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Contemporary Challenges to International Business
 
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Contemporary Challenges to International Business
Edited by Kevin Ibeh and Sheena Davies
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
05 Mar 2009
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Reflecting its complex and diverse contexts of enactment, international business is synonymous with big challenges. Cultural and institutional complexities remain as potent as they have always been, but have been joined by newer concerns such as climate change, international terrorism, and international fraud.
 
This timely book examines these challenges from the perspectives of the different players and actors in the international business arena, including foreign investing multinational corporations, international small and medium sized enterprises and their multifaceted liabilities, emerging market/developing country firms, and women managers from the Middle East. All contributions in this volume highlight one or more aspects of the contemporary challenges facing international business and, more importantly, embody invaluable insights on appropriate managerial responses to such complexities.


Description

Reflecting its complex and diverse contexts of enactment, international business is synonymous with big challenges. Cultural and institutional complexities remain as potent as they have always been, but have been joined by newer concerns such as climate change, international terrorism, and international fraud.
 
This timely book examines these challenges from the perspectives of the different players and actors in the international business arena, including foreign investing multinational corporations, international small and medium sized enterprises and their multifaceted liabilities, emerging market/developing country firms, and women managers from the Middle East. All contributions in this volume highlight one or more aspects of the contemporary challenges facing international business and, more importantly, embody invaluable insights on appropriate managerial responses to such complexities.


Contents

Perspectives on Contemporary Challenges in International Business; K.Ibeh & S.Davies
The Challenge of Managing Employee Tenure in China; A. Zimmermann, X.Liu & T.Buck
Organizational Identification and Commitment Following a Cross-border Acquisition; M.E.Raukko
Cross-Border Transfer of Employment Relations' Approaches: Country-of-Origin Effects and the Level and Type of Industry Internationalization; H.Tüselmann, F.McDonald, M.Allen, S.Golesorkhi & D.Filiou
Tensions Arising From Process of Transferring HRM Practices Across borders: The Case of Taiwanese MNCs in the UK; Y.Chang, K.Mellahi & A.J.Wilkinson
Micromultinationals: Transcending Resource Challenges in International Business; K.Ibeh, O.Borchert & C.Wheeler
Growth and Survival of Born Globals: Case of Software Firms; M.Gabrielsson & P.Gabrielsson
The Challenge of Accelerated International Growth: A Focus on Winners and Losers in the Finnish Software Sector; N.Nummela, S.Saarenketo, J.Hätönen & M.Ruokonen
International New Ventures and the Development of Partnerships - A Social Capital Approach; R.Aspelund, A.Sorheim & M.S.Berg
Clustering and the Internationalization of SMEs in the Media Industry; G.Cook& N.Pandit
Learning in IJVs in CEE Countries: System of Innovation Approach; I.Jormanainen
Returning Entrepreneurs vs. Indigenous Entrepreneurs: An Investigation of High Technology SMEs in Emerging Markets; O.Dai & X.Liu
The Emergence of Low-cost Airlines in Africa: A Preliminary Analysis of Internal and External Drivers; J.Amankwah-Amoah & Y.A.Debrah
Re-examining Women's International Management Experiences: A Middle Eastern Perspective; B.D.Metcalfe, K.Hutchings & B.Cooper
Trends in International Terrorism Against Business Targets; A.Lee
The Automotive Industry and Environmental Regulations: Challenges to Corporate Political Activities of Multinational Enterprises in the European Union; S.M.Wagner
Intra-community Fraud Among UK and German Expatriate Entrepreneurs in Spain: A Trust and Social Networks-based Explanation; A.Hoecht 


Authors

KEVIN IBEH is Professor of Marketing and International Business at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. He has published widely on internationalization and international entrepreneurship among smaller firms, and consulted for several organizations, including the OECD, Scottish Enterprise, Nuffield Foundation, and Danish Foreign Affairs Ministry. A former Commonwealth Scholar, Kevin has lectured and delivered papers in over twenty countries.
 
SHEENA DAVIES is Senior Lecturer in strategic management at Portsmouth Business School. She also teaches international strategy. Her research interest is in the role of emotion in managing knowledge in organizations.