Market-defining since it was first introduced, International Business 8/e 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. Because many issues in international business are complex, the text explores the pros and cons of economic theories, government policies, business strategies, organizational structures, etc. Hills: International Business is known for its strong emphasis on strategy, and for maintaining a tight integrated flow between chapters. Hills book is practical in nature, focusing on the managerial implications of each topic on the actual practice of international business. The authors 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.
Market-defining since it was introduced, International Business: Competing in the Global Marketplace by Charles W. L. Hill, sets the standard, and is the proven choice for International Business. Hill draws upon his experience to deliver a complete solution, and has partnered with G. Tomas M. Hult from Michigan State University to continue to deliver a program that is: Integrated--Integrated Progression of Topics with Results-Driven TechnologyPractical--Focused on Practical Applications of ConceptsRelevant--Timely, Comprehensive Coverage of Theory
Charles W. L. Hill is the Hughes M. and Katherine Blake Professor of Strategy and International Business at the Foster School of Business, University of Washington. The Foster School has a Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), one of only 17 funded by the U.S. Department of Education, and is consistently ranked as a Top-25 business school. Learn more about Professor Hill at foster.uw.edu/faculty-research/directory/charles-hill A native of the United Kingdom, Professor Hill received his PhD from the University of Manchester, UK. In addition to the University of Washington, he has served on the faculties of the University of Manchester, Texas A&M University, and Michigan State University.Professor Hill has published over 50 articles in top academic journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, and Organization Science. Professor Hill has also published several textbooks including International Business (McGraw-Hill) and Global Business Today (McGraw-Hill). His work is among the most widely cited in the world in international business and strategic management. Beginning in 2014, Dr. Hill partnered with Dr. Tomas Hult in a formidable co-authorship of the IB franchise of textbooks (International Business, Global Business Today). This brought together two of the most cited international business scholars in history.Professor Hill has taught in the MBA, Executive MBA, Technology Management MBA, Management, and PhD programs at the University of Washington. During his time at the University of Washington he has received over 25 awards for teaching excellence, including the Charles E. Summer Outstanding Teaching Award.Professor Hill works on a private basis with a number of organizations. His clients have included Microsoft, where he has been teaching in-house executive education courses for two decades. He has also consulted for a variety of other large companies (e.g., AT&T Wireless, Boeing, BF Goodrich, Group Health, Hexcel, Microsoft, Philips Healthcare, Philips Medical Systems, Seattle City Light, Swedish Health Services, Tacoma City Light, Thompson Financial Services, WRQ, and Wizards of the Coast). Professor Hill has also served on the advisory board of several start-up companies.For recreation, Professor Hill enjoys skiing, and competitive sailing!
G. Tomas M. Hult is the John W. Byington Endowed Chair, professor of marketing and international business, and director of the International Business Center in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. The Broad College has a Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), one of only 17 funded by the U.S. Department of Education, and is consistently ranked as a Top-25 business school. Learn more about Professor Hult at broad.msu.edu/facultystaff/hultA native of Sweden, Professor Hult received a mechanical engineer degree in Sweden before obtaining a PhD at The University of Memphis. In addition to Michigan State University, he has served on the faculties of Florida State University and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Dr. Hult holds visiting professorships in the International Business group of his native Uppsala University, Sweden (since 2013) and the International Business division of Leeds University, UK (since 2010). Michigan State, Uppsala, and Leeds are all ranked in the top 10 in the world in international business research.Several studies have ranked Professor Hult as one of the most cited scholars in the world in business and management. He served as editor of Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, a Financial Times Top-50 business journal, and has published more than 70 articles in premier business journals, including Journal of International Business Studies, Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Marketing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Retailing, Journal of Operations Management, Decision Sciences, and IEEE. He has also published several textbooks including International Business (McGraw-Hill) and Global Business Today (McGraw-Hill). Dr. Hult's other books include Second Shift: The Inside Story of the Keep GM Movement, Global Supply Chain Management, Total Global Strategy, and Extending the Supply Chain. He is a regular contributor of op-ed and articles in the popular press (e.g., Time, Fortune, World Economic Forum, The Conversation).Professor Hult is a well-known keynote speaker on international business, international marketing, global supply chain management, global strategy, and marketing strategy. He teaches in doctoral, masters, and undergraduate programs at Michigan State University. He also teaches frequently in executive development programs and has developed a large clientele of the worlds top multinational corporations (e.g., ABB, Albertsons, Avon, BG, Bechtel, Bosch, BP, Defense Logistics Agency, Dominos, FedEx, Ford, FreshDirect, General Motors, GroceryGateway, HSBC, IBM, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Masco, NASA, Raytheon, Shell, Siemens, State Farm, Steelcase, Tech Data, and Xerox).Tomas Hult is an elected Fellow of the Academy of International Business (AIB), one of only about 90 scholars worldwide receiving this honor, and serves as the executive director and foundation president of AIB. He also serves on the U.S. District Export Council and holds board member positions on the International Trade Center of Mid-Michigan and the Sheth Foundation.Tomas enjoys tennis, golf, and traveling as his favorite recreational activities.
Part One- Introduction and Overview
Chapter 1: Globalization
Opening case: Medical Tourism and the Globalization of Health Care
Closing case: Building the Boeing 787
Part Two- National Differences
Chapter 2: National Differences in Political Economy, and legal systems
Opening case: Corruption in Brazil
Closing case: Putin's Russia
Chapter 3: National Differences in Economic Development
Opening case: Democracy and Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
Closing case: Political and Economic Reform in Myanmar
Chapter 4: Differences in culture
Opening case: busy Buy and eBay in China
Closing case: World Expo 2020 in Dubai, UAE
Chapter 5: Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Sustainability
Opening case: Making toys globally
Closing case: Bitcoin as an Ethical Dilemma
Part Three- The Global Trade and Investment Environment
Chapter 6: International Trade Theory
Opening case: China and Australia Enter into a Free Trade Agreement
Closing case: Creating the World's Biggest Free Trade Zone
Chapter 7: Government Policy and International Trade
Opening case: U.S Tariffs on Chinese Solar Panels Benefit Malaysia
Closing case: Sugar Subsidies Drive Candy Makers Abroad
Chapter 8: Foreign Direct Investment
Opening case: Volkswagen in Russia
Closing case: Foreign Direct Investment in Nigeria
Chapter 9: Regional Trade Pacts Give the Mexican Auto Industry an Edge
Closing case: Tomato Wars
Part Four- The Global Monetary System
Chapter 10: The Foreign Exchange Market
Opening case: Subaru's Sales Boom Thanks to the Weaker Yen
Closing case: Embraer and the Wild Ride of the Brazilian Real
Chapter 11: The International Monetary System
Opening case: The IMF and Ukraine's Economic Crisis
Closing case: The IMF and Iceland's Economic Recovery
Chapter 12: The Global Capital Market
Opening case: Alibaba's Record-Setting IPO
Closing case: Declining Cross-Border Capital Flows-Retreat or Reset?
Part Five- The Strategy and Structure of International Business
Chapter 13: The Strategy of International Business
Opening case: IKEA's Global Strategy
Closing case: Global Strategy Levers
Chapter 14: The Organization of International Business
Opening case: P&G-Strength in Architecture
Closing case: Koninklijke Philips NV
Chapter 15: Entry Strategy and Strategic Alliances
Opening Case: Starbucks' Foreign Entry Strategy
Closing case: General Motors Corporation
Part Six- International Business Functions
Chapter 16: Exporting, Importing, and Countertrade
Opening case: Exporting Desserts
Closing case: Two Men and a Truck
Chapter 17: Global Production and Supply Chain Management
Opening case: Apple: The Best Supply Chains in the World?
Closing case: Two Men and a Truck
Chapter 18: Global Marketing and R&D
Opening case: Global Branding of Avengers and Iron Man
Closing case: Domino's Worldwide
Chapter 19: Global Human Resource Management
Opening case: A Global Team at Mary Kay Inc.
Closing case: IBM and Its Human Resources
Chapter 20: Accounting and Finance in the International Business
Opening case: Skype Now a Division of Microsoft
Closing case: Google and Its Tax Strategy
Part Seven- Integrative Cases
Making the Apple iPhone
Revolution in Egypt
Ghana: An African Dynamo?
Walmart Can't Conquer All Countries
Ethics of Exporting Used Batteries
The Rise of India's Drug Industry
I Want My Greek TV!
The Rise and Fall of the Japanese Yen
Currency Trouble in Malawi
The IPO of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Making Ford Globally Competitive
Organizing Siemens for Global Competitiveness
JCB Pins Hopes on the Indian Market
MD International and Latin America
Amazon Kindle Evolution
Burberry's Global Brand
MMC China Joint Venture
Brazil's Gol Airlines
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