International Business and Management 1st Edition
Phil Kelly
ISBN-13: 9781844807840 | ISBN-10: 1844807843
© 2009 | Published |  608  Pages

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Developed using extensive lecturer and student feedback, International Business and Management acknowledges recent changes in course emphasis and presents an integrated treatment of international management problems. Combining a strong strategic focus with coverage of the functions that underpin global business, it delivers a fresh European perspective on international business, expressly written for post-introductory undergraduate courses and also for MBA students.

All of the key areas of international business are covered within this managerial framework, including important topics rarely covered in older textbooks such as: SMEs and how they compete on a global level; ethics and social responsibility; and technology and how organizations use information to support global operations and deliver competitive advantage. Kelly also includes constructive and genuinely international examples, showing how SMEs through to MNCs have grappled with the operational and organizational challenges of international business.

Eye-catching real-world case studies, market researched pedagogy, and a strong theoretical backbone ensure that Kelly: International Business and Management is at the forefront of European IB textbooks.



  • PART 1. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT.
    1. An Introduction to International Business & Management.
    PART 2. PLANNING FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS.
    2. Analysing the Global Business Environment.
    3. International and Global Strategy.
    4. Behaving Responsibly Around the World.
    5. Managing Change in the International Organization.
    6. International Leadership & Management.
    PART 3. MANAGING HUMAN RESOURCES.
    7. Managing Human Resources Worldwide.
    8. Managing Difference - Culture.
    9. International Organization Design & Structure.
    10. Global Business Processes.
    PART 4. MANAGING INFORMATION ND TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES.
    11. Managing Information Resources.
    12. Managing Knowledge Resources.
    13. Global Business & Enterprise Systems.
    14. Global Digital Business.
    PART 5. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS.
    15. International Operations Management.
    16. International Marketing.
    17. Managing Global Financial Resources.

    • Carefully-balanced theoretical content, integrating classic research with contemporary analyses of International Business topics
    • Genuinely global examples that reflect international business in the 21st century, matched with coverage of essential, yet often neglected, topics such as international ethics, small and medium-sized enterprises and global information technology
    • 'Stop & think' boxes urge readers to critically assess their understanding of the topic under discussion at key points in every chapter
    • Look back & Look ahead arrows cross-reference different sub-topics throughout the book, showing how issues can cut across diverse areas of international business
    • Active Case Studies, taken from the UK, Europe & the rest of the world, in every chapter directly link theory with practice
    • Each chapter concludes with a summary of key learning points, a set of review questions and references to key texts and research
    • A wealth of supplementary resources for both students and lecturers at ww.cengage.co.uk/kelly
    • "Kelly covers a range of topics, and, in many cases, provides insights into practical aspects of IB which are refreshing to see. For example, the section on knowledge management is possibly the most comprehensive discussion of the subject that I've come across in an international business text, to date." Shameen Prashantham – University of Glasgow Business School

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    • Phil, formerly advisor to Asia’s highest paid CEO, worked for over 20 companies in almost as many countries prior to appointment as Senior Lecturer at Liverpool Business School. Having completed his Doctorate in Business Administration, at one of Europe’s leading Business Schools, he went on to establish himself in academia, teaching at a range of universities. An experienced lecturer, he has an MA (distinction) in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, and frequently teaches on a range of business courses. In 2012 Phil’s students nominated him for an Amazing Teacher Award. In addition, after being nominated by the Liverpool Business School, he received the University Award for outstanding impact on the student learning experience. Phil has written several books, including ‘Management – Theory and Practice Ed 7’ with Gerald Cole and, ‘International Business and Management’, both of which were published with Cengage. His books are popular texts on a range of business degree programmes. Phil lives on the Wirral with his wife Rebecca and three sons Toby, Jacob and Ben.