Handbook on the Geopolitics of Business
ÔGlobal economic challenges and political upheavals underscore the importance of geopolitical understanding in the management of the contemporary corporation. Handbook on the Geopolitics of Business assembles a global cast of thought leaders in the geopolitical arena. The insights offered are highly valuable to students, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, government officials, and policy makers. This serves as a compass that would help you find your bearings in the complex world of international business.Õ Ð Ilan Alon, Rollins College, US In recent years, rapid globalization, novel technologies and business models, as well as economic and political changes have transformed the international business landscape. This pioneering volume offers a comprehensive discussion of the new global terrain and makes a strong case for the consideration of geopolitics in both the study and practice of modern-day business. Featuring original contributions from experts across the world, this Handbook provides a solid foundation for both understanding and responding to recent changes and trends in global economics, politics, and business. Topics discussed include the shifting nature of international trade, economic growth in emerging economies, voluntary sustainability codes, management in international corporations, organization of mega-events, entrepreneurship and geopolitical risk, and investment law and firm behavior. This volume offers important implications for both the academic and corporate communities. It will appeal to professors and students of international business and management, economics and political sciences. Offering groundbreaking perspectives that drive contemporary business strategy, this book is also highly valuable to global managers, entrepreneurs and policymakers.
Advances in Geoeconomics
Introduction / J. Mark Munoz -- Understanding geoeconomics -- Geoeconomics : a review of the research methodologies of trade alliances / Subhajit Chakrabarty -- The geoeconomics of global cities : exploring new avenues for expanding business internationalization / Philippe Régnier and Pascal Wild -- Influence of region, country and subnational-region institutions on internationalization of multinational corporations / Wiboon Kittilaksanawong -- Geoeconomic spillovers : are Indian states interconnected in promoting state-business relations? : an empirical analysis / Krishna Chaitanya Vadlamannati, Artur Tamazian, and Arusha Cooray -- Geoeconomics in Central and Eastern Europe : implications on FDI / Zoltan Gal and Andrea Schmidt -- The changing geoeconomics of China's diplomacy in Africa / Richard Aidoo -- The nature, impact and lessons of abenomics / Viara Bojkova -- Where geoeconomics and geostrategy meet : the troubled relations between the European Union and the Russian Federation / David Criekemans -- International geoeconomics -- Geostrategic economics in the 21st century : China, America and the Trans-pacific Partnership / Francis Schortgen -- EU trade policy after the GFC : the geoeconomics of shifting EU trade policy priorities / Louise Curran -- Determinants of FDI in the customs union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan / Richard Nyuur, Andrey Yukhanaev and Alina Amirzadova -- Role of regional economic integration on foreign direct investments in Southern Africa / Jayati Ghosh, Imelda K. Moise and Ezekiel Kalipeni -- A case study : geoeconomics and the Iranian nuclear deal / Jonathon Cini -- The impact of geographical factors on development : evaluation of Europe and the Middle East / Hilal Keser and Ian Çetin -- Three spheres of geoeconomic advantage in Central America : transportation, tourism and trade / Michael J. Pisani -- The state of regional integration in Africa : prospects and advances / Joash Ntenga Moitui -- Managing geoeconomics -- The evolution of geoeconomics and the need for new theories of governance / Najiba Benabess -- Geoeconomics and banking / Hubert Bonin -- Geoeconomics of the global arms industry / Alexandre J. Vautravers -- The new geoeconomics of energy : a Saudi Arabian case study / Robert E. Looney -- Global water geoeconomics : paradigm shift and emerging challenges / Lakshmi Mudunuru and J. Uma Rao -- The geoeconomics of aging / Masud Chand -- Geoeconomics and political interference : the case of China's porcelain industry / Jane Yuting Zhuang and André M. Everett -- The African growth and opportunity act : international business, relations and politics / Satyendra Singh -- Geoeoconomic strategies and economic intelligence / Gyula Csurgai -- Conclusion / J. Mark Munoz
Handbook on the Politics of Antarctica
The Antarctic and Southern Ocean are hotspots for contemporary endeavours to oversee 'the last frontier' of the Earth. The Handbook on the Politics of Antarctica offers a wide-ranging and comprehensive overview of the governance, geopolitics, international law, cultural studies and history of the region. Four thematic sections take readers from the earliest human encounters to contemporary resource exploitation and climate change. Written by leading experts, the Handbook brings together the very best interdisciplinary social science and humanities scholarship on the Antarctic and Southern Ocean.
Managerial forensics is the practice of gathering relevant corporate information for the purpose of analyzing and identifying reasons for managerial obstacles, mismanagement, bankruptcy, and corporate demise. This book assembles a cast of leading academic and business experts and shares their views on the best practices in corporate analysis. Following the notion that the past offers insights into the future, the book examines the maladies in contemporary business and offers strategies for corporate revival and turnaround.
The Ashgate Research Companion to Critical Geopolitics
Bringing together leading researchers associated with the different forms of critical geopolitics, this volume produces an overview of its achievements, limitations, and areas of new and potential future development. The Companion is designed to serve as a key resource for an interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners interested in the spatiality of politics.
The Oxford Handbook of the Cold War
Thirty four essays by a team of leading scholars offering a broad reassessment of the cold war, calling into question orthodox ways of ordering the chronology of the period and presenting new insights into the global dimension of the conflict.
Disability in the Global South
This first-of-its kind volume spans the breadth of disability research and practice specifically focusing on the global South. Established and emerging scholars alongside advocates adopt a critical and interdisciplinary stance to probe, challenge and shift common held social understandings of disability in established discourses, epistemologies and practices, including those in prominent areas such as global health, disability studies and international development. Motivated by decolonizing approaches, contributors carefully weave the lived and embodied experiences of disabled people, families and communities through contextual, cultural, spatial, racial, economic, identity and geopolitical complexities and heterogeneities. Dispatches from Ghana, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Venezuela among many others spotlight the complex uncertainties of modern geopolitics of coloniality; emergent forms of governance including neoliberal globalization, war and conflicts; the interstices of gender, race, ethnicity, space and religion; structural barriers to redistribution and realization of rights; and processes of disability representation. This handbook examines in rigorous depth, established practices and discourses in disability including those on development, rights, policies and practices, opening a space for critical debate on hegemonic and often unquestioned terrains. Highlights of the coverage include: Critical issues in conceptualizing disability across cultures, time and space The challenges of disability models, metrics and statistics Disability, poverty and livelihoods in urban and rural contexts Disability interstices with migration, race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality Disability, religion and customary societies and practices The UNCRPD, disability rights orientations and instrumentalities Redistributive systems including budgeting, cash transfer systems and programming. Global South–North partnerships: intercultural methodologies in disability research. This much awaited handbook provides students, academics, practitioners and policymakers with an authoritative framework for critical thinking and debate about disability, while pushing theoretical and practical frontiers in unprecedented ways.
Handbook of Neoliberalism
Neoliberalism is easily one of the most powerful discourses toemerge within the social sciences in the last two decades, and the number of scholars who write about this dynamic and unfolding process of socio-spatial transformation is astonishing. Even more surprising though is that there has, until now, not been an attempt to provide a wide-ranging volume that engages with the multiple registers in which neoliberalism has evolved. The Routledge Handbook of Neoliberalism seeks to offer a comprehensive overview of the phenomenon of neoliberalism by examining the range of ways that it has been theorized, promoted, critiqued, and put into practice in a variety of geographical locations and institutional frameworks. With contributions from over 50 leading authors working at institutions around the world the volumes seven sections will offer a systematic overview of neoliberalism’s origins, political implications, social tensions, spaces, natures and environments, and aftermaths in addressing ongoing and emerging debates. The volume aims to provide the first comprehensive overview of the field and to advance the established and emergent debates in a field that has grown exponentially over the past two decades, coinciding with the meteoric rise of neoliberalism as a hegemonic ideology, state form, policy and program, and governmentality. It includes a substantive introductory chapter and will serve as an invaluable resource for undergraduates, graduate students, and professional scholars alike.
Hispanic Latino Entrepreneurship
The Hispanic-Latino community is large, expanding, and an important contributor to the U.S. economy. Numbering over 50 million, Hispanic-Latinos currently represent about 16% of the population. Hispanic-Latinos engage in a diversity of jobs that help keep the American economic engine running. The practice of entrepreneurship has been on the rise with over 2.3 million business in the United States categorized as Hispanic-owned, generating over $345 billion in sales. This book examines the entrepreneurial mindset of Hispanic-Latinos in the United States. With limited literature on the subject, the authors created a pioneering book that captures the viewpoints of real-life Hispanic-Latino entrepreneurs. Using a 15-item questionnaire, the authors obtained information on entrepreneurial intent, goals, and business strategies utilized. This book highlights real world business experiences, inlcuding challenges relating to entrepreneurial pursuits, and the importance of hardwork, discipline, and a positive mindset in the success of an enterprise.
Handbook of the Politics of the Arctic
In a way unrivalled since the Cold War, the Arctic has become one of the leading issues on the international foreign policy agenda. Drawing on the perspectives of geo-politics and international law and applying a contextualizing approach as befits a newly emergent, globalized Arctic, leading international scientists offer fresh insights and perspectives on the most pressing issues under the headings of political ascendancy, climate and environmental issues, resources and energy, and the response and policies of affected countries.