSINESS (FB) IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
      4. FACTORS AFFECTING INTERNATIONALIZATION DECISION MAKING
      5. FAMILY FIRM CHARACTERISTICS
      6. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      7. ANALYSIS OF FACTORS AFFECTING INTERNATIONALIZATION DECISION MAKING
      8. SUMMARY OF FINDINGS
      9. CONCLUSION, LIMITATIONS AND SCOPE FOR FUTURE DIRECTION
      10. REFERENCES
    2. Chapter 2: Women in Global Professional Services Firms
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TYPOLOGY OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FIRMS
      4. CHANGING PRACTICES IN PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FIRMS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 3: The Challenge of International Market Segmentation in Emerging Markets
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. INTERNATIONAL MARKET SEGMENTATION
      4. 3. THE JUNGLE OF EMERGING MARKETS
      5. 4. INTERNATIONAL MARKET SEGMENTATION IN EMERGING MARKETS
      6. 5. CONCLUSION
      7. AUTHOR’S NOTE
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 4: Communication (Intercultural and Multicultural) at Play for Cross Cultural Management within Multinational Corporations (MNCs)
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. COMMUNICATION
      4. DIMENSIONS OF LANGUAGE IN MULTICULTURAL CORPORATIONS (MNCS)
      5. DIMENSIONS OF LANGUAGE IN COMMUNICATION
      6. DIMENSIONS OF LANGUAGE IN (LANGUAGE) DIVERSITY
      7. THE SOCIAL ORGANIZATION OF LANGUAGE USE AND COMMUNICATION
      8. COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE USE IN CHINA
      9. GEERT HOFSTEDE: THE FIFTH DIMENSION (NATIONAL CULTURE)
      10. FUTURE RESEARCH AND RECOMMENDATION
      11. CONCLUSION
      12. REFERENCES
      13. ADDITIONAL READING
      14. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      15. ENDNOTE
    5. Chapter 5: Examining Tacit Knowledge Acquisition and Opportunity Recognition in International Buyer-Supplier Collaborations
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INTERNATIONAL BUYER-SUPPLIER COLLABORATIONS
      4. THE CONCEPT OF KNOWLEDGE
      5. THE ACQUISITION OF TACIT KNOWLEDGE
      6. RELATIONAL ELEMENTS INFLUENCING TACIT KNOWLEDGE ACQUISITION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 6: Channel for Vertical Spillovers
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT AND KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER
      4. RESEARCH APPROACHES
      5. FINDINGS AND ANALYSIS ON TRAINING PROGRAMS AS A CHANNEL FOR KNOWLEDGE SPILLOVERS
      6. TRAINING PROGRAMMES AS CHANNEL OF KNOWLEDGE SPILLOVERS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
    7. Chapter 7: Challenges faced by South African Human Resource Practitioners in Multinational Corporations
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
      5. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    8. Chapter 8: Multinational Corporations
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MULTI NATIONAL CORPORATIONS
      4. HINDUSTAN LEVER LIMITED
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
    9. Chapter 9: Turkey's Economic Sustainability in Global Hypercompetition
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TURKEY AND TODAY’S “GLOBAL NEW NORMAL”
      4. TURKEY’S GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS AND ITS INFORMAL ECONOMY
      5. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    10. Chapter 10: A Perspective of Cross-Cultural Psychological Studies for Global Business
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE PHANTOM IN THE 19 CENTURY
      4. ARE EASTERNERS LESS LOGICAL?
      5. RECIPES FOR REVISING THE NAÏVE THEORY
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. ENDNOTES
    11. Chapter 11: Global Financial Crises
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE ROLE OF THE LENDING-FOR-PROFIT INDUSTRY IN EUROPEAN INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
      5. THE DOWNSIDE OF EUROPEAN ECONOMIC GROWTH: OPPRESSION OF WORKERS
      6. THE LENDING-FOR-PROFIT INDUSTRY AND FINANCIAL CRISES
      7. ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVE ON DEBT
      8. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
      12. ENDNOTES
    12. Chapter 12: Southeast Asia and Financial Crisis
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SOUTHEAST ASIA BANKING SECTORS
      4. CRISIS AND ACTION PLAN
      5. GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS AND SOUTHEAST ASIA
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. ENDNOTES
  8. Section 2: International Relations
    1. Chapter 13: Women's Economic Empowerment in the Developing Countries
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WOMEN’S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT
      4. WOMEN IN THE DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
      5. WOMEN EMPOWERMENT: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES
      6. THE PATRIACHAL SYSTEM
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 14: International Framework of Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. REFORM IN FISHERIES MANAGEMENT REGIME: A PARADIGM SHIFT TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES IN THE POST- LOSC ERA
      4. INTERNATIONAL LEGAL AND NORMATIVE FRAMEWORK OF EAF
      5. THE EAF FRAMEWORK: EXPRESSION AND DEFINITION
      6. MANAGEMENT AND CONSERVATION MEASURES RELEVANT TO EAF
      7. MALAYSIA’S PRACTICES OF EAF
      8. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. ENDNOTES
    3. Chapter 15: Malaysia–US Bilateral Relations in the Aftermath of the 2008 Global Financial Crisis
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. OVERVIEW OF MALAYSIA–US BILATERAL RELATIONS
      4. MALAYSIA–US BILATERAL RELATIONS AFTER THE 2008 GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS
      5. ECONOMIC TIES
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 16: Open Access Policies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. OPEN ACCESS INITIATIVES
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 17: Sino-Saudi Joint Ventures and Trade in Petrochemical Sector
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE PETROCHEMICALS TRADE
      4. JOINT VENTURES IN PETROCHEMICAL PROJECTS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
    6. Chapter 18: The Quest for Security in India-ASEAN Relations
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. Chapter 19: Corporations as Diplomatic Actors
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: MNCS AND INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
      4. COMMUNICATION TOOLS
      5. TOWARDS AN INTEGRATED FRAMEWORK
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH AND CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    8. Chapter 20: The Political Context of Migration in the UK
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ENDNOTES
  9. Compilation of References
  10. About the Contributors