This highly-acclaimed, bestselling textbook, quickly established itself as one of the leading texts on the subject worldwide in its first edition. Now substantially revised and updated, Scholte provides students with a comprehensive introduction to globalization and questions why this phenomenon has occurred, to what extent it changes the world, and whether it is a force for good or ill. Accessibly written by a leading authority both as an academic researcher and a policy consultant, this second edition draws on the author´s research in more than twenty countries over five continents. Split into three parts, the text first outlines a critical framework for understanding globalization, before exploring its impact on society, and the key debates surrounding its normative impact. Exploring questions such as what globalization is, how it has emerged and what effect it has had on society, this text is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students seeking a thorough study of globalization.
In this book Rajneesh Narula examines the interdependence of globalization and technological innovation at two levels: first, between locations, by examining the role of cross-border initiatives in the innovation process; second, between corporate entities, by studying the dynamics of inter-firm R&D collaboration.
Economic globalization has given rise to frequent and severe financial crises in emerging market economies. Other countries are also unsuccessful in their efforts to generate economic growth and reduce poverty. This book provides perspectives on various aspects of the international financial system that contribute to financial crises and growth failures, and discusses the remedies that economists have proposed for addressing the underlying problems. It also sheds light on a central feature of the international financial system that remains mysterious to many economists and most non-economists: the activities of the International Monetary Fund and the factors that influence its effectiveness. Dr Isard offers policy perspectives on what countries can do to reduce their vulnerabilities to financial crises and growth failures, and a number of general directions for systemic reform. The breadth of the agenda provides grounds for optimism that the international financial system can be strengthened considerably without revolutionary change.
A revealing history of the economic and political forces that have shaped the contemporary world argues that the spread of globalization has occurred as a direct result of political choices, tracing the collapse of globalization between 1914 and 1945 and the movement´s revival at the end of the twentieth century. Reprint.
This book explores current developments in transnational commercial and consumer law. It features essays written by leading experts, many of who have taken part in the negotiation and formulation of the international instruments they discuss here. The contributors look at issues arising from the profound changes that globalization is having on the legal norms governing commercial and consumer transactions, both domestic and transnational. They consider how relations between private actors, state regulators, and national courts are being completely reconfigured. This, in turn, generates pressures for legal harmonization and creates opportunities for new national and transnational legal norms and procedures to develop. The contributions address both the dynamics and the substance of these developments. Topics included are the UNCITRAL Model Law on secured transactions and on cross-border insolvency, the ICC Uniform Customs and Practices of Documentary Credits (UCP 600), and the dispute resolution mechanism and practices of the World Trade Organization. The content was formerly presented as papers at the 18th Biennial Meeting of the International Academy of Commercial and Consumer Law (the International Academy) at Kyushu University, Japan. Overall, this book provides readers with a solid theoretical foundation and strong familiarity with the practice of law and international commerce, offering realistic and practical conclusions.
The Cultural Studies Reader is the ideal introduction for students. A revised introduction explaining the history and key concerns of cultural studies brings together important articles by leading thinkers to provide an essential guide to the development, key issues and future directions of cultural studies. This fully updated third edition includes: * 36 essays including 21 new articles * An editor ´s preface succinctly introducing each article with suggestions for further reading * Comprehensive coverage of every major cultural studies method and theory * An updated account of recent developments in the field * Articles on new areas such as culture and nature and the cultures of globalization * New key thinkers such as CLR James, Gilles Deleuze, Antonio Negri and Edward Said, included for the first time The Cultural Studies Reader is designed to be read around the world and deals with issues relevant to each continent
Provides an international and management perspective on the field of corporate communication Corporate communication plays an important role in higher-level management to help build and preserve a company´s reputation. This intangible yet valuable asset determines the net worth of a company and affects the success of its operations. Corporate Communication: An International and Management Perspective introduces readers to the broad environment of the modern extended organization and provides an understanding of the globalization process. It describes how economic, political, and cultural features of a country affect company decisions and communication and discusses various communication disciplines and practices that are employed in programs and campaigns. This book addresses the key management issues of sustainability and technology and innovation. It also emphasizes the importance of why corporate communication must be seen as a management function and not restricted to a communication process. Presented in five parts, Corporate Communication offers comprehensive chapters covering: The Domain of Corporate Communication; Strategic Application of Communication Practices; International Perspective; Key Management Issues of Sustainability and Technology; and Corporate Communication Contribution to Management. The foundation of Corporate Communication is public relations but also included is the entire range of communication practices and the contribution to management decision making. Conceptualizes corporate communication as a strategic management function which helps management recognize, adjust to, and construct policy related to global issues Emphasizes the critical role that corporate communication plays in making corporate decisions and behaviors more socially responsible and sustainable Demonstrates how corporate communication draws on public affairs, marketing and social media in its strategic planning Emphasizes the critical importance of relationships to corporations and their effect on reputation Provides numerous examples of cases of global problems and how corporations have responded to them Corporate Communication is intended for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in schools of communication and schools of business and management who want to extend their competence to the global arena and to combine the various communication practices to design strategic programs and campaigns. Course titles include corporate communication, international public relations, corporate public affairs, global marketing communication, global corporate communication, and social media.
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Democratization, Europeanization, and Globalization Trends:Cross-National Analysis of Authoritarianism, Socialization, Communications, Youth, and Social Policy Arbeit - Technik - Organisation - Soziales / Work - Technology - Organization - Society
Social Innovation, the Social Economy and World Economic Development:Democracy and Labour Rights in an Era of Globalization Arbeit, Bildung und Gesellschaft / Labour, Education and Society. Revised