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Global Business Environment

Global Business Environment
Shifting Paradigms in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

First Edition
  • Mansi Kapoor - Faculty, Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies, Pune
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August 2019 | 280 pages | SAGE Texts

Discusses the shifting paradigms in global business environment in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Global Business Environment provides a comprehensive account of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It captures the current shifts in the global environment for business caused mainly by the disruptive nature of rapid technological advancements and the consequences of globalization, which impact political, social and economic changes. Furnished with up-to-date examples and case studies, the book presents an exhaustive yet lucid view of current socio-economic realities, latest technological advancements, political undercurrents, and the issues and challenges confronting organizations and institutions both globally and locally. Besides students of management, this text will prove to be an indispensable companion for those pursuing courses in liberal arts, social sciences and economics.

Key Features:

• Systematic study of current trends in technology ranging from blockchain to artificial intelligence (AI)

• Insights on modern concepts in economic thinking such as concept of circular economy and behavioural economics

• Latest topics enriching the contextual knowledge in which businesses operate such as migration crisis, climate change, existential threats and new age idealism.
Introduction: Shifting Paradigms—Global Business Environment in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Part One: Technology and AI: The Heart of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Of intelligence: Artificial, Real and Super
Versions of Reality: Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality
Blockchain: Perspectives and Implications
Future of Manufacturing: Additive Manufacturing
Buzzing Science of the Brain and the Mind: Neuroscience and Mindfulness
Part Two: New Age Economics: New Frontiers in Economic Thought
An Introduction to the Circular Economy
An Introduction to Behavioural Economics
Economic Nationalism
The Sharing Economy and the Platform
Part Three: The Right and Left of International Politics
Identity Politics: Issues and Challenges
The Right and Left of the March of Authoritarians and Populists
Democracy: Dead or Alive
Rising China and the Rest of the World
Part Four: Society and Culture: The Changing Dynamics
The Generations: Millennials and Beyond
Migrants, Walls and Ageing Demographics
Rethinking Capitalism
Current Trends in Culture
Themes in Future of Work
Part Five: Issues and Challenges of the 21st Century
An Endangered Planet: Endangered Climate Change Agenda
Inequality: The Spark behind Every Revolution
Privacy in the Digital World: Issues and Challenges
Existential Threat: AI and the End Game
Heroic Spirit and Ideals for the 21st Century

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ISBN: 9789353284541