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Handbook on the Geopolitics of Business

Edited by Joseph Mark S. Munoz, Professor of International Business, Millikin University, US
In recent years, rapid globalization, novel technologies and business models, as well as economic and political changes have transformed the international business landscape. This pioneering volume offers a comprehensive discussion of the new global terrain and makes a strong case for the consideration of geopolitics in both the study and practice of modern-day business.
Extent: 328 pp
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Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 978 0 85793 974 6
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  • Business and Management
  • International Business
In recent years, rapid globalization, novel technologies and business models, as well as economic and political changes have transformed the international business landscape. This pioneering volume offers a comprehensive discussion of the new global terrain and makes a strong case for the consideration of geopolitics in both the study and practice of modern-day business.

Featuring original contributions from experts across the world, this Handbook provides a solid foundation for both understanding and responding to recent changes and trends in global economics, politics, and business. Topics discussed include the shifting nature of international trade, economic growth in emerging economies, voluntary sustainability codes, management in international corporations, organization of mega-events, entrepreneurship and geopolitical risk, and investment law and firm behavior.

This volume offers important implications for both the academic and corporate communities. It will appeal to professors and students of international business and management, economics and political sciences. Offering groundbreaking perspectives that drive contemporary business strategy, this book is also highly valuable to global managers, entrepreneurs and policy makers.
'... the content is easy to understand and provides a great overview of the geopolitical issues that businesses and researchers should consider in today's global environment. Information contained within the pages of this resource will appeal to a variety of audiences and is useful for research and practical purposes. Users and librarians in academic and public libraries will find the Handbook on the Geopolitics of Business enlightening and beneficial.'
– Jordan Nielsen, Reference & User Services Quarterly

‘Global economic challenges and political upheavals underscore the importance of geopolitical understanding in the management of the contemporary corporation. Handbook on the Geopolitics of Business assembles a global cast of thought leaders in the geopolitical arena. The insights offered are highly valuable to students, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, government officials, and policy makers. This serves as a compass that would help you find your bearings in the complex world of international business.’
– Ilan Alon, Rollins College, US
Contributors: N.O. Agola, A. Barron, R. Bhar, A.M. Bobillo, H. Bonin, M. Chand, M. Chirwa, F. Corsini, L. Curran, J. Ghosh, J.D. Greenberg, E. Kalipeni, A. Liberatore, R.E. Looney, F. López-Iturriaga, V.V. Miller, L. Mudunuru, M. Müller, J.M.S. Munoz, B. Nikolova, L.A. Perez-Batres, M. Pettus, M.J. Pisani, J. Rowney, C. Steyaert, F. Tejerina-Gaite, M. Tortora, L. Wilks, D. Windsor, E.D. Winet
Contents:

Introduction
Joseph Mark S. Munoz

PART I: GEOPOLITICS AND THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
1. The Changing Governance of International Trade and Implications for Business
Louise Curran

2. The Global Ocean: Geopolitics of Maritime Commerce
Jonathan D. Greenberg

3. Diasporas and their Rising Importance to the International Political Economy
Masud Chand

4. Economic Growth and Emerging Economies: Introducing TIM BRIC
Julie Rowney and Leighton Wilks

5. BRICS in a Multi-polar World: The Emerging Geopolitical Landscape
Lakshmi Mudunuru

6. Global Business, Geopolitics and the United Nations Global Compact: The Geographic Reach and Transnational Efficacy of Voluntary Sustainability Codes
Van V. Miller, Luiz A. Perez-Batres and Michael J. Pisani

PART II: MANAGING GEOPOLITICS
7. Executive Perspectives on Geopolitics: Management Implications for International Corporations
Joseph Mark S. Munoz and Anthony Liberatore

8. Expeditionary Economics: Stimulating Entrepreneurship under Geopolitical Risk
Robert E. Looney

9. Banks and Geopolitics: Issues of Finance Connections
Hubert Bonin

10. The Geopolitics of Organizing Mega-events
Martin Müller and Chris Steyaert

11. Impact of the Geopolitical Distribution of Corruption and Crime on the Global Corporation
Duane Windsor

12. Asset-seeking Behavior of MNC’s and African Regional Integration
Nathaniel O. Agola

13. HIV/AIDS, Geopolitics and Impact on Business in Southern Africa
Jayati Ghosh, Ezekiel Kalipeni and Maureen Chirwa

PART III: GEOPOLITICS AND STRATEGY
14. Cross-country Institutional Differences and Firm Behavior in a Geopolitical Environment
Alfredo M. Bobillo, Félix López-Iturriaga and Fernando Tejerina-Gaite

15. Exploring how Foreign Firms Select Partners in International Political Alliances
Andrew Barron

16. International Investment Law and Dispute Resolution
Jonathan D. Greenberg and Evan Darwin Winet

17. The Economic Powerhouse of Brazil, Russia, India and China: Is Continued Growth Sustainable?
Biljana Nikolova and Ramaprasad Bhar

18. From Society to Communities: New Geopolitical Scenarios for Sustainable Business Strategies
Marco Tortora and Fabio Corsini

19. Geopolitical Forces and Strategic Approaches for the Contemporary Corporation
Joseph Mark S. Munoz and Michael Pettus

Conclusion
Joseph Mark S. Munoz

Index