Higher Education

International Business, 3rd Edition

  • Les Dlabay, Ed.D. Lake Forest College
  • James Calvert Scott, Ph.D.
  • ISBN-10: 0538728604  |  ISBN-13: 9780538728607
  • 640 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2001, 1996
  • © 2006 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $95.50 List Price = $ 126.95
  • Newer Edition Available



INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS continues to be the only international business text written specifically for the high school market. Students learn the basic foundations of business within the context of the global economy. This edition includes enhanced coverage of international finance, making it appropriate for use in the National Academy Foundation’s International Finance course. With its strong links to history, geography, and cultures around the world, International Business 3E builds a strong cross-curricular component into the course.

Features and Benefits

  • Academic Connections: Graph and map analysis, writing activities, regions of the world analyses, and math projects build academic connections.
  • The Global Entrepreneur leads students through the creation of an International Business Plan.

Table of Contents

1. We Live in a Global Economy.
2. Our Global Economy.
3. Cultural Influences on Global Business.
4. Government and Global Business.
5. Structures of International Business Organizations.
6. Importing, Exporting, and Trade Relations.
7. Foreign Exchange and International Finance.
8. Legal Agreements Around the World.
9. Global Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management.
10. Management Principles in Action.
11. Human Resources Management.
12. International Career Planning.
13. Organized Labor.
14. Information Needs for Global Business Activities.
15. Production Systems for Global Business.
16. Global Marketing and Consumer Behavior.
17. Developing Goods and Services for Global Markets.
18. Global Pricing and Distribution Strategies.
19. Global Promotional Strategies.
20. Global Financial Activities.
21. Managing International Business Risk.

What's New

  • Winning Edge: Get students prepared for BPA, DECA, and FBLA competitive events with this exciting, new feature.
  • Free Xtra! Web Site: http://intlbizxtra.swlearning.com contains a wealth of online learning tools.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

ExamView®  (ISBN-10: 0538728655 | ISBN-13: 9780538728652)

Create quizzes, study guides, and tests easily and quickly with ExamView. This computerized testing tool allows you to create paper and online tests and is ideal for building tests, worksheets, and study guides (practice tests). This assessment solution saves time while creating and grading tests and improves student results by focusing on specific learning objectives.

Workbook  (ISBN-10: 0538728620 | ISBN-13: 9780538728621)

The Activities and Study Guide includes chapter outlines for note taking and provide a wealth of activities such as graphs and map analysis, math exercises, writing activities, case problems, data charting, and Internet research.

List Price = $42.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $32.00

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 0538728639 | ISBN-13: 9780538728638)

The Instructor's Resource CD includes Lesson Plans, PowerPoints, Video Discussion Guide, Instructor's Edition of Activities and Study Guide, Instructor's Edition of Chapter Tests, and other Teaching Tools such as Alternative Assessment, Block Scheduling, Diverse Population, and Involving Parents.

Annotated Instructor's Edition  (ISBN-10: 0538728612 | ISBN-13: 9780538728614)

Looks identical to student edition, but contains teaching suggestions around the outside edge of each page.

Student Supplements

Workbook  (ISBN-10: 0538728620 | ISBN-13: 9780538728621)

Succeed in your business course with this Workbook for INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS. You will find chapter outlines, graph and map analysis, math exercises, writing activities and many more helpful tools that will deliver the results you are looking for!

List Price = $42.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $32.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Les Dlabay, Ed.D.

Les R. Dlabay, Ed.D. is Professor of Business in the Department of Economics and Business at Lake Forest College in Illinois. He has taught more than 30 different business courses in high school, community college, university, teacher preparation, and adult education programs. Dr. Dlabay has presented more than 300 teacher workshops and seminars emphasizing interactive learning strategies, including team projects and field research activities. His "hobbies" include a cereal package collection (from over 100 countries) and banknotes from 200 countries; these are used to teach economic, cultural, and political aspects of global business. In an effort to prepare students to do business in varied economic settings, Professor Dlabay makes extensive use of class assignments related to world hunger, poverty, micro-finance, and micro-enterprise.

James Calvert Scott, Ph.D.

James Calvert Scott, Ph.D., is a retired professor in the Department of Business Information Systems at Utah State University. He three times served as a visiting professor at the Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, Bristol. He earned his B.A. from Boise State University and his Ed.M. and Ph.D. from Oregon State University. He completed postdoctoral work in international business at the University of South Carolina at Columbia. An award-winning researcher, he has authored more than 175 publications. Active in business education-related organizations, he has served as editor for The Delta Pi Epsilon Journal and for two National Business Education Association yearbooks.