International Business Law and Its Environment 9th Edition
Richard Schaffer | Filiberto Agusti | Lucien J. Dhooge
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International Business Law and Its Environment 10th Edition
Richard Schaffer | Filiberto Agusti | Lucien J. Dhooge
ISBN-13: 9781305972599 | ISBN-10: 1305972597
© 2018 | Sep 2017 |  696  Pages
Previous Editions: 2015

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Today, no business is purely domestic. Even the smallest local firms are affected by global competition and world events. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW AND ITS ENVIRONMENT, 10E delivers comprehensive, yet accessible, coverage of the legal implications and ramifications of doing business internationally. Students examine the related cultural, political, economic, and ethical issues today’s global business managers face. With a focus on trade, the licensing of intellectual property, and foreign direct investment, the authors present the three major forms of doing business in a foreign country through real examples, precedent-setting cases, managerial implications, and ethical considerations. From the legal relationship between parties in an international business transaction to managing risk to learning the special challenges of conducting business in emerging economies, this edition helps students understand the most common practices and critical issues in global business law.



  • 1. Introduction to International Business.
    2. International Law and the World's Legal Systems.
    3. Resolving International Commercial Disputes.
    4. The Formation and Performance of Contracts for the Sale of Goods.
    5. The Documentary Sale and Terms of Trade.
    6. Legal Issues in International Transportation.
    7. Bank Collections and Letters of Credit.
    8. National Lawmaking Powers and the Regulation of U.S. Trade.
    9. The World Trade Organization: Basic Legal Principles.
    10. Laws Governing Access to Foreign Markets.
    11. Regulating Import Competition and Unfair Trade.
    12. Imports, Customs, and Tariff Law.
    13. Export Controls and Sanctions.
    14. North American Free Trade Law.
    15. The European Union.
    16. Marketing: Representatives, Advertising, and Anti-Corruption
    17. Protection and Licensing of Intellectual Property.
    18. The Legal Environment of Foreign Direct Investment.
    19. Labor and Employment Discrimination Law
    20. Environmental Law.
    21. Regulating the Competitive Environment.

    • CASES AND CASE QUESTIONS ENGAGE STUDENTS AND HIGHLIGHT CHALLENGES IN TODAY’S WORLD OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS. Multiple cases in every chapter illustrate the issues and sources of contemporary international business law. Every in-text case concludes with a short set of questions for students to test their comprehension as they progress through the chapters.
    • END-OF-CHAPTER REVIEW GUIDES STUDENTS IN APPLYING PRINCIPLES TO BUSINESS CHALLENGES. Chapter Summaries reinforce students' understanding of the essential topics, while follow-up Questions, Case Problems, and Managerial Implications encourage students to apply what they've learned about the law to business situations.
    • THOUGHT-PROVOKING ETHICS COVERAGE ENCOURAGES CONTEMPLATION. Rounding out every chapter, carefully constructed Ethical Considerations exercises ask students to consider the repercussions of their decisions as future international business leaders.
    • KEY TERMS ENSURE UNDERSTANDING. Designed to help students streamline their studies, key terms with their corresponding page numbers now appear at the end of every chapter.
    • NEW DIGITAL PACKAGE HELPS YOU ASSESS AND GUIDE STUDENTS LEARNING. Chapter review and multiple-choice questions with remediation for incorrect answers ensure students have absorbed the assigned reading and are prepared to participate in class. Relevant video segments provoke and extend discussion, while hypothetical questions with remedial support test higher order understanding as students apply concepts and definitions to new scenarios. Short-answer essay questions explore critical thinking at a more advanced level with an outline of expected responses.
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  • Richard Schaffer, J.D., LL.M. is a retired Professor Emeritus of Business Law in the Department of Finance of the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University. He taught for twenty-five years in the areas of business law, international business transactions, and the law of international trade and investment, and founded the university's international business and business study abroad programs. Prior to academia, Professor Schaffer worked with the United Nations examining the relationship between corrupt practices, multinational corporations, and socio-economic development. He also served as rapporteur of UN working groups on international economic crime. He has consulted for business schools and industry trade groups, as well as industry. Professor Schaffer received his J.D. from the University of Mississippi and his LL.M. from New York University.

    Filiberto Agusti is a partner in the international law firm of Steptoe & Johnson, LLP, where he has practiced law since 1978. He represents governments, multinational corporations, manufacturers, and investors in international arbitrations, lawsuits between multinational enterprises, and transactional negotiations. His work involves disputes and negotiations over international infrastructure, power generation facilities, cross-border corporate acquisitions, international joint ventures, and bankruptcy reorganizations. Mr. Agusti has authored articles for the Harvard Law Review and other legal publications, is a frequent speaker at professional seminars around the world, and regularly comments on legal issues on camera for Univisión, Telemundo, and CNN en Español. Mr. Agusti was a law clerk to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and received his law degree from Harvard Law School, where he was a senior editor of the Harvard Law Review.

    Lucien Dhooge is the Sue and John Staton Professor of Law at the College of Management at the Georgia Institute of Technology where he teaches international business law and ethics, and serves as director of the global executive M.B.A. program and area coordinator in law and ethics. Prior to his tenure with the Georgia Institute of Technology, Professor Dhooge practiced law for eleven years and served on the faculty of the University of the Pacific in California for twelve. He has authored more than fifty scholarly articles, co-authored five books, and is a past editor-in-chief of the American Business Law Journal and Journal of Legal Studies Education. Professor Dhooge has presented throughout the United States, as well as in Asia, Europe, and South America, and has received numerous research and teaching awards, including six Ralph C. Hoeber Awards for excellence in published research. After completing an undergraduate degree in history at the University of Colorado, Professor Dhooge earned his J.D. from the University of Denver College of Law and his LL.M. from the Georgetown University Law Center.