Reflecting a strong managerial orientation, a corporate emphasis, and a true global-local focus, International Business: Managing Globalization explains the "whats" and "whys" of global differences as it covers industries, competitors, regions, and markets from the perspectives of practicing managers. Author John S. Hill reviews the geographic and historic backgrounds of regions and markets in a way that no other text has done, with special focus on global supply chains, global branding, and world religions as they affect management at the local level.
Integrates business topics and environmental analysis into a strategic, global-local framework Places current events in focus by covering history and geography as they affect international business
Includes a unique chapter on global industry and competitor analysis, a common business tool, but a topic not covered in other texts
Covers religion as a key determiner of behaviors worldwide to help readers understand why behaviors differ depending on the local context
Focuses on corporate analysis, planning, and internationalization, vital corporate practices rarely covered in other textbooks
Includes short cases for undergraduates and longer cases for graduate students
Intended Audience International Business: Managing Globalization is ideal for the introduction to business course or for courses focusing on international or global business strategy.