THE NEED FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
A DEFINITION OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
A BRIEF HISTORY
GLOBAL LINKS TODAY
THE CURRENT U.S. INTERNATIONAL TRADE POSITION
THE STRUCTURE OF THE BOOK
APPENDIX: GEOGRAPHIC PERSPECTIVES ON INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
The financial crisis and economic recession late in the first decade of the third millennium raised questions about the long-term viability of globalization of business and its shape in the future. Some have challenged the viability of capitalism in an internationally interconnected world. Others dispute whether the current ethical underpinnings of business are suitable in light of the global challenges that are before us.
The times are challenging: big companies depend on governments to rescue them from their unmanageable debt; firms and individuals have criminally defrauded investors; traders speculating ...