Issues in Global Business: Selections from SAGE Business Researcher, 1st Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1071823213
  • ISBN-13: 9781071823217
  • DDC: 338.88
  • 512 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2021 | Published/Released July 2021
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2021

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In 2020, COVID-19 starkly demonstrated the global interconnectedness of business, as it disrupted supply chains and manufacturing operations, broadly shuttered retail stores, and led to restrictions on movement and travel around the world. Other events in 2019 also showcased the undeniable globalization of business, be it from the (un)expected ramifications of Brexit to the impacts of data breaches across various industries. Riots in Hong Kong over an extradition bill also sparked huge debate and controversy, and the U.S.-China trade war also caused concern. All of these events may have largely and immediately impacted one region, yet effects reverberate across larger swathes of the globe—ultimately affecting vast areas, industries, and sectors across the international landscape. This book explores all of these and more, across a wide range of topics, including the on-demand economy, global manufacturing, Bitcoin, data security, and many more. Coupled with a comprehensive overview of the business landscape around the world by Dr. Mamoun Benmamoun, an assistant professor at the Boeing Institute of International Business at Saint Louis University, this book provides students with the essential information they need to assess business practices through an international lens.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Brief Contents.
Detailed Contents.
About the Authors.
Introduction: The State of Global Business.
1: Bitcoin: Are Cryptocurrencies Just Another Asset Bubble?.
2: Brexit: Can the EU and U.K. Survive a Breakup?.
3: China's Slowdown: Can Its Leaders Navigate a Soft Landing?.
4: Commodities Supercycles: Will China Drive the Next Boom?.
5: Data Security: Can the Cybercrime Threat Be Contained?.
6: Doing Business with Japan: Can Abenomics and a “Third Opening” Revive the Economy?.
7: EU at the Crossroads: Can European Unity Handle a Populist Challenge?.
8: Fashion Industry: Can It Adapt to Changing Times?.
9: Free Trade: Is Its Age of Expansion at an End?.
10: Global Manufacturing: Are Companies Reconsidering Their Worldwide Strategies?.
11: Global Oil and Gas Industry: What Are the Important Choices in an Age of Abundance?.
12: Hong Kong's Economy: Can It Regain Its Luster?.
13: Minimum Wage: Do Increases Help Economies or Hurt Businesses?.
14: Paid Leave: Should Companies Offer Better Policies?.
15: Supply Chains and Protectionism: Will Tariffs Shrink Global Production Networks?.
16: The Border Economy: Will Redrawing NAFTA Disrupt Mexican-U.S. Ties?.
17: The On-Demand Economy: Will Legacy Businesses Catch Up with Agile Competitors?.
18: The Sharing Economy: Is It Really Different from Traditional Business?.