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Cases in the Environment of Business
International Perspectives

First Edition
  • David W Conklin - Thunderbird, The Garvin Graduate School of International Management


September 2005 | 624 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
Cases in the Environment of Business offers an outstanding collection of relevant, classroom-tested cases. In discussing the cases, students participate in managerial decisions in an international context. Most cases deal with a variety of environmental forces, but generally a single set of forces plays a predominant role. In view of this, the cases are divided in accordance with the following themes:
- Industry structure: responses to strategies of customers, suppliers and competitors, dependence of profitability on unique value-added attributes, and the shift of certain activities to low-wage countries
- Macroeconomic variables: income levels and growth rates, foreign exchange rates, inflation rates, interest rates, and unemployment rates
- Political variables: regulations, financial incentives, taxation, foreign investment restrictions, and international trade and investment agreements
- Societal variables: labour and environmental practices, ethics, corporate social responsibility, Boards of Directors, and demographics
- Technological variables: technological infrastructure and the pace and direction of technological changes, including in particular the Internet and e-business
Paul W. Beamish
Introduction to the Ivey Casebook Series PAUL W BEAMISH
 
Preface
 
Introduction
 
THE DEPENDENCE OF PROFITABILITY ON INDUSTRY STRUCTURE: Samsung and the Theme Park Industry in Korea
 
PharmaPlus in Hungary
 
Singapore International Air Lines: Preparing for Turbulence Ahead
 
Swatch and the Global Watch Industry
 
Whirlpool Corporation's Global Strategy
 
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.: Dominating Global Retailing
 
The Global Branding of Stella Artois
 
UNDERSTANDING AND MANAGING MACROECONOMIC RISKS: A Global Manager`s Guide to Currency Risk Management
 
Chauvco Resources Ltd: The Argentina Decisions
 
Crisis in Japan
 
Procter & Gamble in Eastern Europe (A)
 
Bank Vozrozhdeniye (V.Bank)
 
ING and Global Financial Integration
 
MANAGING WITHIN ALTERNATIVE GOVERNMENT STRUCTURES: Mekong Corporation and the Viet Nam Motor Vehicle Industry
 
Thai Telecoms in the New Economy: Privatization & Liberalization
 
Lucent in India
 
Citigroup in Post-WTO China
 
Point Lisas Industrial Estate: Trinidad
 
Dell's Dilemma in Brazil: Negotiating at the State Level
 
Enron and the Dabhol Power Company
 
Bombardier Versus Embraer: Charges of Unfair Competition
 
RESPONDING TO SOCIETAL FORCES: John McCulloch--United Beef Packers
 
NES China: Business Ethics (A)
 
NES China: Business Ethics (B)
 
Textron Ltd.
 
Note on the Pollution Problem in the Mexico-U.S. Border Region
 
Planet Starbucks (A)
 
Siam Canadian Foods Co., Ltd.
 
Royal Trustco
 
INVESTMENT DECISIONS IN THE CONTEXT OF TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGES: Privatizing Poland`s Telecom Industry: Opportunities and Challenges in the New Economy and E-Business
 
Malaysia's Multimedia Development Corporation
 
Global Warming and the Kyoto Protocol: Implications for Business
 
Enron Wind Corporation: Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century
 
Eurograin (Philippines) and Hybrid Corn
 
Shire Pharmaceuticals Group`s Acquisition of BioChem Pharma: Broadening Product Portfolio and Achieving Economies of Scale in Pharmaceuticals
 
INTEGRATIVE CASES: GM in China
 
Intel's Site Selection Decision in Latin America
 
The Acer Group's China Manufacturing Decision

"Conklin has compiled an excellent selection from the case library of the Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, the world’s second-largest collection of business cases written by professors. . . . Cases are clearly written with tables, graphs, income statements, balance sheets, and suggested readings within most cases. . . . Highly recommended."

D.W. Huffmire
Emritus, University of Connecticut
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"The highlight of the book is its diversity and breadth. The cases are chosen from a variety of industries . . . The key differentiating features of this book are the holistic perspective that it provides on the business environment and the different country contexts that it presents."

Tillai Rajan A.
Institute of Technology Madras

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