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Shaping markets through competition and economic regulation is at the heart of addressing the development challenges facing countries in southern Africa. The contributors to Competition Law And Economic Regulation: Addressing Market Power In Southern Africa critically assess the efficacy of the competition and economic regulation frameworks, including the impact of a number of the regional competition authorities in a range of sectors throughout southern Africa.
Featuring academics as well as practitioners in the field, the book addresses issues common to southern African countries, where markets are small and concentrated, with particularly high barriers to entry, and where the resources to enforce legislation against anti-competitive conduct are limited. What is needed, the contributors argue, is an understanding of competition and regional integration as part of an inclusive growth agenda for Africa. By examining competition and regulation in a single framework, and viewing this within the southern African experience, this volume adds new perspectives to the global competition literature.
It is an essential reference tool and will be of great interest to policymakers and regulators, as well as the rapidly growing ecosystem of legal practitioners and economists engaged in the field.
South Africa is undeniably a continental powerhouse.
Local corporates like MTN, Standard Bank and Shoprite are African business giants; South Africa is the only African member of BRICS; and a South African heads the African Union Commission. Yet the country is often perceived by other African states as a bully that punches above its weight. Does South Africa have the moral standing, and economic and military capacity to call itself a superpower?
In twenty years of reporting on Africa, Liesl Louw-Vaudran has travelled with South African heads of state and met business leaders from across Africa. In this book, she tries to answer accusations that South Africa behaves like a neocolonial power by examining key events – from Thabo Mbeki’s reforms of the African Union to the disastrous peace-keeping mission in the Central African Republic in 2013 under President Jacob Zuma.
We live in a global economy in which over one quarter of the world's recorded output is exported, where a change in business practice in Beijing can have a direct impact on a workforce in Birmingham, and where support to a customer in Detroit can be provided from Delhi. This book provides a clear and concise introduction to this most interdisciplinary of subjects, explaining in straightforward language the economic and financial underpinnings of international business, and the more subtle organisational and cultural issues increasingly crucial to business success. The managerial challenges which face organisations of all types and sizes, no matter where they are located, are reviewed and explored.
For courses in Business. This package includes MyManagementLab(R) International Business: A Millennial Approach International Business: The New Realities caters to a millennial student audience, the most diverse and educated generation to date. The book speaks to students of the technological age, facing a diverse and evolving economic environment fueled by the Internet and multimedia sources. By addressing issues such as the competitive job market and challenges faced by advanced economies, the text preps students for international business in our modern world. The Fourth Edition plays on millennials' characteristics to engage them in the material. This includes their reliance on technology, their drive towards achievement and helping their communities, and their desire to obtain skills they can apply towards meaningful jobs. The authors understand what motivates millennial students and builds on their goals to help students obtain successful careers in international business. This package includes MyManagementLab(R), an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts. MyManagementLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Please be sure you have the correct ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.
Global business icon Richard Branson has written many books, but none have been more popular than his first memoir, 1998’s Losing My Virginity. Now he’s finally publishing his second volume of memoirs, covering all of his fascinating ups and downs of the past two decades.
In the two decades since Richard Branson wrote Losing My Virginity, his life and company have changed significantly. Now he brings his life story up to date, including all the successes and failures. He also shares his personal, intimate thoughts on five decades as the world’s ultimate entrepreneur, and his shift to focusing more and more on public service. See how Branson created hundreds of different companies, going from a houseboat to his own private island. Join him as he juggles working life with raising his children, sustaining his marriage, and creating a unique company culture. Discover how he created a new life on Necker Island, while continuing to grow the Virgin brand into all corners of the world. Get the real story behind his encounters with everyone from Bill Gates and Rupert Murdoch to Nelson Mandela and Beyoncé.
Go behind the scenes as Sir Richard Branson creates the world’s first commercial spaceline, Virgin Galactic, and handles the biggest crisis he has ever faced. Get under the skin of world record attempts on land, sea and air, and see how the original business hippy adapted to becoming a doting ‘grand-dude’ to his three grandchildren, Eva-Deia, Etta and Artie. This is the true account of how the Virgin Founder reinvented himself and his brand for the 21st C entury, while continuing to push boundaries, break rules and reach for the stars in more ways than one. This is the story of the man behind the beard, the business, the bravado and the brand. Find out how the ultimate entrepreneur did it for the first time - all over again.
Managing International Business is aimed at managers who require a guide to developing their business operations on an international scale. It draws on the experience of world class companies at the forefront of thinking in terms of international business and contains examples from real companies. Worksheets, summaries and exercises ensure that the theory is related to real life. Key features include: * the elements of market analysis required to launch a business overseas * guidance on how to influence the international strategy of your business * advice on how to construct a dynamic market entry strategy * easy ways to search for a competitive advantage.
This book contains over 30 action-oriented case studies from leading companies operating in Europe, Asia, USA, Australia and Africa including Brother International, Nike Europe, Fiat Auto Spa, Pepsi Cola International, Zimbabwe Dairy Marketing Board, Almarai Ltd., Eastman Kodak Singapore and The US Department of Environment. It meets the growing demand for cases in logistics and supply chain management that bridge the gap between theory and practice. Each case takes a multi-disciplinary and cross-functional approach to business and will be highly relevant to students taking courses in logistics and supply chain management, distribution, purchasing and supplies management, marketing, manufacturing operations, business policy, international business and organisational behaviour.
A shocking exposé of Volkswagen's fraud by the New York Times reporter who covered the scandal.
When news of Volkswagen's clean diesel fraud first broke in September 2015, it sent shockwaves around the world. Overnight, the company long associated with quality, reliability and trust became a universal symbol of greed and deception. Consumers were outraged, investors panicked, the company embarrassed and facing bankruptcy. As lawsuits and criminal investigations piled up, by early 2017 VW had settled with regulators and car-owners for $20 billion, with additional fines and claims still looming.
In Faster, Higher, Farther, Jack Ewing rips the lid off the scandal. He describes VW's rise from "the people's car" during the Nazi era to one of Germany's most prestigious and important global brands, touted for being "green." He paints vivid portraits of Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piech and chief executive Martin Winterkorn, arguing that their unremitting ambition drove employees, working feverishly in pursuit of impossible sales targets, to illegal methods.
With unprecedented access to key players and a ringside seat during the course of the legal proceedings, Faster, Higher, Farther reveals how the succeed-at-all-costs culture prevalent in modern boardrooms led to one of corporate history's farthest-reaching cases of fraud - with potentially devastating consequences.
As the future of one of the world's biggest companies remains uncertain, this is the extraordinary story of Volkswagen's downfall.
A shocking expose of Volkswagen's fraud by the New York Times reporter who covered the scandal. When news of Volkswagen's clean diesel fraud first broke in September 2015, it sent shockwaves around the world. Overnight, the company long associated with quality, reliability and trust became a universal symbol of greed and deception. Consumers were outraged, investors panicked, the company embarrassed and facing bankruptcy. As lawsuits and criminal investigations piled up, by early 2017 VW had settled with regulators and car-owners for $20 billion, with additional fines and claims still looming. In Faster, Higher, Farther, Jack Ewing rips the lid off the scandal. He describes VW's rise from "the people's car" during the Nazi era to one of Germany's most prestigious and important global brands, touted for being "green." He paints vivid portraits of Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piech and chief executive Martin Winterkorn, arguing that their unremitting ambition drove employees, working feverishly in pursuit of impossible sales targets, to illegal methods. With unprecedented access to key players and a ringside seat during the course of the legal proceedings, Faster, Higher, Farther reveals how the succeed-at-all-costs culture prevalent in modern boardrooms led to one of corporate history's farthest-reaching cases of fraud-with potentially devastating consequences. As the future of one of the world's biggest companies remains uncertain, this is the extraordinary story of Volkswagen's downfall.
Essentials of Global Marketing offers a concise and manageable approach to the subject. The accessible structure takes the reader through the entire international marketing planning process, and fundamental concepts are illuminated by examples from a wide range of companies, small and large, from around the world.
Corporate Citizenship covers the various theoretical and philosophical frameworks relating to corporate citizenship.
The title provides students with a broad range of examples, cases and situations that encourage students to apply the knowledge in a critical manner.
Discover success in global business today with the most strategic approach to international business topics and unique coverage not found in other books. Written by renowned international instructor and author Mike Peng, GLOBAL BUSINESS, 3E, International Edition is the first truly global business book to answer the big question, "What determines the success and failure of firms around the globe?" This edition blends both an institutional-based view and resource-based view throughout every chapter for an unparalleled continuity in the learning process. The book combines an inviting, conversational style with the latest research and examples throughout every chapter. A comprehensive set of cases from Mike Peng and other respected international experts examine how companies throughout the world have expanded globally. All-new video cases, world maps, and unique global debate sections help readers view business challenges from a truly global perspective.
The ascension of China and India will be the outstanding development of the 21st century, raising fundamental questions about both the structure of the world economy and the balance of global geopolitical power. How aggressive a superpower will China be? And what about India, whose vast population and economic prospects appear to guarantee prosperity? Economist David Smith analyzes in depth the rapid eastward shift in global power to Beijing and Delhi -- and its enormous ramifications for the west.
Now that globalization is a reality and cross-border is no longer a discretionary activity, companies need reliable tools to manage the risks associated with doing business around the world. This title is a relevant, practical addition to risk management literature. This book will help readers think about their global business differently, manage them effectively, and develop ways to forecast in which areas they might get into trouble. To support the book there will be an internet-based tool that offers up-to-date risk information by country. This title is the right mix of important new research and practical applicability for readers. It details the risks of doing business overseas and is as valuable to someone in Europe or Asia or in the US. Author, Kurtzman is well-known and respected in both academic and business circles.Since a systematic understanding of global risks is in its infancy, this book has the potential to be the definitive work that transforms the subject. It is packed with international companies including Sumitono Bank, Bre-X, Banco Ambrosiano, Parmalat, Royal Ahold, Barings Bank, Daiwa Securities, BCCI, Lloyd Aero Boliviano, Viacao Aerea, ChuoAoyama, Kanebo, Glo
Navigating Global Business integrates and synthesizes all available country cluster studies into a nested meta-structure accompanied by eco-cultural correlates that distinguish amongst clusters. The broad range of analyses will appeal to researchers and practitioners, seasoned multi firm executives, those in small firms seeking internationalization, and anyone intrigued by the greater question of human diversity. The book covers key work-related cultural dimensions for much of the world, and includes examples of applications in most business areas. Also exhibited are the correlates of culture, some of which, such as language and religion, speak to the origin of cultural variations in addition to illustrating key variants of the global terrain. Finally, the authors examine how patterns might have changed over time, providing a rigorous and realistic assessment of the fruits of globalization.
"This informative and comprehensive book will be of value to
business practitioners and students wanting to know how Asian
Pacific business networks operate."
Despite the growing economic importance of the Asia Pacific region, Western firms remain underrepresented. To remedy this situation, Western firms must approach their operations in Asia strategically, by questioning many of the traditional assumptions of Western business. While Japan has been the subject of much Western scrutiny, the other nations in the region--South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, China, and Thailand--have been virtually overlooked.
Strategies for Asia Pacific, the culmination of two decades of research and direct professional experience, is written to provide Western companies with a hands-on approach to doing business in Asia Pacific. The authors first define the region's key characteristics, its role in the world economy, and key features of market and consumer behavior. The book then turns to an overview of the competitive market for developing business there, outlining what is required to design and manage joint-ventures. The final chapters examine the prospective pitfalls in managing Asia Pacific operations and the human resource issues associated with such operations before concluding with projections for future trends in the development of the region.
'Open Innovation' is good up to a certain point, past a certain level, however, it becomes extremely dangerous. It is crucial therefore that a companies 'sweet spot', the optimum point where open innovation is beneficial, is found before it becomes hazardous. Using strong research Francis Bidault guides the reader through this innovation journey.
"Thirteen Steps to Manufacturing in China" defines the methodology for establishing a manufacturing operation in China. A comprehensive guide book, it includes the advantages and disadvantages of manufacturing in China, the specific steps to follow and prepares the reader for spending time in China. It identifies the prerequisites - where to locate, other companies' experiences, environmental requirements, utility costs, procedures for establishing a foreign investment company and much more. It then provides the "how to" for sourcing Chinese equipment, importing used or new equipment and building construction from Design Institutes to building permit through construction and the Grand Opening.
Developing BRIC markets are changing the business models of traditional western technology leaders. Classic business strategies are no longer suitable for companies attacking abroad whilst defending their market at home. Based on real-life cases, the book evaluates the best new strategies for western companies in technology-based B2B markets.
The nature of competitive rivalry, and the power and interests of large firms and their owners, is at the heart of how countries develop. Large firms shape the economy as these firms can make the investments required in productive capacity, provide the upstream inputs and services required by smaller businesses and, in many areas, are also the main routes to market. At the same time these firms tend to have market power if competition between them is weak. In crude terms, it is critical whether these firms are able to focus on extracting rents through market power, or whether the returns reward their effort, creativity and entrepreneurship. Competition authorities and economic regulators are critical institutions in restraining the market power of firms while at the same tie taking into account the need to incentivise investment. The book maps out key issues in competition through four key industry studies across Southern and East Africa. It considers the nature and extent of market power, the development of large firms, their production, investment and the prices of products across countries. This takes into account the work of competition authorities in the different countries and the implications of industrial policies. The concluding chapter draws out critical implications for competition, regional integration and economic development. This fills a big gap as there are no similar publications relating to this important topic.
As a new industrial superpower, India is changing the way business is being conducted around the globe. This creates a complex challenge for communication directors, HR executives, and marketing departments--the solution of which can put your company ahead of all the others to thrive in this fertile new market. Put simply, writes Paul Argenti, one of the foremost experts on corporate communications today, companies must now find ways to communicate with constituencies they were able to ignore fifty years ago. . .
"Strategic Corporation Communication" provides a practical and precise game plan for effectively conveying your company's message to both employees based in India and to your Indian customers. In it, Argenti provides key background information on why and how India's influence is changing corporate communications, explaining initiatives that help you: . . Organize communication efforts within the company and with the general public. Use advertising designed to attract investors and influence opinion. Work effectively with the Indian media, which operates differently from outlets in the West. Build a framework dedicated to handling investor relations. Gain a deep understanding of government's role in India, and work with it accordingly . .
Many key functions of a business, from human resources issues to corporate branding, falls into the realm of corporate communications. In this ever-changing and increasingly global business landscape, developing a centralized communications system designed for specific needs is essential for success. "Strategic Corporate Communication" provides the knowledge you'll need to ensure your company leads the way in the exciting new economyof India.
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