As challenges to the era of globalisation emerge, international business grows in importance and complexity as a field of study. This shortform textbook introduces learners to the frameworks within which international business occurs and to the range of actions that companies might undertake in these environments.

Owing to an emphasis on cross-border interactions, international business is a politicised field, and this book provides readers with the tools to deepen their understanding not only of the actions that companies might take but also of the economic, societal, cultural and political frameworks affecting how decisions are made.

With a refreshing realism in its approach, this book will be perfect brief reading for students required to understand the obstacles that global business practitioners must overcome to succeed.

chapter 1|11 pages


chapter 2|11 pages

International business theories

chapter 3|10 pages

The politics of international business

chapter 4|12 pages

Ethics and international business

chapter 5|13 pages

Cultural environments

chapter 6|11 pages

Foreign market entry

chapter 7|12 pages

Multinational organisations and paradigms

chapter 8|11 pages

International upstream operations

chapter 9|12 pages

International downstream operations

chapter 10|11 pages

Multinational finance

chapter 11|10 pages

International talent management

chapter 12|11 pages

The future of international business